Nikon D200 Review

 
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Nikon D200 Features Comparison

The Nikon D200 sports a number of significant improvements over its predecessor, the very well-received but now aging D100. The higher sensor resolution is only part of the story, as the D200 is an enormously more sophisticated camera; really a "baby D2x," the diminutive there referring only to its size. In the table below, green tints highlight differences between the D100 and D200, the green block indicating the camera that has a relative advantage in that area. (The one yellow block, Metering System Working Range, indicates that the D200 has both advantages and disadvantages relative to the D100 there: The D200's metering system is more sensitive in spot metering mode, but is limited to brightness levels of 20 EV vs the 21 EV of the D100.)

Comparing the D200 to the D2S/D2Xs, you'll see just how much of the D2x's technology has been incorporated into the D200. What of course doesn't show in this table is the D200's rugged build quality and impressive, sure-footed handling.

SLR Camera Comparison
Manufacturer
Nikon
Nikon
Nikon Nikon
Model
D70s
D100
D200 D2X
Imaging
System
Sensor Manufacturer Sony Sony Sony Sony
Sensor Type CCD CCD CCD CMOS
Color Filter Array RGB RGB RGB RGB
Total Megapixels
6.24
6.31
10.92 12.84
Effective Megapixels 6.1 6.1 10.2 12.4
Effective Sensor Size (mm)
23.7 x 15.6
23.7 x 15.6
23.6 x 15.8 23.7 x 15.7
Focal Length Multiplier (approx.)
1.5x
1.5x
1.5x 1.5x
Image Processor
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated Not stated
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentaprism
Eye-level pentaprism Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
95%
95%
95% 100%
Magnification (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.75x
0.8x
0.94x 0.86x
Eyepoint (mm)
18
20
19.5 19.9
Dioptric Adjustment Range (diopters)
-1.6 to +0.5
-2.0 to +1.0
-2.0 to +1.0 -3.0 to +1.0
Focusing Screen
Type-B BriteView clear matte screen Mark V, with on-demand grid lines
Type-B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II, with on-demand grid lines
Type-B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II, with on-demand grid lines Type-B BrightView Clear Matte Screen Mark III and Type-V Screen for High Speed Cropped; Interchangeable with optional Type-E Focusing Screen with grid
Viewfinder
Info Display
5 focus area brackets/spot metering areas, center-weighted metering area, on-demand framing grid, focus confirmation, focus area/AF-area mode, AE/FV lock indicator, battery status, shutter speed, aperture value, electronic analog exposure display, flash compensation indicator, exposure compensation indicator, Auto ISO indicator, number of exposures remaining/buffer space/preset WB recording indicator/exposure compensation value/flash compensation value/PC mode indicator, flash-ready indicator
5 focus area brackets/spot metering areas, center-weighted metering area, on-demand framing grid, focus confirmation, metering mode, AE/FV lock indicator, battery status, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure mode, electronic analog exposure display, flash compensation indicator, exposure compensation indicator, number of exposures remaining/buffer space/exposure compensation value/flash compensation value, flash-ready indicator
11 normal and 7 wide focus area brackets/spot metering areas, center-weighted metering area, on-demand framing grid, black and white mode indicator, battery status, no memory card warning, focus confirmation, metering mode, AE lock indicator, FV lock indicator, flash sync indicator, shutter speed, aperture stop indicator, aperture value, exposure mode, electronic analog exposure display, flash compensation indicator, exposure compensation indicator, Auto ISO indicator, ISO value, number of exposures remaining/buffer space/preset WB recording indicator/exposure compensation value/flash compensation value/PC mode indicator, flash-ready indicator
11 focus area brackets/spot metering areas, center-weighted metering area, high-speed crop area, focus confirmation with direction indicator, metering mode, bracketing indicator, AE lock indicator, battery status, FV lock indicator, high-speed crop mode indicator, shutter speed lock indicator, shutter speed, aperture lock indicator, aperture stop indicator, aperture value, exposure mode, electronic analog exposure display, exposure compensation indicator, frame count/number of exposures remaining/buffer space/exposure compensation value/PC mode indicator, flash-ready indicator, voice memo status, white balance bracketing indictor, white-balance mode, image size indicator, image quality indicator, Auto ISO, ISO value
Depth of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Live Preview on LCD? No No No No
Recording
System
Recording Media / Quantity / Slot Type
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Compatible File System
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
Recording Formats
RAW (NEF), JPEG
RAW (NEF), JPEG
RAW (NEF), JPEG RAW (NEF), JPEG, TIFF
Maximum Resolution
3008 x 2000
3008 x 2000
3872 x 2592

