thanks for the response, but as i look at it more and see the comparisons ive narrowed it down to the D300 (near mint) or a brand new D300s as both of them seem to have far superior image quality to the D200, and now i really dont know.
Because the D300 has some great features like dual card slots and virtual horizon (dont know how much i would use movie mode). But on the other hand the D300 is 200+ cheaper and image quality is virtually identical.