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Nikon D2HS Digital Camera

SLR 4.1MP CCD 2.5" Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Display Diagonal Release Date
The D2Hs was announced on 16 February 2005, More
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8 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon is one of the superior digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Nikon also has good ratings for its SLR digital cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon D2HS has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D2HS.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon D2HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D2HS.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Canon EOS 550D ($872.54).

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D2HS is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras that are a similar age to the D2HS.

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Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D2HS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 - 1600 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The average minimum RAM of cameras that are a comparable age to the D2HS is 560MB. The Nikon D2HS has a fairly small minimum RAM (only 64 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the D2HS.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

At only 60 megabytes, the Nikon D2HS has a fairly low minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years. The lowest minimum hard disk space of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the D2HS is 60MB, the highest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 480MB.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras of this spec and age is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 4MP to 52MP. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the megapixel of the Nikon D2HS of only 4.1 megapixels is one of the lowest.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon 1 J1 (10.1MP and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 400D - Rebel XTi (10.1MP and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D2HS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D2HS also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D2HS does not support video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Samsung NX100, or the Nikon D90 ($754.93).

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D2HS are not 3D. The Nikon D2HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A37 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D2HS does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the D2HS also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D2HS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic DMC-GH3 + 12-35mm ($872.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D2HS, the Nikon D2HS is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D2HS does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.5 inches, the Nikon D2HS has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the D2HS. The display diagonals of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the D2HS range from 2.5" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.5" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D ($2,599.98).

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D5000 (2.7" and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 1100D (2.7" and higher rated).

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon D2HS is more than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.1 kilograms, the Nikon D2HS is one of the heavier digital cameras of this age and spec amongst digital cameras of this age. SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D2HS have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 670g.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon D2HS

Released Over Six Years Ago

This SLR digital camera has been on the market for over six years.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Design
Colour of Product
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Flash
Flash Modes
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
I/O Ports
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Power Requirements
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Metering
Interface
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
Light Exposure Type
Lens System
Power Source
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon d2, nikon d2h, nikon d2hs, nikon vba106, nikon vba106e, impulsfoto d2, impulsfoto d2h, impulsfoto d2x, nikon vba106ea, impulsfoto d2hs, impulsfoto d2xs
Barcodes 00018208903399, 04260168428665
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