Nikon D200 Digital Camera Review

The design of this dSLR, like most of the semi-professional cameras, consists of rubberized magnesium weather-sealed body, with a good hand grip, plenty of space for an accurate viewfinder and a pop-up powerful flash and lots of buttons at the back.

The colors, contrast and sharpness taken by Nikon D200 are great if you have some more advanced photography knowledge to manually adjust white balance, exposure, aperture and shutter speed. Like all cameras in this range, people pictures will result with no red eye due to the pop-up flash. Battery life is only a few hundred shots on a charge (Nikon claims 1,800 shots – probably without the LCD).

The fast speed of the camera and the 10 MP are the main reasons why a photographer would choose to buy the D200 instead of an older Nikon dSLR. Compared to the 6 MP D100, it has a better metering and focusing system, Kevin Temperature white balance, on-camera adjustment of saturation, larger LCD, GPS and Wireless functions, improved USB connectivity. Unlike D100 and D2X, it missed the TIFF file format. Compared to D2X it is a lot smaller and lightweight, but lower resolution, less frame coverage of the viewfinder, and a few more less noticeable lacks.
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200

Nikon D200 Digital Camera Specifications

• Shooting Modes: auto, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual
• Exposure Modes: Bulb, Manual, Automatic, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, I-TTL program flash
• Movie Mode: no video capture
• Effects: Six preset looks; Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels;Tone: Auto, 3 levels, Custom; Color: 3 modes; Saturation: Auto, 3 levels; Hue: -9° to +9°
• Flash(pop-up) Modes: Auto mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Flash OFF mode, Red-eye reduction
• AF Area Modes: Single Area AF; Continuous Servo AF; Group Dynamic AF; Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF
• White Balance: Custom, Presets (Tungsten light, Fluorescent, Flash, Cloudy, Shade), Automatic
• Metering: Spot, Center-weighted, 3D color matrix II
Nikon D200Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 95% Optical Viewfinder
• 10.2 megapixels
• ISO Range: 100-1600, Up to ISO 3200 with boost
• Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
• Exposure Bracketing: 9 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
• Continuos Shooting: 5 frames per second
• Shutter Speed: 30 sec – 1/8000 sec
• X-sync Speed: 1/250 sec
• Self Timer: 2 – 20 sec
• File Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW), RAW + JPEG
• Microdrive, CompactFlash Memory Storage
• Lithium-ion battery EN-EL3e


By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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