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 D5100 and the D700) and Canon (such as the EOS-1D Mark II and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D2H compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), shoots faster continuously (8 fps vs 5 fps), slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%) and has a CMOS-family sensor (JFET vs CCD).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 12.1 MP), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen, it's body is not weather sealed, is older (july 2003 vs june 2006) and is slightly larger (large (158×150×86 mm) vs large (147×123×77 mm)).

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
5 years newer
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 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 Mark II

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6 months newer
$2,499 (body only)

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

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 8.2 MP vs 4 MP
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 3.4"

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • 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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 8.5 fps vs 8 fps

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 D2Hs

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the D2Hs (vs the D2H)

  • None found

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 D100

Nikon D100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the D100 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller: Large (144×116×81 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 780 g vs 1,200 g
  • Significantly thinner: 3.2" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the D100 (vs the D2H)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs JFET

common strengths of the D100 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 D2Xs

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

Significant advantages of the D2Xs (vs the D2H)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D2Xs (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 8 fps

common strengths of the D2Xs 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

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 4 fps), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%), has a built-in focus motor and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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 D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (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 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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the D2H)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 4 MP
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Large (158×150×86 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the D2H)

  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 8 fps
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.49x vs 0.57x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and D2H

  • None found

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
7 years newer
$602 (body only)

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 significantly 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%