Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D300

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

74

Nikon D300

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,186 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$489 body only

$561 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,997 - $2,000 body only

$3,067 - $3,070 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$974 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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