Nikon D200 vs Nikon D810

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D200 and Nikon D810. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.

Nikon D200 were released 2005 and Nikon D810 was released 2014. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D200 2005
Nikon D810 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D200 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Nikon D810 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D200 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Nikon D810 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D200 has a 10 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D810 has 36 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D200 10 MP
10036224 pixels
3872 x 2592
Nikon D810 36 MP
36152320 pixels
7360 x 4912

Nikon D810 has a 260 % larger resolution than Nikon D200. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D810 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D200. Nikon D810 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 12800 while Nikon D200 has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D200 100-1600
Nikon D810 64-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D200
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D200 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D810 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D200 5
Nikon D810 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D810. Sadly, the Nikon D200 does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D810 weighs 980 gr (equal to 2.16 lb) which is 7% heavier than Nikon D200 and its 920 gr (or 2.03 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D200 920 gr
2.03 lb
Nikon D810 980 gr
2.16 lb

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D810 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D200 and Nikon D810, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Name Nikon D200 Nikon D810
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Release Year 2005 2014
Release Date 2005-11-01 2014-06-26
MSRP 1599 USD 3299 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 3872 x 2592 pixels 7360 x 4912 pixels
Megapixels 10 MP 36 MP
Image Processor Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration) EXPEED 4
Image
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
ISO Range 100 - 1600 64 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW + TIFF
Optics & Focus
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 11 51
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 3,2
Screen dots 230000 1229000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A TFT-LCD (WRGB)
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Frames per second 5 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Memory Card Compact Flash
Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Optional via WT-5A or Eye-Fi
Remote Control Yes (Optional) Yes
GPS Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional with GP-1 or GP-1A
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Nikon EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion battery
EN-EL15 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots 1200 shots
Width 147 mm 146 mm
Height 113 mm 123 mm
Depth 74 mm 82 mm
Weight 920 gram 980 gram