• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1/2 inch 30.7mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark II advantages over Fujifilm F800EXR

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.41 vs 1.39 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Better color depth
    23.7 vs 19.5 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,815 vs 143 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    21.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm F800EXR advantages over Canon 5D Mark II

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    36 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    6 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A900

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A900
  • $2550
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Fujifilm F800EXR
Sony A900
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D3X

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D3X
  • $2550
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Fujifilm F800EXR
Nikon D3X
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A850

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A850
  • $2550
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2219
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Fujifilm F800EXR
Sony A850
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2219
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm F770EXR

Canon 5D Mark II
Fujifilm F770EXR
  • $2550
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $253
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm F800EXR
Fujifilm F770EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $253
  • 1/2 inch

Compared to Fujifilm F900EXR

Canon 5D Mark II
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $2550
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $269
  • 1/2 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm F800EXR
Fujifilm F900EXR
  • $350
  • 1/2 inch
  • $269
  • 1/2 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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