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D2x = 2x D200? Would you buy D2X over D200 today?



Thu 02-Mar-06 04:08 PM

Is the D2x twice as good as the D200? I am trying to decide on what camera to make the jump to digital with (D2x vs D200). There was a recent post from somone that sent a note to Nikon asking how the D2x was better than the D200... The response was:

-higher resolution
-better shutter build
-better auto white balance
-longer battery life
-less shutter lag
-voice memo
-more AF sensors
-high speed crop

One thing that was not included was how the D200 was better than the D2X (I am trying to be objective about this basing this on the Bjorn review):

-higher viewfinder magnification (.94x d200 vs .86x D2x)
-brighter LCD
-built in flash
-lower noise over 100-800 ISO
-better menu system readiblity
-higher in-camera image buffer
-smaller size

Current cost of the D2C is about $4500 - $500 rebate = $4000. Cost of the D200 is $1700. So you could have TWO D200's (answers the durabitly question in my mind) AND put $600 in your pocket vs a D2X.

So my question is, if you were going to buy ONE camera for your needs TODAY would you still get the D2X? If so why? I would especially like to here from people that might have both. Thanks for your response.


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