Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D7000

Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Nikon D7000

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS 5D Mark II over the Nikon D7000.
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon D7000 over the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

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 D7000.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

$2,844 with 50mm lens

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$709 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

discussion

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Avatar for Shawn Earle Shawn Earle (8:03 AM, April 12, 2015)
Nikon takes sharper photos, while canon has more natural colors and doesn't over saturate as much. I have a rebel T3i, and a D3200 which i realize are not full frame cameras, but these are the differences i have noticed between them, so when i head out to take wildlife and landscape photos i grab my Nikon, and when i want portraits of my Grand Daughter i grab my Canon. I have some older full frame lenses like the vivitar 120-600mm in nikon mount and using it on a crop sensor camera gives good results because my sensor is only using the center of the glass where the best quality is at and i don't have to stop way down to get sharp photos with it. This has made me decide to skip full frame and opt for the D7000 hope to get one soon.
 
Avatar for VotingHasChanged VotingHasChanged (3:09 AM, November 28, 2013)
LOL at all the butt hurt losers who wasted their money on the 5D!
 
Avatar for neodion neodion (0:03 AM, September 07, 2013)
The Canon 5D Mk2 is a superb Camera and Video Camera But in the right hands the D7000 can take awesome pictures and video take a look at this video taken on the D7000 with a 17-50mm Tamron VC lens

ITS IMPRESSIVE http://pictureexposure.com/pin/245772
MAKE SURE YOU VIEW IN 1080P
 
Avatar for Aldo Aldo (3:37 AM, June 26, 2013)
as I said just below: Canon has a larger sensor which is better, but Nikon has something more
important. Nikon is compatible with any nikon lens so Any person who has
a Nikon D7000 or what ever can buy the best lenses of the decades of
60`s or 70`s or 90`s when lenses used to be constructed with glass and
never with plastic like all those new lenses of Nikon or Canon, so if
you compare them only because the body, I think canon could win only
because the sensor and the ISO, but if you campare them because how can
you work with, Nikon can be the winner becasue you can get glass lenses,
lenses truth!!!!
 
Avatar for Aldo Aldo (11:55 PM, June 25, 2013)
Canon has a larger sensor which is better, but Nikon has something more important. Nikon is compatible with any nikon lens so Any person who has a Nikon D7000 or what ever can buy the best lenses of the decades of 60`s or 70`s or 90`s when lenses used to be constructed with glass and never with plastic like all those new lenses of Nikon or Canon, so if you compare them only because the body, I think canon could win only because the sensor and the ISO, but if you campare them because how can you work with, Nikon can be the winner becasue you can get glass lenses, lenses truth!!!!
 
Ronaldo (0:39 AM, March 04, 2013)
Everybody says that canon is better for buying lenses and acessories, cheaper, but this nikon d700 is cheaper and better, what is the best camera that i can buy? For starting still photos and a lot of outdoor photos.
 
Avatar for Radha Krishna Radha Krishna (0:49 PM, February 07, 2013)
sir if u stand by on your opinions, why didnt u mention in built flash option in nikon d5200 vs 650d blog....its enough to prove that ur partial towards the nikons....and how can u say that 5d mark 2 and d7000 are tied...and when u are mentioning the in built flash option in this blog y not there
 
Avatar for May May (0:08 PM, July 04, 2012)
Does the Pan make the cook? If you are a good creative photographer both of these are tools beyond compare, Just pick what meets your needs and budget,
 
Andersoncoates (1:25 AM, June 16, 2012)
Because they are biased towards Nikon obviously, Snapsort is not a objective source for information on cameras. 
 
Andersoncoates (2:58 AM, June 15, 2012)
Not by a longshot. There is no way in hell that a D7000 has anywhere near the IQ of a Canon 5D II,  they are in completely different leagues. A balanced comparision would be against a D700.
 
Andersoncoates (2:53 AM, June 15, 2012)
Yeah, that why the most posted images on flickr come from the 5D mark II !!
 
Eds_flo (8:12 AM, May 03, 2012)
oh course not! nikon is better! What brand used by the military government and outer space period! NIKON!
 
