Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D300

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

91

Nikon D300

73

Runner-up

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

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,499 body only

$406 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$426 - $2,499 body only

$415 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$400 - $899 body only

$400 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$440 body only

$469 with 18-105mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$375 body only

$1,017 with 55-300mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,337 body only

$2,500 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion

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