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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark II

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Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
165 lenses vs 77 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
21 MP vs 10.4 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Continuous shooting
Supports continuous shooting
3.9 fps vs None
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Allows taking many pictures in rapid succession
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Rangefinder
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Leica M8.2

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Size
Significantly smaller
139×80×37 mm vs 152×114×75 mm
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3.2x smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3"
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2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
591 g vs 850 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$1,105.54 vs $2,310.51
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The best price we've seen is $1,205 cheaper (2.1x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
5D Mark IIPentaprism
M8.2Rangefinder
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Movie format One shoots movies Help
5D Mark II1080p @ 30fps
M8.2None
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Weight Heavy Help
5D Mark II850 g
M8.2591 g
Continuous shooting Poor or no continuous shooting Help
5D Mark II3.9 fps
M8.2None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
5D Mark II6,400 ISO
M8.22,500 ISO
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
5D Mark II920k dots
M8.2230k dots

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 5D Mark II
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Leica M8.2
M8.2
Leica

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