Nikon d200 (flash up hi res)

So, the long wait is almost over. Nikon finally got around to announcing their much anticipated D200 D-SLR digicam today as the rumor mill predicted. Specs and snaps had been leaking like CCD epoxy over the last few months so it's nice to finally confirm that the 10.2 megapixels, 5 frames per second shooting, and 2.5-inch LCD specs are the real deal. Let's Go Digital is so "enthusiastic" about the new D-SLR that they've slapped up, oh, 20 pages of review love claiming it "could be the perfect solution" for semi-pro or even less demanding professional photographers saying it's every bit the D-SLR they've been "waiting for." They do a very nice head-to-head specification smackdown showing how the D200 stacks up against Nikon's dusty ol' D100 and rival Canon EOS 5D and EOS 20D shooters. Well, keep on waiting folks 'cause it won't start shipping until December — priced to compete at about $1,700 so you'd better pre-order if you need one by Xmas.

[Via Let's Go Digital, Thanks, David]

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