Nikon will ship a new digital SLR by the end of the year that it claims bridges the gap between entry-level and 'professional' classes. The D200 will cost £1,100 plus VAT for the body only, £1,275 plus VAT with a 18-70mm lens, and £1,960 plus VAT with a 17-55mm lens.
Another technology taken from the D2 series is 3D Colour Matrix Metering II (AE), which Nikon claims delivers optimized exposure through the use of new technology developed for the Nikon 1,005-pixel RGB exposure/Colour Matrix Metering Sensor.
The D200 is designed to respond quickly. It has a start-up time of 0.15 seconds, a 50-millisecond shutter time lag and a 105-millisecond viewfinder balckout.