Testing of the D200 is in progress. Some unofficial answers can already be given to questions asked: + image quality is excellent, high ISO behaves well . Need much more testing on this, also direct comparisons to D2X are to be undertaken - battery performance might not be up to snuff compared to D70 or D2X. I'm currently shooting at -5C and the new battery probably needs some cycles to gain full capacity, today it's a real setback. - IR response is poor. Need more comparison shots to qualify, but Nikon (as they promised and we IR-aficionados feared) have curtailed IR even more than on the D2X - UV response is poor given that this is a CCD-based camera. Response at least 3 stops less than D70 which brings D200 down to the level of D2X, a CMOS system. Again, Nikon kept their promise ("treat"). Handling is good and I now have found out most of the settings to suit my peculiar tastes. Had to open the manual to drill down to the less intuitive ones, such as getting rid of the silly flashing red gridlines in the finder. Oh well, I'm on my way to continue field work. No more tidbits.