Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Sony SLT A65

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Sony SLT-A65

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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 Sony SLT-A65.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,178 - $1,499 body only

$1,730 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,056 - $2,499 body only

$2,665 - $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

$615 - $899 body only

$869 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77

Pro DSLR

$1,642 body only

$1,500 with 16-50mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$596 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Dynamic range More dynamic range
True resolution Lower true resolution

discussion

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