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

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

$1,180 - $1,399 body only

$1,690 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 body only

$997 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Pro DSLR

$4,708 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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