D200 vs D5100

Started May 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Bonita, May 20, 2011

Something that, surprisingly no one has mentioned:

The D5100 doesn't have an internal focus motor like your D200 has, so if you want to use any lenses that don't have their own focus motors, they will be manual focus only.

Personally, for me, that would be a deal-breaker. My glass is ALWAYS more important than what body I'm using, and I wouldn't ever want to give up the internal focus motor, because I have a bunch of lenses that do not have their own focus motors built in. So, if I was in your situation, I would have to go for a D7000 instead.

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