Sony SLT A99 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Sony SLT A99

96

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

91

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A99

Great image quality
Overall image quality
89.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 A99.

competitors

Sony SLT A99 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points Significantly more focus points
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
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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 A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$461 - $1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Focus points Many more focus points
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,499 body only

$406 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$426 - $2,499 body only

$415 - $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

$400 - $899 body only

$400 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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Showing 4 comments

Ronny (6:16 PM, January 02, 2014)
bullshit comparison,,, 5d mark ii shud be compare with Sony A77... A99 is better then canon 5d ii n iii...
 
Guest (1:10 AM, June 19, 2013)
really?? are you giving them a tie? why? Don't you see that the a99 is a
much better camera than the 5d mark ii?. I think you are taking that
conclusion based on the price only, because the a99 has a much better dynamic range, higher true resolution, a better color depth, a larger viewfinder (who cares if it's digital, it is very sharp though), a much better hybrid autofocus system, has more storage slots, shoots faster,
has GPS, etc... the 5d is better than the a99 only in low light
performance, but for 0.2 f-stops?? c'mon!!! and who cares if canon
already has much more lenses available, you are not gonna buy more than 5
lenses anyway. I believe there's something wrong with this review, I
used to trust a lot in this page, but until now I don't rely on you any
longer. there must be somthing wrong with this page and DxO.
 
Guest (1:08 AM, June 19, 2013)
really?? are you giving them a tie? why?, don't you see that the a99 is a much better camera than the 5d mark ii. I think you are taking that conclusion based on the price only, because the a99 has much better dynamic range, higher true resolution, a better color depth, a larger viewfinder (who cares if it's digital, it is very sharp though), a much better hybrid autofocus system, has more storage slots, shoots faster, has GPS, etc... the 5d is better than the a99 only in low light performance, but for 0.2 f-stops?? c'mon!!! and who cares if canon already has much more lenses available, you are not gonna buy more than 5 lenses anyway. I believe there's something wrong with this review, I used to trust a lot in this page, but until now I don't rely on you any longer. there must be somthing wrong with this page and DxO.
 
jerry lambert (4:50 PM, May 07, 2013)
with all you get with the sony over the canon id go with the sony.