Nikon D2Hs Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon D2Hs
Resolution: 4.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
Kit Lens: n/a
Viewfinder: Optical / No LCD
ISO: 200-6400
Shutter: 30-1/8000
Max Aperture: n/a
Dimensions: 6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.
(158 x 150 x 86 mm)
Weight: 37.7 oz (1,070 g)
MSRP: $3,500
Availability: 03/2005
Manufacturer: Nikon
Full specs: Nikon D2Hs specifications
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The Nikon D2Hs, like the D2H (announced in July 2003) before it, features a 4.1 effective megapixel Nikon JFET LBCAST image sensor, in a rugged moisture / dust-sealed magnesium alloy body. Changes from the D2H include a new image processing engine (said to offer finer gradations and lower noise), a greater burst depth of 40 RAW or 50 JPEG frames, a new 3D-Color Matrix Metering II system, fine-tuned white balance, an improved autofocus system (said to be faster and more precise), a new sYCC color space, and a slightly higher resolution LCD display. As with the D2X, and D1X / D1H, the Nikon D2Hs supports GPS connectivity, which was absent in the D2H

Speed is the main purpose of the D2Hs, with an 8 frame per second shutter and a buffer that can handle 40 RAW images or 50 JPEGs, and Nikon is betting that its target market of reporters and sports photographers will still want and need such a speed demon. The JFET LBCAST sensor and firmware were redesigned to remove some of the noise that was a problem on the D2H, and a faster, more precise AF system has been employed. The body is sealed against dust and moisture, among other improvements. It is set for release in March 2005 for $3,499.95.


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