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: 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.
It's a great, fast overall camera that performs well during the day!
5 August 2012
Summary: When I first began photography I started with a Nikon D3100. It was great after awhile but then I wanted a camera that could focus much faster and had a better overall build quality. The Nikon D200 was a great choice. Upon opening the package, I noticed it was wrapped nicely and my first reaction was how heavy and huge the camera body was compared to my baby D3100. The lens wasn't even on the D200 body yet and it still packed on a mean weight in the hand and felt solid.
A lot of features for the money..and i prefer Nikon as the pick of camera
6 July 2012
Summary: Having owned a D50 prior to the D200 i noticed a substantial increase in the quality of picture with some obvious upgrade in features as well.did not realise that it was a lot bigger than the D50 so have to get a larger bag for it.Apart from learning the newer features.. the camera is as easy to use as old one.It has a lot wider range of shutter speed,the main reason i went after it plus the 10.2 pixel count.Would recommend it against the more fashionable numbers in the...
Summary: Wow, I got my hands on this camera yesterday and I already love it. I got it used and in excellent condition from "camerazone" when my D80 died on me last week after six years of service. The image quality so far seems at least as good as my D80, but in a body that feels so robust and sturdy by comparison.
It lives up to Nikon's well known reputation for quality.
2 January 2012
Summary: I bought this D200 so that I could use my stock of Nikon 35mm camera lenses. Excellent choice. It is a complex camera but the time spent downloading the user manual and digesting the means of using Non-CPU lenses was well worth the trouble. I have purchased Nikon cameras and lenses since 1954, for reliability and quality. This D200, little used, was an excellent choice. I have since purchased 2 Nikon digital zooms for use on this camera.
Summary: It's a very good model to start out with because it's a cheaper, but older professional model. It has good enough colors. It has good enough features. The 1/8000 max shutterspeed is wonderful, the focus motor is awesome. This lens a great start for anyone.
Summary: The D200 is a technical workhorse. You have a lab literally in your hands to customize your pictures, even before you upload them into your PC. I like the heft of it in my hand, which reminds me of my old N4004. Over 600 images with a 2GB flash card relieves me of worries I had with my old N4004s of missing that rare shot when I came to the end of my film cartridge. Complaint?
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: Am loving the convenience of being able to change white balance, ISO setting, and image quality at the click of a button! Love all of the other bells and whistles as well. Have only one complaint--the design of the port for the shutter release cable. Hard to put that tiny cap on and off and even harder to keep track of when it's off! It's also difficult to seat the cable properly. Has a tendency to fall off too easily.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Quiet, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction