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.

Manufacturing

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 "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel XS has a "Canon APS-C"-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)

Resolution

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 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Hs 8
Canon EOS Rebel XS 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.

Weight

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

Nikon D2Hs vs Canon EOS Rebel XS Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D2Hs and Canon EOS Rebel XS, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Name Nikon D2Hs Canon EOS Rebel XS
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Release Year 2006 2008
Release Date 2005-02-16 2008-06-10
MSRP 3499 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type JFET CMOS
Resolution 2464 x 1632 pixels 3888 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 4 MP 10,1 MP
Image Processor Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration) DIGIC 3
Image
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
ISO Range 200 - 1600 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 11 7
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 2.5 2.5
Screen dots 235000 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.86 (0.57 35mm equiv.) 0.81 (0.51 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Frames per second 8 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Video recording No No
Video format N/A N/A
Video resolution N/A N/A
Built-in Microphone No No
Built-in Speakers No No
Storage
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
HDMI Output No No
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Supported Yes (E3 connector)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D2Hs
Canon EOS Rebel XS
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Nikon EN-EL4 Litium-ion battery
Lithium-Ion LP-E5 battery pack
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A N/A
Width 158 mm 126 mm
Height 150 mm 98 mm
Depth 86 mm 65 mm
Weight 1200 gram 502 gram