Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

63

Canon EOS 5D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

$311 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$489 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$850 body only

$750 with 18-200mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,750 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$850 body only

$750 with 18-135mm lens

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

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