I'm looking for a (relatively speaking) cheap Nikon D-SLR to use with the 35mm AF-S f1.8G as a point and shoot camera. However, for me, a good point and shoot should have accurate exposure (without having to dial in different exposure compensations all the time).
Is the D200 the cheapest Nikon D-SLR that can be relied upon for this?
How about the D40, D50, D60, D70 - can you shoot with image review off on any of these models and still trust the camera to do the job for you? I have owned and sold a Nikon D80, and from my own experience I would say that on a D80 that is not possible.
Also - is there anywhere in Europe where the D200 can be bought new for as low as the $599 which it is currently selling for in the US?