Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

62

Canon EOS M

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
206 ms shutter lag
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
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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

$1,212 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,029 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$849 body only

$1,119 with 18-200mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Lens availability More lenses available
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS M Competitors

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $469 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

$417 - $429 body only

$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

$450 - $548 body only

$582 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

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

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