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

$1,218 - $1,499 body only

$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

$2,037 - $2,499 body only

$2,639 - $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 More noise at high ISO

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II

Boutique

$3,198

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$627 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,499 body only

$4,199 - $4,249 with 24-70mm lens

Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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