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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.9 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,480 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
74.0

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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

$990 - $1,899 body only

$1,399 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,715 - $3,299 body only

$3,399 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$949 - $1,249 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-1Ds Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,000 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$990 - $1,899 body only

$1,399 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

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