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The table below compares features and specifications of the D2H to the camera it replaces, the D1H and Canon's EOS-1D. Note that this is not a comprehensive specifications list but rather a selection of important specifications and major differences.

Side-by-side image quality comparisons on the next three pages.

 
Nikon D2H

Canon EOS-1D

Nikon D1H
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Body Magnesium alloy
Rugged
Rubber seals on compartments
Magnesium alloy
Rugged
Environmentally sealed
O-rings around controls
Magnesium alloy
Rugged
List Price US: $ 3,500
EU: € 4,000
UK: £ 2,800
US: $ 6,499
EU: € 8,500
UK: £ 5,499
US: $ 4,500
 
UK: £ 3,199
Street Price Unknown US: $ 3,999
UK: £ 3,999
US: $ 3,199
UK: £ 2,899
FOV crop 1.5x 1.3x 1.5x
Image pixels 2464 x 1632
4.02 million
2464 x 1648
4.06 million
2002 x 1312
2.72 million
Sensor 23.1 x 15.5 mm
Nikon JFET LBCAST
23.7 x 15.6 mm
CCD
23.1 x 15.5 mm
CCD
CFA RGB RGB RGB
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 1600
+ ISO 3200, 6400 equiv.
ISO 200 - 1600
+ ISO 100, 3200 equiv.
ISO 200 - 1600
+ ISO 3200, 6400 equiv.
File formats NEF (RAW)
TIFF
JPEG
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
RAW
JPEG
RAW + JPEG
NEF (RAW)
TIFF
JPEG
Other sizes 1840 x 1224 1232 x 824 None
Color modes sRGB (portrait / skin tones)
Adobe RGB
sRGB (landscape / flora)
sRGB (natural)
sRGB (portrait)
sRGB (high chroma)
Adobe RGB
sRGB wide
sRGB
Adobe RGB
Auto Focus 11 area
Multi-CAM 2000
-1 to 19 EV working range
9 cross-type, F5.6 or faster
(75% x 44% coverage)
45 area
TTL-AREA-SIR CMOS
0 to 18 EV working range
7 cross-type, F2.8 or faster
(63% x 51% coverage)
5 area
Multi-CAM 1300
-1 to 19 EV worknig range
5 cross-type, F5.6 or faster
(69% x 46% coverage)
AF Area Modes Single Area AF
Dynamic AF + tracking
Closest Subject Priority
Group Dynamic AF
One-shot AF
AI Servo AF
Manual Focus
Single Area AF
Dynamic AF
Metering 1005-pixel CCD
3D Color Matrix Metering
0 to 20 EV working range
21 Area Evaluative 1005-pixel CCD
3D Color Matrix Metering
0 to 20 EV working range
Metering modes 3D Color Matrix
Center Weighted Avg.
Spot
21 Area Evaluative
Partial
Spot
3D Color Matrix
Center Weighted Avg.
Spot
Exp. Compen. -5 to +5 EV -3 to +3 EV -5 to +5 EV
EV steps 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
Shutter speed 30 to 1/8,000 sec
Bulb
30 to 16,000 sec
Bulb
30 to 1/16,000 sec
Bulb
Flash X-sync

1/250 sec
High speed to 1/8000 sec

1/500 sec
High speed to 1/16000 sec
1/500 sec
Continuous High - 8 fps
Low - 7 - 1 fps
Up to 40 JPEG frames
Up to 25 NEF frames

High - 8 fps
Low - 3 fps
Up to 21 JPEG frames
Up to 16 RAW frames

5 - 1 fps

Up to 40 JPEG frames
Up to 27 RAW frames
White balance Auto (3 sensor hybrid)
Five presets
Manual
Kelvin color temperature
WB Bracketing
Fine Tuning
Auto (2 sensor hybrid)
Six presets
Manual
Kelvin color temperature
WB Bracketing
Personal WB
Auto
Six presets
Manual


Fine Tuning
Image Params Sharpness
Tone
Color
Hue
Sharpness intensity
Sharpness pattern
Tone curve
Sharpness
Tone
Timelapse Yes, Interval Timer No No
Viewfinder 100% coverage 100% coverage 96% coverage
Mirror black-out 80 ms (claimed) 87 ms (claimed) Unknown
LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT LCD
211,000 pixels
2.0" TFT LCD
120,000 pixels
2.0" TFT LCD
130,000 pixels
Audio clips Yes, Voice narration
Optional auto record
Yes, Voice narration No
Orientation sensor Yes No No
Wireless option Yes, WT-1 (802.11b) No No
JPEG quality programmable No Yes No
Battery Lithium-Ion EN-EL4 NiMH NP-E3 NiMH EN-4
Charger Quick charger
100 mins full charge
Dual pack charger
120 mins full charge
Single pack charger
90 mins full charge
Connectivity USB 2.0
Video Out
Remote 10-pin
PC Sync terminal
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)

Remote terminal
PC Sync terminal
IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
Video Out
Remote 10-pin
PC Sync terminal
Inc. Software Nikon View ZoomBrowser EX
Canon File Viewer *1
Remote Capture
Nikon View
Opt. Software Nikon Capture *2   Nikon Capture *2
Dimensions 158 x 150 x 86 mm
(6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in)
156 x 158 x 80 mm
(6.1 x 6.2 x 3.1 in)
157 x 153 x 85 mm
(6.2 x 6.1 x 3.4 in)
Weight 1.1 kg
(2.4 lb)
1.25 kg
(2.8 lb)
1.1 kg
(2.5 lb)

*1 Canon File Viewer Utility (RAW conversion) is a free download from the Canon website
*2 Advanced Nikon NEF (RAW) conversion is only available with the optional Nikon Capture
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