"Excellent performance for the latest 2005 price!"4.5 starson by DocCamera
Pros: AWESOME battery life and speed!
Cons: A heavy camera with a lot of internal wasted space
Summary: This is an incredible workhorse which performs flawlessly as a high-speed digital imaging device. I have shot several marathons with D2Hs and am extremely pleased with the performance and battery power. If you turn the autofocus off, you can get over 8000 shots from 1 battery charge! One of my associates accomplished 10,000 shots by also turning the preview off once he did his initial test shots and checked his histogram. These numbers came from shooting the 2005 LA Marathon. I have also taken the camera apart and found that they still use the D1H internal design where there is a lot of room for downsizing some of the boards and reducing the size and weight of the camera. It is well sealed from dust and moisture and is built to take some serious pro action shooting abuse.
I am also a camera repairman so I get to take all these cameras apart and check the durability and quality from the inside. This is right up there with a Nikon F3 but not quite an F5.