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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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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

$1,178 - $1,499 body only

$1,775 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,037 - $2,499 body only

$2,639 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$615 - $899 body only

$869 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,995 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Color depth Worse color depth
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
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$785 - $997 body only

$1,047 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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