Nikon D70 vs Nikon D200 vs Nikon D7100

These pictures of geese show that older Nikon cameras that can be bought cheap these days still take great pictures.

The Nikon D70 came out in 2004.

The Nikon D200 came out in 2005.

The Nikon D7100 came out in 2013.

Now the Nikon D7100 picture looks better with green grass, but if you look at the goose the image is not much better than the other geese IMHO.

If you ask me the Nikon D7100 cmos sensor was just catching up with the Nikon D70 and D200 ccd sensor.

I’ve been tempted to buy a cheap Nikon D700 full frame and finally be enlightened, but those big cameras are heavy.

Yellow trail leads to hell. All photos taken with Nikon D200.

The yellow trail meanders through the woods and eventually splits to a blue overnight trail or a red trail. The red trail completes the loop back to the beginning. The problem with the red trail is it leads to the edge of the interstate and crosses an old railroad bridge that has been paved over. At the old railroad bridge you also have an interstate bridge that goes over a small creek. This area is ridden with trash and graffiti. The outcasts of society pass through this area.

Looking around just to do some forensic archaeology gave me a picture of the outcasts. Drug addicts. The homeless pass through this area and sleep under the bridge. Drink their booze and discard their waste. I tread quietly watching my back and after taking some photos, continue my way back into the woods.

All photos taken with the Nikon D200! Today I set my white balance at 5000k and using AF-S Nikkor 35mm DX 1:1.8G lens.


Nikon D200 photo test on Chicago Schwinn.

Purchased a used Nikon D200 in excellent condition for 109.00 dollars. Shot with a Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G lens. I sold my Nikon D300 which has the CMOS sensor.. The Nikon D200 has the CCD sensor. The body is magnesium alloy like the Nikon D300. The battery life is poor compared to the Nikon D300. The Nikon D300 seems to be better in low light conditions, neither are great.

Learning to shoot the Nikon D200 in 2019.

Recently I acquired a Nikon D200 after selling my Nikon D300. I have decided to shoot only ccd sensor cameras for the time being. Currently I’m discovering that shooting with the Nikon D200 is a little more difficult than the Nikon D300. White balance is giving me trouble and also shots of birds. I’ll share my trials and errors with you. These photos are unedited except for cropping.

The potential is there for really good photos with the Nikon 200.


This photo is rather blueish for my taste of the rhododendron bud.


Needing more light in this photo.


A little blurry and dark of this shot of the woodpecker.


The suet feeder was spinning and camera speed to slow.





Bread shot using incandesant setting. It’s sourdough!


Overall I’m pretty pleased as I learn to shoot the Nikon D200.