Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Canon EOS 700D vs Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Winner
Canon EOS 700D

63

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 700D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Color depth
Great color depth
23.3 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.70x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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Advantages of the Canon 700D

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
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More than 50% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Much smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 156×158×80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
220 lenses vs 165 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Weight
Much lighter
580 g vs 1,565 g
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2.7x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 700D's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 16.6 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 700D's boost ISO is 6 f-stops better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Color depth
Better color depth
23.3 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
74.0 vs 61.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,480 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The EOS-1Ds Mark II has excellent image quality: 1.1 f-stops higher ISO than the 700D
Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.1"
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              700D11.2 EV
              EOS-1Ds Mark II11.3 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              700D17.9 MP
              EOS-1Ds Mark II16.6 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              700D12,800 ISO
              EOS-1Ds Mark II1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              700D5 fps
              EOS-1Ds Mark II4 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              700D3"
              EOS-1Ds Mark II2"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              700D61.0
              EOS-1Ds Mark II74.0

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              $900 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

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              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
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              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
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              Size Is slightly smaller
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              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $849 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
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              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

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              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

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              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
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              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
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              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
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              Touch screen No touch screen

              Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Canon EOS 5D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $2,000 body only

              $3,200 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS-1D Mark III

              Canon EOS-1D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $4,599 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Live view Has live view
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 5D

              Canon EOS 5D

              Pro DSLR

              $2,300 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Much smaller
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

              Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

              Pro DSLR

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

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