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
|_ERN9064 by ernesto juarez|
from Shoot yourself ! (with your camera)
|walkersons fields by George Veltchev|
from -Waiting for Autumn- (in Full Colours Only)
Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.
There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.
A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.