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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

89

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-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,216 - $5,499 body only

$6,298 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 III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,349 body only

$2,700 with 70-300mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Significantly smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$5,499 body only

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 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 IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,949 - $3,099 body only

$3,399 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,195 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lens availability More lenses available
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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