Nikon D2H Digital SLR Camera Body Set, 4.1 MP, Interchangeable Lens - Refurbished by Nikon USA Refurbished

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About Nikon D2H

The D2H(TM) professional digital SLR camera, is designed for photojournalists and sports/action photographers. Featuring the fastest full system performance in a digital SLR camera, the D2H sets a new standard in speed and accuracy while achieving exceptional image quality. Virtually every aspect of the camera's performance has been designed from the ground up to facilitate high-speed photography under demanding conditions. The D2H is capable of continuously shooting 8 frames per second and buffers up to a staggering 40 JPEG images.

It incorporates an all new 11-sensor autofocus system with 9 cross type sensors and versatile performance, a revolutionary new DX format 4.1 effective megapixel JFET imaging sensor called 'LBCAST' designed by Nikon and Wi-Fi capabilities for 802.11b wireless transmission of images. The D2H boasts an extensive new feature set that is designed for extreme performance at every level.

The camera is central to a complete new imaging system for photojournalism and sports/action photography that includes Nikon Capture(TM) 4.0 software, NikonView(TM) 6.1 software, i-TTL(TM) speedlight technology, WT-1 Wi-Fi transmitter accessory, and three exciting lenses including the world's first extreme wide-angle AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens and the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, both designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras, and the world's first super-telephoto AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens with Nikon's advanced Vibratio n Reduction technology designed for Nikon's 35mm and Digital SLR models.

The D2H features a 4.1 effective megapixel (2484 X 1636) DX format JFET (Junction Field Effect Transistor) Imaging Sensor, called LBCAST (Lateral Buried Charge Accumulator and Sensing Transistor Array). The sensor reads 2 channels of data from each pixel -- while also handling brightness data in the same process to achieve maximum image reproduction speed.

A ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) design significantly reduces color artifacts and 'jaggies' on oblique lines, while helping improve overall image sharpness. Next generation signal processing algorithms improve automatic functions such as auto white balance, auto tone control and auto color correction to ensure optimal accuracy for each scene. A color-processing engine minimizes false colors, while maintaining superior color rendition, accuracy and consistency. A high signal-to-noise ratio combined with high-level image processing offers enhanced performance at high ISO settings.

The D2H is the world's most responsive digital SLR camera. It has virtually no start-up lag time, and is ready to shoot the instant it is turned on. Its shutter lag time is a mere 37ms -- the lowest among all digital cameras, and comparable to Nikon's legendary F5(TM) 35mm film SLR cameras

