Both cameras will do you good, go to a camera store, hold both of them with the lens or lenses your going to get and decide for yourself. You're getting the same sensor on each cam, the D200 is more geared towards a "Prosumer" audience the D80 a "consumer" audience. D200 has 4 modes, full auto, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. D80 has a those and a bunch of programs like low light, sports, landscape, etc. D200 is going to be heavier as just the body, if that's a big concern get the 80 and be happy. You can't go wrong no matter what you choose. Seriously though, best way to decide is to go to a store and see them both, don't listen to the internet to make your camera decision for you.