Nikon D200

 
Nikon D200 front
 
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 920g - 147 x 113 x 74mm
  • Revealed February 2006
  • Succeeded the Nikon D100
  • Refreshed by Nikon D300
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
55
Imaging
50
Features
45
Overall
48

Nikon D200 summary

Nikon D200 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera originally released on February of 2006. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 3872 x 2592.

Nikon launched this camera in order to replace the older Nikon D100 (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards brought out the updated Nikon D300 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this model.

The D200 comes in at #63 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and overall #448 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our list. Please look at our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized factors.

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Nikon D200 family

The Nikon D200 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can take a look at all earlier and new models alongside important specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Nikon-D7500 front thumbnailNikon D7500
D200 vs D7500
21MPAPS-C8.0 fps2017
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D200 vs D500
21MPAPS-C10.0 fps2016
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Nikon-D7200 front thumbnailNikon D7200
D200 vs D7200
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2015
Nikon-D610 front thumbnailNikon D610
D200 vs D610
24MPFull frame6.0 fps2013
Nikon-D7100 front thumbnailNikon D7100
D200 vs D7100
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Nikon-D600 front thumbnailNikon D600
D200 vs D600
24MPFull frame5.5 fps2012
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Nikon-D7000 front thumbnailNikon D7000
D200 vs D7000
16MPAPS-C6.0 fps2010
Nikon-D300S front thumbnailNikon D300S
D200 vs D300S
12MPAPS-C7.0 fps2009
Nikon-D90 front thumbnailNikon D90
D200 vs D90
12MPAPS-C4.5 fps2008
Nikon-D300 front thumbnailNikon D300
D200 vs D300
12MPAPS-C6.0 fps2008
Nikon-D80 front thumbnailNikon D80
D200 vs D80
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
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Nikon-D200 front thumbnailNikon D20010MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
Nikon-D50 front thumbnailNikon D50
D200 vs D50
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon-D70s front thumbnailNikon D70s
D200 vs D70s
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon-D70 front thumbnailNikon D70
D200 vs D70
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2004
Nikon-D100 front thumbnailNikon D100
D200 vs D100
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2002

Nikon D200 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Nikon D200 based on factors which are normally regarded as necessary in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with Top display
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
offers tracking autofocus
sensor has phase detect autofocus
very good minimum ISO (100)
weather proofing
does not contain selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have liveview
lack of video recording
max frames per second very slow (5.0 fps)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
no articulating screen
no external microphone port
no HDMI port
no headphone port
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dot)
small screen (2.5 inch)
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Nikon D200 Sensor features

The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon D200 is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3872 x 2592 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 3200. RAW files are supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the D200's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The D200 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.

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To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon D200 dimensions

Nikon D200 weighs around 2.03 lbs (920 grams / 32.45 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 147mm x 113mm x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Nikon D200 is heavier as compared with other rivals.

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Here is a picture of the Nikon D200 beside a soda to help you have a feel for its size.

Nikon D200 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will illustrate the button arrangement on the D200.

Nikon D200 topview buttons dials

Nikon D200 Lens features

The D200 fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses on sale. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the D200.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Zeiss-Otus-100mm-F1.4-Nikon-F-FX lensZeiss Otus 100mm F1.4100mmf/1.41405g
Sigma-40mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-A-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A40mmf/1.40g
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Tokina-AT-X-Pro-100mm-f2.8-Macro-Nikon-F-FX lensTokina AT-X Pro 100mm f2.8 Macro100mmf/2.8 540g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-24mm-F1.8G-ED lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED24mmf/1.8 355g
Sigma-4.5mm-F2.8-EX-DC-HSM-Circular-Fisheye-Nikon-F-DX lensSigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye5mmf/2.8 470g
Zeiss-Milvus-18mm-F2.8-Nikon-F-FX lensZeiss Milvus 18mm F2.818mmf/2.8721g
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Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-35mm-f1.8G lensNikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f1.8G35mmf/1.8 210g
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Nikon D200 Connectivity

The D200 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • GPS Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Several apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Nikon D200 Video features

Nikon D200 doesn't take video. In case you are wanting a camera to shoot just photos, it is not an issue.

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Nikon D200 Weather Sealing

Nikon D200 has got weather proofing making it a good selection to use during rough places. This is particularly valuable when you are not sure about the elements you might encounter during outdoor photography.

Nikon D200 Display and Viewfinder

The Nikon D200 has got a 2.5 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen. The D200 also has a builtin Top display so you're able to instantly look at camera settings.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon D200 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.63x

Viewfinders are really handy during sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Nikon D200 Shutter features

Nikon D200 continuous shooting rate is 5.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.

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Nikon D200 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon D200 boasts both inbuilt flash plus external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.

Nikon D200 Autofocusing features

Nikon D200 boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

It also includes Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Nikon D200 can use manual focus when required during low light or you want more precise control on focus.

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Nikon D200 Battery life

The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 features the best (2260) battery life within this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
D200 vs D850
1840 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
D200 vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
D200 vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
D200 vs D500
1240 yesyesyes

Nikon D200 for varying categories of photography

The following illustration presents a summary of the Nikon D200 for varying categories of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Nikon D200 Portrait photography features

The Nikon D200 gets a rating of 54 which is modest, meaning that it is reasonably appropriate to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the potential to use off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
MP count low (10 megapixels)

Nikon D200 Street photography details

With a moderate points total of 55, the Nikon D200 is reasonably acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
environment proof
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization

Nikon D200 Sports photography information

A reasonable sports photography points total of 52 indicates the Nikon D200 is reasonably suitable for shooting sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
has phase detect AF
does not have liveview
low fps (5.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)

Nikon D200 Travel photography information

Portability is pretty important in getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon D200 gets a modest 52 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable to buy for your trips.

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environment sealing
has built in flash
MP count low (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display

Nikon D200 Landscape photography highlights

If you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D200 and it's reasonable grade of 53 as a landscape camera is fairly acceptable within the current marketplace.

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you can focus manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no liveview
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)

Nikon D200 Vlogging advice

A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D200 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a awful score of 9.

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no video

Nikon D200 Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the D200, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall into the family of Advanced DSLR.

The graph here provides you a summary of the D200 versus it's highest ranking rivals suggested earlier.

There are more cameras you might check out as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Nikon
Model
Nikon D200
Category
Advanced DSLR
Revealed
2006-02-23
Body design
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area
372.9mm²
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Highest Possible resolution
3872 x 2592
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
1600
Maximum enhanced ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mounting type
Nikon F
Number of lenses
309
Crop factor
1.5
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.5 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
95%
Viewfinder magnification
0.63x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
64
DXO Color Depth score
22.3
DXO Dynamic range score
11.5
DXO Low light score
583
Features
Minimum shutter speed
30s
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000s
Continuous shutter speed
5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
12.00 m
Flash settings
Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync
1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Maximum video resolution
None
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
920 gr (2.03 lbs)
Dimensions
147 x 113 x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9")
Other
Battery model
EN-EL3e
Self timer
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage slots
1
Cost at release
$999