Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

74

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

56

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II.
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

$1,243 - $1,499 body only

$1,679 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,888 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$4,508 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Pro DSLR

$9,000 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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