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Nikon Coolpix L20 Review

Along with other digital cameras in this series the Nikon Coolpix L20 is the most straightforward digital cameras I can recall testing. Sure a large part of this is down to its minimal set of features, but if you are looking for complete simplicity the Coolpix L20 is very hard to beat.

Key features include 10 megapixels and a 3.6x optical zoom lens. This gives you enough power for larger prints and although the amount of zoom available is near to the minimum expected it is still enough for a host of standard, social shots. Nikon has also included a large size LCD screen. It is 3 inches in size.

As you would expect for this type of camera the price has been kept relatively low. The body is made out of plastic and although too large for most pockets it is still a compact model. There is a raised, grip area on the front. This can help you to hold the camera steady when taking a shot.

The Coolpix L20 is one of a decreasing number of digital cameras to be powered by AA batteries. Cameras at this end of the market still tend to be battery hungry despite advances in technology so you will save yourself money in the longer term if you also invest in some good quality, rechargeable batteries.

Looking at the features that are available you get a standard movie mode and a selection of predefined scene modes. The movies produced should be of sufficient quality to playback on a TV screen, although it is worth stating that there is no widescreen TV mode and no High Definition settings. I use the landscape scene mode for any scenic shot I take with most Nikon digital cameras. I find this helps to stop sharpness falling away as you move out towards the edges of a photo.

You can focus from 5cm away from a subject in macro mode. I found my close up shots to be of good quality. When shooting bright shiny objects using macro mode you may have to look out for purple fringing showing up where your light source catches the subject. That problem aside you will have to pay considerably more to notice a significant difference in the quality of your close up shots.

A smile shutter mode has been incorporated for if you like the idea of firing off a shot automatically when the camera detects someone is smiling. I think this is a bit of a gimmick, but you might find it comes in handy now and again.

Shutter lag times for a single shot were in line with other similarly priced digital cameras, but I did detect the camera slowing considerably when reeling off more than one shot at a time. The camera is also a little slow to turn on and take the first shot.

There has been a glut of this type of camera introduced during the spring of 2009. Nikon themselves has introduced two new cameras with Canon, Olympus, Fuji, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony also pitching in with new offerings. Out of the cameras I have tested so far the Coolpix L20 along with the Coolpix L19 is the easiest to use and is just a shade behind the Canon Powershot A480 when it comes to picture quality. I especially like the amount of brightness Nikon manage to bring out in pictures even with cheaper cameras like this one. One downside when it comes to picture quality is that the corners of photos can be noticeably darker when the lens is not zoomed in at all. This is down to an imperfection in the lens and is difficult to overcome.

Why Are Compact Digital Cameras So Popular?

The most fashionable and widespread of all the camera types nowadays are compact digital cameras, which are now so affordable that almost every household has one. Designed to be stylish, with a moderate number of features they offer far more capacity than traditional, film-based models and give excellent results.

Unlike SLR or professional digital cameras, compacts are more like the entry- level cameras and are available in a wide range of makes, models and a diversity of features. Although the functioning of a digital SLR outclasses them, they are very convenient and an extremely popular choice for travel when you know that you’ll want to take a lot of photographs, quickly.

Reviews of compact digital cameras claim that they are the highest selling cameras in any store, mainly because many people ignore the countless features that are available and just want simple point and shoot photography. The benefit of this type of picture taking is that you are more apt to have a compact camera with you when that photo occasion arises.

Despite this modern compacts are, by and large, feature packed, with some having the ability to record sound and video as well as photographs and with prices of new cameras falling all the time regular upgrading is a practicable option.

The choices and features are boundless depending on what you require out of them. So what model to choose? I have listed a few of the popular examples to give you some idea of what to look for and what would suit your preference. This is by no means a comprehensive list and is just a random selection. There are many more on the market.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70/B

A slim ultra compact camera with a 3.0-inch LCD screen, 8.1 mega pixels and 3x optical zoom.

