DIWA is a worldwide organisation of photographic experts who run collaborating websites in Europe and North America that continuously test and review digital imaging products. The Platinum award, presented only to the very best of cameras that have previously won a Gold award, is the highest recognition DIWA offers.
“Nikon Europe is particularly proud of winning the DIWA Platinum award for the D200, considering that DIWA’s rigorous evaluation process checks and tests over 200 items on each camera,” said Martina Beckmann, Communications and Marketing Services Manager, Nikon Europe BV. “The DIWA award mentioned that Nikon is driven by an obsession to deliver top quality products. We are delighted that DIWA understands and shares our obsession with quality, which they have recognized in the Nikon D200 digital SLR”.
With its magnesium alloy chassis and body cover, the Nikon D200 offers lightweight and long-term durability, ruggedness and precision. The D200 captures images with remarkable resolution and clarity, thanks to its 10.2-Mp Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor. Its sophisticated 3D Colour Matrix Metering II system ensures correct exposures while the Nikon image-processing engine renders images with superb clarity and smooth colour gradations. The D200 is also compatible with many of Nikkor’s renowned lenses.
Powering up in just 0.15 seconds, the D200 fires with an imperceptible 50 millisecond shutter release lag time and can shoot five frames per second. The large, bright viewfinder and 2.5 inch LCD screen provides options for comfortable and precise composition. Control is also simple with the D200’s 11-area autofocus system, TTL Creative Lighting System and Wi-Fi image-transmission options. The D200 is perfect for photography enthusiasts, as well as wedding, event and action professionals.
The DIWA citation noted: “The Nikon D200 outperforms most of its rivals, even those at a much higher price. The Nikon D200 is not only an extraordinary camera on paper. It also performs like a pro. Even our demanding DIWA test procedure was an easy match for the Nikon D200. The international group of DIWA experts found it to be one of the finest cameras ever made.”