Nikon D2Hs vs Canon EOS 1200D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2Hs and Canon EOS 1200D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS 1200D


Nikon D2Hs is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1200D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D2Hs were released 2006 and Canon EOS 1200D was released 2014. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D2Hs Nikon 2006
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D2Hs has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1200D has a "APSC"-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")
Nikon D2Hs 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 1200D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D2Hs has a 4 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1200D has 18 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 D2Hs 4 MP 4021248 2464 1632
Canon EOS 1200D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 1200D has a 346 % 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1200D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Hs. Canon EOS 1200D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D2Hs has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2Hs 200-1600
Canon EOS 1200D 100-6400

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 D2Hs
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1200D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1200D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Hs 8
Canon EOS 1200D 3

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 Canon EOS 1200D. Sadly, the Nikon D2Hs does not support this.


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 D2Hs weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 150% heavier than Canon EOS 1200D and its 480 gr (or 1,06 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2Hs 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Canon EOS 1200D 480 gr 1,06 lb