For picture quality and build excellence the DSC T70 is amongst the top rated of compact digital cameras. A sleek design that is definitely pocket sized.

Canon Powershot SD20

An ultra compact camera with a 1.5-inch LCD screen, 5 mega pixels and 6.5x digital zoom. A small camera with high resolution and advanced performance and packed with features. Highly rated by consumers.

Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

A slim, metal-bodied 7.2 mega pixel digital camera, 2.5 inch LCD display and 3x optical zoom.

Aimed more at the younger market who like cool exteriors and are style-conscious. It has a basic operation, but with an impressive list of features including Face Detection technology.

Kodak EasyShare V1233

A solidly built camera with an all-aluminum body, a 2.5 inches LCD display, 12 mega pixels and 3x optical zoom and the ability to capture HD pictures in 16:9 format. The V series is Kodak’s premium line of compact cameras and the V1233 is one of the top two models in the range.

Nikon Coolpix L14

An entry-level, lightweight, compact digital camera with 7.1 mega pixels, a 2.4″ LCD screen and 3x optical zoom

A true point & shoot camera that offers the world’s longest battery life with the claim of 1000 continuous photographs on one set of batteries.

These are just a few of the many compact digital cameras that are available for the consumer and whatever it is you want out of a camera there will be one to suit you.

Increasing Your Ebay Sales

Imagine for moment that you are searching ebay for a product. Frequently your search will return a large number of similar products so you are faced with a choice. The odds are that in an auction, you will want to know exactly what the product is and to see a good quality picture. Without a good description and a suitable picture, you will be much less likely to bid.

Therefore, if you are selling on ebay you must observe the following:

  • Provide a good, accurate listing title for the item. If the item is new -then say so. If it isn’t but it is in very good condition – then mention it. For example. Let’s assume you selling a used Pentax camera. (I am using this example as many people have saleable old cameras like this). You will frequently see a listing like this:
  • “Used Pentax camera in good condition”

Unfortunately, this description will not attract much interest. You may sell it but you could have sold it for more by attracting more viewers with a different description like this:

“Superb Pentax SLR Super A camera in mint condition”

The first description doesn’t even mention what type of camera it is. Is it a film camera or a digital camera? It doesn’t say! Equally, it does not mention the model. Now the people who may be interested in this camera are likely to be fairly expert. They will know the make, the camera model and they will know it is a film camera and you have told them the condition.

There may be a significant number of enthusiasts who would be very interested in this camera. These will be high quality, serious visitors that will frequently bid.

Note: You must be accurate and truthful in your description or the winning bidder may well take further action if the item does not meet your claims.

The next rule is vital:

  • Supply a good quality photograph so that your item can be clearly seen. This must appear in the gallery listing so that it is visible together with the description. The photo should show the item to its best advantage. Don’t simply prop the item up against a wall on a table and snap away. The odds are you will wind up with a mediocre result.

    There should be no problem with the photo being out of focus. Modern digital cameras are all auto focus but the rest is down to you. If you hope to attract the maximum value for any item, you must invest a little time to achieve a good quality, clear picture. In the case of this example, you should use a plain background. Buy some art paper in black, white and maybe a few pastel shades as well. Buy two of each color and tape them together so that one leaf lies on a table and the other leaf is leaning against a wall.

    In general, use a light colored background for dark items and a dark one for light items and get in fairly close to the item so that it nearly fills the frame.

  • Watch out for reflections or hot spots caused by direct flash. This result will instantly show you cannot be bothered to go to the trouble of providing a decent picture and will immediately put some potential buyers off.

    If possible, shoot your item outside on a bright day outside but out of direct sunlight. If you do this, you will get an excellent quality result and you will not need flash at all.

    If you have to shoot inside you can use a separate flash placed a little way from the camera. There are many small, cheap flash units that will do the job well. You should consider this method if you sell regularly on eBay.

