Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 5D

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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

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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

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Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$404 - $634 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$861 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,408 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
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Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$850 with 17-85mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,285 - $2,681 body only

$2,197 - $2,330 with 18-135mm lens

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

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