Nikon D200 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

Nikon D200 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

Nikon D200 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body)

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Product Highlights

  • 10.2 Megapixels
  • DX Format CCD
  • 2.5" LCD Display
  • 11-area Multi-CAM AF System
  • 5fps Continuous Shooting
  • Durable, Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Optional Wireless Transmitter
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Nikon D200 Overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon D200 Digital Camera is a precision-engineered, high performance digital SLR camera designed to satisfy the requirements of passionate and demanding photographers. The D200 incorporates more must-have features than any other camera in its class, enabling photographers to capture images in a way once reserved only for professionals. The D200 employs a 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor, which captures images with remarkable resolution and clarity, and its sophisticated 1005-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II system ensures ideal exposures while an advanced Nikon image processing engine renders images with superb clarity and smooth color gradations.

The D200 reacts with lightning speed, powering-up in a mere 0.15 seconds, and firing in an imperceptible 50 millisecond shutter release lag time. It can shoot five frames per second with a drastically shortened viewfinder blackout time of just 105 milliseconds between shots. Its large, bright viewfinder offers 0.94x magnification for comfortable and precise composition while a 2.5 inch LCD screen provides ultra-wide 170° viewing angle from all directions. With an 11-area Autofocus system, robust control of Nikon's i-TTL Creative Lighting System and advanced Wi-Fi image-transmission options, the D200 is a perfect fit for discriminating photographers and a natural choice for wedding, event and action photographers.

10.2 Megapixel DX Format CCD Image Sensor
The 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor incorporated into the Nikon D200 Digital Camera captures images with edge-to-edge sharpness and incredible color at 3,872 x 2,592 pixels, yielding extraordinarily high-resolution images perfect for enlargements or creative cropping.
Industry-leading Image Processor
The D200 incorporates Nikon's industry-leading advanced imaging processing engine, which allows color-independent pre-conditioning prior to A/D conversion to work in symphony with advanced digital image processing algorithms to achieve fine color gradations with exceptionally smooth, consistent transitions
11-area Multi-CAM AF System with 7 Area Wide AF
The Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module offers an 11-area AF that ensures consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions. The 7-wide area AF system, offers broad coverage suited for moving subjects enabling greater compositional freedom.
Durable, Magnesium Alloy Body
The advanced technologies and mechanisms of the Nikon D200 are housed within a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis and body ready for the most rigorous of assignments. Additional sealing for dust and moisture add to the D200's strength.
5fps High-speed Continuous Shooting
Capture fast action and fleeting expressions with the ability to capture high-resolution images at a rapid 5 frames per second in continuous bursts of up to 22 NEF (RAW), 37 JPEG (Fine/Large) or 19 NEF (RAW) + JPEG (Fine/Large) shots.
Fast SLR Response Where It Counts
Instant power-up in just 0.15 seconds, a shutter release time lag of a mere 50 milliseconds, and a shortened viewfinder blackout time of just 105 milliseconds makes the D200 ready to respond to any photographic situation
Large & Bright Viewfinder
The eye-level optical viewfinder developed for the D200 features large magnification (0.94x) that helps ensure a clear view for precise composition, and built-in diopter adjustment that allows fine-tuning to your eyesight.
2.5-inch LCD Monitor with Wide Angle Viewing
A high-resolution LCD monitor provides ultra-wide, 170 degree viewing in all directions. Assisting with accurate sharpness assessment, images can be previewed at up to 400% magnification.
EN-EL3e Rechargeable Battery with Fuel Gauge Function
The high-energy EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you capture approximately 1,800 shots per charge featuring an accurate real-time Fuel gauge system that displays the percentage of remaining charge, number of shots since last charge and overall status of battery service life.
Optional Wireless Transmitter
The optional Wireless Transmitter WT-3 provides wireless functionality with IEEE 802.11b/g technology; it enables cable-free image transfer to a compatible computer, with the added safety and versatility of wide-ranging network and security protocols.
In the Box
Nikon D200, 10.2 Megapixel, SLR, Digital Camera (Camera Body)
  • EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-18a Quick Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Video Cable
  • Neck Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • BM-6 LCD Monitor Cover
  • PictureProject Software CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Nikon D200 Specs

