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Nikon D2Hs Digital SLR Camera Body Set, 4.1 MP, Interchangeable Lens, USA Warranty.

SKU: INKD2HS MFR: 25219
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The new D2Hs(TM) professional digital SLR camera incorporates several new enhancements & features. Designed for photojournalists & sports/action photographers, D2Hs integrates the best technologies from its predecessors with an array of exclusive new innovations that deliver the speed, response & handling required for action photography.

The range of new features & enhancements in the D2Hs are based on extensive research & feedback from professional photographers around the world. An all-new image processing engine in the camera produces images with higher quality, finer gradations & lower noise, while a newly refined exposure metering system improves on Nikon's hallmark 3D Color Matrix technology.

The D2Hs Auto White Balance & auto focusing systems have been fine tuned to deliver precise, accurate results & an enhanced buffer now offers continuous shooting at 8 frames per second for up to 50 consecutive shots (JPEG, FINE).

Photographers will appreciate the seamless design, transition and workflow between the D2X and the new D2Hs, allowing them to quickly switch between the two best-of-breed camera bodies, as dictated by the situation they need to photograph.
In addition to Nikon's exclusive 4.1 megapixel DX format JFET image sensor LBCAST (Lateral Buried Charge Accumulator and Sensing Transistor array), the D2Hs features the following new technologies and enhancements:

• Advanced new image processing engine produces high quality images
• High-speed continuous shooting at 8 fps for up to 50 consecutive shots
• 3D-Color Matrix Metering II
• Precise white balance
• Faster, higher precision 11-area AF system
• High-speed wireless data transfer and camera control
• sYCC color space support
• GPS connectivity expands applications
• High-resolution 2.5" LCD

The D2Hs comes with PictureProject, an easy-to-use software application for managing, editing and sharing image files.

The D2Hs is also compatible with Nikon's optional Nikon Capture 4 (Ver.4.2.1) software package that delivers a unique, powerful and expandable environment for full control over RAW(NEF) files.

Nikon Capture 4's Remote Camera Control function can control most shooting settings and trigger the camera's shutter release remotely, either connected via the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface, or using the optional Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A. (PTP/IP wireless camera control requires Windows XP or Mac OS X.)

As part of Nikon's Total Imaging System, the D2Hs is compatible with Nikon's growing family of digital-exclusive DX Nikkor lenses as well as the lineup of high-quality Nikkor AF lenses.

When used with the SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights, the D2Hs maximizes the potential of Nikon's Creative Lighting System with high precision flash performance, including i-TTL flash control and support for Nikon's Advanced Wireless Lighting system.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Accurate colors (3) , Great resolution (3) , Nice features and settings (3) , Rugged (3) , Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (3) , Professional (1)