    An alternative is to use a couple of small spotlights and tape some diffusing material over them like a piece of old (white) bed sheet but don’t let it get too hot! This gives a lovely soft diffused result. Move the lamps around until you have evenly illuminated the item, take several shots at slightly different camera and spotlight distances from the item, and then check the results.

  • If you are selling an item like the camera example, then take shots of the top, bottom, front and back so every face of the camera can be clearly seen. Most potential buyers will want to see this. If you don’t do this, two things are likely to happen.
  • OK. Now we come to the final stage. Make sure you include as lengthy a description of the camera as you can. The more details, the better. This includes:

    The condition of the camera – good, very good, excellent or mint etc.

    The full spec of the lens.

    Are there any extra lenses included?

    Whether it is in full working order.

    Include the full camera specifications.

    Whether it has any dings or scratches.

    The condition of the lens (mould and scratch free etc)

    Any extras included like filters, lens hoods or a case.

    Whether it has a battery and whether it is new.

    Whether you have owned the camera from new

    Does it has a neck strap.

    These are just some of the things you must include to maximise the sales value and to create confidence.

  • In addition, don’t skimp on the packaging and make sure the item is well protected. If you say you are going to use first class post – do it.

    This may seem a lot of trouble to go to sell an item on ebay but it doesn’t take a lot more time. It will, however make sure you get to sell your items for the maximum price by attracting more bidders. In addition, if your description and service is good, then you will get good feedback and create more confidence in future sales.

I have sold several cameras on ebay and learned the hard way. I can assure you will get 20% to 50% more if you take the trouble to use this guide.

Why Buy CoolPix P80 Digital Cameras

Why do so many people who are looking for high performance digital cameras with plenty of advanced features buy CoolPix P80 cameras? It’s because, despite its small size and affordable price tag, these cameras get the job done. The P80 model is part of the Nikon CoolPix Performance Series after all. And it definitely performs, sometimes above and beyond what you might expect. There was a time when, in order to get a camera with the features you needed to produce near professional quality pictures, you had to sacrifice something, namely compact size. But the P80 has a lot of power packed into a small, streamlined package.

One of the major reasons serious photography enthusiasts buy CoolPix P80 digital cameras is the telephoto lens. Before the P80 came along, cameras this small just didn’t have telephoto lenses. In order to enjoy the benefits of that feature, you had to accept that you would be lugging around a camera that was a little bulkier and more cumbersome than you liked. Then along came the P80, which Nikon called “The World’s Most Compact Super-telephoto Camera.” And it wasn’t false advertising. And it wasn’t false advertising. In fact, the P80 is equipped with an 18x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom NIKKOR Lens. Pretty impressive considering the camera’s size. With this lens, you can capture everything from the sweeping grandeur of the Grand Canyon, to a bee setting down on the petal of a flower.

Another one of this camera’s great features is Optical Vibration Reduction Image Stabilization. Which basically means the camera compensates for shaky or unstable conditions. More than one great picture has been ruined because the photography was jostled by something. Maybe they were in a car driving over shoddy roads, or on a boat sailing on choppy waters. Whatever the cause, the shakiness can result in blurry, unfocussed pictures. But thanks to Nikon’s VR system, the pictures you take on your next boat trip will be crisp, clear and sharp, even if the waters are a little choppy.

The P80 has many advantages over traditional cameras. And one of them is that it can do more than take great pictures. It can also record home movies. Imagine it. You are at your annual family picnic, taking pictures of the festivities when, suddenly, the kids at the picnic start to dance. It’s a moment you just have to capture. And while taking some pictures would be a great way to do that, you can do even better. So you aim your camera and press record. And, just like that, you aren’t just taking snapshots, you are filming a home movie, complete with sound. Later, all you have to do is connect your camera to your television set, and you can relive that moment as many times as you want.

And those are just a few of the great features those who buy CoolPix P80 cameras can enjoy. In fact, photography buffs will find that discovering each new feature, and learning to use it to its fullest, is part of the joy of owning this exceptional camera.

