No doubt, cameras have made remarkable progress in the last few decades, and modern bodies can do some incredible things. How far have we come? This interesting video compares the Nikon D200 to the Z 7 and shows us that while we have made huge progress in some ways, in other ways, things have not changed all that much.
Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this great video compares the Nikon D200 to the modern Z 7. Released in 2005, the D200 was a perfectly fine camera for the time, but of course, a modern body like the Z 7 runs circles around it. Beyond the increases in resolution, the most impressive improvement for me is the dynamic range. The D200 was a bit under eight stops, but on the other hand, the Z 7 comes in at over 14 stops, nearly double the amount. This not only allows you to capture more extreme scenes, but also makes your workflow easier by reducing the number of images that require exposure bracketing. On the other hand, Danson's ability to create compelling photos with both cameras shows us that at end of the day, it comes down to creativity and technique. Check out the video above for Danson's full thoughts on both cameras.