Full Image:
4288 x 2848

Cropped Image:
3216 x 2136

Reduced Resolutions
2240 x 1488; 1504 x 1000
2240 x 1488; 1504 x 1000
2896 x 1944; 1936 x 1296

Full Image:
3216 x 2136; 2144 x 1424

Cropped:
2400 x 1600;
1600 x 1064

RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes, basic JPEG only
No
Yes, Selectable JPEG resolution / compression Yes, Selectable JPEG resolution / compression
Color Space &
White Balance
User-Selectable Color Space
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Processing Parameters
(Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Tone) / # of Increments
7 options each for sharpness and contrast, 3 options for saturation. 7-step hue adjustment. Digital vari-programs preset various processing parameters as well, and color space III boosts saturation somewhat, particularly in greens.
5 options for sharpening, 6 for contrast, 7 for hue, none for saturation. Second sRGB color space boosts saturation somewhat.
7 options for sharpening, 5 for contrast, 7 for hue, 4 for saturation. Second sRGB color space boosts saturation somewhat. 7 options for sharpening, 5 for contrast, 7 for hue, none for saturation. Second sRGB color space boosts saturation somewhat.
Preset WB settings
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade) 6 (Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade)
Manual Color Temperature Setting Range
(No Kelvin option, but very broad Preset WB range)
(No Kelvin option, but very broad Preset WB range)
2500 ~ 10,000K in increments of roughly 10 mired 2500 ~ 10,000K in 250K increments
WB Adjustment Range
3 steps in 1-step increments
10 mireds per step
±3 steps in 1-step increments
10 mireds per step
3 steps in 1-step increments, roughly 10 mireds per step
3 steps in 1-step increments, roughly 10 mireds per step
Autofocus
System
Type
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM1000 autofocus module TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module
# of Focusing Points (Focusing Point Type)
5 points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 2 vertical-type)
5 points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 2 vertical-type)
11 normal points or 7 wide points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 8 vertical-type) 11 points (9 cross-type, 2 vertical-type; 9 points active in cropped mode)
Superimposed Focus Point Display Yes Yes Yes Yes
AF Working Range
EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100)
EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100)
EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100) EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100)
AF-assist Beam
Bright incandescent lamp, (Range approx. 3.0 m / 9.8 ft, depending on lens.) Not dependent on flash setting.
Bright incandescent lamp, (Range approx. 3.0 m / 9.8 ft, depending on lens.) Not dependent on flash setting.
Yes, illuminator range approx. 3.0 m / 9.8 ft Yes, stroboscopic flash emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlight
Eye-start Focusing No No No No
Exposure
Control
Shooting Modes
11 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Manual, Auto, Portrait, Landcape, Close up, Sports, Night Landscape, Night Portrait.
4 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual mode.
4 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual mode. 4 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual mode.
Metering Zones
1,005
10
1,005 1,005
Metering Modes
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
(2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% (8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 8, 10, or 12 mm dia. circle in center of frame
(3) Spot: Meters 2.3 mm dia. circle (about 1% of frame) centered on active focus area
1) 3D Matrix Metering with 10-segment SPD,
2) Center-Weighted,
3) Spot Metering
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame
3) Spot: Meters 3mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); matrix metering (other CPU lenses); matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame
3) Spot: Meters 3mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering System Working Range
1) EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)
(ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20C/68F)
1) Matrix Metering: EV 0 to 21;
2) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 21;
3) Spot Metering: EV 3 to 21 (at normal temperature, ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)
1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)
ISO Range / Extended
200 ~ 1600 / --
200 ~ 1600 / 3200
100 ~ 1600 / 3200 100 ~ 800 / 1600, 3200
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 5EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 5EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3EV increments +/- 5EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
2 or 3 shots, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
2 or 3 shots, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1EV 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1EV
Shutter Speeds,
Frame Rate, Shutter Lag
Shutter Type
Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. and Bulb
1/8000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb 1/8000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb
Maximum Frames Per Second / Buffer depth
3 fps / 15 JPEG or 3 RAW frames
2.88 fps / 6 JPEG frames
5 fps / 31 JPEG or 21 RAW frames

