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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Canon EOS 6D

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D

Why is Canon EOS 5D Mark II better than Canon EOS 6D?

  • 4.46% more megapixels (main camera)
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    21.1MPvs20.2MP
  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • 1% more viewfinder coverage
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    98%vs97%
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1

Why is Canon EOS 6D better than Canon EOS 5D Mark II?

  • 2 more focus points
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    11vs9
  • 4x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    102400 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 240shots longer battery life
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    1090shotsvs850shots
  • 15.38% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    4.5fpsvs3.9fps
  • Has AF tracking
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 40g lighter
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    770gvs810g
  • 0.42% better color depth
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    23.8bitsvs23.7bits

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Buy used:

$469.00

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera ...Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, Wi-Fi Enabled
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$1,299.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
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$2,299.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Cam...Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL) (Renewed)
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$899.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body O...Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only), Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip, 2 Spare Batteries
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$1,498.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera ...Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
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$1,190.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
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$2,699.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Video K...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Video Kit with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L is II USM Lens + Wide Angle Lens + 2X Telephoto Lens + Flash + SanDisk 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
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$3,199.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body (N...Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body (NO Lens) Bundle | Built-in Wi-Fi|26.0 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor | |DIGIC 7 Image Processor and Full HD Videos + 64GB + TTL Bounce Flash (14pcs)
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$1,379.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body - with Ca...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body - with Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip
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$2,599.00

Canon EOS 6D

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 6D AmazonCanon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Ca...Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled - International Version (No Warranty)
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$824.96
Canon EOS 6D AmazonCanon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Ca...Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled
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$550.00
Canon EOS 6D AmazonAppareil photo reflex Canon EOS 6D (boit...Appareil photo reflex Canon EOS 6D (boitier nu)
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$999.00

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.weight

810g

770g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.viewfinder coverage

98%

97%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.sensor size

24 x 36mm

36 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

9

11

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

21.1MP

20.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

102400 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

3.9fps

4.5fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

850shots

1090shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1800mAh

1800mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.color depth

23.7bits

23.8bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
3.dynamic range

11.9Evs

12.1Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
4.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
5.Has a remote control
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
6.has an HDMI output
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Price comparison

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Buy used:

$469.00

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera ...Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body, Wi-Fi Enabled
Amazon logo
$1,299.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital ...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
Amazon logo
$2,299.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Cam...Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$899.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body O...Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only), Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip, 2 Spare Batteries
Amazon logo
$1,498.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera ...Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,190.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame...Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with 1080p Full-HD Video Mode Digital SLR Camera (Body)
Amazon logo
$2,699.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Video K...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Video Kit with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L is II USM Lens + Wide Angle Lens + 2X Telephoto Lens + Flash + SanDisk 32GB SD Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
Amazon logo
$3,199.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body (N...Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body (NO Lens) Bundle | Built-in Wi-Fi|26.0 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor | |DIGIC 7 Image Processor and Full HD Videos + 64GB + TTL Bounce Flash (14pcs)
Amazon logo
$1,379.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark II AmazonCanon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body - with Ca...Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Body - with Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip
Amazon logo
$2,599.00

Canon EOS 6D

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 6D AmazonCanon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Ca...Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled - International Version (No Warranty)
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$824.96
Canon EOS 6D AmazonCanon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Ca...Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled
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$550.00
Canon EOS 6D AmazonAppareil photo reflex Canon EOS 6D (boit...Appareil photo reflex Canon EOS 6D (boitier nu)
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$999.00

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