• APS-C 361.2mm2
  • 4.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 1600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D2Hs advantages over Nikon D5600

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 9.46 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon D5600 advantages over Nikon D2Hs

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 14 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 232k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 4.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; Very good touchscreen display; Excellent image quality for its class; Good overall performance.

  • Not many improvements compared to its predecessor, with some downgrades; No 4K video recording.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D3400

Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D3400
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Internal flash
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3400
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $447
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax KP

Nikon D2Hs
Pentax KP
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $931
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D5600
Pentax KP
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $931
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T7i

Nikon D2Hs
Canon T7i
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D5600
Canon T7i
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon SL2

Nikon D2Hs
Canon SL2
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Nikon D5600
Canon SL2
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer

Compared to Nikon D3500

Nikon D2Hs
Nikon D3500
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Top deck display
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Internal flash
Nikon D5600
Nikon D3500
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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