The Best Nikon SLR Cameras Over $1,000

Nobody likes to be constrained by a budget, least of all me, and even more so, by wife. But hey, that’s a story for another discussion. Let’s stick to talking about digital cameras here, and more specifically Nikon digital SLR cameras. It’s no secret, that Nikon makes some of the best digital SLRs out there, and they have quite a few to choose from.

For this discussion, we’re going to stay away from the beginner entry level SLR models, and focus on those cameras that appeal to those of us with more photography skill, or simply a bigger budget that compensates for a lack of skill. I don’t really fit into either of these categories at the moment, but hey, things are changing.

Lets start with the Nikon D90. A camera that just beats the $1,000 entry barrier, but comes with a generous 12.3 megapixels. Now I know you may have read my other discussions about how megapixels really don’t matter, but that works better for people and cameras that don’t have many. The D90 comes with other nice features like dust control, live view (all you purists out there just need to get over it), and some nice face detection abilities.

For the more advanced photographer (not the same as the guy with the bigger wallet), you should have a look at the D200. If your looking for speed from a camera, this baby’s got it. By speed, I’m talking about a fast shutter speed, and the ability to take rapid fire pictures one right after the other. It’s been out for a while, since 2005, which explains why it’s only got 10 megapixels, but it’s also a testament to how good a camera it really is. To still be a viable model, almost four years after it’s launch.

The Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera – All the Reasons to Buy

My Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera Review

Late in 2006 Nikon, a relatively unknown Digital SLR Camera manufacturer released onto the market what they called the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, whose combined parts were made up of the best features from its predecessors, namely the Nikon D50, D70 and the D2x.

Up till then, photographic enthusiasts relied almost exclusively on the bulkier 6 Megapixel Nikon D70 for their digital photographic needs, or a combination of the Canon EOS 300D and Sony Alpha A100 which were, to say the least, leading the pack up till then.

To put it in layman’s terms, here was a camera that well meaning photographers could associate with! Unlike the rangefinders of old where you had to wear an eye patch like Captain Jack Sparrow just to squint into the view finder to find your target, this camera comes standard with a bigger optical viewfinder that has a a 0.94x magnification, a welcome relief to the eyes!

For those whose inclination does not include squinting your eyes, you’ll be pleased to note that the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera spots the D200’s characteristically large 2.5 inch rear LCD display with built-in slideshow option which, in this day and age, comes in handy when you want to show off the images of your nephew’s Bar Mitzvah long before you even to use them as a screen saver on your boss’ work computer!

In the hand, Nikon D70 enthusiasts will not be disappointed as the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera grip feels much like it’s predecessor, though lighter, and with a large 18-135mm DX kit lens which make a killer photographic tool for the amateur and intermediate photographer, as if this was all, this baby can accommodate any lens from other Nikon SLR Cameras, a feature which has left the competition wiping their brows as each of their cameras can only take specific lens.

What I love the most about the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera is not so much the large LCD display screen, though this comes in handy on San Diego beach when vying for attention with sweltering heat whilst the rest of the country freezes, but the noise level of the shutter.

In case you’re not familiar with SLR Cameras, ISO and noise can make or break a camera but thank goodness the noise levels are relics of the past for, with the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, you’ll constantly be gawking over and over at the LCD screen just to make sure that shoot was taken…it’s that quiet folks!

Add to the mix a 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor optimized to capture all the details of the moon!

Having worked in the safari environment for the best part of my life, I used to receive mixed reactions from Rich Texan tycoons when shooting Buffalo or Elephant from a hideout with a loud and noisy camera, until one “very concerned” tourist decided to buy me the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, after which the only part noisy was my mouth around the boma (camp fire) in the evenings during dinner when oows and aaahs were going around when eyes saw my pictures…they were, and still are that vivid and crystal clear.

