Two more expert review sites both endorsed this camera. This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from Akam.no and it received a "Gold" award from PC Advisor.co.uk who concluded it was terrific.
A number of Nikon D200 owners wrote that it was good quality. Ten years ago Macworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “GPS connectivity; ability to shoot multiple exposures to the same image file; intuitive controls; very little image distortion; good color quality; accurate exposures” and scored the product 4 stars. Cameralabs.com said “A wide array of features, while handling superbly and delivering excellent image quality”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “An exceptional camera with a long list of excellent features and impressive image quality” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Good Technical Features
Six Nikon D200 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon D200 had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned ten years ago “The D200s speedy performance and unique features make it a powerful D-SLR worthy of an Editors Choice” in their review of this digital camera. Nine years ago expert website Howstuffworks.com said in their review of this digital camera “Advanced digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras are supposed to be impressive models, offering many high-end capabilities and powerful features” but even so they gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars. Seven years ago expert website Electronicsme.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D200 “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.”.
Good Quality Pictures
Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert website Photoanswers.co.uk scored the product very highly and wrote seven years ago “It's the perfect choice for advanced enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers” in their review of the Nikon D200. Expert website Creativepro.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “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”. Best4reviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “As expected the D200's image quality is superb with the advanced metering”.
A number of customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D200 ten years ago “Its unique selling points are a 10 megapixel sensor and a 5 FPS continuous dr” . Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “The D200 has a 10.2 megapixel sensor and stands between the D70s” in their review of this digital camera.
One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. P. Shepard said on Amazon “Happy shooting!”.
Some customers said in their reviews that the Nikon D200 was strong and durable. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com wrote “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at about one-third the price” in their review of the Nikon D200. Cnet.co.uk said “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at less than half the price” .
One Nikon D200 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon D200 was well made.
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A number of customers who bought the Nikon D200 agreed that it was compact. Ten years ago Cnet.com said in their review of the Nikon D200 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” and gave it a rating of 78 out of 100.
A few Nikon D200 reviewers concluded that the product was a good body shape. Photoanswers.co.uk said on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk seven years ago “Great results, all housed in a sturdy body”. Expert review site Photo.net mentioned eight years ago “The metal body, rubber-clad where needed, feels very solid” .
One person who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Ten years ago expert website Steves-Digicams.com said “The cameras mechanisms are housed in a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis” in their review of the Nikon D200.
On average Nikon digital cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all cameras built by Nikon.
Easy to Use
One person who purchased it thought it was easy to handle.
One Nikon D200 owner concluded that this digital camera 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” in their review.
One Nikon D200 owner considered that the product was ergonomic. Cameralabs.com gave the Nikon D200 a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Camera Labs “Its very robust, has great ergonomics and a wide array of features, while handling superbly”.
Good Quality Lens
One Nikon D200 reviewer reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Expert review site Macworld.com said “Huge selection of focusing options can be confusing; color satura” in their review of this digital camera.
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One person said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Ten years ago expert website Creativepro.com mentioned “No matter which side you choose, if either, you cant help” in their review of this digital camera.
The Nikon D200 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D200 are also not waterproof.
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
The Nikon D200 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have an image stabiliser.
Does Not Support Full HD Video
Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D200, the Nikon D200 does not support Full HD video.
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Not 3D Compatible
The Nikon D200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other new digital cameras are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a GPS
Most recently released comparable spec digital cameras do not have a GPS. The Nikon D200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Nikon D200 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D200 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Video Recording
The Nikon D200 does not support video recording. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not support video recording.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
Like most of the other recently released digital cameras, the Nikon D200 does not have a built-in flash.
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Released Ten Months Ago
This camera has been on the market for ten months.
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Reviewed 20 April 2007 by P. Shepard | 11 Comments
I bought D-200 body refurbished-stretching my photo budget. In retrospect, should probably have stretched further & bought a new camera body. There is concern that the oldest (early) D-200 bodies... Read more…