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Factsheet                D200  pictures
Availability Yes, but may not be for long
Megapixels 10.2 CCD
List Price £1100 Body, Feb 08
Introduced  2005
Specification Below on this page
Instruction Manual Nikon D200
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D200 Flyer, 2 pp [PDF, 1.2MB]
D200 Brochure, 24 pp [PDF]
D200 User Manual [PDF, 26MB]

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Main features (from Nikon)

  • 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor
  • Image sensor features high-speed 4-channel data output and a newly developed Optical Low Pass Filter
  • Advanced imaging processing engine with color-independent pre-conditioning and digital image processing algorithms that achieve fine color gradations with exceptionally smooth, consistent transitions
  • Newly developed 11-area AF system with selectable 7 wide-area AF mode and effective new focus area options
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor ensures accurate exposure control and white balance
  • New image optimization modes help produce results more closely matching the intended results
  • Near-instant response with 0.15 sec. power-up, 50-millisecond shutter time lag and 105-millisecond viewfinder blackout
  • Fast 5 frames per second in bursts of up to 22 consecutive NEF (RAW) or 37 JPEG (Fine-Large) images
  • Shutter speeds ranging from 30 to 1/8,000 sec. for full creative control
  • Creative in-camera Image Overlay and Multiple Exposure effects
  • GPS support for recording location-specific information along with shooting data
  • Large 2.5" LCD monitor with ultra-wide 170° viewing angle for clear image preview and easy access to settings and information, including new RGB Histograms and the new Recent Settings list
  • Large new top LCD panel displays a wealth of information on settings and shooting status
  • Lightweight, durable magnesium alloy body protected by enhanced sealing system
  • Large, bright viewfinder offering 0.94x magnification
  • New high-energy EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers the power to shoot up to 1,800 pictures on a single charge, and provides detailed battery status information (Battery life figure determined by in-house test parameters)
  • Optional MB-D200 battery pack extends shooting capability, enhances stability, and provides the further shooting potential of added controls
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL flash control and full support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System
  • Support for the Wireless Transmitter WT-3 enables direct cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer
  • Includes Nikon’s PictureProject software for easy control over image adjustment and management
  • Supported by Nikon Capture 4 (version 4.4) software, which fully unlocks the extensive potential of NEF (Nikon Electronic Format)

Our note

  • Good reliable camera, our first choice until the D300 came out. Produces sharper pictures than the D2Xs.

  • Produces good sharp pictures, and a pleasure to use. Ours is still in use as a second camera, and often the one we first introduce people to.

  • With the relatively small difference in price between the D200 and D300, it would be wiser to go for the D300 even if you don't feel you need all the 'extras' as the D300 cleans its own censor, has a clearer and larger rear screen, and wont be obsolete as soon.

  • If on the other hand you have a D200, and your budget is tight then its not an essential upgrade.  You could come on a course and leant to use both the D200 and D300 fully before deciding.

Specification (from Nikon)

Effective pixels 10.2 million
Image sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8 mm, 10.92 million total pixels
Image size L (3,872 x 2,592) / M (2,896 x 1,944) / S (1,936 x 1,296)
Sensitivity ISO equivalency 100 to 1600 in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Storage media CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive™
LCD monitor 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering
Exposure modes Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed): mass storage and PTP connectable
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, MB-D200 battery pack (optional), AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 113 x 74mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.)
Weight Approx. 830g (1lb 13oz) without battery, memory card, or body cap


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