Nikon D2H Features

  • 4.1 effective megapixels CD -- Nikon original JFET imaging sensor LBCAST for higNew Nikon DX format JFET imaging sensor LBCAST: Nikon's exclusive imaging sensor features higher speed, lower power consumption, and minimal dark noise. The sensor's innovative design also eliminates the need to perform fixed pattern noise correction at power-up.
  • Catch it All with Continuous Shooting Mode -- Shoot up to 8 frames per second for up to 40 consecutive JPEG or 25 RAW (NEF) full-resolution (2,464 x 1,632 pixels) images.
  • 37ms shutter time lag: The 37ms shutter time lag is the shortest in the industry,* and gives the D2H a responsiveness that rivals that of the Nikon F5 professional film SLR.
  • AF DX Fisheye
  • Smart Sensors & Perfect Lighting with New Auto White Balance -- Three separate sensors, incident, reflected and real-time off imaging, monitor and adjust Auto White Balance for more accurate readings, especially in difficult lighting conditions
  • See the Action & Keep it in Focus -- With the Multi-CAM 2000 AF Sensor Module, 11 sensors (nine are cross-type sensors) effectively cover the majority of the image area and ensure quick response and razor-sharp focus
  • Add Intelligent Illumination with the new i-TTL Speedlight System -- Nikon's new Speedlight SB-800 with i-TTL flash control introduces amazing new features, enhancing TTL capabilities and adding wireless technology for multiple-flash photos.
  • Push, Capture, Repeat: Super-fast Time Lag -- Instant on and a mere 37ms Shutter Time Lag. Ready to shoot's the fastest SLR.
  • Color Your World -- Special Imaging and Color Engine. For faster image processing with more accurate color.
  • Make it a Wireless SLR -- Hook up the WT-1A accessory to instantly transmit images to your LAN computer access point using wireless transmission technology.
  • Capture the "full power of NEF" -- plus revolutionary image control with digital DEE(TM), image dust-off and fisheye-transform technologies.
  • Improved Processing Algorithm: The advanced image-processing engine features 3D Matrix Image Control and innovative technologies to deliver subtle color gradations, reduce false colors, and minimize the appearance of jaggies on diagonal lines and around color edges.
  • Color Reproduction System: A choice of three color modes to best match different subjects, assignment and conditions: Mode I : Optimized for portraits and natural skin tones (sRGB) Mode II : Optimized to realize a wide color gamut (Adobe RGB) Mode III : Optimized for landscapes and flora colors (sRGB)
  • New JPEG and RAW (NEF) Combination Filing System: The system enables simultaneous recording of RAW (NEF [Nikon Electronic Image File]) and JPEG data for the same shot to the camera's CompactFlashTM or MicrodriveTM media to optimize and accelerate workflow operations
  • Precise, easy-to-use Auto White Balance/Auto Tone Control System: The new metering technology combines three separate sensors to realize highly precise Auto White Balance (AWB) and Auto Tone Control (ATC). The system also features new easy-to-use preset WB controls.
  • Nikon's acclaimed 1,005-pixel RGB Exposure/Color Matrix Metering Sensor performs direct through-the-lens (TTL) metering of the subject.
  • The new LBCAST imaging sensor calculates the lighting characteristics of the actual image to be shot.
  • The new external Ambience Light Sensor meters ambient light without being affected by the color of the subject, and distinguishes artificial light from natural light.
  • Real-time noise reduction: High-performance real-time noise reduction can be accomplished in a single shot.
  • Lightweight and durable: The magnesium alloy body is lightweight, durable and compact, combining size and strength in a functional package appreciated by professionals
  • Weather-resistant: The body is specially sealed to be highly resistant to drops of water and dust.
  • Operational ease: The large buttons and controls are ergonomically designed and sensibly located to facilitate access and maximize operational ease.
  • Reliable shutter unit: The shutter unit is built to endure over 150,000 cycles.
  • Extra-large 2.5-inch 211,200-pixel LCD monitor: Located directly below the viewfinder, the high-resolution LCD monitor has a resilient tempered glass surface and offers clear viewing of menus, playback modes, One-touch Zoom, and the new on-demand information.
  • Professional-design viewfinder: The eyelevel viewfinder provides virtually 100% frame coverage
  • New lithium-ion battery system: The new Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL4 combines light weight (180g / 6.3oz.), high energy capacity, and improved discharge cycle characteristics for extended battery life. Free of "memory effect," it can be recharged at any time.
  • Voice memo: This new feature allows the photographer to record memos up to 60 seconds in length and play them back on the built-in speaker.
  • Built-in interval timer: Time-lapse photography uses the D2H's new built-in interval timer.
  • Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF): New, thinner OLPF effectively suppresses moire patterns.
  • New Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (AF) Sensor Module: The advanced high-speed, high-precision 11-area AF system with 9 cross-type AF sensors ensures quick response and sharp focus regardless of shooting conditions.
  • 4 AF Area Modes: Single Area AF, Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on, Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, Group Dynamic AF (New)
  • Convenient Data Transfer : USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) interface
  • IEEE 802.11b Wireless Transmitter WT-1(optional):The wireless trans. attaches to camera bottom, connects to USB port for direct wireless transfer of images to any IEEE 802.11b compatible access point. Max. range is appx.500 ft with Extended Range Antenna WA-E1. A choice of 3 security protocols add data protection,4 trans.channels avoid interference
  • Nikon Capture 4(optional):A comprehensive image-editing and remote camera control package that fully supports RAW (NEF),TIFF & JPEG data. Also,the package offers Image Dust Off sensor dust & particle shade removal control; Digital DEETM scene-specific automatic dodge & burn control and transformation of shots from AF DX Fisheye to ultra-wideangle
  • Nikon View 6: Versatile bundled software that simplifies and improves data transfer, as well as browsing and editing of image files.
  • Lens compatibility: The D2H is compatible with AF Nikkor lenses as well as the new DX Nikkor lenses. Designed specifically for Nikon DX Format digital SLRs, the DX line extends coverage to the ultra-wideangle range while providing high-performance optics in a lightweight, compact design.
  • Two new lenses now join the DX Nikkor range: the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED and the AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 G ED. New to the Vibration Reduction Nikkor Lens lineup is the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED.

