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Old Apr 30, 2006, 7:52 PM   #1
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I have really been surprised as i was reading the reviews on dpreview.com a lot of people in the d200 reviews have been saying that the d200 has noticible noise at 400, ISO 800 being poor, and up from there to use the hihger ISO's only when absolutely need.I think this is a little confusing that the d50 has noise rated high up to 800 and okay at 1600, you would think that with the d200, noise would be reduced (seeing how its more $$ and a step up from the d50).... but then again they crammed 10 mp on the same censor as the 6... if these statments are wrong please correct me... as I am debating on whether to get the d50 or splurge for the d200 and put off the immediate purchase of the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor if i do decide to get the d50

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:35 PM   #2
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I have had both and while the D50 was great at ISO 800, I believe the D200 to be just as good. I'm also curious as to what others say.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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go to these links to hear some of the words... most are good but some of these reviews worry me

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read...;opinion=31097



http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read...;opinion=30977 (look at bottom remark in problems)

there were a good maybe 10 more, but no time to find them... i find this quite disapointing... i have heard so mayn nice things with thenoise quality at 1600 on theD50, as i do a lot of shooting inpoor lit highschool gyms, noise is an issue, but im not sure with these reviews if i want tochance getting the d200 and having poor quality photos with the ISO1600 needed for correct exposure in these poor lighting conditions. So could someone PLEASE clear up this issue for me...

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 11:37 PM   #4
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I have a D100 and a D200 and I have no problem with noise at all. I just shot some photo's at ISO 1000 with the D200 and they turned out just great at 11 X 14 printed on My Epson 1280 printer. I was worried about the noise before I bought the D200 and was assured the noise is less in the D200 then I had in the D100. I never had a noise problem with the D100 at 800 or 1000 ISO either. I do not see any problems at all with the D200. "NONE"

D200 even has auto ISO feature that is perfect if you are like Me and forget to reset the ISO at times. It works great and is goof proof.

My D200 must be OK because I have not had a disatisfied customer yet. I do shoot fine jpg most of the time. If I think I will use the photo's for large prints I will shoot RAW & Fine jpg al the same time and have the RAW file if needed. So far the Jpg fine is all I ever needed.

I'm more then pleased with My D200 and 18/200"VR" lens
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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I think it is what you want out of a pic. Here is an 1600 pic taken with D50 18 55 mm kit lens in manual, pic has been cropped a little, and it looks fine to me. What do you think?

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Old Apr 30, 2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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Hey Darrell,

Picture looks great to me, I don't see any noise I would not live without.

Here is one I did with the D200 at 1000 ISO in a mixed lighting auditorium with a bunch of kids that could not sit still. They were waving and moving pretty good. I sold 221 copys of thispicture. I could have even used a higher ISO but I did want a littlesense of movement in the photograph. Absolutly No Noise problem here at all.

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Old May 1, 2006, 8:44 PM   #7
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now that i have that cleared up... should i go for the d50 with the 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor -OR- go for the d200 and save up for awhile to get the lens and just stick with a 50mm 1.8 prime and maybe low zoom (18-70 range)

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That would depend if you wanted a pro style body or not? I would say go for the D200, that way you don't spend the money on the D50 and want to upgrade in six months.... just my .02 worth.
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thats true because im not expecting an upgrade for the d200 for 4+ years while the d50 on the other hand... they will still make them smaller and cheaper so everyone will get a dlsr... next up d50s?

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I have both the D50 and D200. Cameras costing more does not have to has lower noises. There are very didtinct differences amoung these two camera. D50 is a mile stone in DSLR industry. It's value/$ is the highest in the industry. I love it very much for it compact size and produce consistant pro quality pictures all the time. D200 was designed for different type customers. It has much more functions and allows users to adjust most functions easily while taking photographs. Focussing with non AF-S lenses are very fast. The main reason I bought the D200 was because it focus my 80-400VR birds lens much faster than the D50.

Attached picture was taken with myD50 and MicroNikkor 60mm at ISO 1600. I did not try but think D200 could probably will not match the D50 at ISO 1600.
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