How to Reset Factory Settings on a Nikon D200

by Gwen Wark ; Updated September 22, 2017

The Nikon D200 is a sturdy and practical camera body with a wide range of options. These options allow the photographer greater artistic control over the image. During the course of working with a Nikon D200 it may be necessary to restore the camera to factory settings, either to resolve an error or to easily make new changes from a fresh starting point. Nikon has made the process of restoring factory settings both quick and easy, which allows a photographer to perform this task without interrupting his workflow.

Locate the buttons marked "QUAL" and "+/-." These buttons will have a green dot next to them.

Press and hold the "QUAL" and "+/-" buttons simultaneously until the LCD screen blinks. This indicates factory settings have been restored.

Reset options such as ISO, white balance and file size before continuing work.


  • Restoring the camera quickly does not reset the shutter actuation count; there is no option to do this on a Nikon D200.

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