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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X

Portability
51
Imaging
43
Features
40
Overall
41
Nikon D2Hs front
 
Nikon D2X front
Portability
51
Imaging
50
Features
40
Overall
46

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Key Specs

Nikon D2Hs
(Full Review)
  • 4MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
  • Revealed February 2005
  • Previous Model is Nikon D2H
Nikon D2X
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 800 (Raise to 3200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
  • Launched June 2005
  • Previous Model is Nikon D1X
  • Newer Model is Nikon D2Xs
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X, both Pro DSLR cameras and both of them are sold by Nikon. There exists a large gap among the sensor resolutions of the D2Hs (4MP) and D2X (12MP) but they use the same exact sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The D2Hs was released 3 months earlier than the D2X so they are of a similar age. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Large SLR).

Before going straight into a full comparison, below is a short summation of how the D2Hs scores against the D2X for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D2Hs over the Nikon D2X

 D2Hs D2X 

Reasons to pick Nikon D2X over the Nikon D2Hs

 D2X D2Hs 

Common features in the Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D2X

 D2Hs D2X 
LaunchedFebruary 2005June 2005Same age
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing2.5"2.5"Equivalent display measurement
Display resolution235k235kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch display Absent Touch display

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera often, you'll have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon D2Hs comes with external dimensions of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") along with a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) and the Nikon D2X 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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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have at the time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the D2Hs vs the D2X.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D2Hs and D2X is 51 and 51 respectively.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X top view buttons comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its hard to visualise the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through technical specs. The image below might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the D2Hs and D2X.

As you can tell, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon D2X to provide greater detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images far more aggressively.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X sensor size comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Portrait photography features
Nikon D2X Portrait photography features
49
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview feature
low resolution (4MP)
54
you can focus manually
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
does not have liveview
low MP (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Street photography info
Nikon D2X Street photography info
52
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
50
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather proof
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
maximum ISO low (800)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D2Hs
Sports photography with Nikon D2X
50
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
environment proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (4MP)
53
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
weather proof
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D2Hs
Travel photography with Nikon D2X
42
environment proof
low resolution (4 megapixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
43
weather proof
low MP (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Landscape photography highlights
Nikon D2X Landscape photography highlights
50
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (4 megapixels)
50
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather proof
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
maximum ISO low (800)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Vlogging features
Nikon D2X Vlogging features
9
no video shooting
9
no video recording
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2X Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D2X
 Nikon D2HsNikon D2X
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D2Hs Nikon D2X
Type Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Revealed 2005-02-16 2005-06-01
Physical type Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type JFET CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.7 x 15.5mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 367.4mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 4 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Maximum resolution 2464 x 1632 4288 x 2848
Maximum native ISO 1600 800
Maximum boosted ISO - 3200
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mount Nikon F Nikon F
Available lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of display 235 thousand dots 235 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.57x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 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
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Maximum video resolution None None
Mic 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1200 gr (2.65 lb) 1200 gr (2.65 lb)
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 score not tested 59
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.9
DXO Low light score not tested 476
Other
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $5,000 $5,000