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|Made for those who want to understand photography, the Nikon 4.1 MP camera is a personal body only that is professional. Captivating photos, made with this Nikon D2H, encourage you to share life's most poignant moments with others. This Nikon digital SLR camera can help you take poignant shots of people you like anywhere. Take pictures of pastoral scenes, a child's smile, family gatherings, or stunning scenery with the Nikon 4.1 MP camera. Few things in life are more satisfying than viewing life's most precious moments in a photo. With its black body, this Nikon D2H will be a sleek platform for preserving memories. More megapixels means you can enlarge and crop your snapshots without having a detrimental affect on your picture's quality. This Nikon digital SLR camera features a 4.1 MP image sensor that makes delivering wonderful shots easy. Excellent picture quality and wonderful performance are yours with the Nikon 4.1 MP camera. This Nikon D2H is great for snapping pictures any time or place, featuring batteries, so that you will be able to remain primed to shoot photos. In addition, this Nikon digital SLR camera has a 2.5-inch LCD monitor that makes capturing great moments hassle-free. The Nikon 4.1 MP camera includes only the body and no lens. One upside to buying the camera body separately is that you pick the best interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your photography needs and budget.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||4.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.5 x 23.3mm|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Fixed Focus|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection, TTL phase detection|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot, spot AF area|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 250, ISO 320, ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 800|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash Card Type I, IBM Microdrive|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical, Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||100%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-3 to +1|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image, TIFF|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, Audio Recording, Brightness Control, Date/Time Stamp, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Interchangeable Lenses, USB, Wi-Fi, With Tripod Mount|
|White Balance||Auto, Manual|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||8 frames per second|
Average review score based on 32 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
For YEARS, I have used a Nikon D70, prior to that an Olympus C-4000. The Olympus produced some great images, and I liked the TIFF format but it did not offer RAW. I bought the D70 for a couple reasons: it was on sale at Circuit City and it had good reviews. Out of the box, I was a bit disappointed with the D70 and it took me a while to figure out its peculiarities. The JPEGS were awful, the Olympus gave better results. But the RAW format allowed me to tinker with the images. It came with a 18-70mm kit lens. Later I discovered the Nikon 50mm 1.8DX lens, a beautiful and inexpensive lens. I started looking at the D2H after an eBay seller sent me a couple images he had taken with his D2H camera. I was impressed with the images, "tones", rain drops on the front fender of a Ford pickup truck of all things. So I find out that the D2H saves images in both TIFF and RAW which is great. And my old Mac computer can handle these "small" file sizes. I was also considering a D200 mostly because I thought I needed more mega-pixels. Avoid the mega-pixel myth as RAW file sizes of 4-6 MP are more than adequate, especially when you take time to compose your image rather than doing a LOT of cropping when editing. The D2H produces the right information within the right file size that suits my setup.
As others have noted, the D2H can mount and meter older non-AF lenses, especially the AIS lenses, more specifically the 55mm 2.8 AIS Micro lens. The viewfinder of the the D2H is a picture window versus the D70 which in comparison is merely a shaded peep hole. Wow, what a view through the finder, like a new lease on life! This means a LOT when trying to compose an image when using a manual focus lens, especially when doing close-up work. The D70 would accept the older lenses but would not meter. So I would have to guess at the camera settings. I am not knocking the D70 as it has been a great camera. But the D2H has a lot more to offer, again the view finder being the most obvious. I have owned this D2H for less than a month, the D70 is now tucked away in my dresser.
Some people might object to the weight and size of the D2H. However, I gave it five stars because it fits my large hands fine and the weight just goes with the stout build of a great camera.
I gave the camera five stars for picture quality as I spend less time in Photoshop trying to adjust colors, tones. I like the TIFF format and opt for the medium TIFF image size on the D2H menu.
Other features include the great battery life, much the same as the D70 when the flash is not used. Of course, there is not a built-in flash on the D2H, some might object to this. But I try to avoid using a flash. Instead, I either use a steady hand or a tri-pod in order to stay at ISO 200 or somewhere South of ISO 400.
The ability of the D2H to take 8 pics per second, I have yet to use as I do not do "action" photography. But this feature is a BIG plus to many photographers.
The D2H offers so many other features, I could write a book.
Bottom line, this camera produces beautiful images without spending a ton of time in PS, surely the most sought after feature in a camera.
I bought this camera so I could have good compatibility with manual focus lenses. I do some macro and close-in work, so the ability to mount Ai-S and Ai macro lenses is important. Most macro work is manually focused anyway, so AF is not important there. The rest of time I have AF for quick shots - the best of both worlds.
This camera will mount 90% of the lenses ever produced for the Nikon F mount system from Ai up the present. There are a few wide angle lenses that will interfere with the mirror box, and should not be mounted. Pre-Ai lenses can be used if modified to Ai specs. I suggest using ICT Camera in Mountain View Calif. Fred Mueller will accurately machine any F mount lens to Ai spec.
This camera has a very convenient mirror lock up feature, so long lenses will work with minimum vibration. There is enough mass in the camera body to absorb some mirror vibration, but it's so easy to eliminate it, the operator might as well. Add a late model ED VR lens and lock the mirror and you will get razor sharp images, even with a bit of breeze buffeting the tipod.
