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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.70x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

$1,004 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,099 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,049 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-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$5,147 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,000 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

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