Canon EOS Ra vs Nikon D2Hs

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Ra and Nikon D2Hs. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS Ra is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D2Hs is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Ra were released 2018 and Nikon D2Hs was released 2006. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS Ra 2018
Nikon D2Hs 2006

Type of camera

Canon EOS Ra is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D2Hs is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Ra has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D2Hs has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS Ra 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon D2Hs 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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)


Canon EOS Ra has a 30 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D2Hs has 4 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS Ra 30 MP
30105600 pixels
6720 x 4480
Nikon D2Hs 4 MP
4021248 pixels
2464 x 1632

Canon EOS Ra has a 649 % larger resolution than Nikon D2Hs. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Ra has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Hs. Canon EOS Ra has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Nikon D2Hs has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Ra 100-40000
Nikon D2Hs 200-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Ra belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Ra
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2Hs

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS Ra can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Ra 8
Nikon D2Hs 8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS Ra. Unfortunately Nikon D2Hs does not support recording movies and movie clips.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D2Hs weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 82% heavier than Canon EOS Ra and its 660 gr (or 1,46 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS Ra 660 gr
1,46 lb
Nikon D2Hs 1200 gr
2,65 lb