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 D300) and Canon (such as the EOS-1D Mark II and the Rebel T1i)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D2H compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 96%) and has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (352 ISO vs 2,290 ISO), has much lower image quality (40.0 vs 81.0), 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 slightly lower resolution screen (211k dots vs 922k dots).

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 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 Mark II

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6 months newer
$2,499 (body only)

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,003 ISO vs 352 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 66.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 22.3 bits vs 18.9 bits

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the EOS-1D Mark II and D2H

  • None found

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
2 years newer
$1,700 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the D2H)

  • More dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 10 EV
  • Better color depth: 22.3 bits vs 18.9 bits
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the D2H)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D200 and D2H

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

Nikon D1

Nikon D1
4 years older
$8,009 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D1 (vs the D2H)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D1 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 96% vs 100%

common strengths of the D1 and D2H

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

Nikon D3

Nikon D3
4 years newer
$400 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3 (vs the D2H)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,290 ISO vs 352 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 81.0 vs 40.0
  • Better color depth: 23.5 bits vs 18.9 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D3 (vs the D2H)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses

common strengths of the D3 and D2H

  • Built-in focus motor

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 0.53x), 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 16.1 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
13 years newer
$326 (body only)
$409 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D3400 and D2H

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

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
3 years newer
$681 (body only)
$746 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 3.4"
  • Much lighter: 522 g vs 1,200 g

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

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
5 years newer
$353 (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 D5300

Nikon D5300
10 years newer
$474 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 211k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 95% vs 100%

common strengths of the D5300 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
6 years newer
$629 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the D2H)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 4 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 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 D3000 and D2H

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years newer
$350 (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