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alanwk Registered since 08th Aug 2006Wed 22-Jun-11 04:28 PM
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"D200 vs D7000"


Oklahoma City, US
          

Would you trade your D200 for the D7000?

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Wed 22-Jun-11 04:40 PM
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#1. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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St Petersburg, RU
          

I do not have a D200 to trade but every image related specification of the D7000 is 2 generations newer and more capable. From noise, metering, AF module, dynamic range, resolution, WB, shutter/mirror sound level, etc.
The biggest difference that would take some getting used to is the smaller size.
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Wed 22-Jun-11 06:07 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

I agree with Stan - there is very little about the D7000 that is not superior to the D200. I have a D200 now converted to IR, a D300, and a D7000. I sold my older D300 when I bought the D7000.

You could argue about the D200 build being a bit more robust, and the sensor more responsive to IR and UV. And the CCD sensor of the D200 makes an excellent conversion for IR. But as Stan points out - the D7000 is two generations newer and has improved AF, better low light performance, and new automated features. Probably the only case for not trading now is to wait for the D400 later this year or early next year. And that is a big guess since nothing has been announced.

My guess is current market value for a D200 in good shape is around $450-500. A used D300 is around $800 if you wanted to just trade up part way.

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Wed 22-Jun-11 06:42 PM
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In the final analysis, final image quality is what matters to me. Build quality and High-ISO are important too.

So, trading up from a D200 to a D7000? Yes, I would, in a nano-second.

I loved my D200, and assumed I'd move to a D400 when one was released. The D7000 came out, and after looking at the specs, I picked one up last November.

The D200, for me, doesn't compare with the D7000, on any level. The D200 is a fine camera. The D7000 is a significant jump forward.

In a lot of circumstances, no one would be able to determine a difference between a D200 or D7000 image, so, in that sense the D200 remains a phenomenal image making machine... But the D7000 simply does more, and, apples to apples, at 100ISO enlarged to 20x30, it's better.

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 22-Jun-11 06:50 PM
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#4. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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Savannah, US
          

In fact I did. Like BillD80, I loved the D200, but I specifically wanted better high ISO performance, and the D7K delivers that. I still miss the intuitive way the D200 handled, but that's mostly due to the fact that I haven't mastered the D7K yet. I also like the lighter weight. I was getting tired of lugging the D200 around on travel, and wanted a capable, but lighter camera. So, I'm not looking back - I'm looking forward to becoming as comfortable with the new camera as I was with the old one.

Rich

  

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East Frisia, DE
          

If you need High ISO.. Yes

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PhotoemWriter Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Mar 2010Thu 23-Jun-11 02:45 AM
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#6. "RE: D200 vs D7000My d2oohas been a beloved camera"
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West Lafayette, US
          

My D200 has been a beloved camera. I love how it handles, its robust feel and durability. In the hand it feels like a professional camera. I've used it in rain and snow. in heat and cold, and it has never let me down. I had my eye of anticipation on the D700 successor. But when the tsunami hit the Nikon full-frame plant at Sendai, and no D800 or whatever was coming forth in the near future, I took a serious look at the D7000. I wanted a D200 replacement with higher resolution and better high-ISO capability for upcoming trips. I ended up buying a D7000 thinking I could always sell it and purchase the D700 or D300s successor when such came out. Besides, the D7000 was lighter for travel. Having used the D7000 for a month now, I find it's a keeper. With the MB-D11 attached it has a nice, hefty feel. I'm absolutely amazed at how well it handles high ISOs. Yes, it is missing some of the external controls of the D200, but I've not found it that hard to adapt to. I'm finding that its sensor and image processing are two huge generations above the D200. The D200 will be my backup or I'll convert it to IR.

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Golfster Gold Member Nikonian since 21st May 2006Thu 23-Jun-11 03:16 AM
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#7. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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Upland, US
          

In a heart-beat! And just for the reasons already stated.

For me, the smaller size was an easy adjustment after shooting with the D200 for almost five years. Also, the weight difference is a positive and appreciated.

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jkharmon Registered since 19th Feb 2010Fri 24-Jun-11 02:41 AM
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Van Alstyne, US
          

I made the jump in April and I am glad I did. I have found the D7000 to be everything and more than I expected.

Kent

  

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Nour Registered since 20th Oct 2006Fri 24-Jun-11 08:13 AM
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Cairo, EG
          

I have both and I agree with everyone here, the D7000 is superior in all the important stuff, it just needs some practice to get the best of it

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Fri 24-Jun-11 09:48 AM
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>I have both and I agree with everyone here, the D7000 is
>superior in all the important stuff, it just needs some
>practice to get the best of it


Yes. And, Nour, I love your work... great site and photos!

