Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

80

Canon EOS 5D

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,368 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D.

competitors

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$453 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$533 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Much thicker

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,049 body only

$2,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$533 with 18-55mm lens

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

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