Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 70D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Canon EOS 70D

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,099 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,049 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,049 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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