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: 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.
Great camera that can use AI and AIs manual lenses.
2 February 2013
Summary: I purchased this camera because I wanted a digital camera that I could use with my AI and AIs manual focus lenses. It handles all of them from 28mm to 300mm without a problem with excellent quality. You must use Manual focus and aperture preferred settings but if you input your focal length setting and Maximum aperture you get full display of settings. Numerous options for the professional photographer or skilled amateur.
Summary: This is the second Nikon D200 Camera body I own. I have a collection of specialty lens and add-ons. Having two ready one for close macro zoom and the other for the long distance telephoto shots saves a lot of time by not having to reconfigure and it means I'm ready for life as it happens!
Summary: This indeed is the best kept secret on buying a used Nikon digital SLRs... 10MP with 300 dpi and RAW shooting is not far from current state of the art new digital cameras - just minus the video features. Accepts and works with all past and present AF lenses - D series, G series and VR types. It can even meter and shoot with old Nikkor manual focus lenses that are AIS or AI'd. You can pick up those inexpensive sharp Nikkor MF lenses on eBay..
Summary: Several weeks I spent on thinking - what camera to buy and which brand to go for, 'cause this is important ('cause you gonna buy some lenses for exact brand). 1. This is crop-frame camera with full-frame camera features. I really liked it. I can't get anything like this from Canon (for example) with the same price!!! Any 50d, 1100d, 350d-600d cannot be compared to this model (and they are way expensive). 2. Body is made from magnesium alloy, real weather sealed.
Excerpt: I have now owned the D200 for over a year and a half and have shot thousands of pictures with it. It is well built, mine has been lugged to Asia twice and to the western region of the United States about 3 times now. I have made some great prints from this camera. I have very pleased with it having the black & white mode built into it since I often like creating B/W prints. The controls on the camera are mush nicer than most other DSLRs.
Excerpt: I finally switched to digital and have found this camera to give me the ability to continue to get the photos that I want. I like the fact that the D200 is nearly the same as my F100 so I can switch between film and digital easily. The only downside to the D200 that I have found is the automatic setting for the white balance does not seem to be accurate. It is fine for natural daylight but for incandescent lighting it did not get the colors correct.