It doesn't seem to get any respect. My first DSLR was a new D70 purchased new in 2004, and with its kit lens, was a good performer. I considered a D70s when it came out, but it appeared to be a move sideways. A few years ago, I purchased a used D80, but after a few weeks, I took advantage of the local camera shop's buyer remorse option and returned it for a used D200. I think the D200 is a much better camera in all respects than the D80, in both build and performance. I liked that it would meter with older manual focus lenses. I recall that the D200 got very good reviews. Since then, I have further upgreaded to a used D300, which is clearly a superior camera, but the D200 is still a fine camera. Why doesn't it get more respect?