As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D2H is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon D2H's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D2X and the D600) and Canon (such as the EOS-1D)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D2H compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 5.5 fps), slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses) and has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (211k dots vs 921k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.57x vs 0.70x) and takes much lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 12.1 MP).

Nikon D2X

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D2X (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D2X (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D2X and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
8 years newer
$1,485 (body only)
$2,228 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D2H)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 4 MP
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 5.5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D600 and D2H

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D3

Nikon D3
4 years newer
$390 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3 (vs the D2H)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 211k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3 (vs the D2H)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D3 and D2H

  • Fast continuous shooting: 9 fps vs 8 fps
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D2Hs

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Significant advantages of the D2Hs (vs the D2H)

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Significant disadvantages of the D2Hs (vs the D2H)

  • None found

common strengths of the D2Hs and D2H

  • Fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 8 fps
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years newer
$1,569 (body only)
$2,304 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D2H)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 211k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D700 and D2H

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon EOS-1D

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1 year older
$4,899 (body only)

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D (vs the D2H)

  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 3.4"
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the EOS-1D and D2H

  • Fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 8 fps

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D2H compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 3 fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), significantly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%), has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (211k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
9 years newer
$421 (body only)
$566 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 211k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.57x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5200 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.57x

common strengths of the D3100 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
7 years newer
$3,515 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D7000 and D2H

  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
3 years newer
$1,491 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 6 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET

common strengths of the D40 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses