D200?

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  1. DCB12

    DCB12 TPF Noob!

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    Just checking to see your thoughts on the D200. I know it's old but pro quality build.

    Anyone still use it?

    Thanks


     
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    Raj_55555 Indian God of Photography Supporting Member

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    I'm using an even older model the D100; well, almost! :p :lmao:
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's as good a camera now as it ever was, however it's NOT a "pro-quality" build. It's Nikon's mid-range, or "semi-pro" line halfway between the D1/2/3/4 and the DXX00 lines. It really depends on what you want to use it for.
     
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    I am using a D40 now and love it. It has been many places (Alaska being one), thousands of clicks and still going strong. High IOS is not the best but otherwise it's a highly underrated camera.

    Peace
     
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    bigal1000 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The D200 is old tech also,keep using the D40 as you say you love it why get another old tech body?
     
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    Slightly more resolution, faster shutter,,Option for a grip, auto FP, more durable build.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    While the D200 is a prosumer grade Nikon it does have the full magnesium chassis, 9 auto-brackets, control layout, uses CF memory cards, but no built-in vertical grip that the pro grade Nikon's of that era have. Nikon didn't yet have a full frame DSLR then so even the pro grade D2x and D2xs had an APS-C or crop size image sensor.

    I used up 1 D200 and bought another new one to replace it just after Nikon stopped making the D200. I added a MB-D200 vertical grip.

    No doubt camera technology has moved forward, but the D200 is still a very capable camera.
     
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    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    The D40 doesn't have Nikon's AF motor/screw-drive system in it, and the D40 has far few external controls which means more menu diving when using a D40.
    The D200 has 60% more resolution than the D40, a 1/8000 shutter, 9 auto brackets, a better 11 point AF module, 2 command wheels, a top LCD, and the list goes on.
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Only around 20% more resolution, 40% more pixels.

    Agree with everrything else. ;)
     
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    shadowlands No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Keep your D40 and pick up a D200 for roughly $200.00, and keep a smile on your face.
     
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    I have the D200 and have a line new D300s coming Tuesday....can't wait.

    Peace
     
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    You will love your D300s
     

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