Nikon D2Hs 4.1 MP?

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  1. jamesino

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    I know the megapixel value of a camera isn't too important in determining the quality of a camera. But isn't 4.1MP just a little too low for a $3,000 professional camera?
     
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    It's a high speed 8 frames per second sports camera trading off megapixels for the speed, and cleaner high ISO. But anyways, the Canon 1D MkIIn and MkIII made the D2Hs look pretty stupid, and agencies have been requesting larger files than what the D2Hs puts out, which is why a lot of D2Hs shooters had to switch to Canon last year.

    The D3 gets Nikon back in the running, but for sports I still think the 1D MkIII is better. With the 1.3x crop it'll get sports shooters a little closer to the action for the same focal length lens, while still having the quality needed up at 3200/6400 iso.
     
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    Doesn't 12MP seem a bit high for a $200 point-n-shoot?

    The D1 when it was released had 'only' about 2.
     
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    You are trying to compare a camera that is 2-3 generations back against current technology.

    Though the D2Hs may have only around 4 MP, its still a better camera than any P&S in existance. BTW, you can pick up a D2Hs for way less than 3Gs nowadays. I've seen them on eBay for ~$1100.
     
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    That may be true, but the problem is that it's still a current camera in Nikon's lineup. That just goes to show how far behind the times Nikon's pro lineup has fallen. JMO here, but prior to the D3, any professional starting a new system would be crazy to actually go with Nikon compared to what Canon has to offer at the same or similar price points.
     
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    Yea, 2.47 (i think, don't feel like finding the manual) as was the D1H. Have them both. At the time they were both earth shattering in color and quality. Remember the D1 came out in 1999 and was 5K, as opposed to the Kodak 25K DSLR's built on the F5. The D2H was brought out before the D2X and did a very good job. The image quality was better than my D1X at almost 6 MP.
     
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    the D3X will be an interesting camera i suppose ... ok, not really related to this thread ;) but i am curious what it will be like.
     
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    A buddy of mine has the D2H. He recently bought the D300, but won't give up the D2H. He shoots in raw all the time, and I've seen some amazing pictures come from that camera.

    It is crazy Nikon's still selling that new though.
     
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    Yes, that definately makes all D200s and D2xs useless as they will now all instantly stop taking good pics... lol

    I am being sarcastic, but I obviously disagree. I doubt I am alone too... all the Nikon users (pro and amateur) that are not D3 owners will likely as well.

    Personally, I am ecstatic with my D200... and I can even take a picture thats in focus now and then!
     
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    :lol:

    Sure the new cameras are nice and better than the old ones, but somehow we managed to make double spreads from the good ol D1s as well. When I pull out an "old" magazine from the D1 era, no one ever says "hey, that looks like it's shot with a first generation dslr!"

    We didn't even have raw back then...
     
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    It is terrible to remember things like that. Makes me feel old especially since it wasnt all that long ago.
     
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    What's the max size print a 2mp camera can get you anyways?
     

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