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Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H

Portability
50
Imaging
72
Features
79
Overall
74
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II front
 
Nikon D2H front
Portability
51
Imaging
43
Features
40
Overall
41

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Key Specs

Canon 1D X II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 409600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 1530g - 158 x 168 x 83mm
  • Revealed February 2016
  • Old Model is Canon 1D X
  • Newer Model is Canon 1D X III
Nikon D2H
(Full Review)
  • 4MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
  • Announced December 2003
  • Succeeded the Nikon D1H
  • Successor is Nikon D2Hs
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Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Overview

The following is a comprehensive overview of the Canon 1D X II and Nikon D2H, both Pro DSLR cameras by competitors Canon and Nikon. There is a substantial difference among the image resolutions of the 1D X II (20MP) and D2H (4MP) and the 1D X II (Full frame) and D2H (APS-C) use different sensor sizing.

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The 1D X II was unveiled 12 years after the D2H which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Large SLR).

Before going straight into a detailed comparison, below is a quick view of how the 1D X II scores versus the D2H in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1D X II over the Nikon D2H

 1D X II D2H 
AnnouncedFebruary 2016December 2003Newer by 148 months
Display sizing3.2"2.5"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution1620k211kClearer display (+1409k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D2H over the Canon 1D X II

 D2H 1D X II 

Common features in the Canon 1D X II and Nikon D2H

 1D X II D2H 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and volume. The Canon 1D X II offers external dimensions of 158mm x 168mm x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") having a weight of 1530 grams (3.37 lbs) and the Nikon D2H has sizing of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the 1D X II compared to the D2H.

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the 1D X II and D2H is 50 and 51 respectively.

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H top view buttons comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is very tough to visualize the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by researching specifications. The picture below might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the 1D X II and D2H.

Plainly, the 2 cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The 1D X II having a larger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh simpler and the Canon 1D X II will provide you with greater detail having an extra 16 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics a little more aggressively. The younger 1D X II provides a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H sensor size comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 1D X II
Portrait photography with Nikon D2H
83
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
49
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
doesn't have liveview
sensor resolution not great (4 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon 1D X II
Street photography with Nikon D2H
62
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
environment sealing
good high ISO (51,200)
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
52
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 1D X II Sports photography information
Nikon D2H Sports photography information
74
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
high fps (16.0 fps)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking focus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
bad battery power (1,210 per charge)
50
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
environment proofing
comes with phase detect AF
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (4 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 1D X II Travel photography features
Nikon D2H Travel photography features
54
environment sealing
comes with touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
does not have Time Lapse recording
bad battery power (1,210 shots)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
42
environment proofing
sensor resolution not great (4 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1D X II as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D2H as a Landscape photography camera
71
focusing manually
swap lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
bad battery power (1,210 per charge)
does not have Time Lapse recording
50
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
screen is small (2.5")
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (4MP)
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1D X II Vlogging info
Nikon D2H Vlogging info
30
screen is touchscreen
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic jack
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
9
can't record video
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Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D2H Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1D X II and Nikon D2H
 Canon EOS-1D X Mark IINikon D2H
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Nikon D2H
Category Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Revealed 2016-02-02 2003-12-19
Physical type Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Chip Dual DIGIC 6+ -
Sensor type CMOS JFET
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23.7 x 15.5mm
Sensor area 864.0mm² 367.4mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 4 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Full resolution 5472 x 3648 2464 x 1632
Max native ISO 51200 1600
Max boosted ISO 409600 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Min boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 61 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF Nikon F
Amount of lenses 250 309
Focal length multiplier 1 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of screen 1,620k dots 211k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 16.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) -
Max video resolution 4096x2160 None
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG -
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1530 gr (3.37 lb) 1200 gr (2.65 lb)
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") 158 x 150 x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 88 40
DXO Color Depth score 24.1 18.9
DXO Dynamic range score 13.5 10.0
DXO Low light score 3207 352
Other
Battery life 1210 photos -
Battery style Battery Pack -
Battery model LP-E19 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots Dual 1
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