Nikon D2H vs Nikon Z fc

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2H and Nikon Z fc. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2H
Nikon Z fc

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D2H were released 2003 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 18 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D2H Nikon 2003
Nikon Z fc Nikon 2021

Type of camera

Nikon D2H is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D2H 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon Z fc 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 (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D2H has a 4 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D2H 4 MP 4021248 2464 1632
Nikon Z fc 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Nikon Z fc has a 414 % larger resolution than Nikon D2H. 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.

ISO range

Nikon Z fc has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2H. Nikon Z fc has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D2H has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2H 200-1600
Nikon Z fc 100-51200

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2H
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D2H can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2H 8
Nikon Z fc 11

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon Z fc. Sadly, the Nikon D2H does not support this.

Weight

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.

Nikon D2H weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 170% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2H 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon Z fc 445 gr 0,98 lb