D200 shutter died - buy used D200 cheap or D7000?

Started Apr 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
capanikon
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Re: D200 shutter died - buy used D200 cheap or D7000?
In reply to KasperE, Apr 27, 2012

KasperE wrote:

Hi,

I got a repair quote of $500 for replacing the shutter.

I wouldn't bother having it fixed. I think you're on the right track by looking at another body.

Now, I'm looking for a replacement. I could get a used 13,000-clicks D200 for around $420, or I could spend the full $1400 (DK prices...) for a new D7000. But...: is the latest generation enough of an upgrade sensor and speed wise to justify a threefold higher price?

D200's are a steal these days. I bought mine on eBay about 1.5 years ago for $450. It is the best DSLR I've ever used. (D1/D2h/D100 are the others)

D7000 looks like it's better than the D200 in many respects.

I think it would be a fine replacement.

Also, a used D300 would be nice. Those are selling for $800-ish.

Also, Nikon's bound to release a D400 or D600 soon; might wanna wait and see what those are like.

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