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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.76x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
14 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
36 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,815 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
79.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits

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 IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,748 - $3,299 body only

$3,399 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,299 body only

$2,685 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,135 - $5,499 body only

$6,498 with 16-35mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,049 - $1,299 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,299 body only

$2,685 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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