Summary: I bought a D200 new many years ago (when released). I have been reluctant to upgrade, despite been able to do so. It still goes strong, is a workhorse and can print large without problems. It feels more robust that some newer models. How many more megapixels you need? I don't rate the ability to film video, or the mediocre incorporated flash. Much easier access to the controls than newer cameras. Works perfect wit 12-24, 18-200, 200-400, and 70-180.
A great value for a very flexible, powerful DSLR with good resolution.
3 July 2014
Summary: This is my third D200 body. While it isn't a D800, it also is pretty cheap, has good resolution, abundant features, and is an excellent way to step up from point and shoot cameras to a good DSLR. At 10.2 MP it has more than enough resolution for day to day photography. Acquisition time is quick and it can shoot at 5 frames per second.
Summary: At the time of writing this, the Nikon D200 is 9 years old, but what a great purchase it has been. Once you understand how to operate it, the pictures are absolutely stunning. Does everything I would expect of it from a professional DSLR from fast start ups, fast auto focus and ultra clear images, I am extremely please with this camera.
Summary: I purchased this camera listed as in good condition. When the camera arrived the first thing I noticed was it was filthy. 5here was dirt all over this camera. It looked like it had been on a shelf a VERY long time. The next thing I discovered was the top of the compartment where your card goes was missing. The eye-piece cover was awful. I contacted Amazon but all they offered was send it back. All I wanted was an offer to clean the camera and replace the missing parts.
Summary: This is a professional camera for starters.....I am not! so it was very hard to use, also its very heavy and totally difficult to set up with the right functions. I don’t recommend this camera for any amateur Photographer.
Great camera that can be had for cheap and produce excellent images!
11 December 2013
Summary: I picked up this body for $225 in very good condition. The sensor could stand a cleaning but its no big deal/easily corrected in Lightroom. This camera was the perfect step up for me. The focus motor and quick shutter is a real treat and the metering spot on. The camera feels really good in the hands - it's solid, weatherproof and instills a bit of confidence.
Summary: Bottom line, up front: I've been into photography for 25 years, and this is one of the finest cameras I've ever worked with! Yes, there are some things that are marginally better with some of the newer series cameras. If you have double the money to spend, I'd go with the D300. I carry my D200 in my camera backpack, everyday, everywhere, and have shot with it all over the world. With proper care, I have no doubt that it would last for decades!
Summary: Good Product, Timely delivery. Building photography inventory and exited to do so in an affordable way. Nothing like looking good for less. Great Camera. Like it better than my newer D3100. Some wear, but can be easily touched up. I'm exited!
Perfect choice for frugal amateur wanting dslr with advanced features.
8 May 2013
Summary: I am an amateur photographer who bought the d200 as an upgrade from a years-old d70. The price was right, first of all. In comparison with the d70, the d200 has a better sensor, a better viewfinder, larger lcd screen, better controls, and it takes ai/ai-s lenses. I love using it.