Nikon D200 Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★★
4.6 / 5
100% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Image Quality

  • Battery Life

  • Features

  • Ease of Use

  • Value For Money

Summary

The Nikon D200 was launched in December 2005 as Nikon's feature-packed digital SLR camera. The D200 model bridges the gap between Nikon's professional cameras and entry level digital SLRs. The camera is available body only and as a kit with the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens.
? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
Nikon D200 - Ask a question now

Media Gallery for Nikon D200

Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200
Nikon D200

Specification for Nikon D200

Main Features
Resolution 10.2
Optical Zoom 1
Battery Type Rechargeable
Effective pixels = 10.2 million
Max Image Resolution = 3872 x 2592
ISO range = 100-1600
Media = CompactFlash
Shooting speed = 5 frames per second
Exposure modes = Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Metering Modes = Colour Matrix, Centre Weighted, Spot
Shutter speeds = 30 secs - 1/8,000 secs + Bulb
Interface = USB 2.0
Approx. weight = 830g (w/o batteries & storage media)
Approx. dimensions (W x H x D) = 147mm x 113mm x 74mm
Additional features: Exposure Compensation, LCD Monitor, Built in Flash, Auto Exposure Bracketing, Depth of Field Preview, 4 memory banks

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

  • Average Rating Over Time
  • Within the last month ***** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 6 months *** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 12 months * (From 0 reviews)

Latest Reviews

★★★★★

“Wonderful Camera for both beginners and professionals....”

Written on: 20/12/2008 by prabhakar27483 (1 review written)

Wonderful Camera for both beginners and professionals. Comparing with D300, there is no much difference between these two. D300 is absolutely a commercial tactic which has been used by Nikon. Its realy nice working with it. Pleasure… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“A Brilliant Camera for the experienced amateur, it...”

Written on: 14/11/2007 by daveybm (2 reviews written)

A Brilliant Camera for the experienced amateur, it might seem a bit daunting if you have no slr camera experience.Plenty of advice on the internet on how to get the best from it… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Would recommend the Nikon D200 for both new and pro...”

Written on: 04/10/2007 by asaadsaleh (1 review written)

Would recommend the Nikon D200 for both new and pro photographers… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★☆

“Get a D200 - it's great. But don't expect much more...”

Written on: 17/05/2007 by MarkTheSpark (3 reviews written)

Get a D200 - it's great. But don't expect much more than you'd get if you paid £700. I suspect the D200 will be overtaken very soon by much better mechanics which consider the practicality of a camera designed to be used on location but which cannot be used in any hostile environment - at least, not if you want to change lenses without a changing bag… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

356673_Harrythephot's Response to MarkTheSpark's Review

Written on: 04/04/2008

The camera being open to dust when changing lenses and not having a "protected" CCD would be the case with every other DSLR as well as far as I am aware.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Flyguy's Response to MarkTheSpark's Review

Written on: 15/04/2008

I agree, good value for money camera.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 2 Comments
★★★★★

“I hadn't used an SLR camera in almost 20 years, and...”

Written on: 01/05/2006 by peco412 (1 review written)

I hadn't used an SLR camera in almost 20 years, and the Nikon D200 made me realize that I've missed out on a lot of fantastic photos. If the D200 had Canon's 12MP sensor, it would be today's perfect digital SLR. The D200's rugged, environmentally sealed body and feature set, that includes a 5fps burst mode and pop-up flash, make it the perfect camera for active photographers. Nikkor lenses and Nikon's AF system are first rate. AF is quick and accurate.

I bought my D200 in a kit with a 18-70mm… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Ebrooks's Response to peco412's Review

Written on: 18/07/2006

Bear in mind that the D 200 is a "prosumer" model when comparing it to Canon. Also, the "pixel race" needs to be understood, meaning when do more pixels reach a point of diminishing returns.
<br/>
<br/>There is more in resolution than the MP rating of the camera too, If you set the camera to raw you will get a HUGE file (some 20 mb), even though the mp rating of the camera is only 6.0 , say.
<br/>
<br/>My understanding is that a mp rating higher than 12.0 is wasted--thus the high end Nikon (last I heard) did not exceed 12. And, of course, unneeded mp&#039;s could affect the speed of successive shots in action photography.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Peco412's Response to peco412's Review

Written on: 20/07/2006

Remember that 12MP is NOT double the resolution of 6MP. Digital sensors are improving in only small increments right now. I think you&#039;d see quite an improvement in image quality and versatility from a 48MP sensor. I&#039;m sure the CIA would agree.
<br/>
<br/>Although I think the resolution of a 12MP digital sensor is now roughly equivalent to that of 100ASA film, there is definitely something to the idea of "per-pixel sharpness". I have a buddy who owns a Canon 5D, a 20D and a 1D Mark II N. The photos he takes with his 8MP cameras are just as clear and sharp as those I take with my 10MP D200. But the photos he takes with his 12MP 5D, especially the portraits, are visibly sharper than the D200 can produce. I love being able to see every strand of hair in a portrait.
<br/>
<br/>Regarding the D200, I still think that it has the best combination of design, build quality and image quality for the price. I&#039;ve rethought the 70-300MM lens though, and have ordered the new 18-200MM lens. The versatility and performance it provides in one lens is more valuable to me than the range I would have gotten with the 18-70MM and 70-300MM lenses. I like to take photos while hiking or otherwise on the run and prefer to carry as little as possible. And it seems like I&#039;ve gotten rained on while taking photographs more often than not this year.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 2 Comments
★★★★★

“I narrowed my choice of digital SLR cameras down to...”

Written on: 27/04/2006 by pnadin (122 reviews written)

I narrowed my choice of digital SLR cameras down to the Nikon D200 and the Canon 30D. I am surprised that Canon still have selections for portrait mode, landscape mode and sports mode on a high end camera where users would know how to shoot these types of photographs using Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority modes. The Nikon feels much more professional in its controls, and lends itself well to changing between settings easily with 4 programmable memory banks. Having owned a Nikon F90x… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

253217_Ispeed2's Response to pnadin's Review

Written on: 29/07/2006

Canon still uses the sports, landscape, etc modes b/c the price of dSLR cameras has dropped significantly and they are able to attract beginner camera enthusiasts who want to progress beyond what the point and shoot has to offer, but have not mastered all the aspects of setting aperature and shutter speeds yet. Canon was smart to keep these features as they will sell more cameras. BTW, the Canon 30d is a much better sports camera than nikon. Read the reviews.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
overview