I attribute the picture resolution to RAW technology, a feature the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera has to take pictures in their raw format (like negatives), allowing storage of more pixels than an ordinary .jpg image would allow.

If it bothers you when wondering how humans lived before cellular phones, then perhaps it’s time to begin another serious journey into how we managed with film and not memory cards!

It’s no wonder then that the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera is leagues apart from its competitors. With SDHC memory with capacities up to 32GB, which is about the size of over 1 million 36 roll 35 mm film, you have a lifetime of picture taking ahead of yourself.

Brace yourself, you may never be the same person you were before!

Ultravid Leica Binoculars – The Ultimate Choice

Whatever your passion, if you want the best performance you have to have the best tools for the job and with binoculars it is no different. There are only a few top quality binoculars that are streets ahead of anything else on the market and among them are the Ultravid Leica binoculars. If you are really passionate about what you do don’t settle for anything other that the absolute best in precision engineering and optical performance, qualities that binoculars such as the Swarovski EL’s and the all new Leica Ultravid’s are renowned for.

Leica have absolutely excelled themselves with the Ultravid’s, which are a great improvement on the original Trinovid series, to produce absolutely superb binoculars with exceptional optical resolution and contrast. Just take a look through Ultravid Leica binoculars and you’ll be amazed at how bright, clear and sharp the images are. You will truly understand what images should look like through binoculars of superior optical design.

For comfort and ease of use the Ultravids get top marks:

• the lightweight die-cast magnesium housing with central titanium hinge and soft tough rubber armour make them comfortable to hold, lightweight yet extremely rugged, ideal for extreme conditions added to which

• Ultravid Leica binoculars are precision engineered to ensure perfect balance making them the ideal companion during periods of extended viewing and

• focusing is so quick and easy with the newly designed, perfectly smooth, central focusing system

As with all superior quality binoculars the Leica Ultravid’s are waterproof, nitrogen filled and sealed to ensure a perfect performance in all weather conditions, an absolute must for regular outdoor use in the UK. The Utravid Leica binoculars ability to perform in extremely high and low temperatures is outstanding as a result of high performance Teflon disks that operate with almost no lubrication.

If you want elegance look no further than the Ultravid 8×42 and 10×42 (BL series) Leica binoculars, they are slimmer and lighter than their rubber coated counterparts, exceptionally light for binoculars of their size and optical quality, just 695g and 710g.

Leica have introduced a whole series of optical improvements into the Ultravid design to ensure that every model in the Ultravid Leica binocular series delivers edge to edge sharp, crystal clear images with excellent contrast:

• Leica AquaDura Coating, modelled on a lotus plant who’s leaves never get dirty and where droplets of water never rest, this newly developed coating alters the surface of the outer lenses of the binoculars to ensure liquids can no longer stick to the surface and when water rolls off the dirt goes with it.

• The high-definition optics in the Ultravid HD Leica binoculars utilise FL lenses to increase image resolution. The HD models offer exceptional contrast and natural colour with sharper, more clearly defined images. The FL lenses are made from calcium fluorite, a mineral with an extremely low refractive index and low dispersion which reduces colour aberrations.

• Ultravid Leica binoculars come with high performance (HDC) optical coatings which not only protect the outer lenses from environmental influences and scratches but ensure that light transmission is as close to 100% as possible (99.7%).

• A change in the prism glass material and the use of phase correction coating P40 on the prisms has enabled Leica to deliver outstandingly bright viewing, even in low light conditions.

• The HighLux system (HLS) is a mechanical system combined with a specially developed mirror prism coating that has been utilised to optimise light transmission and contrast and ensure the sharpest possible view.

The attention to detail in what can only be described as an absolutely superb pair of binos has resulted in near perfect Leica binoculars of a stunning design with an exceptional image quality that is hard to match. Definitely worth a look if you are looking for high performance compact, mid-size or full-size binoculars.

