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Nikon D2H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and image quality are overall positive. The usability and battery are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the sensor and lens, while many are critical about the reliability and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D2H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon D2H


Most of the camera's buttons are larger than they were on the D1H, making it easier to operate, no matter how big your fingers are. Nikon added an innovative nine-position multiselector button on the back, allowing you to move through the camera's 11...

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.

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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,...

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Nikon D2H SLR


Nikon's new D2H professional digital SLR camera was designed for photojournalists and sports/action photographers. The D2H sets a new standard in speed and accuracy while achieving exceptional image quality. Virtually every aspect of the camera's performa


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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...

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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...

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Nikon D2H:Speed Demon


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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...

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Nikon D2H Reviews and Resources


Acuity is good, color is excellent, and noise performance is at least as good as previous Nikons, if not better. With the right settings and discipline, this camera performs more like a 5mp or higher camera.

I’ve said before and will say again that the D2H is easily the most enjoyable camera to shoot with that I've yet handled, with a fluid, fast, and easy to use user interface that intrudes minimally on the shooting experience. Overall, a...

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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...

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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...

Product Specifications

The professional digital SLR camera the Nikon D2H delivers high speed, high resolution, and improved handling for action photography. The D2H showcases a skillful integration of such innovations. The first of a new generation of Nikon Digital SLR cameras, the D2H offers an impressive array of exclusive features to improve speed, response, resolution and handling that will establish it as the professional's choice in photojournalism and sports photography. The D2H is the first digital SLR in the world capable of continuous shooting at 8 frames per second for up to 40 consecutive JPEG or 25 RAW (NEF - Nikon Electronic Image File) full-resolution (2,464 x 1,632-pixel) images. Performance is further enhanced by the remarkably short 37ms shutter time lag - currently the shortest for a Digital SLR - making the D2H as responsive as the Nikon F5 professional film SLR. Instant power-up means the D2H is ready to shoot as soon as you are. Together, these high-speed functions give the photographer exceptional control over moving subjects and rapidly unfolding events.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:15.5 x 23.3mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.5 x 23.3 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 250 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 500 / ISO 640 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW + JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical