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Nikon D200 Digital Camera

Camera Labs Highly Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Hot Product DP Review Highly Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Gold
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11 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the recently released cameras.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from CNET.com, PC Mag, Asia.cnet.com, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au, Photoxels.com and Cnetfrance.fr all of whom decided that this camera was outstanding.

The editors of Camera Labs and DP Review both strongly endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at Digitalartsonline.co.uk and Best4reviews.com both concluded that this digital camera would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Furthermore, this Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from Akam.no and it received a PC Advisor.co.uk "Gold" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Camera Labs this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

Six customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had good features. Pcmag.com said “The D200s speedy performance and unique features make it a powerful D-SLR worthy of an Editors Choice” . Eleven years ago Cameralabs.com wrote in their review on Camera Labs “Its very robust, has great ergonomics and a wide array of features, while handling superbly”. Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “An exceptional camera with a long list of excellent features and impressive image quality” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Macworld.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “GPS connectivity; ability to shoot multiple exposures to the same image file; intuitive controls; very little image distortion; good color quality; accurate exposures” in their Nikon D200 review. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote eleven years ago “A wide array of features, while handling superbly and delivering excellent image quality”. Best4reviews.com wrote ten years ago “As expected the D200's image quality is superb with the advanced metering” in their review of the Nikon D200 and rated it 4 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon D200 reviewers who bought the Nikon D200 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned “It's the perfect choice for advanced enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers” in their review. Expert website Creativepro.com rated it 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”. Photoradar.com rated the Nikon D200 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Photo Radar “All you need is the ability to take a good picture”.

Several Nikon D200 owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Neocamera.com mentioned in their review eleven years ago “Its unique selling points are a 10 megapixel sensor and a 5 FPS continuous dr” and scored it 4 stars. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The D200 has a 10.2 megapixel sensor and stands between the D70s”.

One Nikon D200 owner considered that it had a good picture resolution. Ten years ago P. Shepard mentioned “Happy shooting!”.

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Robust

Several customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com scored it 4 stars and said “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at about one-third the price”. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The rugged Nikon D200 digital SLR offers the best of the D2X at less than half the price”. Photoanswers.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk “Great results, all housed in a sturdy body”.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was well made. Nine years ago expert review site Photo.net wrote “The metal body, rubber-clad where needed, feels very solid and suggests a very reliable camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

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”.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

One customer concluded that this digital camera was easy to handle.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert website Productsifter.com said in their review ten years ago “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”.

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Nice Design

One person reckoned that it was ergonomic.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon D200 owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Macworld.com wrote “Huge selection of focusing options can be confusing; color satura” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Nikon D200 reviewer mentioned that the product did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Creativepro.com mentioned “No matter which side you choose, if either, you cant help” however they still gave the Nikon D200 a score of 5 stars.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D200 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other recently released comparable spec digital cameras also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Nikon D200 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Most new cameras are not waterproof. The Nikon D200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D200 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the D200 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Nikon D200 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D200 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other latest cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D200 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other cameras that were launched in the last year, the Nikon D200 does not have a built-in flash.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon D200

Released Eleven Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for eleven months.

18 Awards

EISA.eu EISA asia.cnet.com Editor's Choice photoxels.com Editor's Choice CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Cnetfrance.fr Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star letsgodigital.org/nl/ Excellent Camera Labs Highly Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Hot Product Akam.no Recommended best4reviews.com Best Buy DP Review Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award digitalartsonline.co.uk Best Buy PC Advisor.co.uk Gold PC Mag Editor's Choice CNET.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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11 August 2009

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. But because you get what you pay for, there are...

15 July 2009

It's perfectly feasible. Many amateurs do - and with some success. Some even go on to become full-time professionals. All you need is the ability to take a good picture, a little knowledge of the... Read more…

1 January 2009

The Nikon D200 offers a great range of features and great results, all housed in a sturdy body. It's the perfect choice for advanced enthusiasts and semi-professional photographers. (£815 - Body... Read more…

This review of the Nikon D200 was written and submitted by Randy McKown from New Image Photography.The Nikon D200 made its debut just over 3 years ago and has since been replaced by the D300.... Read more…

1 January 2008

The Nikon D200 is a very good camera and anybody making the switch from a (high-end) film camera to digital should consider it. Take a look at the image quality, decide if it makes sense...

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User Reviews

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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…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vba130, nikon vba130a, nikon vba130ab
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