Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D2H

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7100 and Nikon D2H. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.

Nikon D7100 were released 2013 and Nikon D2H was released 2003. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7100 2013
Nikon D2H 2003

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Nikon DX") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D7100 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Nikon D2H 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)

Resolution

Nikon D7100 has a 24,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D2H has 4 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D2H 4 MP
4021248 pixels
2464 x 1632

Nikon D7100 has a 497 % 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.

ISO range

Nikon D7100 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2H. Nikon D7100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D2H has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7100 100-6400
Nikon D2H 200-1600

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 D7100
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2H

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2H can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7100 6
Nikon D2H 8

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D7100. Unfortunately Nikon D2H does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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 D2H weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2.65 lb) which is 78% heavier than Nikon D7100 and its 675 gr (or 1.49 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7100 675 gr
1.49 lb
Nikon D2H 1200 gr
2.65 lb

Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D2H Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7100 and Nikon D2H, 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 D7100
Nikon D2H
Name Nikon D7100 Nikon D2H
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Release Year 2013 2003
Release Date 2013-02-21 2003-07-22
MSRP 1199 USD 3500 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS JFET
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 2464 x 1632 pixels
Megapixels 24,1 MP 4 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration)
Image
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
ISO Range 100 - 6400 200 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 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 D7100
Nikon D2H
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 51 9
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

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
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
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3,2 2,5
Screen dots 1228800 211000
Touch screen No No
Screen type Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD monitor N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 0.86 (0.57 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Frames per second 6 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Wireless WR-1 and WR-R10
No
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired MC-DC2 or wireless WR-1 and WR-R10 )
Remote control is supported
GPS Yes
Optional
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7100
Nikon D2H
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Nikon EN-EL4 Li-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots N/A
Width 136 mm 158 mm
Height 107 mm 150 mm
Depth 76 mm 86 mm
Weight 675 gram 1200 gram