• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark II advantages over Canon R6

  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

Canon R6 advantages over Canon 5D Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    13 months vs 13 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    680g vs 1588g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon D700

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D700
  • $1500
  • 35mm
  • External Mic Jack
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon R6
Nikon D700
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon D600

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D600
  • $1500
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon R6
Nikon D600
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1900
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 6D

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 6D
  • $1500
  • 35mm
  • Less shutter lag
  • More AF points
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon R6
Canon 6D
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Sony A9 II

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A9 II
  • $1500
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R6
Sony A9 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1500
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2079
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R6
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2079
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
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