Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

57

Canon EOS M

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS M.
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

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$816 body only

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$429 body only

$319 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$528 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Touch screen No touch screen

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