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yelcab Registered since 30th Nov 2006Sat 25-Jun-11 01:15 PM
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San carlos, US
          

There is only one small regret after the trade. The buffer size for the D7000 is smaller and you run out of room very fast. I was able to shoot with my D200 non-stop in the snow. My D7K gives up and has to stop waiting for the buffer after a very short burst. Not built for sports...

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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009Sat 25-Jun-11 03:58 PM
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St Petersburg, RU
          

It obviously was intentionally limited to create model differences that would create more demand for the D400 or other camera. A sports shooter who NEEDS fast frame rate already has a D3s by now anyway. For them, the $4000 difference in price is worth it.
The D300 really bogs down in 14 bit mode, so for short bursts, the D7000 is 2.5 times higher frame rate. One way to extend the number of frames is shoot in JPG. As anyone who tested it, the D7000 produces some pretty darn nice JPGs. Until the D400 comes out, a sports photographer will probably still get more salable shots with the D7000 due to wider DR that saves blown highs if the midrange is well exposed, faster and more accurate AF, resolution aplenty so you can crop, etc, all adding up to more keepers and less shots needed for insurance.
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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Sun 26-Jun-11 01:25 PM
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#13. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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A sports shooter who NEEDS fast frame rate
>already has a D3s by now anyway. >The D300 really bogs down in 14 bit mode, so for short bursts,
>the D7000 is 2.5 times higher frame rate.


I would be curious to know how many successful sports photographers actually use HIGH FPS past a point when the D7000 buffer would come into play...

There's still the challenge of "capturing the moment" which is more a function of knowledge/timing as opposed to frame rates and buffers.

Catching a baseball on the bat, or a gymnsast nailing a landing has nothing to do with FPS/buffer storage.

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ZenNonna1 Registered since 14th Jun 2011Wed 29-Jun-11 10:46 AM
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#14. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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US
          

Bill,

Your location photos areSTUNNING !!! Haven't looked at the others yet. I wanta be or shoot like you one day. Right now I am at the "practice, practice " stage. I like this set do think I should pay for the second ($75) level of membership?

  

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Wed 29-Jun-11 08:58 PM
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#16. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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US
          

>Bill,
>
>Your location photos areSTUNNING !!! Haven't looked at the
>others yet. I wanta be or shoot like you one day. Right now I
>am at the "practice, practice " stage. I like this
>set do think I should pay for the second ($75) level of
>membership?
>
>

Thanks Zen. I don't think any level of Nikonians Membership will be a bad investment. Go as high as you can afford.

BTW, location shots are as much being willing to get to a place at the right time, when the light is right, as anything else. You can't capture what isn't there. I am still at the practice stage too. But thanks anyway.

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#18. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

>A sports shooter who NEEDS fast frame rate
>>already has a D3s by now anyway. >The D300 really bogs
>down in 14 bit mode, so for short bursts,
>>the D7000 is 2.5 times higher frame rate.
>
>I would be curious to know how many successful sports
>photographers actually use HIGH FPS past a point when the
>D7000 buffer would come into play...
>
>There's still the challenge of "capturing the
>moment" which is more a function of knowledge/timing as
>opposed to frame rates and buffers.
>
>Catching a baseball on the bat, or a gymnsast nailing a
>landing has nothing to do with FPS/buffer storage.
end<

We are Event Photographers.
I ran out of buffer the just as often with my D3 + buffer upgrade as I do now with my D7000.
And I now shoot at 5fps instead of the 4fps I did with the D3.

Don't get me wrong the D3 is a real machine gun of a camera and I would still use it if I could handle the weight for 4-8 hours.

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ronaldbegg Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2010Wed 29-Jun-11 08:02 PM
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#15. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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Ocean Grove, AU
          

>Would you trade your D200 for the D7000?

In a word...YES!

Have owned a D80 and a D200..........both gone to eBay!

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Len Shepherd Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Thu 30-Jun-11 09:08 AM
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#17. "RE: D200 vs D7000"
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Yorkshire, GB
          

For you - not the slightest hesitation
Your profile says you specialise in landscape, and your lenses look good for landscape.
You will get obviously better fine detail separation and better 14 bit colour - big advantageous for landscapes.
You do not particularly need the better AF, Nikon's best video yet, higher fps and probably not the significantly better noise performance - but they are useful.
The buffer issue is perhaps being overstated in this thread. The yardstick is the D200 buffer, not the better D300/D3 buffers.
Those shooting 3000 shots at a sports event are often shooting jpeg for fast transmission to a picture desk. Whilst the D7000 jpeg buffer it not current pro body standard it is still quite respectable compared to a D200.

Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.

Len Shepherd

  

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