Nikon D2Hs vs Canon EOS Rebel XS

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


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

Nikon D2Hs were released 2006 and Canon EOS Rebel XS was released 2008. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D2Hs 2006
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008

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 Rebel XS has a "APSC"-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 D2Hs 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Rebel XS 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D2Hs has a 4 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel XS has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D2Hs 4 MP
4021248 pixels
2464 x 1632
Canon EOS Rebel XS 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592

Canon EOS Rebel XS has a 151 % 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 Rebel XS has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Hs. Canon EOS Rebel XS has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 1600 while Nikon D2Hs has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2Hs 200-1600
Canon EOS Rebel XS 100-1600

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 D2Hs
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel XS

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot up to 1,5-3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Hs 8
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1,5-3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D2Hs or Canon EOS Rebel XS can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.


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 139% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XS and its 502 gr (or 1,11 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D2Hs 1200 gr
2,65 lb
Canon EOS Rebel XS 502 gr
1,11 lb