(January 2006) posted on Thu Jan 05, 2006
Features Optical Low Pass Filter to reduce color shifting
Nikon has introduced its latest digital
SLR camera"?the D200. Designed for a
wide range of users"?including wedding,
event, and action photographers"?the
10.2-Mpxl D200 builds on the features
of the company's D2X SLR, including its
The D200 features a new 10.2-Mpxl
Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor (23.6
x 15.8 mm) that incorporates high-speed
4-channel data output, as well as a new
Optical Low Pass Filter to reduce moire,
color fringing, and shifting. Its Nikon 3D
Color Matrix Metering II system helps
users determine the ideal exposure even
when in complex lighting situations.
Other features on the D200 include:
- An advanced image-optimizing
functionality, which allows users to
fine-tune image characteristics such as
sharpness, tone, color, saturation, and
hue. Photographers can also select from
preset options like normal, softer, more
vivid, portrait, and black-and-white.
- A new 11-area autofocus (AF) system
(convertible to a 7-wide area AF system)
that supports photographers with
fast and precise autofocus under a variety
of shooting conditions. In addition,
the D200 features a Recent Settings
menu that reflects the last 14 settings.
- A 2.5-in. LCD screen with 0.94x
magnification and a 170"? viewing angle.
It offers a selectable RGB histogram display,
and the ability to magnify images
up to 400% to allow photographers to
inspect the fine details.
- An 0.15-sec power-up and 50-millisecond
shutter release lag time; the D200
shoots up to 5 frames/sec, capturing up to
37 JPEG or 22 NEF (RAW) images.
- A magnesium-alloy chassis and
body cover, as well as an enhanced environmental
sealing system to protect the
interior from moisture and dust.
Compatible with the Nikon Digital
Imaging System, the D200 can accommodate
more than 50 Nikkor lenses. It
will ship with a copy of Nikon's Picture-
Project software for easy image transfer,
organization, editing, and design for
JPEG and NEF (RAW) images. The SLR is
also compatible with Nikon Capture 4.4
software (sold separately).
Estimated selling price: $1699.95.