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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,786 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.76x
 

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

$1,300 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 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

$5,856 - $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
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$281 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,300 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 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 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,263 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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