Sometimes it might be necessary to compensate the exposure. Pressing the Exposure compensation button on top of the camera and rotating the main command dial enables you to adjust any setting to values between 5 EV (under exposure) and +5 EV (over exposure) in increments of 1/3 EV. ±0 EV. Turning back to normal exposure is possible by performing a two-button reset (button next to viewfinder and on top of camera). Note that exposure compensation is not reset when you turn off the D200. Positive compensation may be needed when the main subject is darker than the background, negative values when the main subject is brighter than the background.
Besides automatic white balance and various WB settings the Nikon D200 also offers Preset White Balance. Preset white balance is used to record and custom white balance settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast. Two methods are available for setting preset white balance: Direct measurement and Copy from existing photograph. The latter setting copies the white balance from a photo on the memory card or from Nikon Capture 4 version 4.4 or later. Very handy when you need to take pictures at a location where the same light sources are used over and over again. Just read the white balance of your last shooting directly from the card and you are ready to go.
Low Pass Filter
Nikon D200 Low Pass Filter
Nikon D200 Remote terminal
Nikon D200 AF-area mode
Nikon developed a new Optical Low Pass Filter that helps prevent moiré and color fringing. It also prevents foreign objects from adhering directly to the image sensor. Unfortunately dust and dirt can still appear in photographs. By activating the Mirror Lockup mode in the menu you will be able to clean the filter. This has to be done carefully!
The D200 D-SLR camera is equipped with a ten-pin remote terminal for remote control and automatic photography. The terminal is covered with a cap, which protects the contacts when the terminal is not in use. The MC-22, MC-30 and MC-35 Remote cords are optionally available and also the MC-35 GPS Adapter cord for connecting compatible GPS devices.
AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected in autofocus mode. To select the AF-area mode, rotate the AF-area mode selector. The D200 D-SLR offers 4 AF-area modes: Single-area AF, Dynamic-area AF, Group Dynamic-area AF and Dynamic-area AF with closest subject priority.
"I have used the Nikon D200 to shoot some pictures in various conditions. Although the camera I had in my possession was in a pre-production status I was overall impressed. I have been using the D100 for some years now, but handling the Nikon D200 gave me a direct push to go ahead and see what it is capable of. The high 10+ Megapixel resolution, very fast responsive-ness and advanced metering system give me valuable tools to be able to produce a high quality end result. It is just the right tool for the Nikon fan or for those who were waiting for a (Nikon) D-SLR that fulfills just about everything you could wish for as an amateur or semi-pro. Even the Pro D2x and D2Hs users who are looking for a second camera will find it a very interesting instrument to assist them in their daily digital imaging work..."