I've been reading quite a bit about the various Nikon DSLRs and I keep reading one thing. Many folks feel the D200 is big and heavy. Given I haven't found a store near me that carries Nikon DSLR stuff, I can't say how it feels, or the D80 or D50 or the D40, for that matter. But, I looked up the specs. D40 Weight: Approximately 1lb. 1oz. (472g) without battery, memory card or body cap FG Weight: Approx. 490g (body only) D80 Weight: Approximately 1 lb. 5 oz. (585g) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover. D200 Weight: Approx. 830g without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover D2Xs Weight (without battery): Approx. 2.4 lbs (1,070g) F4s Weight With MB-21 approx 1280 g I have an F4s, and while it does feel heavy, when you first pick it up, it quickly feels nice and stable to me , from then on. I also noticed that the FG, which some people felt was some low quality light weight camera fits nicely between the D40, and the D80. The D200 is about 75% of the weight of my F4 without batteries. When you add the 6 AA batteries, in my F4, it probably becomes even less than 75%. From these figures, I'm not so sure I'd think the D200 was too heavy. The D80 is only a few oz more than my FG is. Do some think that the D80 is a big camera ?