- 4MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 200 - 1600
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 1200g - 158 x 150 x 86mm
- Launched February 2005
- Superseded the Nikon D2H
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D2Hs overview
Nikon D2Hs is Nikon's Pro DSLR digital camera initially launched on February of 2005. It features a 4 MegaPixel, JFET APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 2464 x 1632.
Nikon released this model in an effort to improve the earlier Nikon D2H (Read Full Comparison)
The D2Hs is positioned #28 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & all around #688 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D2Hs history
The Nikon D2Hs is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
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Nikon D2Hs Gallery
You can check the D2Hs from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D2Hs Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon D2Hs based on things which are generally viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Nikon D2Hs Sensor details
The sensor dimension in the Nikon D2Hs is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 2464 x 1632 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The JFET sensor has 4MP and includes a standard ISO range of 200 - 1600. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the D2Hs's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The D2Hs sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D2Hs dimensions
Nikon D2Hs weighs in at 2.65 pounds (1,200g / 42.33 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 158mm x 150mm x 86mm (6.2" x 5.9" x 3.4"). The weight of normal Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g so the Nikon D2Hs is on par in comparison with other competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon D2Hs besides a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will provide the button arrangement on the D2Hs.
Nikon D2Hs Lens specs
The D2Hs fits the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available in the market. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the D2Hs.
Nikon D2Hs Connectivity
The D2Hs has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy files and at times alter camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon D2Hs Video specs
Nikon D2Hs doesn't capture video. In case you are shopping for a digital camera to take only pictures, this might not be a concern.
Nikon D2Hs Weather Sealing
Nikon D2Hs features environment sealing which makes it a fantastic selection for use in tricky locations. This is particularly handy any time you are unsure about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D2Hs Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D2Hs features a 2.5 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 235 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support. The D2Hs also comes with a Top screen so you can quickly checkout your settings.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder details for Nikon D2Hs are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100%
- Magnification 0.57x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be pretty useful.
Nikon D2Hs Shutter specs
Nikon D2Hs continuous shooting rate is 8.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Nikon D2Hs Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon D2Hs has external flash ability but comes without in-built flash. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Nikon D2Hs Autofocus specs
Nikon D2Hs has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D2Hs boasts manual focus when needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more accurate control on focus.
Nikon D2Hs Battery life
The general Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X comes with the highest possible (4400) battery life in this class of cameras.
Following is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Nikon D2Hs for specific categories of photography
The following graph presents a overview of the Nikon D2Hs for specific categories of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon D2Hs Portrait photography details
The Nikon D2Hs receives a points tally of 49 which is modest, meaning that it is relatively suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and ability to utilize external lighting.
Nikon D2Hs as a Street photography camera
Getting a moderate rating of 52, the Nikon D2Hs is relatively appropriate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D2Hs as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography score of 50 indicates the Nikon D2Hs is fairly adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon D2Hs Travel photography info
Weight is extremely critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Nikon D2Hs gets a really bad 42 for a travelling camera which makes it simply not good to take on your trips.
Nikon D2Hs Landscape photography factors
For anybody planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Nikon D2Hs with it's decent score of 50 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate amongst its competitors.
Nikon D2Hs Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon D2Hs is simply not good as a vlog camera as it gets a really bad score of 9.
Nikon D2Hs Alternatives
If you need replacements to the D2Hs, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Pro DSLR.
The graph here offers you a summary of the D2Hs versus it's top rated competitors listed above.
These are various other cameras you might view as alternative options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.