Canon EOS 1D X vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

85

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,786 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Thickness
Thin
3"
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1D X.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 1D X Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Size Much smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,946 - $5,999 body only

$6,798 with 24-35mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,750 - $5,997 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,255 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$830 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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