• APS-H 548.2mm2
  • 8.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 1D Mark II N advantages over Canon T5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-H vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.19 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    975 vs 724 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T5 advantages over Canon 1D Mark II N

  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    5 years vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    18.0 vs 8.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality with great color accuracy; Lightweight and compact design; Great value for the money; Canon EF-S mount provides access to a vast array of lens options; Feature Guide and Creative Auto helps new users.

  • Slow burst mode; Shallow buffer; Without AF assist from flash low-light AF can struggle; Dynamic range and high ISO performance not as good as some competing models; No continuous AF in movie mode; Mono sound; No external mic jack.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A58

Canon 1D Mark II N
Sony A58
  • $299
  • APS-H
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon T5
Sony A58
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T5i

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon T5i
  • $299
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
Canon T5
Canon T5i
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL1

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon SL1
  • $299
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $487
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T5
Canon SL1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $487
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Pentax K-S1

Canon 1D Mark II N
Pentax K-S1
  • $299
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon T5
Pentax K-S1
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T6

Canon 1D Mark II N
Canon T6
  • $299
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Internal flash
Canon T5
Canon T6
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
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