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Nikon D2Hs Digital camera Review

Type of Camera Lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera
Effective Pixels 4.1 million
Image Sensor JFET image sensor LBCAST, 23.3 x 15.5mm size, 4.26 million total pixels
Recording Pixels [L] 2,464 x 1,632-pixel / [M] 1,840 x 1,224-pixel
Sensitivity ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600 (Hi-1 and Hi-2 available)
Storage System NEF (12-bit RAW uncompressed or lossless RAW),
Exif 2.21, DCF 2.0 and DPOF compliant
(uncompressed TIFF-RGB or compressed JPEG)
Storage Media CompactFlash™ (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive
Shooting Modes 1) Single frame [S] mode: advances one frame for each shutter release
2) Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: 8 frames per second (fps) [up to 50 (JPEG) / 40 (RAW:NEF) consecutive shots]
3) Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: 1 to 7 fps (selectable from menus)
4) Self-timer mode: time duration can be set
5) Mirror up mode: first press: mirror up, second press: release
White Balance 1) Auto (hybrid with 1,005-pixel CCD, LBCAST image sensor and external Ambience Light Sensor)
2) Manual (6 steps with fine tuning)
3) Preset (5 settings)
4) Color temperature setting in Kelvin (select from 31steps)
5) White Balance Bracketing (2 to 9 frames adjustable in 10, 20, 30 MIRED steps)
LCD Monitor 2.5-in., 232,000-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; digital interface; backlight/brightness adjustment available
Playback Function 1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3) One-touch zoom (up to 15x), 4) Slideshow, 5) RGB histogram display and Highlight point display
Delete Function 1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output NTSC or PAL (switchable in menu)
Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector)
FTP file transfer available and PTP/IP with optional WT-2/2A (IEEE 802.11b/g) Wireless Transmitter;
FTP file transfer compatibility with optional WT-1/1A (IEEE 802.11b) Wireless Transmitter CF Card Slot Type II: supports firmware updates via CF cards
Voice Memo Record mode: Automatic or manual recording at shooting or playback, max.
recording time: 60 seconds
Playback mode: Built-in speaker or Audio Video Cable
File format: Mono WAV file
Text Input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header
Usable Lenses 1) AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type) : All functions possible
2) D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some exposure modes available
3) AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering II and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible
4) AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible
5) Non-CPU AI Nikkor : Usable in [A] or [M] mode with Matrix-Metering, Center-Weighted and Spot metering available. Indication of aperture No., after user inputs the aperture f/No. and focal length f=mm by multi-selector operation. Electronic rangefinder usable with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Picture Angle Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Viewfinder Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1m-1), Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint 19.9mm (at -1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen BrightView Clear Matte Screen III ; Type-B equipped
Interchangeable with optional Type-E finder screen with grid
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.86x with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0m-1
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Lens Aperture Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module;
Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (Right edge/Left edge AF range: EV o to +19)
[at normal temperature (20°C/68°F), ISO 100 equivalent]
Lens Servo 1) Single Servo AF [S], 2) Continuous Servo AF [C], 3) Manual focus [M]
Focus Tracking automatically activated by subject's status in [S] or [C] AF
Focus Area Selectable from 11 focus areas
AF Area Mode 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on™, 3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, 4) Group Dynamic AF
Focus Lock Focus locked by pressing AE/AF Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S] AF.
Exposure Metering System TTL full-aperture exposure metering system;
1) D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering II using the 1,005-pixel CCD while other AF Nikkor lenses with built-in CPUs support Matrix Metering (Non-CPU lenses require manual input of lens data)
2) Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle) given to 6, 10 or 13mm dia. circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
3) Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
Exposure Metering Range 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II: EV 0 to 20
2) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 20
3) Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20
[at normal temperature (20°C / 68°F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens]
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture indexing)
Exposure Mode 1) [P] Programmed Auto (Flexible program possible)
2) [S] Shutter-Priority Auto
3) [A] Aperture-Priority Auto
4) [M] Manual
Exposure Compensation Exposure compensated in ±5.0 EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Auto Exposure Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button.
Auto Exposure Bracketing Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames
Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV steps
Shutter Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter, 30 to 1/8,000 second and bulb
Sync Contact X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 second
Flash Control 1) New Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by TTL Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800/600: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash Value) Lock, Flash Color Information Communication for Auto White Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash
2) D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with the Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX and in accordance with the mounted lens, five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, and Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash
3) AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and lens with built-in CPU
4) Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/22s etc.
5) Range-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Sync Mode 1) Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-Eye Reduction, 3) Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-Curtain Sync
Ready-light Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800/600/80DX/50DX/30/27/22s; blinks for full output warning
Accessory Shoe ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
Self-timer Electronically controlled; Timer duration: 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds
Depth-of-field Preview Button Stop-down lens aperture by pressing Depth-of-Field Preview button
Remote Control Via 10-pin remote terminal
GPS NMEA 0183 (ver. 2.01) Interface standard supported with GPS Cable MC-35 (optional) and 9-pin D-sub cable (optional).
Supported Languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese (selectable in menu)
Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 (11.1V DC), Quick Charger MH-21, AC Adapter EH-6 (optional)
Battery Monitoring System The LCD monitor on the camera back displays the following information about the EN-EL4 battery: 1.) Remaining charge (%); 2.) No. of shots taken since last charge; 3.) Calibration status (Recommended/Not required); 4.) Battery life (5 stages)
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm (6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.)
Weight (without battery) Approx. 1,070g (2.4 lbs)
Supplied Accessories Li-ion Battery EN-EL4, Quick Charger MH-21, Body Cap, Camera Strap AN-D2Hs, Battery Chamber Cover BL-1, Audio Video Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, LCD Monitor Cover BM-3, PictureProject Software CD-ROM
Optional Accessories Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A/1/1A, Extended Range Antenna WA-E1, AC Adaptor EH-6, Type-E Focusing Screen, Anti-fog Finder Eyepiece DK-17A, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-17C series, Speedlight SB-800 / SB-600, Nikon Capture 4 software, CompactFlash™ cards

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