Nikon D2H vs Nikon Z5
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2H and Nikon Z5. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D2H were released 2003 and Nikon Z5 was released 2020. That is a 17 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Nikon D2H is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z5 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D2H has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon Z5 has a "FX"-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 **|
|Nikon D2H||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon Z5||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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 (Nikon)
Nikon D2H has a 4 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z5 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
2464 x 1632
6016 x 4016
Nikon Z5 has a 501 % larger resolution than Nikon D2H. 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.
Nikon Z5 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2H. Nikon Z5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D2H has 200 to 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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2H
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z5
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D2H can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z5 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
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 movies and movie clips and that is Nikon Z5. Sadly, the Nikon D2H does not support this.
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 D2H weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 78% heavier than Nikon Z5 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).
|Nikon D2H||1200 gr
|Nikon Z5||675 gr