Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D300

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79

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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 D300.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
GPS Has a GPS
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,499 - $1,799 body only

$1,849 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D300 Competitors

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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$613 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
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Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker

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