Summary: I am really enjoying using these cameras, because of the small MP count they make you think and work a little harder to crop in camera. The picture quality is great and they are so fast they almost beat my Canon 1D Mk4. Battery power seems everlasting.
Summary: I OWN ONE OF THESE CAMERAS. INFACT I HAVE TWO LENSES WITH MINE AND IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL. YOU CAN BUY ALL SORTS OF CAMERAS WITH LARGER MEGAPIXEL BUT THEY WON'T COMPARE AND WON'T OUT LAST THIS VERY HEAVY CAMERA. IT'S AWESOME FOR MY DAUGHTER'S CHEERLEADING AND ACTION SHOTS. SADLY, I NEED TO SELL MINE BECAUSE I AM HAVING BACK PROBLEMS AND IT'S TOO HEAVY FOR ME TO CARRY FOR HOURS ON END. BUT IT'S THE BEST CAMERA OUT THERE YOU CAN'T BEAT IT...
Summary: The Nikon D2HS may well be one of the most misunderstood and under appreciated digital SLRs today. Having used nearly all the Nikon D2 series cameras including D2X, D2H, and D2HS, I can confidently attest to the fact that the Nikon D2HS is possibly the best in the Nikon D2 Line of digital SLRs in terms of color quality, responsiveness, and sharpness. Some people totally discount the D2HS and D2H cameras based purely on the size of their 4.2 Mega Pixel sensors.
Summary: Nikon's amateur bodies have delivered professional imaging quality for some time, if you're peeping pixels. But regardless the specs, the amateur bodies have never delivered on some of the professional "intangibles" like focus speed for screw-drive AF lenses, continuous shot speeds, buffer size or delivery speed, battery capacity, a perfectly ergonomic vertical grip, or dedicated controls at hand for all functions.
Summary: This camera has been discontinued by Nikon and supersceded by the Nikon D2x which in turn was discontinued and superceded by the Nikon D3 and later the D3x. Both the D3 and D3x are current production models. The D3 has 12MP and the D3x has 24.5MP. This camera has a puny 4.1MP, which is less than my new cell phone camera. You can purchase a new Nikon D3 from Amazon for considerably less than the $5,987 being asked for this long since discontinued camera.
Summary: So I had the un-pleasure of being forced to use this camera on a 4 day sport shoot a while back. First thing that I noticed was that I couldn't make heads or tails of the autofocus settings. All I wanted to do was set it to use the center point as the main point, but use the other points for tracking if the subject started moving (I was shooting Tae Kwon Do, so there were both stationary and moving objects) As far as I could tell from the cryptic glyphs, I couldn't do...
Pros: Fast, built like a tank
Cons: White balance never consistent, atrocious noise, 4.1 MP FOR GOD'S SAKE, ergonomics' are terrible, autofocus settings are confusing and aren't accurate