A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it was a good body shape. Photoanswers.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Photo Answers.co.uk “Great results, all housed in a sturdy body” in their review. Eight years ago Photo.net wrote “The metal body, rubber-clad where needed, feels very solid”.
A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact. Cnet.com said in their Nikon D200 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”.
One customer concluded that this digital cameras was lightweight. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “The cameras mechanisms are housed in a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis”.
One person who reviewed the Nikon D200 reckoned that it was thick. Cameralabs.com wrote in their Nikon D200 review on expert review site Camera Labs “Its very robust, has great ergonomics and a wide array of features, while handling superbly” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.