    Camera Type Interchangeable Lens SLR Digital Camera
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 23.6 x 15.8mm, 10.92 Megapixel, RGB CCD
    Effective Resolution 10.2 million pixels
    Color Depth 36-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Full Color (Brightness, Contrast, & Saturation Adjust), Black & White
    Image File Formats Compressed NEF (RAW)
    JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
    Exif 2.21, DCF 2.0 and DPOF Compliant
    Recorded Resolution Large (3872 x 2592)
    Medium (2896 x 1944)
    Small (1936 x 1296)
    Video Recording No
    Audio Recording No
    Lens Mount Nikon F-Mount compatible with Type D-AF, DX, AF-S, VR and G Nikkor lenses
    Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x
    Optical Image Stabilization Supports Nikon VR lenses
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (Single Area AF, Dynamic Area AF, Group Dynamic, Dynamic area AF with closest subject priority)
    Focus Modes Instant single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual (M), Predictive focus tracking (automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF), Focus Lock
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 (1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps with additional settings up to 1 EV over 1600)
    Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
    Shutter Speed 30 to 1/8000 second (1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
    Mirror Lock-Up Yes
    Exposure Metering Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering (3D Color Matrix Metering II with type G and D lenses [Color Matrix Metering II with other CPU lenses and non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data], Center-weighted, Spot [centered on active focus area with CPU Lens, center focus area with non-CPU lens]
    Exposure Modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program, Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture Priority Auto [A], Manual [M], Exposure Compensation (+/- 5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV), Auto Exposure Bracketing (2 - 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2, or 3 EV), Auto Exposure Lock
    White Balance Modes Auto (TTL white balance with 1005-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting, preset white balance, white balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)
    Scene Modes No
    Built-in Flash Manual pop-up flash (i-TTL balanced) with button release (Front-curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync)
    Effective Flash Range 39' (12m)
    External Flash Connection Accessory Shoe (Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided)
    Sync Terminal (ISO 519 standard terminal)
    External Flash Control TTL flash control by 1005-pixel RGB sensor
    Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed 1/250 second
    Start-Up Time 0.15 seconds
    Shutter Lag 0.05 seconds
    Time Between Shots Less than 1 second
    Burst Capability Continuous low speed: 1 - 4 fps up to 19 Frames (RAW+JPEG)
    Continuous high-speed: 5 fps up to 19 Frames (RAW+JPEG)
    Self Timer Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration
    Interval Recording Possible with optional timer remote
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory No
    Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash Card (Type I and II)
    File Size
    RAW (NEF) RAW + JPEG (Fine) RAW + JPEG (Normal) RAW + JPEG (Basic) JPEG (Fine) JPEG (Normal) JPEG (Basic)
    Large 15.5MB 20.7MB 18.3MB 17.1MB 4.8MB 2.4MB 1.2MB
    Medium - 18.6MB 17.2MB 16.5MB 2.7MB 1.4MB 0.7MB
    Small - 17.1MB 16.5MB 16.2MB 1.2MB 0.7MB 0.4MB
    Battery Type EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    Power Adapter EH-6 AC Adapter (optional)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (HI-Speed)
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge)
    Remote Control 10-pin Remote Connection (supports Nikon MC-22/30/36 remotes)
    Wireless Remote Control with optional WT-3 Wireless Transmitter
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    System & Software Requirements Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP
    Macintosh OS X (10.1.5 or later)
    Viewfinder Fixed eye-level Pentaprism type with diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0m-1), and Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
    Viewfinder Info Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Flash sync indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, ISO sensitivity, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures
    Depth-of-Field Preview Yes
    LCD Display 2.5" low-temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with brightness adjustment
    Information Display Top panel monochrome LCD (Shutter-speed, Exposure compensation value, Flash compensation value, ISO sensitivity, White balance fine-tuning, White balance preset number, Number of shots in bracketing sequence, Number of intervals, Focal length (non-CPU lens), Aperture (f-number), Aperture (number of stops), Bracketing increment, Number of shots per interval, Maximum aperture (non-CPU lens), PC connection indicator, Number of frames remaining, Number of shots remaining before buffer fills, PC mode indicator, Preset white balance recording indicator, Electronic analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Bracketing progress indicator, PC mode indicator)
    Language Options English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portugese, Russian, Swedish, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean
    Playback Options Full frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments), Zoom, Slideshow, RGB histogram indication, Shooting data, Highlight point display, Auto image rotation, Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 4.5" x 5.8" x 2.9" (113 x 147 x 74mm) without lens
    Weight 29.3 oz. (830g) without battery or lens

