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I'm going to call bullshit on this one because every time you see a camera leak it's someone who doctored their Dad's SLR from 1979. However, let's play along like good rumor mongers. We know, according to kind reader GreenDog, that the D200 is a 12-megapixel monster—more specs after the jump—and we also know that it appeared momentarily on the Nikon website and then disappeared. I looked at the image up close and there's a lot of noise on the D200 logo, but what do I know. It looks like it's all dress up and ready to go to a party with the flash and all the junk having off of it, so maybe its real. [Thanks, GreenDog and]

DPReview Thread [DPReview]

* DX Format with 12.4 effective megapixels

* The new CMOS image sensor features high image quality and high-speed
4-channel data output

* New image processing algorithms combine with optimized analog and
digital white balance to produce smoother, more consistent gradations with
exceptionally pure color reproduction

* Continuous shooting: 3 frames per second (fps) at 12.4 megapixels for
up to 10 consecutive NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) images; 5 fps for 18 NEF
images at 6.8 megapixels

* 3D-Color Matrix Metering II with ambient light sensor and 1,005-pixel
RGB sensor further improves on Nikon s acclaimed exposure metering system

* High-speed, high-precision 11-area AF system with 9 cross-type AF
sensors deliver quick response and sharp focus, even under the most
challenging shooting conditions

* Two new Adobe RGB color modes further expand professional color space
options and also support for sYCC color space

* Excellent response with instant power-up and ultra-fast 52ms shutter
release lag

* Top shutter speed of 1/8,000 second and flash sync speeds up to 1/250

* Faster read/write speed for the memory card and a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
interface for faster image transfer

* Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor for easy access to settings and
information, as well as clear, flicker-free image preview
* Creative in-camera effects, Image Overlay and Multiple Exposure

* Functions such as World Time, automatic rotation of vertical
compositions expand possibilities
* Lightweight, durable magnesium body

* Full support for Nikon s Creative Lighting System when used with the
SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights

* In addition to DX Nikkor lenses, the D200 supports more than 50 AF
Nikkor lenses

* Nikon s PictureProject software is included, enabling easy control
over image adjustment and management

* Support for Nikon Capture 4 (version 4.3), a software application with
the tools to assist the professional photographer

* NEF (RAW) format for the utmost in versatile, effective image control
and correction

* JPEG and NEF (RAW) Combination Filing System enables simultaneous
recording of NEF and JPEG data for the same shot