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10.2-megapixel digital SLR camera captures images with professional-quality sharpness and color Largec eye-level optical viewfinder with 0.94x magnification for clearc precise compositions Ruggedc lightweight magnesium alloy chassis and body protects technologies and mechanisms Shoots five frames-per-secondc and has a fast SLR response with instant power-upc super-quick shutter release time Largec 2.5-inch LCD monitor with wide angle viewing up to 170 degreesExtra Description
Style: D200 with 18-70mm Nikkor Lens Breathtaking image quality assured by a high-performance 10.2 megapixel DX Format CCD sensor coupled with Nikons image processing engine and the worlds most sophisticated light metering systemc the Nikon D200 digital SLR has a framing rate of up to 5 frames per second and minimized (50 ms) shutter lag provide ultra-fast handling characteristicsc allowing high sequential image speed for sportsc wildlifec fashion and event photography. The Nikon D200 is uniquely enabled to perform to a standard once reserved for cameras costing far more. Image Sensor - RGB CCDc 23.6 x 15.8mm Image Size - Up to 3c872 x 2c592 Maximum Storage Media - CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I and II and Microdrive Sensitivity - 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3c 1/2 or 1 EV with additional settings up to 1 EV over 1600 File System - Exif 2.21c Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF Interface - NTSC or PAL White Balance - Auto (TTL white balance with 1c005-pixel RGB sensor)c six manual modes with fine-tuningc color temperature settingc preset white balancec white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments of 1c 2 or 3) Picture Angle - 35mm format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length LCD Monitor - 2.5-inchc 230c000-dotc TFT LCD with brightness adjustment Self-timer - Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration Compatible Lenses - All AF-DXc AF-Dc AF-Gc AF-Ic AF-Sc and AF VR Nikkor lenses provide full AF & metering operation Dimensions - Width 147 x Height 113 x Depth 74mm / Weight - 830 grams From the Manufacturer The powerfulc feature-packed D200 digital SLR camera delivers a high-precisionc high-performance package and creates a new class of camera between entry-level and professional digital SLRs. The Nikon D200 combines the solid look and feel and advanced camera operation of Nikons D2 professional series with the approved user-friendliness and stunning image quality that are the hallmarks of all Nikon digital SLRs. The D200 has been crafted to connect a range of newly developed Nikon technologies with advanced features inherited from the Nikon D2xc ensuring an ultimate shooting experience with exceptional and versatile imaging performancec high speedc and an instant response. The result is a blend of superb featuresc high-quality componentsc and fantastic results. This combination makes the D200 perfect for passionatec dedicated amateur photographersc business users in fields such as the policec dentistry and museumsc and professionals or semi-professionals looking for a second camera to complement their Nikon D2x or D2Hs. A lightweightc durablec and robust magnesium-alloy chassis is the foundation for the D200. Solid look and feel br The D200 boasts a lightweightc durablec and robust magnesium-alloy body and an advanced sealing system that protects the camera from moisture and dustc making it suitable for a range of rigorous and challenging assignments. The integrated double-bladed shutterc which incorporates a refined mirror balance systemc has been tested to well in excess of 100c000 cycles. Advanced operationbr The D200s camera operation is inherited from the Nikon D2xc and boasts more than 40 well organized custom settingsc so it is ideally suited to the users needs and preferences. The largec bright viewfinder offers .94x magnification and 95% frame coverage both horizontally and vertically to guarantee exceptionally detailed viewing control. The D200 sports an impressive 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD. A 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD screen provides an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle from all directions. Images on the D200 can be magnified by up to 400% so users can check for fine detail. The top LCD panel is the largest in the industryc containing a wealth of data such as shooting modec battery conditionc card informationc gridline displayc shutter speedc f-stopc and shots remaining. A new color-coded menu display facilitates easy viewingc supported by intuitive keywords to assist speedy navigation. The newly-developed high-energy EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers enough power to the D200 to support the shooting of up to 1c800 images on a single chargec which takes no longer than 2.5 hours. Battery status can be checked through a real-time fuel-gauge systemc found in the menu. An optional MB-D200 battery pack extends shooting capabilityc using AA-size batteries (six are needed) or two NE-EL3es. AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED Nikkor Lens Includedbr The AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED Nikkor lens covers a very popular focal length range (equivalent to 27-105mm in 35mm format) and offers a selection of Nikons highly regarded technologies such as Silent Wave motor (AF-S) for super fast and quiet autofocus operationc Extra-Low Dispersion glass (ED) for minimized chromatic aberrationsc and Internal Focusing (IF) for convenient and balanced handling. In additionc the AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED also incorporates hallmark Nikon features that customers have come to expect from Nikkor lensesc such as distance information guide windowc a reliable metal lens mount for years of durabilityc and a M/A mode for seamless switching between autofocus and manual modes. Ultimate shooting experiencebr The D200 is ideal for capturing unexpected or fleeting momentsc thanks to the 0.15 second power-upc a speedy shutter lag time of just 50 millisecondsc and a shortened viewfinder blackout time of 105 milliseconds. The D200 is also capable of ultra high-speed continuous shooting of five frames per secondc capturing up to 37 pictures in JPEG or 22 in RAW format (when using a SanDisk SDCFH Ultra II or SDCFX Extreme III 1 GB CF card). A newly developed and highly flexible Multi-CAM1000 Autofocus features a pinpoint 11-area AF system inherited from Nikon D2 series as well as a 7-area wide AF to