Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

137

Canon EOS 5D

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

$2,844 with 50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Focus points Many more focus points
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,219 - $2,999 body only

$2,558 - $3,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger

discussion

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Avatar for Aaron M Grubb Aaron M Grubb (6:12 PM, July 31, 2013)
just buy a used 5D at $500
 
Avatar for Серёга Серёга (10:30 AM, January 31, 2012)
5d used is twice cheaper. For photo i'll better consider 5d (I) cause both camera has same  AF on practice
 
Avatar for Серёга Серёга (3:41 PM, January 28, 2012)
5d first is better for true photo because has a smaller megapixel. I love 5d first and never change this perfect camera for second. Only 3rd mark I'll consider as real improvement of upgrade
 
Engr Omerfarooq (5:08 PM, November 11, 2011)
demand and supply rule. no more 5d production from canon also no demand from consumers other then antique collectors
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (6:49 PM, February 10, 2011)
Older cameras like the 5D aren't generally available for sale. For some reason, there are a few retailers who try to sell them at high prices :)
 
Lalaland87 (6:32 PM, February 10, 2011)
I'm just curious: why is the 5D so much more expensive than the 5D Mark II??