Anybody planning on getting the Nikon D200?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Lacero, Dec 15, 2005.

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    Lacero

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    Nikon press release courtesy from Steve's Digicams
    The Nikons are beginning to ship now and at the end of December as first reported. What do you think of this camera?

    There are several reviews on the net, this being one of them.

    Specs:
    Resolution: 10.2 Megapixels.
    Speed: 5 Frames per Second.
    Flash Sync: 1/250.
    LCD: 2.5," very wide angle viewing.
    Sensor: DX-sized CCD.
    AF: 11 Areas.
    Body: Rubberized Magnesium.
    Price: $1,699.95 US.

    Sounds great. Might be seriously looking to get this camera after previously owning a Nikon D100, which I might just sell. But I LOVE the Nikon D100, after getting into digital photography with the piece of crap Nikon Coolpix 950 I still own. I still use this camera for timelapse photography since my Harbortronics Digisnap only works with this camera. I still remember paying like $300 for a 256MB card.

    But yeah, like I was saying before, moving from the 950 to the D100 was a frickin' big leap in every possible way (build, speed, image quality, etc, etc.). I'm terribly impressed by my D100, and I feel I have been stricken with the digital camera bug. :eek:

    If you're planning on getting this camera, please provide your reviews or some samples, please share! I'd love to see them.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
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    That's a beautiful camera. :)
    But being 17, and heading to art school next fall for $30k/yr, there's no way I could even consider it right now. :(
    Plus I just got a CP8800, not that it's worth comparing. :p
     
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    Got $1,700 for me? :p :D
     
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    I'm waiting for a call from the local camera store....I pre-ordered the D200. Lots of photographers around the country (USA) signed up for it in advance; it'll be interesting to see if Nikon is able to meet the demand on this initial go-around. It will be even more interesting and exciting to actually handle this thing, which has been anticipated by so many for so long....

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    Um....yeah. In fact, it was my CP 8800 which finally drove me into going DSLR because I was so frustrated with the thing. Beautiful lens, capable of producing gorgeous images -- but it's so frickin' slow and just did not suit my style of shooting or my subjects. It languishes in the closet while I play with my D70 and D70s.....

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    Yes, the moment one becomes available. There might be an Xbox-like wait on this.
     
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    Anyone looking at getting this camera wont regret it, how could they... Its specs are awesome.

    I've not had a chance to get my hands on it yet, any word on noise performance?
     
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    LOoks like an awesome camera, but a bit too pricey for me... :eek:

    The best thing is that now the price is dropping like a stone for the D70 which again affects the D50 and Canon's EOS350D (aka Digital Rebel XT) which all has been on my wishlist for quite some time now... but also a bit too pricey... :eek: :eek:

    Maybe the 350D is within reach this Winter after all... :D
     
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    Oh really? That's sweet. Maybe I'll get a D70s after all. The cost of my surfboard can be justified later. Maybe someone can take photos with my (hopefully soon to be) new camera while I'm surfing. Shaweeeeeeet!!
     
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    did i hear lower prices of the d70/s ?!!?!

    is this fact or prophesy?
     
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    It certainly smacks the hell out of the 5D, I hate to admit.

    2 more FPS, only 2MP less resolution....a lot less money.

    But if you want full frame....
     
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    You can compare side by side features, but like you said FF is what you are paying for on the 5D. I'm hoping the successor to that gets weather sealing and few more 'pro only' features to make it a little more value/$. I do like the fact that Canon is offering a FF chip on a non-pro body (ie not a built-in vert grip) just an as alternate to having a massive camera for those who don't go vertical and prefer a more compact setup.

    The D200 looks awesome, and had I not switched a while back I'd certainly be selling my D70 and everything else to get this body. Problem being the price is a bit high, but then again, the feature-set is way up there too so the price is pretty justifiable. For those of you who do get it....watch the "weather sealing" as I have read that Nikon put it on all doors/partings but not around the lens mount, so even with a weather-sealed lens I guess that is still a bit of a concern. Just an FYI, but I'd still shoot it in rain without hesitation (did with my D70 just fine ;) )
     
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    The guy I'm doing some work for at the moment are in the marked for a new camera, and just the rumour that the D200 was imminent, helped him get some very nice offers on the Nikon D70 and the Canon 20D (and the D50 and 350D, too for that matter, but I think he has his eyes set on the 20D... ;)).

    So it's a bit experience, a bit common sense and a bit prophecy... :)

    BTW: Anyone got any experience with Olympus E-500? I've always had a weak spot for Olympus...
     
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    I'd rather have a Canon 1D mark II N for the money versus the 5D.
     
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    For me, the D200 will be the next logical step up the ladder, both in terms of shooting and financial expenditure. I'm not quite ready to plunk down $5000 for the D2x -- I'd rather put the money into pro lenses and have excellent lenses on a less expensive body, lenses which can then be put on the next body when it becomes available -- and I think the D200 will serve me very nicely until Nikon does come out with their own version of a full-frame digital SLR. Even though they claim they won't, you just KNOW one is already on the drawing boards....

    I'm really looking forward to getting the D200 in my eager little hands. Should be soon now, as the camera store has me on their list of those who pre-ordered....

    efoto, thanks for the heads-up about the weather sealing.... you'd think they would have put it around the lens mount area, too, but I guess that is a little more of a challenge. I am usually pretty careful about shooting in the rain, snow, whatever, so that shouldn't be too much of an issue. It would be nice to be able to take this camera to the beach and not worry as much about sand and such, although obviously changing lenses is always problematic there.

    I'm getting excited about this and happy to have some time to really work with the camera before I'm off to San Francisco in January.

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    I am heading to Buffalo, NY on Monday for the holidays and called some stores over there hoping someone would have a D200. Lo and behold, a dealer got one today...and now it's mine! ;) It will be in my dad's hands tomorrow and in my hands on Monday. Just when I had nearly resigned myself to waiting until February...
     
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    After a 6 hour flight delay (couldn't start the #2 engine) I am in NY and in possession of my new D200. Here are the obligatory opening-the-box pictures with apologies to those who are still waiting patiently (or impatiently)...

    My luggage with the lenses missed the connection at O'Hare so no pictures from the D200 for now.
     

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    A few more.
     

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    I hope to, but not before I get a new printer.
     
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    congrats on the new camera... a little out of my price range at the moment... enjoying the heck of my d50 in the meantime...
     
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    If I didn't just buy a D70 in the spring, I would definitelt have saved up for this.

    My next $1700 towards photography will be spent on a nice 200mm, I think.
     
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    Nikon F100 and D200 Side-by-Side

    Some pictures comparing the F100 and D200.
     

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    Part 2

    #3: Note the Mirror Lock-Up function.
    #4: Backlight D200.
    #5: Backlight F100.
     

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    I feel that looking at your new camera is a lot like looking at another woman just after you have gotten married. I have a new D50 under the tree, and while your camera looks absolutely awesome, I have to try and remember why I chose the D50.

    On the other hand, if your camera is ever available for an illicit adventure, I'd be willing to spend a weekend with it.
     
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    Ha, I don't know what to say other than I hope your girlfriend, fiancee, or wife does not stumble across this post! :D Willing to have an illicit adventure over a weekend, hmmm??!!

    The D50 is a little gem. I would not worry about the D200 if I were you!
     

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