Steve’sDigicams has reviewed the Nikon D200, a Digital SLR camera with a 10.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 5 frames per second with bursts up to 37 JPEGs (Fine-Large) or 22 NEF (RAW) images and a large 2.5″ LCD screen.
“Image noise was essentially absent at sensitivity settings lower than ISO 400. Noise begins to appear at ISO 400, but the D200 provides in-camera Noise Reduction that is controlled by the camera’s menu system. High ISO NR can be set to Off, providing minimal cleanup at ISO 800 and above; Low, Normal and High settings control the degree of Noise Reduction at settings of ISO 400 and higher. The higher the level of Noise Reduction the greater the loss of fine image detail; the D200’s Noise Reduction settings allow the photographer to balance image noise and detail as he/she sees fit.
…The D200’s built-in flash is adequate for every day use, having a useful range of about 15-feet at ISO 100 at full wide angle on the 18-200mm lens. It doesn’t quite illuminate the entire frame at the lens’ 18mm focal length, exhibiting a bit of light fall-off at the corners. The lens hood should be removed when using the internal flash to prevent shading the flash output at the bottom of the image. “