Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
Newest Review: ... steal nowadays, why over spend on a D300 for as little as £300 you can get a D200 body which is good enough to use in weddings or to cre... more
Showing it's age but still a gem
Member Name: MattyTM
Advantages: an absolute bargain
Disadvantages: Low light it does tend to struggle
Having moved onto the D300 and D3x i still every now and again find myself slipping back to the older D200 as it still performs unbelievably well for most any task it is set.
It may have less pixels but the difference in image quality is barely noticeable, when used in a sports photography mode it's multiple AF points and Continuous high settings are more than enough to keep most any photographer happy.
The one place it does slip up is the ISO and low light settings. The 300 in comparison can now hit 1600 and above with very little image degridation, sadly even at 800 and sometimes below you start to see some quite noticeable image resolution issues.
The magnesium body feels nice to the touch and is very sturdy. Like the D300 can happily perform in a monsoon with your only issue being keeping your lens glass dry.
The image processing it still very quick also, I barely notice a difference between the two in all honesty. Value for money these are an absolute steal nowadays, why over spend on a D300 for as little as £300 you can get a D200 body which is good enough to use in weddings or to create your own photography business around.
Yes the D300, D3x, even the D2x are better cameras, but that doesn't stop the D200 from being an excellent bit of kit. It may be showing it's age on the outside, but it's images say different.
Summary: It may be showing it's age on the outside, but it's images say different.
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