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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

174

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

129

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

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

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$949 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$841 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly smaller
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Pro DSLR

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

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