Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D2Hs
ManufacturingCanon EOS 5D Mark II were released 2008 and Nikon D2Hs was released 2006. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||Canon||2008|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D2Hs has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Nikon D2Hs||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||21,1 MP||21026304||5616||3744|
|Nikon D2Hs||4 MP||4021248||2464||1632|
Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 423 % larger resolution than Nikon D2Hs. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot up to 3,9 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||3,9|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||850 gr||1,87 lb|
|Nikon D2Hs||1200 gr||2,65 lb|