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Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs

Portability
51
Imaging
42
Features
40
Overall
41
Nikon D2H front
 
Nikon D2Hs front
Portability
51
Imaging
43
Features
40
Overall
41

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Key Specs

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
  • Revealed December 2003
  • Earlier Model is Nikon D1H
  • Later Model is Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D2Hs
(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
  • Revealed February 2005
  • Old Model is Nikon D2H
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Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Overview

In this article, we are reviewing the Nikon D2H versus Nikon D2Hs, both Pro DSLR cameras and they are both created by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the D2H (4MP) and the D2Hs (4MP) is fairly comparable and they come with the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The D2H was brought out 14 months prior to the D2Hs making the cameras a generation away from each other. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Large SLR).

Before getting in to a more detailed comparison, below is a brief view of how the D2H scores against the D2Hs in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D2H over the Nikon D2Hs

 D2H D2Hs 

Reasons to pick Nikon D2Hs over the Nikon D2H

 D2Hs D2H 
RevealedFebruary 2005December 2003More modern by 14 months
Display resolution235k211kSharper display (+24k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D2H and Nikon D2Hs

 D2H D2Hs 
Manually focus More precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.5"2.5"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon D2H features physical dimensions of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") and a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) and the Nikon D2Hs has measurements of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") having a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the D2H against the D2Hs.

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the D2H and D2Hs is 51 and 51 respectively.

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs top view buttons comparison

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to picture the contrast in sensor sizes just by seeing specifications. The pic below will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the D2H and D2Hs.

Plainly, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same megapixels therefore you can expect comparable quality of images however you will need to take the launch date of the cameras into account. The more aged D2H will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs sensor size comparison

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D2H Portrait photography factors
Nikon D2Hs Portrait photography factors
49
focusing manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no liveview feature
resolution not great (4 megapixels)
49
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
low MP (4MP)
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Street Comparison

Nikon D2H Street photography features
Nikon D2Hs Street photography features
52
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
52
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D2H Sports photography info
Nikon D2Hs Sports photography info
49
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
environment proofing
supports phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (4 megapixels)
50
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
weather proofing
has phase detect AF
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
low MP (4MP)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D2H Travel photography info
Nikon D2Hs Travel photography info
42
environment proofing
resolution not great (4 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly display
42
weather proofing
low MP (4 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D2H Landscape photography info
Nikon D2Hs Landscape photography info
49
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
tiny screen (2.5")
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
resolution not great (4 megapixels)
50
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
low MP (4 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D2H Vlogging details
Nikon D2Hs Vlogging details
9
can't record video
9
no video recording
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Nikon D2H vs Nikon D2Hs Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D2H and Nikon D2Hs
 Nikon D2HNikon D2Hs
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D2H Nikon D2Hs
Class Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Revealed 2003-12-19 2005-02-16
Physical type Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type JFET JFET
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.7 x 15.5mm 23.7 x 15.5mm
Sensor area 367.4mm² 367.4mm²
Sensor resolution 4MP 4MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 2464 x 1632 2464 x 1632
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of display 211k dots 235k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Highest video resolution None None
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1200g (2.65 lbs) 1200g (2.65 lbs)
Dimensions 158 x 150 x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") 158 x 150 x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 40 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 18.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.0 not tested
DXO Low light rating 352 not tested
Other
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $253 $5,000