Key Features

  • In addition to Nikon's exclusive 4.1 megapixel DX format JFET image sensor LBCAST (Lateral Buried Charge Accumulator and Sensing Transistor array), the D2Hs features the following new technologies and enhancements:
  • Advanced new image processing engine produces high quality images
  • exposure confirmation quick, easy and accurate for each of the red, green and blue color channels. Other useful displays include the World Time function and the chronological Recent Settings list.
  • The new image processing engine adopts advances from the D2X to further improve overall image quality in the D2Hs, producing images with finer gradations, lower noise and consistent, smooth transitions.
  • High-speed continuous shooting at 8 fps for up to 50 consecutive shots
  • The speed achieved by the LBCAST sensor and the camera's image processing allows the D2Hs to shoot continuously at 8 frames per second for up to 50 consecutive JPEG or 40 RAW (NEF) shots.
  • 3D-Color Matrix Metering II
  • Refinements to Nikon's hallmark 3D Color Matrix exposure metering system in the D2Hs result in optimal exposure calculations from the data supplied by the 1,005-pixel RGB Exposure/Color Matrix Metering Sensor, even when shooting under challenging conditions.
  • Precise white balance
  • The D2Hs uses refined Auto White Balance (AWB) and Auto Tone Control (ATC) systems to deliver precise white balance settings when shooting in tricky or mixed lighting situations.
  • Faster, higher precision 11-area AF system
  • Refinements to the camera's AF and lens drive algorithms further improve focus precision, subject acquisition, and subject tracking. The high precision and speed of the D2Hs' AF system also contributes to achieving high-speed continuous shooting.
  • High-speed wireless data transfer and camera control
  • The D2Hs is compatible with the Wireless Transmitter WT-1/1A as well as the new Wireless Transmitter WT-2/2A, which supports both IEEE 802.11g (for faster transfer speeds) as well as IEEE 802.11b networks.
  • The WT- 2/2A also strengthens wireless security options and supports a wider variety of network protocols, including the new PTP/IP protocol that realizes wireless Capture Control from a computer running Nikon Capture 4 (Ver. 4.2.1 or later).
  • sYCC color space support
  • Added support for sYCC color space produces JPEG files that can fully exploit the output capabilities of the latest color printers and use a gamut wider than sRGB to achieve optimum print quality.
  • GPS connectivity expands applications
  • The latitude, longitude, altitude and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) at which a shot is taken can be recorded from a GPS unit to the image's metadata. GPS units that comply with the NMEA 0183 (ver.2.01) interface standard can be connected using the optional GPS cable (MC-35).
  • High-resolution 2.5" LCD
  • A new large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a higher resolution of 232,000 pixels adds an all-digital interface for clear, flicker-free display of images and information.
  • Displays include preview images at up to 15x magnification, an improved histogram display, and new selectable RGB histogram displays, making exposure confirmation quick, easy and accurate for each of the red, green and blue color channels.
  • Other useful displays include the World Time function and the chronological Recent Settings list.

Technical Specs

Type D2Hs single lens reflex digital camera
Drive Modes Still:Single frame shooting [S] mode: advances one frame for each shutter release.Continuous high shooting [CH] mode: 8 frames per second (fps) [up to 50 (JPEG) / 40 (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 timer (Intervalometer) mode provided.
Effective Pixels 4.1 million
Sensor JFET imaging sensor LBCAST for high-resolution images (2,464 X 1,632 pixels )
Recorded Pixels L] 2,464 x 1,632-pixel / [M] 1,840 x 1,224-pixel.
Sensitivity ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600 (variable in 1/2, 1/3, or 1EV steps) (Hi-1 and Hi-2 available)
File Formats Storage System: NEF (12-bit uncompressed or compressed RAW), Exif 2.21, DCF 2.0 and DPOF complaint. (Uncompressed TIF-RGB or compressed JPG.
Storage Media CompactFlash(TM) (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive(TM)
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;backlight/brightness adjustment available.
LCD Function Playback Function:1) Full frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3) One-touch zoom,) 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)
I/O Terminal:DC in; Audio/Video (NTSC or PAL selectable) out; Digital I/O (USB).
Interfaces USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) (Mini-B connector); FTP file transfer available with optionalWireless Transmitter WT-2A and WT-1A .

