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 D3200 and the D2X) and Canon (such as the Rebel T1i and 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 fps), slightly more lenses available (230 lenses vs 171 lenses) and has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (352 ISO vs 2,303 ISO), has much lower image quality (40.0 vs 80.0), has much less color depth (18.9 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (10 EV vs 12 EV) and has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3").

Nikon D2X

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D2X (vs the D2H)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D2X (vs the D2H)

  • None found

common strengths of the D2X and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
11 years newer
$1,410 - $1,797 (body only)
$1,999 - $2,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D2H)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 352 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 24.8 bits vs 18.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D2H)

  • 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 D750 and D2H

  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D2Xs

Nikon D2Xs
2 years newer
$3,999 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D2Xs (vs the D2H)

  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D2Xs (vs the D2H)

  • None found

common strengths of the D2Xs and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years newer
$101 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D2H)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 352 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 23.5 bits vs 18.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D2H)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Much less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D700 and D2H

  • Built-in focus motor

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
4 years newer
$1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D2H)

  • Much better image quality: 67.0 vs 40.0
  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 10 EV
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D2H)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS-1D

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1 year older
$4,899 (body only)

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

  • 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"
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET

common strengths of the EOS-1D and D2H

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D2H compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.57x vs 0.52x), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 3.4 fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), significantly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%) and has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 20fps), 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 24 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
8 years newer
$358 (body only)
$438 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D3200 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
5 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.4 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the T1i and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years newer
$300 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.57x

common strengths of the D5100 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
7 years newer
$390 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view

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 D7100

Nikon D7100
9 years newer
$1,262 (body only)
$949 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 6 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D7100 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 D50

Nikon D50
1 year newer
$242 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D50 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (133×102×76 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Much lighter: 620 g vs 1,200 g
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the D50 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 130k dots vs 211k dots

common strengths of the D50 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Built-in focus motor