Nikon D2Xs vs Nikon D2Hs

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2Xs and Nikon D2Hs. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D2Xs
Nikon D2Hs


These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

These two camera models were both released 2006.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D2Xs Nikon 2006
Nikon D2Hs Nikon 2006

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

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 D2Xs 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D2Hs 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)


Nikon D2Xs has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D2Hs has 4 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 D2Xs 12,2 MP 12212224 4288 2848
Nikon D2Hs 4 MP 4021248 2464 1632

Nikon D2Xs has a 204 % 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

Nikon D2Xs has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Hs. Nikon D2Xs has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Nikon D2Hs has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2Xs 100-3200
Nikon D2Hs 200-1600

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 D2Xs
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2Hs

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D2Xs can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2Xs 5
Nikon D2Hs 8

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D2Xs or Nikon D2Hs 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

These two cameras weigh exactly the same so there is no diffence there. Please see the details below.

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D2Xs 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Nikon D2Hs 1200 gr 2,65 lb