focus on larger moving objects easily. Continuous shooting mode captures five frames per second forbrup to 37 pictures in JPEG or 22 in RAW format. Another feature inherited from the D2x is the 3D-Colour Matrix Metering IIc which delivers optimised exposure using new technology developed for the Nikon 1c005 pixel RGB exposure/Colour Matrix Metering sensor. This system evaluates seven parameters in every shot--including brightnessc colorc contrastc selected focus areac and camera-to-subject distance--and references this data against an on-board database of over 30c000 actual photographic scenes to instantly and accurately calculate the final value. The Nikon DX Format CCD delivers excellent sharpnessc colorc and resolution. Professional results br A fundamental feature of the D200 is a newly developed 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor that captures high level sharpness and color at 3c872 x 2c592-pixel sizec delivering the right resolution to support significant image enlargements and enable greater freedom for creative cropping. The highly sensitive new sensor covers an ISO range from 100 to 1600c rising to 3200 in Hi-1. High speed image processing is inherited from the Nikon D2xc guaranteeing fine color gradations and smooth transitions. A new Optical Low Pass Filter helps prevent moirec color fringingc and shifting to get even greater colors. For added controlc saturation and highlights of a shot can be controlled easily using the D200s RBG histograms on the LCD monitor. In additionc new image optimization modes enable D200 users to produce results that more closely match their intended resultsc with the ability to optimize sharpeningc tone and contrastc colorc saturationc and hue in choices including Softerc Normalc More vividc Portraitc and Black and White in camera. Unparalleled possibilitiesbr Like all Nikon digital SLR camerasc the D200 is compatible with Nikons Total Imaging Systemc which means it can be teamed with over 50 high-quality AF Nikkor lensesc including renowned DX Nikkors as well as non-CPU lenses. It also opens up the creative possibilities that can achieved with Nikons Creative Lighting System thanks to a built-in i-TTL Speedlight which can serve as master in Advanced Wireless Lighting systems. The D200 incorporates an x-Sync terminal to connect to studio lighting and features GPS support to record geographical data of the shotc as well as wireless functionality for image capture and transfer. Nikon D200 Major features br Newly developed 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor with the power to capture exceptional sharpness and faithful color at 3c872 x 2c592-pixel size. Incorporates high-speed 4-channel data output that contributes to 5-frames-per-second continuous shooting performance and employs a newly developed Optical Low Pass Filter that helps prevent moirec color fringingc and shifting while improving resolving power. Incorporates the industry-leading advanced imaging processing engine of the D2xc which allows color-independent pre-conditioning prior to A/D conversion to work in concert with advanced digital image processing algorithms to achieve fine color gradations with exceptionally smoothc consistent transitions. Newly developed 11-area AF system packs the same number of focus areas available for the professional D2 series into a space-efficient systemc with the photographer able to select individual focus areas from 11-area wide and 7-area wide AF for Single Area AFc Dynamic AF that delivers precise Continuous servo AF mode operation for moving subjectsc Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AFc and also Group Dynamic AF. All these AF options are supported by refined lens-controlling algorithms that realize improved focus precisionc better subject acquisition capabilityc keener subject tracking abilityc and overall improved system response. 3D Colour Matrix Metering II (AE)--as used in the D2x--delivers optimized exposure through the use of new technology developed for the Nikon 1c005-pixel RGB exposure/Colour Matrix Metering Sensor. Evaluating brightnessc colorc contrastc selected focus areac and camera-to-subject distancec this system references all such data against an expanded onboard database that has been created using data from more than 30c000 actual photographic scenes to instantly and accurately calculate the final value with high-level dependability during both automatic and manual operation. Also offers variable size center-weighted metering which concentrates 75% of sensitivity within the center-weighted circlec as well as spot metering supporting each individual sensor of both the 7 wide-area AF and 11-area AF groups. New image optimization modes enable photographers to produce results more closely matching the intended resultsc with a range of choice comprising optimization of sharpeningc tone (contrast)c colorc saturationc and huec with choices from Normalc Softerc Vividc More vividc Portraitc Customc and Black-and-white optimization. Multiple exposure enables up to 10 separate images to be used to create a single composite to produce imaginative and even surreal results. Image overlay function creates a composite image in-camera from two selected NEF (RAW) images. The original files remain unalteredc opacity can be precisely controlled and the resultant image can be saved in either RAWc JPEGc or TIFF format. Connection to a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit via an optionally available GPS Adapter Cord MC-35 enables the recording of data including latitudec longitudec elevation and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) along with conventional shooting data for each image. A large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a 170-degree viewing angle from every direction assists accurate assessment of sharpness by enabling image preview with up to 400% magnification. It also offers RGB information as a single display or separate histograms for each color channel to enable better exposure-related decision-making. A chassis crafted from magnesium alloy gives the D200 lightweight resiliencec while an enhanced sealing system helps protect each and every exterior seam from potentially damaging dust and moisture.
At the time of writing thisc the Nikon D200 is 9 years oldc but what a great purchase it has been. Once you understand how to operate itc the pictures are absolutely stunning. Does everything I would expect of it from a professional DSLR from fast start upsc fast auto focus and ultra clear imagesc I am extremely please with this camera.