D2H, Why so Much for a 4MP Camera?

Started Jun 7, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Gpruitt54 Forum Member • Posts: 85
Re: D2H, Why so Much for a 4MP Camera?

Canadianguy wrote:

If your value system is based on pixels only - than no - the D2H has no worth to you.

If your value system is based on handling / speed and AF - than the D2H may have some worth to you.

Better images can be produced and have been produced from the D2H because of its high frame rates and faster AF system than a consumer body.

But again, it depends on what you shoot and your own value system. If you shoot landscapes on a tripod - than no - a D2H has no value to you.

Gpruitt54 wrote:

mironv wrote:

Why used Corolla is chiper than used Jaguar??? Same differance.If you don't see it than it's not for you. From all DSLR's I used ( D70, D1, D2H, D2Xs,D2Hs, Fuji S5 , D700) D2Hs put biggest smile on my face every time I used it. Even with small 4MP  sensor.

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I do not own a D2H and I do not know anyone who has one.  However, from a Megapixel point of view (my only frame of reference) I am a bit confused at the value proposition as it relates to the D2H. I use to use a D70.  No, I NOT asserting an equivalence between them. But, the D70, like the D2H are both low Megapixel cameras.  From the reference point of Megapixels (alone), the photo quality between the D70 and my current D200, is a very notable improvement.

This is where my question is based.  How does the D2H produce better images (if any), from any similarly equipped low MP (Nikon) camera?

I value quality in both build and image.  So, when I upgraded from the D70, I went with the D200.  I was considering the D2H, but because of the low MP of the D2H, I passed on it.

I am considering buying another camera body. Been looking at the D300 for its added feature set. But, the D2H is not out of the running.  What do I shoot?  Mostly macro, some city nightscape photography, very little landscape (I ordered an Infrared filter, so that may change), No sports photography.  I do event photography for the company I work for.

I am doing this mostly as a serious hobby, with the occasional paying project.  I buy used whenever I can (with good luck so far).  I will be looking to buy my next camera body on the used market.  It’s the only way I can afford to enjoy this hobby.

So, does that make a candidate for a D2H?  Maybe not, but I think I want one.

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