Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D2Hs

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7500 and Nikon D2Hs. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.

Nikon D7500 were released 2017 and Nikon D2Hs was released 2006. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7500 2017
Nikon D2Hs 2006

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 D7500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Nikon D2Hs 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)


Nikon D7500 has a 21 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
Nikon D7500 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712
Nikon D2Hs 4 MP
4021248 pixels
2464 x 1632

Nikon D7500 has a 414 % 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

Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Hs. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D2Hs has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7500 100-51200
Nikon D2Hs 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 D7500
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2Hs

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2Hs can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7500 8
Nikon D2Hs 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 D7500. Unfortunately Nikon D2Hs does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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 88% heavier than Nikon D7500 and its 640 gr (or 1.41 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7500 640 gr
1.41 lb
Nikon D2Hs 1200 gr
2.65 lb

Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D2Hs Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7500 and Nikon D2Hs, 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.

Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Name Nikon D7500 Nikon D2Hs
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Release Year 2017 2006
Release Date 2017-04-12 2005-02-16
MSRP 1299 USD 3499 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
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 5568 x 3712 pixels 2464 x 1632 pixels
Megapixels 21 MP 4 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 5 Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration)
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
ISO Range 100 - 51200 200 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Focus Points 51 11
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
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
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3,2 2.5
Screen dots 922000 235000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 0.86 (0.57 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Frames per second 8 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
Highlight Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in, Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone) Supported
Optional with GP-1A
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7500
Nikon D2Hs
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15a lithium-ion rechargeable battery & charger
Nikon EN-EL4 Litium-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots N/A
Width 136 mm 158 mm
Height 104 mm 150 mm
Depth 73 mm 86 mm
Weight 640 gram 1200 gram