A number of Nikon D200 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Macworld.com mentioned on expert review site Mac World “GPS connectivity; ability to shoot multiple exposures to the same image file; intuitive controls; very little image distortion; good color quality; accurate exposures”. Cameralabs.com rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Camera Labs “A wide array of features, while handling superbly and delivering excellent image quality”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review “An exceptional camera with a long list of excellent features and impressive image quality”.
Good Technical Features
A few people who reviewed the Nikon D200 considered that it had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The D200s speedy performance and unique features make it a powerful D-SLR worthy of an Editors Choice”. Expert website Howstuffworks.com mentioned in their Nikon D200 review “Advanced digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras are supposed to be impressive models, offering many high-end capabilities and powerful features” but in spite of that they rated this digital camera 3 stars. Expert website Electronicsme.com wrote “The Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera combines an impressive list of pro-class features in a model that is much less expensive than the Nikon D2X.” in their review of this digital camera.
Good Quality Pictures
A number of Nikon D200 owners who bought the Nikon D200 thought it was able to produce good images. Expert website Photoanswers.co.uk gave it a very good review score and said “It's the perfect choice for advanced enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers” in their Nikon D200 review. Expert website Creativepro.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “The Nikon/Canon rivalry is to photographers as the Apple/Microsoft rivalry is to computer nerds, or the BMW/Mercedes rivalry is to car aficionados” in their Nikon D200 review. Expert review site Best4reviews.com said “As expected the D200's image quality is superb with the advanced metering” .
Two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Its unique selling points are a 10 megapixel sensor and a 5 FPS continuous dr”. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The D200 has a 10.2 megapixel sensor and stands between the D70s” in their Nikon D200 review.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. P. Shepard wrote “Happy shooting!” in their review of the Nikon D200.
Five Nikon D200 owners reckoned that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned eleven years ago “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at about one-third the price” in their review of this digital camera. Also eleven years ago Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at less than half the price” in their review of this digital camera.
One customer who bought it thought it was well made.
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Two people who reviewed it thought it was compact. Eleven years ago Cnet.com mentioned in their review on 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”.
Two Nikon D200 owners who purchased the Nikon D200 considered that it was a good body shape. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote in their review on Photo Answers.co.uk “Great results, all housed in a sturdy body” and gave it a very good rating. Expert website Photo.net mentioned “The metal body, rubber-clad where needed, feels very solid” in their review.
One customer who reviewed the Nikon D200 considered that it was lightweight. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The cameras mechanisms are housed in a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis” in their Nikon D200 review.
Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews
Nikon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good reviews for its digital cameras.
Several customers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Cnet.com said “It remains a great choice if you can find it at a good price”. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “The 10.2 megapixel camera fits nicely between the cost of the 6.1-megapixel D70s”. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review “If youre serious about photography, its the most affordable professiona”.
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was cheap. Ten years ago P. Shepard wrote on Amazon “IMHO) if you can somehow stretch the budget, I'd highly recommend buying a new camera body” in their review.
Easy to Use
One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle.
One Nikon D200 owner who bought the Nikon D200 considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Productsifter.com said “The Nikon D200 has a professional level of specification at an enthusiast’s price; it provides enough kit and control for the most demanding professional or keen amateur”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Cameralabs.com rated the product 5 stars and said in their review on Camera Labs “Its very robust, has great ergonomics and a wide array of features, while handling superbly”.
Good Quality Lens
One Nikon D200 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Macworld.com wrote “Huge selection of focusing options can be confusing; color satura” in their review.
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One Nikon D200 reviewer who bought the Nikon D200 reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert website Creativepro.com mentioned “No matter which side you choose, if either, you cant help”.
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
The Nikon D200 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have an image stabilizer.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Most digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon D200 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.
The Nikon D200 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D200 are also not waterproof.
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Does Not Support Full HD Video
The Nikon D200 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year also do not support Full HD video.
The Nikon D200 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months are also not 3D.
Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
The Nikon D200 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have a GPS (satellite).
Does Not Support Video Capability
The Nikon D200 does not support video capability. Most of the other new digital cameras also do not support video capability.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The Nikon D200 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year also do not have a built-in flash.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
This digital camera has been on the market for twelve months.
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Reviewed 20 April 2007 by P. Shepard | 11 Comments
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