Nikon D200 Review
Nikon D200 Specifications
|Price|| US: $ 1,699 [check/order]
UK: £ 1,299
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor|| 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
10.92 million total pixels
10.2 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
|Image sizes|| 3872 x 2592 [L]
2896 x 1944 [M]
1936 x 1296 [S]
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit RAW)
NEF + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|File sizes (approx.)|| RAW + JPEG Large/Fine: 20.7 MB
RAW: 15.8 MB
JPEG Large/Fine: 4.8 MB
JPEG Large/Normal: 2.4 MB
JPEG Large/Basic: 1.2 MB
JPEG Medium/Fine: 2.7 MB
JPEG Small/Fine: 1.2 MB
|Color space|| sRGB (2 modes)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount
1.5x field of view crop
|Usable lenses|| AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type) : All functions possible
D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some
exposure modes available
AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix
Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible
AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering,
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible
Non-CPU AI Nikkor : Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix-Metering,
Center-Weighted and Spot metering available. Indication of aperture No.,
after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length f=mm by multi-selector
Electronic Rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
|Auto Focus|| 11/7 area TTL (7 in wide focus area mode)
AF working range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
|Lens Servo|| Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M]
Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
|AF Area Mode|| Single Area AF
Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
Group Dynamic AF
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF
|AF assist||Yes, white lamp|
|AF Lock|| Locked using the AE-L/AF-L button
Half-press shutter release button in AF mode [S]
|Exposure modes|| Program Auto [P] - flexible program possible
Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
|Metering||TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;
D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel CCD while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data)
Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle)
Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
|Metering modes|| 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Spot (3 mm circle, 2% of frame)
|Metering range|| 3D Color Matrix Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Center-Weighted Metering: 0 to 20 EV
Spot Metering: 2 to 20 EV
At normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens
|Meter Coupling||CPU and AI|
|AE Lock||Locked using AE-L/AF-L button|
2 to 9 frames
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5.0 EV
1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
ISO 100 - 1600 in 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
|Shutter|| Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
30 to 1/8000 sec (1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|White balance|| Auto (1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
Presets (six) with fine tuning
Manual presets (four)
Color temperature in Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K, 31 steps)
White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)
|Image parameters|| Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W
Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
Tone: Auto, 3 levels, Custom tone curve
Color mode: I, II, III
Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
Hue: -9° to +9°
|Viewfinder|| Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism
Built-in diopter adjustment (-2 to +1m-1)
Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0m-1)
Frame coverage 95%
Viewfinder magnification approx 0.94x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
|Focusing screen||B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen II|
|Viewfinder info||• Focus indicators
• 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
|LCD monitor|| 2.5 " TFT LCD
Backlight / brightness adjustment
TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor.
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync)
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
|Built-in Speedlight|| Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number (ISO 100, m) approx 12 (manual 13)
|Flash Ready-Light||Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800/ 80DX/ 50DX/ 30/ 28/ 27/22s; blinks for full output warning|
|Flash Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided|
|Flash Sync Terminal||ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided|
|Flash compensation|| -3 to +1 EV
1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
|DOF Preview|| Stop-down lens aperture by pressing button
Activates modelling flash
|Shooting modes|| Single frame
Continuous High [CH] - 5 fps
Continuous Low [CL] - 1 to 4 fps (custom)
Interval timer (Timelapse)
|Continuous buffer|| JPEG Large/Fine: approx. 37 frames
RAW (NEF): approx. 22 frames
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec programmable|
|Orientation sensor||Tags images with camera orientation|
|Playback mode|| Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
Auto image rotation
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B connector
Remote control 10-pin
PC Sync flash terminal
|GPS||NMEA 0183 Interface standard supported with GPS Cable MC-35 (optional)|
|Communications||FTP and PTP/IP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-3 (IEEE 802.11 b/g)|
|Video out|| NTSC
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II
FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
36 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
No CF card supplied
|Vertical grip|| Optional MB-D200 battery pack / vertical grip
2 x EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion batteries
or 6 x AA batteries
|Power|| Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e (7.4 V, 1500 mAh)
Included battery charger MH-18a
Optional AC adapter EH-6
Optional MB-D200 battery pack / vertical grip
|Battery monitoring||The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information
about the EN-EL3e battery:
Remaining charge (%)
No. of shots taken since last charge
Battery life (5 stages)
|Dimensions||147 x 113 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||830 g (1.8 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||920 g (2.0 lb)|
|Box contents||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|
|Optional accessories||Wireless Transmitter WT-3, AC Adapter EH-6, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600/SB-R200, Nikon Capture 4 (Ver. 4.4), CompactFlash card, Nikkor lenses, Multifunction Battery Pack MB-D200, GPS Cable MC-35, Remote Cord MC-36 (replacement of MC-20), Semi-soft Case CF-D200|
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