Summary: The Nikon D200 is an older camera body, but is more than capable when used under the right conditions. I find it to be a great camera for flash photography, due to the native low ISO being 100. Don't buy this camera if you are looking for a low light performer, usable files top out at ISO800. That being said it is still a very responsive camera with a decent auto focus system, considering its age.
Excerpt: I purchased this camera body over 2 years ago. At the time I paid 1700.00 now the camera is difficult if not impossible to find new and the price is about 600.00. The D200 has a built-in pop up flash, handy in a spur of the moment situation, but you would be better off with a external flash such as sb600. For low light photography I typically crank up the ISO, but notice some noise after 800-1000.
Excerpt: The Nikon D200 DSLR Camera is built to last! The body is made of more than plastic unlike the lower models. The camera is fully programable- there are so many adjustments it can make your head spin. But this is coming from an amateur who found a great deal on a camera that I could begin to learn and practice a more manual photography with. I was also looking for a Nikon camera with autofocus in the body so that I could use prime lenses without autofocus on the lens.
Nikon D200 is Perfect for the Professional Photographer
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love the quality of pictures taken by my Nikon D200 digital camera. Despite the fact that I am just a beginner photographer (taking pictures of family functions and the kids), it makes all my pictures look so professional. When someone compliments a photo I have taken, I am quick to tell them that the shot is a product of having a great camera, not a great photographer!
Affordable way to step up to professional photography.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have owned the Nikon D200 for almost a year now. It is an excellant camera and I've had much success with it. It is a 10 mega pixel, which helps with quality and file size if you like stock photography. You can start taking quality pictures right off the bat without having to play with adjustments. Once you become more familiar with the camera, then you can fine tune it however you like.
Excerpt: My Nikon-D200 is wonderful, It is easy to use, has many features I love, like the cropping , pictures are clear and easy to load onto my computer. The only thing I don't like-it uses too many batteries.
Excerpt: The Nikon D200 is more camera than I need. It is my wife's camera and we got it for her about a year ago. I've had many opportunities to use it and there is no question that it takes pictures of wonderful quality. What It Is The Nikon D200 is a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera body, and it can be bought without a lens, which is how we purchased it.
pretty dang good camera, makes it easy to get a good photo.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The nikon d200 digital camera has been a nice reliable camera for me, it has an easy enough interface without being too dumbed down. i would recomend this for anyone who wants to take serious photos. It is of course a heavier camera so that it can make keeping it around sometimes difficult, but the picture quality that it provides over those smaller camera's makes up for it's size. It's very adjustable and allows you to really have a hand in the picture taking.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera to use outside, this is a great choice. The quality of the images is amazingly sharp. I usually use a Sigma lense with this - 24 - 70 mmD 1:2.8 EX DG. It's FAST. The camera has many many choices, it can do pretty much anything you ask of it, from timer shots to repeated exposures. I have never had any problems with it, it's very reliable and does what I ask of it.
Excerpt: As a professional photographer I fought the digital world for as long as possible. When I bought my Nikon D200 I was a little overwhelmed by how much I needed to learn to feel as comfortable as I was with my film cameras. After 2-1/2 years I can say I have so enjoyed the quality and capabilities this camera and lenses have to offer. I have made a lot of money with it and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about photography.