Oliver (6:18 AM, March 22, 2012)
BS. Why is it that the 7d, compared to a nikon d5100, have higher noise performances than the entry level nikon d5100 dslr???
 
dslrfan (2:26 PM, January 23, 2012)
then again,
the 70-200 2.8 is/vr II lens was rate below the sigma lens in the same category (ps. vr is vribration reduction form nikon is internal stabilision from canon dont mix them up 'nube')
then among other thing canon lenses are made from plastic mostly and some even have plastic mount. such as your 50mm.

and the only reson you think its cheaper is because canon keeps all the old stock. they still sel lenses from the 10 years ago. thats why some lenses apear to be cheaper.

lastly canon is toy, camera i mean it's made of plastic. wen u a redy to be considerd a profetional camera user try using a nikon some time. for one sony cameras are moving past canon in some ways
 
Medoehab619 (4:44 PM, January 22, 2012)
the canon 5d mark ii better than nikon d7000 100%
 
Dulan Prabudda (5:31 AM, January 07, 2012)
Canon 5d mark ii is The best almost than Nikon D7000..........
my recommendation : Canon 5d mark ii
 
Ejotave (0:09 AM, December 24, 2011)
Que payasada es este comparativo!!! con que lentes lo hacen es increible como pueden confundir a la gente.
 
treepop (3:21 AM, December 23, 2011)
Couple things. I don't think the D7000 deserves as many points as the 5D2 in the 1080p movie category.  The 5D2 is used in movies, commercials, and music videos.  Its video capabilities are currently unmatched.
Second, get rid of that popularity multiplier, it's just silly.

Just my 2 cents, otherwise this site ROCKS! Keep it going :)
 
treepop (2:31 AM, December 23, 2011)
I know how you feel. It's hard to be taken seriously with a plastic camera. The t2i is a BEAST for the money.  I agree with Dbrodsky, first invest in some EF lenses.  Like a fool I thought I would never go full frame, but once you start shooting you get hooked and Full Frame is eventually the way to go.  That being said, don't waste your time/money on EF-S (crop) lenses.  While they may score better on photozone and other sites, there just isn't anything better than full frame.  Build up a nice EF lens lineup THEN buy a 5D2 or wait for the 5D3.  If you haven't bought a prime yet, you should check out some primes, they are truly a different experience. Good Luck!
 
treepop (2:26 AM, December 23, 2011)
70-200 2.8 IS/VR II Canon is $330 cheaper
24-70 2.8 Canon is $620 cheaper
85 1.8 Canon is $102 Cheaper
85 1.2 doesn't exist on Nikon
50 1.4 Canon is $90 Cheaper (usually more but amazon is having sale)
50 1.8 Canon is $112
35 1.4 Canon is $444 cheaper

All prices based on amazon.com @ 8:25pm 12/22/2011

How is Leonard a nube?
 
treepop (2:18 AM, December 23, 2011)
Who is speaking spanish?
 
Engr Omerfaoroq (10:04 PM, December 13, 2011)
but still how they concluded 'Slightly better image quality' for d7000?
 
John (2:35 AM, December 10, 2011)
nikon focus too much on their entry level dslr. True their entry level dslr are better than canon. But to compare the between the pro level dslr, nikon is way behind canon at the moment
 
Sitarro (6:42 AM, November 20, 2011)
Really Leonard? When did canon get much better lenses for less money........ nube.
 
Dominic (4:35 AM, November 20, 2011)
people dont get confused. the 5d mark ii is far above better than the nikon d7000. 

i have the nikon d7000. one of my friends  bought his 5d mark ii last month. we exchange our camera for a week. i admonished myself the whole week why i didnt buy the 5d mark ii. image quality, iso range, color & almost everything is 30 % better than my nikon d7000. basically if you are not shooting SPORTS, the canon 5d mark ii is just perfect.

my recommendation : nikon d7000 is FAST, no doubt but if you are looking for QUALITY 'IMAGE & VIDEO' grab the 5d mark ii.