Getting A Usable Vintage Camera

You can certainly get a nice usable vintage Leica for $500 or less. However, you need to understand a few things before you choose one. Leitz made two different systems of 35mm rangefinder cameras.

The earlier system has a mount that accepts lenses that screw into the camera body (what we call 39mm screw mount, or LTM for Leica thread mount). They introduced this system in 1930 with the Leica I(C) model, and continued it well into the 1950’s up to the classic Leica IIIg. Concurrently during the 1950’s, Leitz introduced a new system that accepts lenses with a special bayonet mount (rather than screw in, the lens is placed against the mount lined up with a red dot and a quick quarter turn locks it in place).

This is known as the M bayonet system, which started with the superb Leica M3 and continues right up to the latest M8. Okay, for $500 you want to find a classic Leica that your fiance’, who probably knows and appreciates the Leica mystique, can enjoy in his free time.

I’m talking hobby camera, not camera for his work, because a photojournalist today would be doing his job with the latest digital gear. No problem. You’re on the right track looking at the Leica IIIf. It’s a common model, with over 180,000 sold between 1950 and 1957, it accepts all the zillions of screw mount lenses Leitz made up to that time (and also early 39mm screw mount Canon, Nikon, and even many Russian made lenses), and there’s always a bunch available on eBay.

I do not recommend the Leica IIIg; although it is a better camera, collectors keep it’s price hovering in the $1000 range. I do not recommend some other common earlier models like the Leica III, IIIa, or IIIc; although they’re equally common and readily available for less money, they are also just old enough to cause a lot of trouble and frustration. Among the screw mount models, the Leica IIIf is a great choice. Find one that work! Don’t take a risk on an example that needs any sort of repair.

Look for one that has a bit of external personality (as long as there’s no overt damage, a few rub marks or gentle dings are not a problem), the seller guarantees it all works, as it should. And the Leitz Summitry is a fine fast lens, but get the Elmer 5cm f3.5 instead if you can.

Forget the original box (collectors will PUSH the price for original boxes, but there’s no advantage for you there), don’t worry about a case (they fall apart, and they sometimes cause more damage to the camera because they hold in moisture), but do try to get a proper Leitz lens cap. This is your best bet for a usable vintage Leica in the $400-$500 range.

Now if you want to bend just a bit, and you’d like to explore those later M series cameras, you can probably get a 1960-ish Leica M2 with a superb Submicron 50mm f2 lens somewhere in the $500-$600 range. All the same thoughts apply in regards to condition, etc. The biggest advantage of the M series over the old screw mount series is that if your fiance’ eventually wants to get a modern Leica (for work AND pleasure), any lenses he already has with the M2 would be interchangeable with the later camera.

The classic M3 is too desirable among collectors, the M1 has limited features, and you could consider stepping up for the M4 (actually it would have to specifically be the M4-2 because the original M4 has become quite collectible as well), but that model is the first of the “modern” designs. So there you have it, the Leica IIIf or the Leica M2, those are your best choices in your price range. Regarding your question about Leica values, in general, yes, all of them do increase in value.

The vast majority increases slightly ahead of inflation (over time, not right away), so not that terribly high, but certainly enough to equal money in the bank (and assuming you deal only in top condition). The historically significant models, and a few choice rare models, increase by much greater degrees, in some cases to the point of being ridiculous. Common models like the IIIf just seem to float along with the economy. So, in general, Leica cameras appear to be a good to excellent “investment”.

Nikon D200 10.2 Megapixel SLR Digital Camera Review

The Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel SLR digital camera is a professional camera which is also aimed at the serious amateur digital photographer as well as the professional. It combines the look, feel and functionality of Nikon’s D2 professional line with much improved ease of use and on the fly picture quality.The Nikon D200 dSLR has been constructed to join Nikon’s technology with advanced features carried over from previous Nikon prosumer cameras (such as the d70), providing exceptional and versatile imaging performance, fast shooting, and even faster response. Nikon’s new proprietary image optimization mode allows you to produce photographs with a range of optimization of picture sharpening, tone, color, and saturation with several additional settings for even more customization.