    Nikon D200 Reviews

    D200 SLR Digital Camera (Camera Body) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 107.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit complicated, but great camera The Nikon D200 was sold to me used and it had a Tokina AT-X Pro 16-50mm lens on it, which I'll review separately. After spending several hours on the computer and with my new camera going over the various functions, settings, etc. I found the most commonly used were readily available ... shutter speed, aperature and ISO/ASA. Once you get used to the menu system, you'll find this camera gives excellent professional looking results. The only down side is learning the menu and settings system it uses. The camera did not come with a users manual due to being used, and after downloading that, I found it was quite easy to adapt to.
    Date published: 2010-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and Price/Performance I'm a retired pro, with a lot of Nikon lenses from my film cameras. This camera has similar handling characteristics to an F3, takes all my Nikkor AI lenses, and gives my 500 mirror Nikkor a boost to 750. The quality is what I expect from a camera suited to professional use, and while it doesn't have the pixel count or some zippy features of newer models, the image quality is excellent, and I don't use many zippy features on any camera. Before reading the how to of using the AI lenses, I used a couple anyway, thinking I'd probably get nothing, but I got good exposures even doing it wrong, treating it as a film camera. You can't get better than that!
    Date published: 2009-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of features for the prosumer This is a huge upgrade from D80; it's well worth the extra price. Some features I personally like: - Excellent color. - Continuous focus. Great for moving targets. - High-speed (5 fps) continuous shutter - White-balance bracketing (camera saves up to 9 versions of the same shot using different color temp compensations). Great for concerts, clubs, or theater where light always changes. - Custom settings bank: Store your manual settings in different banks for quick access: e.g., Grand ballroom, black tie event. or Beach Sunset, Flowers close up - There's a button-dial combination for every setting so you don't have to dig through the menus....
    Date published: 2008-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from D200 the most bang for the buck! This camera is everything most photographers will ever want.I upgraded from my D70 to the D200 and now my poor D70 hasnever seen the light of day since. The controls and handlingof the D200 are superb. Five frames per second makes gettingthat sports shot easier. Another bonus is the addition ofthe MB-D200 which gives you another battery and shuttercontrol for vertical compositions. Buy several sparebatteries for those long outings. Problems Encountered: The only drawback to the D200 has been the added weight.Join a gym before buying it. Your gonna need the strength. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: D70 Items I Recommend: MB-D200, SB-400
    Date published: 2007-05-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from autofocus lever on camera body I really like the camera a lot (better actually than my D2X.) Both however, have a nasty design flaw - the lever on the left side of the body lens mountM, C, S It is next to the lens release button and I'm constantly switching for S to C when changing lenses as well as normal handling. I shoot a lot and change lenses a lot. I always have to check this. I prefer S so I can focus and then arrange framing. In the C position (continuous focus) the focus shifts and the shot is trashed. Very bad design and not thought out very well by Nikon Previous Equivalent Items Owned: DCS 100. D1x, D100, D2x Items I Recommend: and f/2.8 AFS lens
    Date published: 2007-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Great Camera I mainly use this camera for art/documentation. It's a great all around camera. I bought it this past summer, owning it for close to a year now. I can comfortably say that this camera produces phenomenal images. It is fast and lightweight, though having very strong construction. While a full frame sensor is now ideal, this is still a great camera for those looking to come up from the world of beginner DSLRs. My primary complaint is noise. ISO 800 becomes very noisy and running noise reduction in the camera hardly accomplishes anything. I strongly recommend buying a speedlight to avoid having to boost ISO. Outside of that, it is really a great, versatile and fun camera.
    Date published: 2008-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a Steal After reading several reviews of Nikon's new line up I was almost convinced that all of thier older cameras were junk and should be thrown in the trash. Not true, the D200 was an awesome camera when it first came out and it still is. Now that it is about half the price that it was a year ago it is a steal. One can save a lot of money if one just stays a generation or two behind. Of course, one can also spend that extra money on glass.
    Date published: 2008-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang for the Bucks Ive always wanted a D200 ever since they came out. But the price and the stripping issue just kept me away. As time has passed and now that the price is just about half and the stripping has been fixed I just had to purchase one. I just love it. Fills my NAS to the max. It has no silly retouching menus or live view coolpix silliness, just a professional perfect camera. The D200 is the lowest price Digital Nikon that Matrix Metering can be used with AI-AI-S lens too. Of all the Nikons I own this one puts a grin on my face every time I pick it up!!
    Date published: 2008-09-24
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