Nikon - Nikon D200

 
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Nikon D200 Digital Camera Review

The Nikon D200 digital camera has high-precision, high-performance & unrivalled handling with a 10.2 million pixel CCD sensor that captures images with edge-to-edge sharpness and incredible color at 3,872 x 2,592 pixels, and a compact design. Its image sensor yeilds high-resolution images perfect for enlargements or creative cropping. Nikon D200 is lightweight and featured with enhanced sealing system to protect its durable magnesium alloy body.


Image Sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8mm; total pixels: 10.92 million
Effective Pixels 10.2 million
Type of Camera Single-lens reflex digital camera
Image Size (pixels) 3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S] 
Storage Media CompactFlash(TM) (CF) Card (Type I and II ) and Microdrive(TM)
Sensitivity 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV with additional settings up to 1 EV over 1600
File System Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
Storage System Compressed or uncompressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
White Balance Auto (TTL white balance with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting, preset white balance, white balance bracketing possible (2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3)
LCD Monitor 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function Full frame 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments) 3) Zoom 4) Slideshow 5) RGB histogram indication 6) Shooting data 7) Highlight point display 8) Auto image rotation
Interface Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Picture Angle 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Text Input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header
Compatible Lenses All AF-DX, AF-D, AF-G, AF-I, AF-S, and AF VR Nikkor lenses provide full AF and metering operation. AI-P lenses provide manual focus w/ electronic rangefinder and full metering operation. AI lenses provide manual focus w/ electronic rangefinder, Aperture Priority and Manual exposure mode, C/W and Spot metering operation.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level Pentaprism type; built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0m-1)
Eyepoint 19.5mm (-1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 95% (vertical and horizontal)
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
Viewfinder Information Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Flash sync indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, ISO sensitivity, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures
Autofocus TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3.0m)
Lens Servo Instant single-servo AF (S); continuous-servo AF (C); manual (M); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Focus Area Normal: 11 areas; single area or group can be selected; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas
AF Area Mode 1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic Area AF 3) Group Dynamic 4) Dynamic area AF with closest subject priority
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure Metering System Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering. 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor. 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame. 3) Spot: Meters 3mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used).
Exposure Metering Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 68 degrees F): 1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C)
Exposure Meter Coupling Combined CPU and AI
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Exposure Compensation Plus or minus 5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Auto Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
Auto Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1, 2, or 3
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame shooting mode 2) Continuous low speed (CL) shooting mode: 1 to 4 frames per second 3) Continuous high-speed shooting mode: 5 frames per second 4) Self-timer shooting mode 5) Mirror-up mode
Shutter Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/8,000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/250 sec.
Flash Control 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M]) SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR. 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens. 3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22. 4) Range-priority manual; available with SB-800
Flash Sync Mode 1) Front-curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-eye Reduction, 3) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-curtain Sync
Built-in Speedlight Manual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 100, m): approx. 12 (manual 13)
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided

Sync Terminal: ISO 519 standard terminal
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal
Self-timer Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration
Depth of Field Preview When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M mode) or value selected by camera (P and S mode)
Remote Control Via 10-pin Remote Cord MC-22/30/36 (optional) or Wireless Remote Control WT-3 (optional)
GPS NMEA 0183 (Ver. 2.01) interface standard supported with 9-pin D-sub cable (optional) and GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)
Power Source
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, MB-D200 battery pack (optional) with one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion batteries or six AA alkaline (LR6), NiMH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or 2R6 nickel-manganese AA batteries, AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 147 x 113 x 74mm
Weight Approx. 830g without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Video Cable, USB Cable UC-E4, Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-21M, LCD monitor cover BM-6, PictureProject CD-ROM

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Review by: dirk
Lacation: wageningen,New York
Type of Sport: Professional cameras
Review Date: 05-04-2011
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The Nikon D200 is a professional camera, it is a different way of thinking , working and enjoying this product , it may not be the best camera in the world but it is one of the best i have

 
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