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Nikon D2H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Nikon D2H. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but the exposure and low light performance get critical opinions. There are some mixed views about the software and shutter.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, durability

low-light, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon D2H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon D2H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Nikon D2H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The lens is also mentioned favorably.

price, lens, portability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Dk-17 Eyepiece For D2H/X/D3Nikon Dk-17 Eyepiece For D2H/X/D3

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon D2H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Nikon D2H from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the image quality and price are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the color and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

reliability, color

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon D2H Pro Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Nikon D2H Pro Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Bergman (cnet.com)

Nikon D2H review

 

Review Summary The D2H replaces Nikon's D1H, and almost everything about it has been updated--from the camera body itself to the autofocus system. I recently used the Nikon D2H on a few assignments for Sports Illustrated and was impressed in many ways...

Fast drive mode with large buffer; big 2.5-inch LCD with superfast image review; amazing battery life; solid build.

Expensive for only 4.1 megapixels; takes some tweaking to get high-quality images; steep learning curve for new users; file-naming system can cause overwrite problems.

For professional sports and action photographers invested in Nikon gear, this is the camera to have.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon D2H

 

Nikon's D2H is the immediate successor to the D1H whichwas announced in February2001 (along with the D1x) and reviewedby us in September of that year. The D1H built on the strengths ofthe D1 and added several new features including selectable color...

Good color balance, tuned towards reds (skin tones?) ; Wide tonal range, good dynamic range, smart auto tone selection ; Clean image processing, almost no 'digital' artifacts, a more film-like look ; As much resolution as we could expect from a four...

Slightly more noise at ISO 200 than the EOS-1D ; Noise levels similar to EOS-1D from ISO 400 to 1600, we had expected better ; Disappointing automatic white balance performance under artificial light ; Slower flash X-sync speed than competition (1/250...

The Nikon D2H is one of a very few cameras which feels almost perfectly 'sorted'. By this I mean it's very difficult to use the camera and find faults, almost any faults, which will affect the camera's purpose in life, which is to be a very fast,...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon D2H Review

 

Nikon's D2H is the immediate successor to the D1H which was announced in February 2001 (along with the D1x) and reviewed by us in September of that year. The D1H built on the strengths of the D1 and added several new features including selectable color...

Good color balance, tuned towards reds (skin tones?) Wide tonal range, good dynamic range, smart auto tone selection Clean image processing, almost no 'digital' artifacts, a more film-like look As much resolution as we could expect from a four...

Slightly more noise at ISO 200 than the EOS-1D Noise levels similar to EOS-1D from ISO 400 to 1600, we had expected better Disappointing automatic white balance performance under artificial light Slower flash X-sync speed than competition (1/250 sec...

The Nikon D2H is one of a very few cameras which feels almost perfectly 'sorted'. By this I mean it's very difficult to use the camera and find faults, almost any faults, which will affect the camera's purpose in life, which is to be a very fast,...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon D2H SLR

 

Physical Views Nikon D2H compared to Nikon D100 with battery grip Go to Page Two Nikon D2H Specifications Type of Camera Lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera Effective Pixels 4.1 million Image Sensor JFET image sensor LBCAST, 23.3 x 15.5mm size 4.26...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon D2H Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The new Nikon D2H is the latest addition to one of the world's most famous series of camera equipment . Nikon is one of the names that literally needs no introduction in the world of photography. Long a leader in the film world, they offer cameras for...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Nikon D2H Review Round-Up

 

The D1H built on the strengths of the D1 and added several new features including selectable color space, one-button playback, a new LCD monitor and others. However the biggest news about the D1H was the concept that it was a camera aimed specifically...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Nikon D2H and D2Hs Digital Camera Review

 

These are magnesium alloy body 4 megapixels high speed dSLR cameras from Nikon. The Optical Viewfinder has frame coverage of 100% and a magnification approx 0.86x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens. The top electronic viewer shows plenty of settings (Focus...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Mark Eastman (photographyreview.com)

Nikon D2H Pro Review

 

First introduced in late 2003, the D2H represents a significant step forward in Nikon's Digital SLR line, which began with the D1, in 2001. With a modestly sized 4.1 megapixel sensor, fast 8 fps frame rate and large image buffer (40 continuous frames...

Outstanding ergonomics, professional quality build, and light weight, Outstanding battery performance, Excellent image quality, Nikon 3-D Color Matrix Metering, Instant on/off, Large image buffer: 8 fps (40 JPEG/25 RAW continuous shooting), 11-segment...

Lower resolution than competitive digital SLRs, 1.5x digital crop factor, Noise apparent in higher ISO images, AC adapter not included (required to lock mirror-up to clean sensor)

The Nikon D2H is an excellent DSLR with reasonable resolution and a broad range of professional features that will more than accommodate most photographers' needs. Like most cameras, the D2H is better for some kinds of photography than others. It...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Ken Rockwell (kenrockwell.com)

Nikon D2H Review Test

 

The D2H was announced in July 2003. It was replaced by the updated and very similar D2Hs in February 2005. If you can get a bargain on the older D2H go for it. Don't worry about the less resolution compared to the D2X; I've seen lovely 13 x 19" prints...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Uwe Steinmueller (shutterbug.com)

The Nikon D2H A New Digital SLR For Action Photography

 

The Nikon D2H has replaced the Nikon D1H; it has also been targeted against the competition camera Canon EOS-1D. The Nikon D2H is capable of 8 fps which matches the Canon EOS-1D in terms of frames per second. There is no other camera in this league on...

The D2H is an all-new camera and not an upgrade from the D1H. We consider the D2H to be a statement on technology by Nikon to all professional photographers (with the main market being photojournalists)

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL4
Power Requirements:11.1V

Camera

Playback zoom:8
Playback zoom (max):8
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):211.000

Flash

Flash modes:Red-eye reduction

Memory

Compatible memory cards:cf, microdrive

Networking

Networking features:802.11b (WT-1) / FTP

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/250
Compatible operating systems:Mac(R)OS X (10.1.5)\nWindows XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows ME, Windows 98SE
Data compression:EXIF 2.21 / DCF 2.0 / DPOF
Digital SLR: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.2 x 5.89 x 3.37
Interface:USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B); FTP + Wireless Transmitter WT-2A, WT-1A .
Lens system:AF Nikkor / D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor
Light exposure type:CPU & AI
Metering:3D Matrix II
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM \nDisplay: 800 x 600
Power Source:EH-6, MH-21, EN-EL4

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Nikon View 4.0 - 4.2.1

Picture Quality

Megapixel:4.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:DC in; Audio/Video (NTSC / PAL selectable) out; Digital I/O (USB).

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:60
Minimum RAM:64

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Optical
Viewfinder type:Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.37
Height:5.87
Weight:2.36
Width:6.22