Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D300

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Nikon D300

80

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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,029 - $2,299 body only

$2,636 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,777 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

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