A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “A long-awaited successor to the companys D100, offers serious amateur photographers and value-minded professionals a compact, sub-$2,000 digital SLR with many of the specifications, features”.
A few customers who reviewed the product said that it was a good body shape. One Nikon D200 owner who bought this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of this digital camera “The cameras mechanisms are housed in a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis”.