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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs

Portability
51
Imaging
42
Features
40
Overall
41
Nikon D2Hs front
 
Nikon D2Xs front
Portability
51
Imaging
50
Features
40
Overall
46

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Key Specs

Nikon D2Hs
(Full Review)
  • 4MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
  • Introduced February 2005
  • Replaced the Nikon D2H
Nikon D2Xs
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 800 (Push to 3200)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
  • Revealed June 2006
  • Old Model is Nikon D2X
  • Refreshed by Nikon D3X
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Nikon D2Hs versus Nikon D2Xs, both Pro DSLR digital cameras and both of them are designed by Nikon. There exists a big gap between the resolutions of the D2Hs (4MP) and D2Xs (12MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor size (APS-C).

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The D2Hs was introduced 15 months before the D2Xs which makes them a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Large SLR).

Before we go into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick summary of how the D2Hs matches up against the D2Xs with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D2Hs over the Nikon D2Xs

 D2Hs D2Xs 

Reasons to pick Nikon D2Xs over the Nikon D2Hs

 D2Xs D2Hs 
RevealedJune 2006February 2005More modern by 15 months

Common features in the Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D2Xs

 D2Hs D2Xs 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.5"2.5"Same screen size
Screen resolution235k235kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither contains Touch friendly screen

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon D2Hs has got 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) while the Nikon D2Xs has proportions of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") and a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs).

Contrast the Nikon D2Hs versus Nikon D2Xs in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the D2Hs versus the D2Xs.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the D2Hs and D2Xs is 51 and 51 respectively.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs top view buttons comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very difficult to see the difference between sensor sizes purely by reviewing specs. The pic here may offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the D2Hs and D2Xs.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Nikon D2Xs to offer you more detail using its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The more aged D2Hs is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs sensor size comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D2Xs Portrait photography highlights
49
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview
MP count low (4 megapixels)
54
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
no liveview
sensor resolution low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Street photography information
Nikon D2Xs Street photography information
52
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
50
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
max ISO too low (800)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Nikon D2Hs
Sports photography with Nikon D2Xs
49
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
weather proofing
has phase detect AF
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (4 megapixels)
53
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect AF
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Nikon D2Hs
Travel photography with Nikon D2Xs
42
weather proofing
MP count low (4MP)
display is not selfie friendly
43
weather proofing
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Landscape photography details
Nikon D2Xs Landscape photography details
49
has manual focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
MP count low (4MP)
50
focusing manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
small screen (2.5")
no liveview
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
max ISO too low (800)
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D2Hs as a Vlogging camera
Nikon D2Xs as a Vlogging camera
9
can't record video
9
no video shooting
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D2Xs Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D2Xs
 Nikon D2HsNikon D2Xs
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D2Hs Nikon D2Xs
Category Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Introduced 2005-02-16 2006-06-01
Body design Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type JFET CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.7 x 15.5mm 23.7 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 367.4mm² 372.1mm²
Sensor resolution 4 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest resolution 2464 x 1632 4288 x 2848
Highest native ISO 1600 800
Highest boosted ISO - 3200
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount type Nikon F Nikon F
Total lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.5 inches 2.5 inches
Resolution of screen 235k dot 235k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.57x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Highest video resolution None None
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1200 gr (2.65 lbs) 1200 gr (2.65 lbs)
Physical 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 not tested 59
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.9
DXO Low light rating not tested 489
Other
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at launch $5,000 $3,999