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The Nikon D200 is a DSLR camera made in Japan by Nikon in 2005.
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The Nikon D200 was my first DSLR. After using a Nikon Coolpix 5700 for 5 years, the D200 was a big relief. At last, real full manual control, menu that made more sense, more logically placed buttons. In 2005, the D200 was a prosumer camera with tons of features for the price.
I had 2 D200, they were my workhorses for years. They were compatible with almost any lenses out there, they were compatible with the Nikon CLS (Creative Lighting System), which made mobile studio a bliss, controling all the strobes from the camera, all well explained thanks to Joe McNally's videos :-)
I probably did about 200 000 photos with my 2 bodies, which ranged from art, street, studio, events, other contracts... The D200 was a nice camera, but compaired to the new cameras, it had no latitude (that's the capacity of recording both shadows and highlights at the same time). HDR was often necessary in many situations. Sensors have much more latitude now.
If you are on a budget, and learning photography, a Nikon D200 can be cheap, and could be a good choice. But it's so old now that any low-end DSLR from this year is way much better.