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Nikon D200

Info

Announced: 1 Nov 2005
Discontinued

Overview

  • 10.2-megapixel SLR captures enough detail for photo-quality enlargements or creative cropping
  • 2.5-inch LCD display; power-up time of approximately 0.15 seconds
  • Five frame-per-second continuous shooting with a time lag of approximately 50 milliseconds
  • Stores images on CF cards or Microdrive
  • Frequently Used Products

    Photos

    Telephoto

    F 92 mm A f/8.0 S 1/125 I 140
    F 250 mm A f/6.3 S 1/250 I 125
    F 250 mm A f/6.3 S 1/400 I 140

    Article

    • 10.2-megapixel SLR captures enough detail for photo-quality enlargements or creative cropping
    • 2.5-inch LCD display; power-up time of approximately 0.15 seconds
    • Five frame-per-second continuous shooting with a time lag of approximately 50 milliseconds
    • Stores images on CF cards or Microdrive

    Reviews

    Nikon D200 review by DPReview.com

    Conclusion – Pros

    • Excellent resolution, although not a huge ‘step up’ from eight megapixels
    • Compact body design which has a true pro feel, build and feature set
    • Instant power on, very responsive, very short black-out time, very fast media write
    • Excellent five frames per second continuous shooting, fast ‘smart buffering’
    • Eleven point AF system, fast and accurate
    • Good dynamic range, conservative metering, smart auto tone selection
    • More conservative, film-like appearance to images (although sharpening is too mild)
    • Important controls can be locked to avoid accidental adjustment
    • Easy to use playback / delete combination (although magnification could be easier)
    • Very attractive menu system
    • White balance memories show thumbnails of reference image
    • Very flexible control system, lots of options for control and programmable buttons
    • Huge range of custom settings
    • Large, bright and detailed LCD monitor
    • Important information such as ISO sensitivity is shown on the LCD status bar
    • Bright clear viewfinder, doesn’t feel small like some cropped cameras
    • Sophisticated interval timer feature
    • Unique in-camera features: Overlay, Multiple exposures
    • GPS data recording feature (requires optional cable, NMEA compatible)
    • Good battery life, updated battery design provides detailed information to camera
    • In-menu help pages
    • Optional wireless WiFi transmitter (802.11 b/g)
    • USB 2.0 Hi-speed interface (which performs like one, a good 5+ MB/sec)
    • Smaller and lighter than the D2X and will make a good alternative for many photographers
    • Excellent value for money considering the competition

    Conclusion – Cons

    • Higher noise at ISO 1600 and 3200 than we would like, mostly in shadows
    • High ISO noise reduction works but at the expense of detail
    • Default sharpness is too mild, first impression to a new user may be negative
    • Insufficient number of image parameter adjustments with little latitude
    • Disappointing automatic white balance performance under artificial light
    • Some cameras affected by vertical banding issues
    • No RAW adjustment with supplied Picture Project, only simple conversion
    • Nikon Capture should be included with all ‘pro’ and ‘semi-pro’ cameras
    • (Still) Very poor memory management and performance from optional Nikon Capture

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