On November 1st, 2005, Nikon unveiled the D200, around three and a half years after the D100, their first prosumer digital SLR. But it’s true to state that the D200 is a wholly different creature entirely; compared to its earlier namesake, the D200 shares much more with its “larger brother,” the D2X.
The D200 has a small shape more akin to the D100, a 10.2 million pixel CCD sensor, and the same durable build quality as the D2X. The D200 uses a CCD sensor, similar to the D100, as opposed to the D2X which used a CMOS sensor.
It is obvious that this camera is intended for the same market as the recently released Canon EOS 5D. The D200 is the model that comes closest to the D2X in terms of features, controls, and performance.