Full Image:
5.3 fps / 20 JPEG or 17 RAW frames

High-Speed Cropped:
8.0 fps / 34 JPEG or 29 RAW frames

Flash
i-TTL /Creative Lighting System Support
Yes / Yes
(wireless flash controller built-in)
No / No
Yes / Yes
(wireless flash controller built-in)
Yes / Yes
(with SB-800 or SB-600 flash)
Built-in Flash / Guide Number at ISO 100.
Yes (12 meters / 39 feet)
Yes (12.7 meters / 42 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet) No
Max flash x-sync speed. (sec.)
1/500 (!)
1/180
1/250
1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
-3 to +1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
-3 to +1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps n/a
Slow-sync flash
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain 1st or 2nd curtain
PC Sync Terminal
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Yes Yes
Playback
System
LCD Size / Pixel Count
2.0 in LCD / 130,000 pixels
1.8 in LCD / 118,000 pixels
2.5 in LCD / 230,000 pixels 2.5 in LCD / 235,000 pixels
Enlarged Playback / Scroll
1.1 - 4.7x in 10 steps / Yes
1.1 - 9x in 10 steps / Yes
1.1 - 25x for large images, 19x for medium images, or 13x for small ones/ Yes
1.1 - 27x for large images, 20x for medium images, or 13x for small ones/ Yes
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment Range
5 steps
5 steps
5 steps
5 steps
Automatic Rotation for Vertical Shots
Yes
No
Yes Yes
Other Features
Computer Connection
Yes, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v1.1 speed)
Yes, USB 1.1
Yes, USB 2.0, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v2.0 speed) Yes, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v2.0 speed)
Direct Printing (PictBridge-compliant printers)
Yes
No
Yes Yes
Menu Languages
10 (Japanese, German, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Swedish)
9 (Japanese, German, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese)
13 (Japanese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean)
10 (Chinese, German, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish)
Camera Default Reset
Yes
Yes
Yes Yes
Custom Functions (Quantity / Settings)
Yes (9 / 25)
Yes (24)
Yes (45) Yes (41)
Remote Control
Optional, compatible with MC-DC1 or ML-L3
Optional, 10-pin remote terminal available in optional Multi Function Battery Pack
Yes, 10-pin remote terminal for optional MC-30/36 remote cords or WT-3 wireless remote Yes, 10-pin remote terminal
Info LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Yes (large top panel, smaller rear panel) / Yes (both panels)
Ultrasonic CCD dust-removal function
No
No
No No
Body Structure
Body Cover / Chassis
Largely Plastic
Metal
Largely Magnesium Alloy, full environmental seals Magnesium Alloy, full environmental seals
Power System
Battery Compatibility
EN-EL3,
EN-EL3a
(Ships with EN-EL3a, 1500 mAh vs 1400 mAh for EN-EL3)
CR2 pack is an added-cost accessory
EN-EL3
EN-EL3e,
optional MB-D200 battery pack
EN-EL4
Rated Shooting Capacity at 20C/68F (shots)
100% AE: 2500
50% Flash: 500
100% AE: 1600
50% Flash: 370
100% AE: 1800
50% Flash: 340 (see review body for details)
100% AE: 2600
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD, mm)
140 x 111 x 78
144 x 116 x 81
147 x 113 x 74 158 x 150 x 86
Weight (body only)
600 g
700 g
830 g 1070 g
Operational
Environment
Operating Temperature Range
0 ~ 40C
0 ~ 40C
0 ~ 40C 0 ~ 40C
Operating Humidity Range
85% max.
85% max.
85% max. 85% max.
Kit Lens
Focal length/aperture
18-70mm
f/3.5-4.5G ED
-
- -
Lens Compatibility
Lens Mount / Compatibility
  1. DX Nikkor: All functions supported;
  2. Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported;
  3. Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposure modes;
  4. Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;
  5. AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus;
  6. Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
  7. IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.
  1. DX Nikkor: All functions supported;
  2. Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported;
  3. Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposure modes;
  4. Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;
  5. AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus;
  6. Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
  7. IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.
Similar to D100, but adds support for older manual-focus and AI lenses, metering works in aperture priority and manual exposure modes with these lenses. (See body of review for full details) Similar to D100, but adds support for older manual-focus lenses, metering works in aperture priority and manual exposure modes with these lenses. (See body of D2X review for full details)

