Conclusion: The Nikon D200 is a very good camera and anybody making the switch from a (high-end) film camera to digital should consider it. Take a look at the image quality, decide if it makes sense financially (don't forget extra lenses, memory etc.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: As expected the D200's image quality is superb with the advanced metering and AF system combining well (albeit with an odd slight underexposure on some shots). We didn't get many bad shots with this baby.
Pros: Excellent image quality, excellent ergonomics, design and control layout, great menu system, good combination of customisable controls and custom shooting options.
Cons: Default sharpening level is low, intrusive image noise over ISO 1600.
Conclusion: When it was announced in November last year the D200 caused quite stir (and not just in the Nikon camp). It was clear from the start that about the only thing this camera shared with its official predecessor (the D100) was the Nikon badge and it's '00 name.
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 b...
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, Disappointi...
Excerpt: In our January issue we looked at a pre-production version of Nikon's new 10.2MP D200 ($1,700, body only), and we were left with some unanswered questions. First, what kind of performance would we get from an actual production model?
Excerpt: Click here for a gallery of images of the Nikon D200 We love to watch the king-of-the-mountain game that Canon and Nikon play with every DSLR they introduce. Usually, Canon starts a round with a model that offers unrivaled image quality and performance for its price.
Excerpt: This morning, Nikon announced its latest DSLR, called the D200. For an estimated street price of $1,699, it offers a 10.2 (effective) megapixel, APS-sized CCD sensor housed in a weather-sealed, magnesium-alloy chassis, which sports a 2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel LCD on back.
Conclusion: Nikon D200 SLR camera Nikon likes to get the job done to its fullest extend, a fact that once again becomes more than apparent with the Nikon D200. The Nikon D200 is a top D-SLR, one that will without doubt cause relentless unease in the minds of the competition.
Excerpt: You’ve probably been asking yourself recently, “How can I tell if the Nikon D200 digital camera is the one for me?” This technology review attempts to provide you with enough information to make an intelligent purchase decision, by learning in detail about the camera and its systems.
Summary: The Nikon D200 DSLR is a (relatively)
affordable professional-grade DSLR. Sized and
priced similar to the Nikon D100 that it replaces,
it is closer to the professional Nikon D2X in
features and image quality.