The D200 boasts a lightweight yet durable magnesium body and a sealed system that guaThe Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel SLR digital camera is a professional camera which is also aimed at the serious amateur digital photographer as well as the professional. It combines the look, feel and functionality of Nikon’s D2 professional line with much improved ease of use and on the fly picture quality.The Nikon D200 DSLR has been constructed to join Nikon’s technology with advanced features carried over from previous Nikon prosumer cameras (such as the d70), providing exceptional and versatile imaging performance, fast shooting, and even faster response. Nikon’s new proprietary image optimization mode allows you to produce photographs with a range of optimization of picture sharpening, tone, color, and saturation with several additional settings for even more customization.

The D200 boasts a lightweight yet durable magnesium body and a sealed system that guards the camera from the elements and dust, making it ideal for outdoor use. The shutter, which incorporates a double blade mirror system, has been tested to well over 100,000 actuations and can easily be expected to outlast any previous versions. The Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel digital offers more than 40 custom settings and it’s easy to adjust the photographer’s preferences at the touch of a button. The generous 2.5″ viewfinder offers a bright and easy to read screen with enough magnification for on the fly red eye reduction and light editing.

The D200 features up to 5 fps continuous shooting, and has generous enough built in memory to prevent delays while writing information to it’s memory card. This featureis really useful when shooting fast moving motion events like sports and the impressively fast autofocus mechanism means a photographer can shoot fast but maintain high quality.Nikon’s new, versatile autofocus features a 11-point auto focus system handed down from Nikon’s D2 series as well as a 7-point autofocus to detect larger objects in motion easily. Thanks to the quarter second boot, the Nikon D200 is ideal for capturing unexpected images. The included rechargeable lithium battery delivers power to the camera to support up to 1,800 images on a single two and a half hour charge.

To satisfy the demands of both passionate and armchair photography enthusiasts, Nikon introduced their widely anticipated Nikon D200 SLR. The Nikon D200 is a high performance digital SLR camera combining new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon’s professional digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel is designed to include more features than any other camera in its class, allowing enthusiasts to take pictures in a way that once was only for professionals. Like all Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D200 is compatible with over 50 high-quality AF Nikkor lenses, making it one of the most versatile prosumer digital cameras available today.rds the camera from the elements and dust, making it ideal for outdoor use. The shutter, which incorporates a double blade mirror system, has been tested to well over 100,000 actuations and can easily be expected to outlast any previous versions. The Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel digital offers more than 40 custom settings and it’s easy to adjust the photographer’s preferences at the touch of a button. The generous 2.5″ viewfinder offers a bright and easy to read screen with enough magnification for on the fly red eye reduction and light editing.

The D200 features up to 5 fps continuous shooting, and has generous enough built in memory to prevent delays while writing information to it’s memory card. This featureis really useful when shooting fast moving motion events like sports and the impressively fast autofocus mechanism means a photographer can shoot fast but maintain high quality.Nikon’s new, versatile autofocus features a 11-point auto focus system handed down from Nikon’s D2 series as well as a 7-point autofocus to detect larger objects in motion easily. Thanks to the quarter second boot, the Nikon D200 is ideal for capturing unexpected images. The included rechargeable lithium battery delivers power to the camera to support up to 1,800 images on a single two and a half hour charge.

To satisfy the demands of both passionate and armchair photography enthusiasts, Nikon introduced their widely anticipated Nikon D200 DSLR. The Nikon D200 is a high performance digital SLR camera combining new technologies with advanced features inherited from Nikon’s professional digital SLR cameras. The Nikon D200 10.2 megapixel is designed to include more features than any other camera in its class, allowing enthusiasts to take pictures in a way that once was only for professionals. Like all Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D200 is compatible with over 50 high-quality AF Nikkor lenses, making it one of the most versatile prosumer digital cameras available today.