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Nikon D200 Review

This review of the Nikon D200 was written and submitted by Randy McKown from New Image Photography.

The Nikon D200 made its debut just over 3 years ago and has since been replaced by the D300. However, this doesn’t mean the D200 is completely out of the picture. We’ve been using the Nikon D200 as one of our primary workhorses in the studio for almost 2 years and I can safely say it has proven itself to be a powerful asset. Since the introduction of the Nikon D300, prices on the D200, which was originally priced just under $2000, have dropped as low as $799. This makes the D200 a very tempting purchase for any photographer.

At a quick glance photographers will notice the following features:

  • 10.2 million effective pixels
  • 2.5-inch TFT color LCD monitor
  • ISO range of 100-1600 plus three boost settings to a maximum of 3200
  • Shutter speeds from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds including Bulb
  • White balance with nine modes and manual fine-tuning
  • 11-area MULTI-CAM 1000 autofocus system

First impressions mean a lot to most people. When you hold the Nikon D200 in your hands for the first time, you know you’re holding a top grade camera. With it’s high quality magnesium alloy body, professional design and weighing in at 2 lbs without a lens, you’ll be feeling like a pro before you even fire off your first shot. A heavy-built solid body has always been a major factor for me when purchasing a new SLR and the D200 definitely lives up to those standards.


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Randy McKown
Randy McKown

is the founder of XposurePro, which offers photography tips and information relating to the business of photography. He also owns & operates a portrait studio along with his wife and fellow photographer Lisa McKown. Randy can also be followed on Twitter.

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