Nikon D200 Specs and Scores
Refers to the year this camera was officially made available for sale.
Refers to the date the manufacturer publicly announced the upcoming release and general specs of this camera.
November 01, 2005
The Nikon D200 receives a score of 37/100 for its general specifications. Launched in 2005 with a price of $1000, this DSLR camera measures 147 x 113 x 74mm and weighs 920g or 2.03lbs. Considering the advancements in the market since its release, the D200’s specifications may not be as competitive today. However, for those seeking a budget-friendly option, this camera still offers solid features and performance.
Nikon D200 Overview and Optics
The Nikon D200’s optics score is 41 out of 100, which reflects its capabilities in comparison to other cameras in today’s market. The camera has a 10-megapixel resolution, a shooting speed of 5 frames per second, and a CCD sensor type. Additionally, it features a Nikon image processing engine and a DXOMARK sensor score of 64.
The Nikon D200 has an APS-C sensor size and utilizes a Nikon F DX lens mount. However, it lacks image stabilization, which could impact image quality in certain shooting situations. The camera’s aspect ratio is 3:2, which is standard for most DSLR cameras.
Considering these specifications, the Nikon D200 shows limitations in its optics capabilities compared to current camera models. While it may suffice for basic photography needs, it falls short in offering advanced features and performance that many photographers seek in today’s competitive market.
The higher the number of megapixels, the more detail the cameras sensor can capture.
Image resolution is measured in pixels and megapixels, width by height. The higher the number, the higher its resolution.
3872 x 2592 px
The camera sensor captures light and records the image. Sensors vary in physical size, the number of pixels, and quality.
The sensor size contributes to the overall quality as well as the dynamic and tonal range a camera can capture. As a rule of thumb, the more surface there is to read the light, the more information it will capture.
16 x 24 mm
Refers to the most commonly used sensor sizes.
The number of sequential frames per second the camera can write to the memory card when shooting in burst or continuous mode.
The lens mount will tell you what type of lens range you can fit onto the camera body. Often the same camera company will have different lens ranges for different cameras.
Nikon F DX
The image processor in the camera converts the information collected on the sensor for digital storage on the memory card.
Nikon Image processing engine
The aspect ratio refers to the proportional difference between width and height. The most popular aspect ratios are 3:2 and 4:3.
Minimum ISO (Native)
Refers to the lowest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Lower ISO are less sensitive to light but make a cleaner image.
Maximum ISO (Native)
Refers to the highest native (or 'base') ISO setting. Higher ISO is necessary for low-light situations or night photography, but higher ISOs often introduce grain or noise.
Minimum ISO (Expanded)
Expanded (or extended) ISO is a digitally enhanced feature available on some cameras. It allows you to push beyond the native ISO range if necessary.
Maximum ISO (Expanded)
Minimum Shutter Speed
The minimum shutter speed will tell you the longest exposure your camera can take without using an external accessory.
Maximum Shutter Speed
The maximum shutter speed tells you the length inside 1 second the camera will capture. These can sometimes be extended with accessories such as extra external batteries.
1/ 8000 s
Autofocus points show where the camera is focusing graphically as squares or brackets in Live View or on an electronic viewfinder. These points are also used for light meter readings.
In-body Stabilization means the camera has a certain technology embedded that counteracts camera shake.
The viewfinder type is either electronic or optical. Electronic viewfinders will have a small screen in the viewfinder. Optical viewfinders will use prisms and mirrors to look through the lens.
Nikon D200 Video Performance
The Nikon D200 lacks video capabilities. However, it has built-in time-lapse functionality.
Indicates if this camera is capable of recording video.
Time-Lapse Built In
A built in time-lapse mode will allow continuous shooting throughout a prolonged period of time to be compressed into a sped up video.
Nikon D200 Features and Benefits
The Nikon D200 receives a feature score of 30/100. This score reflects its 2.5-inch screen size and 230,000-dot screen resolution. The camera lacks modern features such as a touchscreen, flip screen, GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth capabilities.
In today’s market, the D200’s specifications fall short compared to newer models. The absence of a touchscreen and flip screen limits its versatility for shooting from different angles and quick navigation through settings. Additionally, the lack of GPS, WIFI, and Bluetooth hinders the camera’s connectivity, making it less convenient for sharing and transferring photos.
The Nikon D200, with its limited features and dated specifications, struggles to compete in the current market. Its lower score reflects its inability to meet the demands of modern photographers who seek advanced technology and seamless connectivity in their equipment.
A built-in flash will often be positioned right above the lens. This will automatically pop up when you activate it.
External flashes are often connected through a hot shoe at the top of a camera, or a cable at the side of the camera.
GPS features in a camera will include location metadata to each of your photographs.
Weather sealing capabilities will give you more confidence when shooting in unfavourable conditions.
Touchscreen allows you to change camera settings and access menus with a swipe of your finger, instead of using buttons.
Screen dots indicate the resolution of the LCD screen by including each sub pixel.
A flip screen (or articulating screen) is a second screen which can flip out from the side or top of the camera. This rotating screen allows you more freedom to take photos at different angles.
Live View feature allows you to see a continuous live video of what is being seen through your lens.
Bluetooth capabilities allow you wireless control of your camera with other external devices.
Nikon D200 Storage and Battery
The Nikon D200 storage and battery score is 35/100, reflecting its limitations in these areas. The camera has only one memory card slot and accepts Compact Flash (Type I or II) cards. In today’s market, many cameras offer multiple memory card slots and support for SD cards, which are more widely available and affordable than Compact Flash cards.
Regarding the battery, the D200 provides 800 shots per charge using the EN-EL3e battery. Although this number is respectable, it falls behind the performance of some contemporary cameras that offer longer battery life. Additionally, the absence of USB charging in the D200 is a disadvantage as it limits the charging options for users.
Taking these factors into account, the Nikon D200’s storage and battery capabilities do not excel when compared to more recent camera models. Despite its strengths in other areas, potential buyers should consider the storage and battery aspects before purchasing this camera.
Storage and Battery
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Dual Memory Card Slots
Approximately how long this cameras battery will last measured by how many photographs you will be able to take.
Sensor scores tested by DXOMARK
DXOMARK overall sensor score.
Portrait (Color Depth)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Portrait score in our camera sensor reviews defines color depth performance and its unit is a number of bits. A color depth of 22 bits is excellent; differences below 1 bit are barely noticeable.'
Landscape (Dynamic Range)
As described by DXOMARK 'The Landscape score in our camera sensor tests defines the maximum dynamic range of the camera sensor and its unit is an exposure value (EV). A value of 12 EV is excellent with differences below 0.5 EV usually not noticeable.'
Sports (Low-Light ISO)
Described by DXOMARK as 'The maximal value of ISO sensitivity needed to reach a given value of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). The greater the value, the better'
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