Several Nikon D200 owners who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Cnet.com said in their review 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 number of Nikon D200 reviewers considered that the product was a good body shape. One customer who bought it thought it was lightweight. Eleven years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “The cameras mechanisms are housed in a rugged, lightweight magnesium alloy chassis”.