Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 8000D vs 5D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 8000D vs 5D Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 8000D
915 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 8000D
5 fps
EOS 5D Mark II
3.9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 8000D
440 photos
EOS 5D Mark II
850 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS 8000D
22.6 bits
EOS 5D Mark II
23.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS 8000D
12.0 ev
EOS 5D Mark II
11.9 ev

Features Key features of the EOS 8000D  vs 5D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 8000D
25,600 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 8000D
13.8 microns
EOS 5D Mark II
41.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS 8000D  vs 5D Mark II 

7.7
7.9
It is essentially a simplified Aperture Priority mode, giving you the options to choose between a blurred and sharp background and a darker or brighter image.
EOS 5D Mark II

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 8000D  vs
5D Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 21 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5616 x 3744
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.3 x 14.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 13.8 microns 41.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 19 9
Cross type focus points 19 1
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 98%
Magnification 0.82x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.51x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 3.9 fps
Battery life 440 850
Continuous shooting
3.9 fps, JPEG
5 fps

video

EOS 8000D  vs
5D Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 111 x 78 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Thickness 78 mm 75 mm
Weight 565 g 850 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
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