Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Sony SLT A65

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108

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A65

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
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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
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,288 - $2,695 body only

$2,202 - $2,336 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Sony SLT-A65 Competitors

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Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

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

Pro DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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