 

So much for how the D200 compares with Nikon's other offerings, how does it stack up against the competition? Here's a look at the D200's features, matched against those of the Canon EOS-30D and EOS-5D:

 

SLR Camera Comparison
Manufacturer
Canon
Canon
Nikon
Model
EOS 30D
EOS 5D
D200
Imaging
System
Sensor Manufacturer Canon Canon Sony
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CCD
Color Filter Array RGB RGB RGB
Total Megapixels
8.25 13.3 10.92
Effective Megapixels 8.5 12.8 10.2
Effective Sensor Size (mm)
22.5 x 15.0 35.8 x 23.9 23.6 x 15.8
Focal Length Multiplier (approx.)
1.6x 1.0x (none) 1.5x
Image Processor
DIGIC II DIGIC II Not stated
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentaprism Eye-level pentaprism Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage
95% 96% 95%
Magnification (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.9x 0.71x 0.94x
Eyepoint (mm)
20 20 19.5
Dioptric Adjustment Range (diopters)
-3.0 to +1.0 -3.0 to +1.0 -2.0 to +1.0
Focusing Screen
Fixed, precision matte screen Interchangeable (3 types). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Ee-A Type-B BriteView clear matte screen II, with superimposed focus brackets and on-demand grid lines
Viewfinder
Info Display
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture, spot metering circle, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb, ISO speed), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level, partial metering circle, exposure warning), flash (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information AF area brackets/spot metering areas, center-weighted metering area, on-demand framing grid, black and white mode indicator, battery status, no memory card warning, focus confirmation, metering mode, AE lock indicator, FV lock indicator, flash sync indicator, shutter speed, aperture stop indicator, aperture value, exposure mode, electronic analog exposure display, flash compensation indicator, exposure compensation indicator, Auto ISO indicator, ISO value, number of exposures remaining/buffer space/preset WB recording indicator/exposure compensation value/flash compensation value/PC mode indicator, flash-ready indicator
Depth of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button Yes Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Live Preview on LCD? No No No
Recording
System
Recording Media / Quantity / Slot Type
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive Type I or II CF card / Microdrive Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Compatible File System
FAT 16 / FAT 32 FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
Recording Formats
RAW (CR2), JPEG RAW (CR2), JPEG RAW (NEF), JPEG
Maximum Resolution
3504 x 2336 4368 x 2912 3872 x 2592
Reduced Resolutions
2544 x 1696; 1728 x 1152 3168 x 2112; 2496 x 1664 2896 x 1944; 1936 x 1296
RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes, selectable JPEG resolution / compression Yes Yes, Selectable JPEG resolution / compression
Color Space &
White Balance
User-Selectable Color Space
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Processing Parameters
(Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Tone) / # of Increments
6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings 6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings 7 options for sharpening, 5 for contrast, 7 for hue, 4 for saturation. Second sRGB color space boosts saturation somewhat.
Preset WB settings
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash) 6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash) 6 (Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade)
Manual Color Temperature Setting Range
2800 ~ 10000K in 100K increments - 2500 ~ 10,000K in increments of roughly 10 mired
WB Adjustment Range
±9 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
±3 steps in 1-step increments
step size unknown
3 steps in 1-step increments, roughly 10 mireds per step
Autofocus
System
Type
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM1000 autofocus module
# of Focusing Points (Focusing Point Type)
9 points (1 cross-type, 8 single-axis) 9 points (plus 6 invisible Assist AF points) 11 normal or 7 wide points (1 cross-type, 10 single-axis)
Superimposed Focus Point Display Yes Yes Yes
AF Working Range
EV -0.5 ~ 18 EV -0.5 ~ 18 (ISO 100) EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100)
AF-assist Beam
Yes, stroboscopic flash Yes, stroboscopic flash emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite Yes, illuminator range approx. 3.0 m / 9.8 ft
