Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 550D

55

Canon EOS 5D

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
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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

$367 - $440 body only

$308 - $572 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,160 body only

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

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$480 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,999 body only

$3,516 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$678 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$861 body only

$1,279 with 28-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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