Nikon D2H Review
Nikon D2H Specifications
|List price|| US: $ 3,500
EU: € 4,000 (Germany)
UK: £ 2,800
JP: 400,000 YEN
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor|| 23.3 x 15.5 mm JFET sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter
4.26 million total pixels
4.1 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
|Image sizes|| 2464 x 1632 [L] (4.0 million)
1840 x 1224 [M]
|File formats|| NEF (12-bit RAW)
NEF + JPEG
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
|Quality settings|| NEF *
* Lossless compression
|Color space|| I: sRGB (Portraits &
Natural Skin Tones)
II: Adobe RGB (Wide Gamut)
III: sRGB (Landscapes and Flora)
|Lens mount|| Nikon F mount
1.5x field of view crop
|Usable lenses|| AF Nikkor (including AF-S,
DX, VR and D-/G-type) : All functions possible
D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some
exposure modes available
AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix
Metering and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible
AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering,
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible
Non-CPU AI Nikkor : Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix-Metering,
Center-Weighted and Spot metering available. Indication of aperture No.,
after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length f=mm by multi-selector
* Electronic Rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
|Auto Focus|| 11 area TTL
AF working range: -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, normal temperature)
|Lens Servo|| Single Servo AF [S]
Continuous Servo AF [C]
Manual focus [M]
* Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
|AF Area Mode|| Single Area AF
Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF
Group Dynamic AF
|AF Lock|| Locked using the AE-L/AF-L
Half-press shutter release button in AF mode [S]
|Exposure modes|| Program Auto [P] - flexible
Shutter-Priority Auto [S]
Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
|Metering||TTL full-aperture exposure metering
D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering using the 1,005-pixel CCD while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data)
Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle)
Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
|Metering modes|| 3D Color Matrix
|Metering range|| 3D Color Matrix Metering:
EV 0 to 20
Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 20
Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20
[at normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens]
|Meter Coupling||CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture indexing)|
|AE Lock|| Locked using AE-L/AF-L button|
2 to 9 frames
|Exposure compen.|| +/-5.0 EV
1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
ISO 200 - 1600
|Shutter|| Electromagnetically controlled
vertical-travel Focal-plane shutter
30 to 1/8000 sec
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|White balance|| Auto (hybrid: ambient sensor,
1005-pixel CCD, image sensor)
Manual (six steps with fine tuning)
Color temperature in Kelvin (31 steps)
White balance bracketing (2 to 9 frames, 10,20,30 MIRED steps)
|Image parameters|| Sharpening: Auto, Normal,
Low, Medium Low, Medium High, High, None
Tone: Auto, Normal, Less Contrast, More Contrast, Custom
Hue: +/-3, +/-6, +/-9 degrees
|Viewfinder|| Optical-type fixed eye-level
Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1)
Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint: 19.9 mm (at -1.0m-1)
Frame coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification approx 0.86x with 50 mm f/1.4 lens
|Focusing screen|| B-type BrightView Clear Matte
Interchangeable with optional E-type finder screen with grid
|Viewfinder info|| Focus indications
Shutter speed lock
Electronic analogue display
Image size / quality
Eleven sets of focus brackets (area)
|LCD monitor|| 2.5 " TFT LCD
Tempered glass coating
Backlight / brightness adjustment
|Flash control|| New Creative Lighting System:
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor
with Nikon Speedlight SB-800: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash
Value) -lock, Flash Color Information Communication for Auto White
Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash
D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with the Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX and in accordance with the mounted lens, five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash
AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU
Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/22s etc.
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-Curtain Sync (normal
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
|Flash Ready-Light||Lights up when flash fully charged
with Speedlight SB-800/80DX/50DX/30/28/
27/22s; blinks for full output warning
|Flash Accessory Shoe||ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided|
|Flash Sync Terminal||ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided|
|DOF Preview|| Stop-down lens aperture by
Activates modelling flash
|Shooting modes|| Single
Continuous High [CH] - 8 fps
Continuous Low [CL] -1 to 7 fps (programmable)
Buffer size 40 JPEG frames, 25 NEF (RAW) frames
Interval timer (Timelapse)
|Self-timer|| 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec programmable|
|Voice recording|| Voice memo (up to 60 sec)
Optional auto record
|Orientation sensor||Tags images with camera orientation|
|Playback mode|| Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 images)
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) Mini-B
Remote control 10-pin
PC Sync flash terminal
|Communications||FTP file transfer with optional Wireless Transmitter WT-1 (IEEE 802.11b)|
|Video out|| NTSC
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or II
FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
30 characters of text can be input and stored in EXIF header
No CF card supplied
|Power|| Lithium-Ion EN-EL4 (11.1
Included battery charger MH-21 (100 min full charge)
Optional AC adapter EH-6
|Battery monitoring||The LCD monitor on the camera back
displays the following information
about the EN-EL4 battery:
Remaining charge (%)
No. of shots taken since last charge
Calibration status (Recommended/Not required)
Battery life (5 stages)
|Dimensions||158 x 150 x 86 mm (6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||1070 g (2.4 lb)|
|Box contents||Li-ion Battery EN-EL4, Quick Charger MH-21, Body Cap, Camera Strap AN-D2H, AV Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-3, Nikon View Software CD-ROM|
|Optional accessories||Wireless Transmitter WT-1, Extension
Antenna WA-E1, AC Adaptor EH-6, E-type Finder Screen, Anti-fog Finder
Eyepiece DK-16A, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-16C series, Speedlight
SB-800/80DX/50DX, Nikon Capture 4 software,
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