Lens:Usable Lenses: AF Nikkor (including AF-S, DX, VR and D-/G-type) : All functions possible; D-type Manual-Focus Nikkor: All functions except autofocus and some exposure modes available; AF Nikkor other than D-/G-type: All functionsexcept 3D Color Matrix Metering II and 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash possible;
Lens Mount (continued)m AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and AF possible; 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.
Shutter Charge-coupled electronic and mechanical shutter; 30 to 1/16,000 sec. and Bulb.
Lens Aperture:Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button; stop-down lens aperture by pressing Depth-of-field Preview Button.
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.
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), Frame coverage: approx 100%, Magnification: Approx. 0.86x with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity and -1.0m-1.
Eyepoint: 19.9mm (at -1.0m-1). Picture Angle:Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm [135] format equivalent.
Image Size :L (2,464 x 1,632); M (1,840 x 1,224)
Viewfinder Indication Viewfinder Information:Focus indications, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, metering system, shutter speed lock, aperture lock, AE lock, electronic analog display, frame counter, ready-light, five sets of focus brackets (area).
Exposure Meter System:TTL full-aperture exposure metering system: D-/G-type Nikkor lenses support 3D Color Matrix Metering using 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). Center-Weighted Metering (75% of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 8mm dia. circle). Spot Metering (3mm dia. circle, appx. 2% of entire frame); metering position can be linked to the focus area when using Nikkor lenses w/built-in CPU.
Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation range - plus or minus 5 EV in 1/2, 1/3 or 1 full EV steps.
Auto Exposure Lock:Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button.
Exposure Meter Coupling:CPU and AI (Automatic maximum aperture Indexing).
Exposure Modes 1) [P] Programmed Auto (Flexible program possible), 2) [S] Shutter-Priority Auto, 3) [A] Aperture-Priority Auto, 4) [M] Manual. Exposure compensated in ?5.0EV range in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps, 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 1 EV steps.
Auto Bracketing Number of shots: 2 to 9 frames; Compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1EV steps.
AE Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button.

Focus Lock :Focus is locked by pressing AE/AF Lock button or lightly pressing shutter release button in [S]AF.
Focus Area:Selectable from 11 focus areas.
AF Area Mode:1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on (TM), 3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF, 4) Group Dynamic AF.
Focusing Screen:B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen III; Interchangeable with optional E-type finder screen with grid.
Autofocus CAM2000 autofocus module; Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature).
Focus Modes:1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-on(TM), 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. Selectable from 11 focus areas (High Speed Cropped: 9 focus areas).
Built-in Flash Flash Control:New Creative Lighting System: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash controlledby 5-segment TTL Multi Sensor with Nikon Speedlight SB-800: Advanced WirelessLighting, FV (Flash Value) -lock, Flash Color Information Communication for AutoWhite Balance, Auto FP High-Speed Flash Sync, Modeling Flash. D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash: When used with Speedlight SB-80DX/50DX in accordance with the mounted lens, five-segment TTL Multi Sensor control makes available 3D Multi-Sensor BalancedFill-Flash,
Synchronization (continued) & Standard D-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash. AA (Auto Aperture)-type Flash available when used with SB-800/80DX & lens with built-in CPU. Non-TTL Auto Flash (A-type Flash) with a Speedlight such as SB-30/27/22s etc.
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.
Sync Contact:X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/250sec.
Sync Terminal:Standard JIS 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-fieldpreview button.
Reflex Mirror:Automatic, instant-return type.

Ready-light:Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlight SB-800, SB-600, 80DX, 50DX, 30, 28, 27, 22s; blinks for full output warning.
Accessory Shoe:ISO 518 standard-type hot shoe contact; Safety lock mechanism provided.
Remote Control Via 10-pin remote terminal
Power Source Power Requirements:Exclusive Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 (11.1V DC), Battery Charger MH-21, Exclusive AC Adapter EH-6.
Battery Life 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).
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 (2.4lbs).
Computer System Requirements PictureProject System Requirements (Macintosh)::OS: Mac(R)OS X (10.1.5 or later); RAM: 64MB (128MB with RAW images) or more recommended; Hard disk: 60MB required for installation; Display: 800 x 600 with 16-bit color (full color recommended); Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation
(PC):OS: Windows(R) XP Home Edition/Professional, Windows(R) 2000 Professional, Windows(R) ME, Windows(R) 98SE pre-installed model; RAM: 64MB (128MB with RAW images) or more
Other PC recommended; Hard Disk: 60MB required for installation; Display: 800 x 600 with 16-bit color (full color recommended); Others: CD-ROM drive required for installation
GPS:NIMEA 0183 interface standard supported with optional GPS cable MC-35
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