Eye-start Focusing No No No
Exposure
Control
Shooting Modes
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure 6 (Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom) 4 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual mode.
Metering Zones
35 35 1,005
Metering Modes
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted, 9% partial, 3.5% spot Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted, 8% partial, 3.5% spot 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor
2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, 10, or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame
3) Spot: Meters 3mm dia. circle (about 2.0% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering System Working Range
EV 1 ~ 20 EV 1 ~ 20 (ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4 lens) 1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)
ISO Range / Extended
100 ~ 1600 / 3200 100 ~ 1600 / 50, 3200 100 ~ 1600 / 3200
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments +/- 5EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments 2 to 9 exposures in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1EV
Shutter Speeds,
Frame Rate, Shutter Lag
Shutter Type
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb 1/8000 ~ 30 sec. (1/3EV increments) and bulb 1/8000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV, bulb
Maximum Frames Per Second / Buffer depth
5 fps / 28 frames 3 fps / 60 JPEG or 17 RAW frames 5 fps / 37 JPEG or 22 RAW frames (manufacturer spec)
Flash
Built-in Flash / Guide Number at ISO 100.
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet) N/A Yes (12 meters / 39 feet)
Max flash x-sync speed. (sec.)
1/250 1/200 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments +/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments -3 to +1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Slow-sync flash
1st or 2nd curtain 1st or 2nd curtain 1st or 2nd curtain
PC Sync Terminal
Yes Yes Yes
(Wireless flash control also built in)
Playback
System
LCD Size / Pixel Count
2.5 in. LCD / 230,000 pixels 2.5 in. LCD / 230,000 pixels 2.5 in LCD / 230,000 pixels
Enlarged Playback / Scroll
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes 1.5~10x / Yes
1.1 - 25x for large images, 19x for medium images, or 13x for small ones/ Yes
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment Range
5 steps 5 steps
5 steps
Automatic Rotation for Vertical Shots
Yes Yes Yes
Other Features
Computer Connection
Yes, USB 2.0, PTP-compliant Yes, USB 2.0 High-Speed, PTP-compliant Yes, USB 2.0, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v2.0 speed)
Direct Printing (PictBridge-compliant printers)
Yes Yes Yes
Menu Languages
15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese) 15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Russian)
13 (Japanese, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean)
Camera Default Reset
Yes Yes Yes
Custom Functions (Quantity / Settings)
Yes (19 / 53) Yes (21 / 57) Yes (45)
Remote Control
N3-type remote control N3-type remote control Yes, 10-pin remote terminal for optional MC-30/36 remote cords or WT-3 wireless remote
Info LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / Yes (dedicated button) Yes / Yes
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Ultrasonic CCD dust-removal function
No No No
Body Structure
Body Cover / Chassis
Magnesium Alloy / Stainless Steel Magnesium Alloy / Plastic Largely Magnesium Alloy, full environmental seals
Power System
Battery Compatibility
Main: BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
Backup: CR2016
Main: BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
Backup: CR2016
EN-EL3e
Rated Shooting Capacity at 20C/68F
CIPA standard: 1,100 CIPA standard: 800 Up to 1800 shots (manufacturer spec, see review body for details)
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD, mm)
144 x 106 x 72 152 x 113 x 75 147 x 113 x 74
Weight (body only)
700 g 810 g 830 g
Operational
Environment
Operating Temperature Range
0 ~ 40°C 0 ~ 40°C 0 ~ 40C
Operating Humidity Range
85% max. 85% max. 85% max.
Kit Lens
Focal length/aperture
- - -
Lens Compatibility
Lens Mount / Compatibility
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses EF / All EOS lenses, except EF-S lenses Similar to D100, but adds support for older manual-focus and AI lenses, metering works in aperture priority and manual exposure modes with these lenses. (See body of review for full details)
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