The camera is a bit heavy and bulky if you are thinking about it as a walk around(?), I'd get a D200 for MF lens compatibility on foot. Since I do most of my work on back country roads or trails (erosion control engineering), I can usually get there with something to help me pack the camera and lens kit plus a HD tripod. I'll have other surveying gear along anyway.
As long as the enlargements will be reasonable like 8x10 or something - 4 Megs is enough. Sharpness is more about the lens, stopping down and controlling vibration than megapixels. This camera will handle late "write accelerated" CF cards and it has a large buffer, so if you are into bird/wildlife photography you can track a bird or a flock and grab a series of shots quickly. With VR, you can stop down one more stop and track the action which should equal great results. If you want more pixels in the same body, get a D2x.
The camera does not have a built-in flash. You will need to get an external flash. It does have a hot shoe and a PC cord port. The little SB400 will work with the iTTL flash metering system and is the likely best choice with modern lenses, unless you want to control slave flashes(?), then it would be the SB800. I have an inexpensive Pro-Master with Nikon module that works OK. It will interface in straight TTL mode and that's good enough for most of my shots. Manual focus lenses don't let the camera calculate fill-flash anyway, so the iTTL feature is not needed there.
All around this is a big camera with a lot of very nice features. It meets most of my working needs very well. For those times when I have to hike in, I use a Nikon CoolPix 5400 to keep weight down. Otherwise, this is as good as it gets in Nikon's line for modest pixel cameras. Outside the Nikon line, I'd be thinking about Sony (in camera VR for all lenses) or Pentax for M42 screw mount lenses including older Leica's and other fine European lenses.
If you want to know, 4 Megapixels was enough for 'None Professional Photographer' or 'Professional who don't need a many of large prints'. 4 MPs of D2H files was fine when you print up to 10x15 when you look close and 20x30 if you looking it far. Yes!! who care 6, 8, 10, 12 or 16 Megapixels camera if you no need a large print, right?
Benefit when you need D2H (or D2Hs) is a very small file size of you RAW file, it's not larger than 4 Mb (Megabytes) very small if you compare a file size with D2X, D2Xs, D200, D80, D70, D50 and D100!! (10 Megapixels camera gave you 10 Mb per image or 3X size.) That answer 'CHEAP COST, GREAT TOY' on my D2H title, D2H (2rd hand) price is equal to D200 but file was 3 times smaller. If you travel around the world you need a 3 times smaller storage too and I warn you D2H battery was bestest than D200 battery (And D2H battery expensive than D200 battery too.)
EXAMPLE: D200 or D2X (s) can take not more than 100 shot of RAW file in 1 GB CF card but in D2H same 1 GB CF card you can take more than 256 RAW shot on it!!
Compare with D200 again and again, D2H finder was brighter, Focus was faster, Frame rate was faster, build-in vertical grip (Body + optional grip will not steady than build-in grip.), ROCK SOLID BUILD, ISO start in 200 very good for hand-held photographic, It's very accurate you when you use your D2H you'll feeling like a pro! TAKE IT!!
NEED A NEW CAMERA AND POP-UP FLASH? PLEASE CHECK MY D200 REVIEW ->
The Nikon D2H although several year old technology still is considered one of Nikon's best. The body is weathered sealed and built to take a beating. It's auto focus system has no equal out side Nikon's pro line. Images are accurate in focus and stunning color. An extensive menu assures that even the most demanding Pro Photographers will be able to customize handling to match there style. Features include 3d matrix metering, mirror lock up, 8fps shooting with a 45 image buffer, vertical grip with two command dials to mention just a few. Nikon's support for this camera continues with a recent firmware offering to bring the D2H up to date with it's replacement the Nikon D2HS.
As a professional level digital camera from Nikon, D2H is an excellent camera even today, especially when one considers its current price of around $400 (Jan 2009). Blazingly fast shutter, numerous adjustments at fingertips without having to go through tedious and time consuming setting menu (although, they are there for many things that one may wish to do)! D2H, like all Nikon professional cameras, allows one to use all of the old Nikon lenses, albeit with somewhat limited functionality (depending on the age of the lens).
The only aspects one may regard as shortcomings of this camera have to do with the inevitable progress in electronics itself which allows the current top performing Nikon cameras such as D3 or D3x to have a much larger pixel sensor and a far better LCD screen. But of course, those advantages come at an exponentially high price. Perhaps in 3-4 years one can pick a carefully used D3x for about $500 but until then a D2H is an excellent bargain for the price! By choosing appropriate settings, which is easily done, and saving the files in raw (NEF) mode, one can get far more out of this seemingly modest (by today's standards) 4+ megapixel sensor than many middle-of-the-road cameras with fixed lens boasting 10+ megapixel sensors and costing about the same. Of course, credit to quality also goes to the type of lenses one employs, which makes comparison between fixed lens cameras and SLR rather unfair and irrelevant. The underlying point here is simply that if one already owns good quality Nikon lenses and not intimidated by carrying larger but well balanced cameras (that are surprisingly easy to carry), ownership of previous generation professional level cameras, such as a D2H, is an excellent choice.
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