Updated (December 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,409 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,797 body only

$2,775 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,646 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Smaller
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,599 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$926 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier

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Beldievirgil (1:53 PM, April 23, 2012)
I think you are wrong whit ISO Canon it's better  i take a photo whit ISO 10000 and not have noise .............