Nikon D200 Review
As noted on the previous page the D200's menus have a similar layout to the D2X but look considerably more sophisticated and 'modern' thanks to smooth high resolution fonts and new graphics. Navigation remains the same, the multi-way controller and Enter button. Another new feature is the 'shadow' left behind when you move from the current setting to a new one, it's a reminder of what the features current setting is.
Shooting / CSM menu banks
When working in the Shooting or CSM menus you are in actual fact changing the settings of a 'menu bank'. There are four banks for each of the Shooting and Custom function menus; A to D, each bank can be given a more meaningful label (example) and the currently selected bank letter is indicated on the top control panel for quick reference. This is very useful for quickly switching between a type of shot or situation.
The D200 has the same help feature as the D2X, a setting with available help is indicated by a circular question mark icon (?) at the bottom left of the screen. Press and hold the protect button to display a context sensitive help page. The example on the left is the help page for the optimize image option, the example on the right is the help page for the battery info option.
The recent settings menu is essentially a history of changes which have been carried out via the camera menus. You can access any of the last eight menu settings and re-apply them. This is useful if you regularly switch between two features (for example file name prefix or noise reduction setting).
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|- Thumbnail selection. [clip]|
|Playback Folder|| ND200
|Slide Show|| Start
|Hide Image|| Select / set
|- Thumbnail selection [clip]|
|Print Set|| Select / set
|- Thumbnail selection [clip]|
|Display Mode|| Done >
|Allows you to toggle any of these display modes on or off. [clip]|
|Image Review|| Off
|After Delete|| Show next
Continue as before
|Rotate Tall|| Off
|When enabled portrait shots appear vertically orientated.|
A green superscript one (¹) indicates the default setting.
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes / Sub options|
|Shooting Menu Bank|| A ¹
Four banks of settings can be memorized and quickly switched, each bank can be labeled (see above).
|Menu Reset|| No
|- Create new folder.|
|File Naming|| File Naming
|Change name prefix (default DSC).|
|Optimize Image|| Normal ¹
Medium Low (-1)
Medium High (+1)
Less Contrast (-)
More Contrast (+)
I (sRGB) ¹
II (Adobe RGB)
Normal (0) ¹
-9° to +9°
Black and white
|Select image parameters from one of the six presets or define your own custom set. [clip]|
|Color Space|| sRGB ¹
|Image Quality|| NEF (Raw) + JPEG Fine
NEF (Raw) + JPEG Normal
NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic
JPEG Normal ¹
|Select image quality. [clip]|
|Image Size|| Large ¹
|- 3872 x 2592 / 10.0M
- 2896 x 1944 / 5.6M
- 1936 x 1296 / 2.5M
|JPEG Compression|| Size priority ¹
|Raw Compression|| Off ¹
|- Standard NEF (no compression)
- Compressed NEF
|White Balance|| Auto ¹
Choose color temp.
White bal. preset
|- Menu to fine tune WB (-3 to +3)
- 2500 K - 10000 K
- Select / program preset WB
|Long Exposure NR|| Off ¹
|Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1/2 sec or longer.|
|High ISO NR|| On (Normal) ¹
|- NR at ISO 400 or above
- NR at HI-1 and HI-2 only (minimal)
|ISO|| ISO 100
HI-0.3 (~ISO 2000)
HI-0.7 (~ISO 2500)
HI-1.0 (~ISO 3200)
|Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting (CSM b2).|
|Image Overlay|| Image 1
|Create a new image from two superimposed RAW images. [clip]|
|Multiple Exposure|| Done
Number of shots
2 - 10
|Create a new image from between two and ten exposures. [clip]|
|Intvl Timer Shooting|| Start
 x  = 0001
|Time lapse / interval shooting. [clip]|
|Non-CPU Lens Data|| Focal length
6 - 45 mm
50 - 180 mm
200 - 4000 mm
F1.2 - F22
|Owens Valley Milky Way by ed rader|
from Sign, sign, everywhere a sign..
|Break by Hank3152|
from Motion blur
|Camp by T bird|
from A Big Year - birds
|The Maasai Shepherd by cgravel|
from - African Man - (Portrait in Black and White + A Border)
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