Nikon D200 SLR Review

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Nikon D200 Professional





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Nikon Professional D200

As with all of the digital SLRs, the back is the heart of the digital half of this camera. The D200 features a large 2.5-inch color LCD display with 232,000 pixels that makes accessing menus and reviewing images a pleasure. The surface is scratch-resistant and Nikon supplies a clip-on transparent LCD protector.

In the upper left next to the BKT button is the Delete button to erase images. To the left of the color LCD is the Playback button for image review. The MENU button calls up or dismisses the menu system. The THUMBNAIL button displays 4 or 9 images per screen, press and hold while rotating command dial. The PROTECT button is used to mark images to prevent erasure, when accessing menus it is the Help button. The ENTER/Zoom button is used to accept menu selections or to magnify the image when in playback mode. Press and hold while turning command dial to zoom-in or zoom-out.

To the right of the data LCD is the MULTI-SELECTOR which has 8 positions (up, down, left, right and diagonally for selecting AF areas). It is used for menu navigation, selecting the focus area, selecting images for playback and the mode of playback display, selecting thumbnail images and more. The Multi-selector can also be pushed straight in to perform another function - which is programmable. The outer ring is for locking the Multi-Selector in capture mode to prevent accidentally changing the selected AF area. The FOCUS MODE selector switch lets you change between Single-area AF, Dynamic-area AF, Group dynamic-AF and Dynamic-area AF with closest subject priority. And the latch release for the CF card door.



I/O Interfaces

Nikon Professional D200

On the left side are the data I/O connectors:

On top is the Video Out (NTSC or PAL selectable).


In the center is the DC IN connector for the optional AC power supply.


On the bottom is the USB 2.0 data port for connection to the host computer or the optional WT-3 wireless transmitter. The USB port is PictBridge compatible for direct photo printing.



Nikon Professional D200


On the front is a 10-pin remote terminal and on the side is a standard flash PC sync port.





Image Storage

Nikon Professional D200

The D200 is equipped with a CompactFlash Type II card slot, it can accomodate solid state CF flash memory cards or IBM/Hitachi Microdrives. Nikon has approved CF cards from SanDisk and Lexar Media.

The D200 is compliant with both FAT-16 and FAT-32 file systems so there will be no problem using the new CF cards and Microdrives with capacities above 2GB. The D200 also fully supports Lexar's Write Acceleration (WA) technology used in their Pro Series CF cards.



Storage Capacity of 1GB CF Card

Nikon Professional D200

Nikon Professional D200





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