Nikon D2H Specifications

Lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera
Drive Modes
Single frame shooting [S] mode: advances one frame for each shutter release
Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: 8 frames per second (fps) [up to 40 (JPEG) / 25 (RAW:NEF) consecutive shots
Continuous low shooting [CL] mode: 1 to 7 fps (selectable from menus)
Self-timer mode: time duration can be set
Mirror up mode: first press: mirror up, second press: release
Playback mode: Menu mode, PC mode: data transfer via personal computer
Interval/Intervalometer mode: provided
Effective Pixels
4.1 million
JFET image sensor LBCAST, 23.3 x 15.5mm size, 4.26 million total pixels
Recorded Pixels
[L] 2,464 x 1,632-pixel / [M] 1,840 x 1,224-pixel
ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600 (variable in 1/2, 1/3, or 1EV steps), Sensitivity can be extended by 1 or 2 steps beyond ISO 1,600
File Formats
Storage System NEF (12-bit RAW uncompressed or lossless compression), Exif 2.2 file (uncompressed TIFF-RGB or compressed JPEG)
Storage Media
CompactFlashTM (CF) Card (Type I / II) and MicrodriveTM
Color Composition
Special Imaging and Color Engine.
White Balance
Auto (hybrid with 1,005-pixel CCD, LBCAST image sensor and external Ambience Light Sensor)
Manual (6 steps with fine tuning)
Preset (5 settings)
Color temperature setting in Kelvin (select from 31steps)
White Balance Bracketing (2 to 9 frames adjustable in 10, 20, 30 MIRED steps)
LCD Monitor
2.5-in., 211,200-dot, low temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with white LED backlighting; Backlight/brightness adjustment available
LCD Function
Playback Function: 1.) Full frame, 2.) Thumbnail (4 / 9 segments), 3.) One-touch zoom, 4.) Slideshow, 5.) Histogram indication, and Highlight point display
Delete Fiunction
1) Card format, 2) All frames delete, 3) Selected frames delete
Video Output
NTSC or PAL (switchable)
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector)
FTP file transfer available with optional Wireless Transmitter
WT-1iIEEE 802.11b)
Lens Mount
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 and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible 4)AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible 5)Non-CPU AI Nikkor :Usable in [A]or[M] mode with Matrix-Metering.Cent.& Spot avail.
Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
30 to 1/8,000 s and bulb
Optical-type fixed eye-level pentaprism; Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m-1), Eyepiece shutter provided
Eyepoint 19.9mm (at -1.0 m-1)
Focusing Screen B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen III; Interchangeable with optional Finder Screen E with grid
Picture Angle Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent
Viewfinder Indication
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.86x with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0 m-1
Exposure Meter
TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; (1) D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering 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)(3)Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, approx. 2% of frame);metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses with built-in CPU
Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensated in +/- 5.0 EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Exposure Metering Range: 1.) 3D Color Matrix Metering: EV 0 to 20 2.) Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0 to 20 3.) Spot Metering: EV 2 to 20 [at normal temperature (20C / 68F), ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens]
Exposure Modes
1.) [P] Programmed Auto (Flexible program possible)
2.) [S] Shutter-Priority Auto
3.) [A] Aperture-Priority Auto
4.) [M] Manual
AE Lock
Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button.
Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames
Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV steps
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module; Detection range: EV-1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Focus Area Selectable from 11 focus areas
AF Area Mode 1.) Single Area AF, 2.) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-onTM, 3.) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, 4.) Group Dynamic AF
Focus Lock Focus is locked by pressing AE/AF Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S] AF.
Built-in Flash
New Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800: Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV (Flash Value) -lock, Flash Color Information Communication for Auto White Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash
D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash:
AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX and le ns with built-in CPU
Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/etc.
Sync Contact X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 second
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 / 80DX / 50DX / 30 / 28 / 27 / 22S; blinks for full output warning
Accessory Shoe: ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided
Electronically controlled; Timer duration: 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds
Remote Control
Via 10-pin remote terminal
Power Source
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 (11.1V DC), Quick Charger MH-21, AC Adapter EH-6
W x H x D) Approx. 157.5 x 149.5 x 85.5mm (6.2 x 5.9 x 3.4 in.)
(without battery) Approx. 1,070g (2.4 lbs.)
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
Depth-of-field Preview Button Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview button
Sync Terminal ISO 519 standard terminal, lock screw provided
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 30 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header
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I've used the camera for couple months now and its great but i now just got the Nikon d3x and it is beautiful


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Jeanette S  What is difference between 2x and 2h? looking to use it to shoot night sports. Which would you recommend
TANDY H  D2X is going to be the better camera in all respects..
T A  Does the D2H come with any lens?
Andrew R  Unfortunately no, this listing is for the body only. Lenses would need to be purchased separately.

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