Camera Base / Tripod Mount

Look at the lovely shape of the vertical hand grip! Anyway, back to the facts, the entire base of the camera has a sticky rubber 'foot' made from pretty much the same material as the main hand grip. The metal tripod mount is located in line with the lens and on the focal plane. The additional connector to the left of the tripod mount is for the optional WT-1 wireless transmitter.

Flash Hot-shoe

The D2H has a standard (ISO 518) accessory shoe which is compatible with third party flash systems for flash sync and more advanced i-TTL or D-TTL flash with Nikon Speedlights SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 50Dx, 27, 23, 22s and 29s. Note that the 'flash ready' icon on the viewfinder status LCD will only light when using one of the Nikon SB series Speedlights listed above.

Lens Mount / Sensor

Below on the left you can see the D2H's lens mount with the mirror down. Lenses are inserted twisted clockwise and lock in place with an anticlockwise turn. This is a standard Nikon F lens mount and can use almost the complete range of Nikkor F lenses. The manual notes that "Nikon recommends using a type G or type D lens to take full advantage of the features the camera offers." In addition of course the new and expanding range of Nikkor DX lenses are designed for digital SLR's like the D2H. The D2H also has the ability to use older lenses which do not communicate their type, aperture or focal length back to the camera, this information can be set manually via the camera menu.

Shutter Release Sound

In all of our digital SLR reviews we now provide a sound recording of a continuous burst of shots. You can download the recording (click here - 353 KB MP3) of a continuous burst shots taken with the D2h (8 fps, 40 frames max.) followed by a continuous burst of shots taken with Canon's EOS-1D (8 fps, 21 frames max.). Note that the D2H also has a slower continuous shooting mode which can be customized to shoot at any speed between 1 and 7 fps.

(Left: D2H 40 frames @ 8 fps, Right: Canon EOS-1D 21 frames @ 8 fps)

Supplied In the Box

Box contents may vary by region:

• Nikon D2H digital SLR body & body cap
• BM-3 protective LCD cover
• Shoulder strap
• EN-EL4 Lithium-Ion battery
• Battery compartment door
• MH-21 Quick Charger & AC power cable
• USB cable
• A/V cable
• Software CD-ROM
• Manuals