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shutterbug lady
01-13-2007, 11:44 PM
Can I continue w/ the same theme that Pavlina started w/ the D70 v. D80? Besides the difference in price on the D200, are there any advantages that it has that the D80 doesn't (or vice versa)?
Thanks.

damar
01-13-2007, 11:52 PM
The D200 is weather sealed, heavier in build, and is a pro camera. (no pre-programmed auto "vari-programs" )
Here is a side by side comparison of both the D80 and D200
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=nikon_d80%2Cnikon_d200&show=all

meriadoc
01-14-2007, 12:13 AM
rachael if you're thinking of switching, wait until feb when PMA is on, and no doubt there will be a new offering from canon.

Pavlina
01-18-2007, 06:06 PM
The D200 is weather sealed, heavier in build, and is a pro camera. (no pre-programmed auto "vari-programs" )
Here is a side by side comparison of both the D80 and D200
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=nikon_d80%2Cnikon_d200&show=all
is there a website similar to this one for lenses? I wanna buy D80 but I am totally lost when it comes to lenses. Thank you.

debsn2paintn
01-18-2007, 07:27 PM
I have been trying to decide which one I want too, I have decided on the D80. I like the weight, the price, and the features! The money I'm saving I can put toward a lens! :)

Te_Wheke
01-19-2007, 04:58 PM
Pavlina, Like damar suggested check out www.dpreview.com they have all the cameras and lenses reviewed, previewed also users post's regarding "Real World" use by brand. BTW I used to live in Washington State, Edmonds, have a brother in Stanwood Washington, and sister in Marysville Washington. I hope you are staying warm I hear it's been a bear of a winter so far.

debs, YAY..! I love my D80..! Ordered the 70-300mm Nikon VR lens recently should be here next week.. I Can't Wait!! I nearly bought the D200, was $3200 NZD body only. I loved the feel and weather proofing, though I think the D80 has allot of it's features minus a few like 5 fps, and just a few others and the extra cost, The D80 is really no slouch. With what I saved I was able to get decent glass, good strategy imho. :wave:

If you are a PRO and need the extra fps, or money is no object I would get the D200, just because it does a little more, but especially for the weather sealing, I took my D80 on a road trip to Mt. Taranaki forest a week after I got it. It rained sideways I was so paranoid had to get large ziplocks to keep the D80 dry with zoom lens poking out the front.

This is an example of the "Blown Shot's" I took where the ziplock got in the way of the lens I didn't even notice as it was ridiculous freezing cold rain in my face experimenting with longer exposures whilst trying to keep my D80 & lens dry. :eek: Luckily they all didn't turn out like this. If I had the D200, I would have been able to relax a bit about my body, though my lenses would still be an issue. The whole time I was taking these shot's I was wishing I had spent the extra $1500 NZD on the D200, but the weather sealing is the only reason really.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r148/Te_Wheke/taranaki-falls.jpg

damar
01-19-2007, 06:56 PM
is there a website similar to this one for lenses? I wanna buy D80 but I am totally lost when it comes to lenses. Thank you.

Hi Pavlina,
If you are thinking of getting a D80, but want to learn more about available lenses, go to the Nikon website...when you narrow your choices down, you can then compare simialr lenses made by Sigma, Tokina etc.

Thom Hogan has lens reviews:
http://www.bythom.com/

Pbase website has a search feature with lens info and you can see photos taken with the specific lens. Click on "Search" and type in the lens.
http://www.pbase.com/

riley46
03-19-2007, 02:02 AM
I hope this may helps:

Nikon D80 Digital Camera has an average expert rating of 86 (based on 28 expert sources)

http://www.smartratings.com/review/photography/digital_cameras/45

Nikon D200 SLR Digital Camera has an average expert rating of 88 (based on 21 expert sources)

http://www.smartratings.com/review/photography/digital_cameras/53

Perhaps, Nikon D200 SLR Digital Camera is better if it fits your budget.

mtngirl
03-20-2007, 07:33 PM
I was using th good ole film Nikon F65 and just recently bought the Nikon D80. I love it love it love it..and I am still learning all about it as I go. The salesperson also talked to me about the comparisons between the D80 and 200 and it came down to the price for me to have most of the same features. I was guaranteed that this camera would suit me for a very long time! Enjoy which ever you choose!

shutterbug lady
05-29-2007, 12:09 AM
thanks for all input. my apologies for not posting sooner. we moved out of state and had a bad wreck afterwards. w/out van for 2 months (had loaner) but it still threw me off "routine."
if anyone has any input on how to best sell my current camera, would love feedback.
love this site - everyone is very helpful and very friendly!

meriadoc
05-29-2007, 12:24 AM
what are the reasons for switching?