Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

80

Canon EOS 5D

75

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,368 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
71.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x

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

$294 body only

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

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$516 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

$478 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

$538 body only

$1,164 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

$900 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$800 body only

$1,253 with 18-55mm lens

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

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