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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X

Portability
51
Imaging
42
Features
40
Overall
41
Nikon D2Hs front
 
Nikon D3X front
Portability
51
Imaging
67
Features
65
Overall
66

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Key Specs

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
  • Launched February 2005
  • Succeeded the Nikon D2H
Nikon D3X
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 1260g - 160 x 157 x 88mm
  • Introduced February 2009
  • Replaced the Nikon D2Xs
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X, both Pro DSLR digital cameras and they are both built by Nikon. There exists a big gap between the sensor resolutions of the D2Hs (4MP) and D3X (25MP) and the D2Hs (APS-C) and D3X (Full frame) posses different sensor measurements.

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The D2Hs was manufactured 5 years earlier than the D3X which is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (Large SLR).

Before delving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the D2Hs grades versus the D3X when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D2Hs over the Nikon D3X

 D2Hs D3X 

Reasons to pick Nikon D3X over the Nikon D2Hs

 D3X D2Hs 
IntroducedFebruary 2009February 2005Newer by 48 months
Display size3"2.5"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution920k235kClearer display (+685k dot)

Common features in the Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D3X

 D2Hs D3X 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you will need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Nikon D2Hs has outside measurements of 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") with a weight of 1200 grams (2.65 lbs) whilst the Nikon D3X has proportions of 160mm x 157mm x 88mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.5") along with a weight of 1260 grams (2.78 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the D2Hs compared to the D3X.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the D2Hs and D3X is 51 and 51 respectively.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X top view buttons comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions only by going over specifications. The image underneath will give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the D2Hs and D3X.

To sum up, both of these cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The D2Hs due to its tinier sensor is going to make shooting shallower DOF trickier and the Nikon D3X will offer you greater detail due to its extra 21MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged D2Hs is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X sensor size comparison

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon D2Hs
Portrait photography with Nikon D3X
49
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
does not have liveview
resolution not great (4MP)
80
focusing manually
great resolution (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D2Hs as a Street photography camera
Nikon D3X as a Street photography camera
52
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
57
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Sports photography advice
Nikon D3X Sports photography advice
49
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
good sensor size (APS-C)
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
resolution not great (4 megapixels)
71
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
great resolution (25MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
weather sealing
great battery pack (4,400 per charge)
has phase detect AF
slow fps (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Travel photography details
Nikon D3X Travel photography details
42
weather proofing
resolution not great (4MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
63
great battery pack (4,400 per charge)
weather sealing
great resolution (25MP)
does not have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D2Hs
Landscape photography with Nikon D3X
49
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is small (2.5 inches)
does not have liveview
no image stabilization
resolution not great (4MP)
76
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
great resolution (25 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
great battery pack (4,400 shots)
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D2Hs Vlogging highlights
Nikon D3X Vlogging highlights
9
no video recording
9
no video
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Nikon D2Hs vs Nikon D3X Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D2Hs and Nikon D3X
 Nikon D2HsNikon D3X
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon D2Hs Nikon D3X
Class Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Launched 2005-02-16 2009-02-19
Body design Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - Expeed
Sensor type JFET CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor dimensions 23.7 x 15.5mm 35.9 x 24mm
Sensor area 367.4mm² 861.6mm²
Sensor resolution 4 megapixels 25 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 2464 x 1632 6048 x 4032
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Lowest enhanced ISO - 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 51
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 235 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology - Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.57x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 8.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change 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 Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Maximum video resolution None None
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1200g (2.65 pounds) 1260g (2.78 pounds)
Physical dimensions 158 x 150 x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4") 160 x 157 x 88mm (6.3" x 6.2" x 3.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 88
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.7
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.7
DXO Low light score not tested 1992
Other
Battery life - 4400 pictures
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model - EN-EL4a
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (2 to 20 sec, custom)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II) x 2, UDMA
Storage slots One Two
Retail price $5,000 $3,000