Canon m50 , a Personal upgrade from the Nikon d200 !!!

M50 D200

Nikon D200 - 2007.. at the start.

In 2007, I visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a family vacation that also included Singapore. At the time, my first child was only two years old, and we spent a couple of months planning for the trip. Initially, we engaged a travel agent, but after a few weeks of discussions, it was clear they didn’t understand our requirements or we had underestimated the costs. Therefore, I took to the internet to find flights and accommodation. After some searching and comparing, we found travel arrangements that suited our needs and were about 40% cheaper.

After sorting the travel, I researched cameras since I had been taking pictures from a young age with a decent SLR, and DSLRs had become mainstream. Being an IT professional, speeds and feeds became the order of the day, and my list was narrowed down to two preferred camera models – the Canon 40D and the Nikon D200.

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

  • Announcement Date: 2006-02-23
  • 10MP – APS-C CCD Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 1600 ( expands to 3200)
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 2.5″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • No Video Mode
  • 920g. 147 x 113 x 74 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

  • Announcement Date: 2007-10-24
  • 10MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 – 1600 ( expands to 3200)
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 6.5 fps continuous shooting
  • No Video Mode
  • 822g. 146 x 108 x 74 mm
  • Weather Sealed Body

“So, based on my preference for the Nikon camera and the scientific method, I decided to purchase it. I also bought a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight and some other accessories. Previously, I only had old film cameras and point-and-shoot digital devices, so I felt empowered by my new purchase. But I will leave the details of my experiences for another day. Twelve years later, I decided it was time for a change from the D200 camera. However, after browsing manufacturer websites and comparing Google search results, I felt disappointed in Nikon’s market offerings. Sony had become a real force and Canon was still a popular choice. I defined my needs, which led me to consider mirrorless cameras. From Nikon, the Z series was too expensive, so I decided to look for better options which led me to the Canon M50 and the Sony A6xxx range. I chose the Canon M50 mainly because of its cost. I planned to use it for vlogging, as I had purchased a GoPro. Although the M50 was smaller, lighter and had better photo quality than the D200, it had its limitations. The battery life was shorter, and it felt more delicate than the Nikon. Overall, I was content with my decision of switching to a more hybrid device. In future posts, I plan to review the Nikon D200 and the M50 in detail with some comparison photos.”

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Megren Naidoo (Urbantroop)

Megren Naidoo – a Senior Technology Architect with a photographer’s eye and a writer’s soul. My blog offers insights, lessons learned, and a helping hand to new content creators. I draw from my experiences in technology and creative fields to provide a unique perspective.