Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7000 vs 5D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7000
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 5 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of D7000 vs EOS 5D Mark II

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

D7000
1,167 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7000
2,000 LPH
EOS 5D Mark II
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
238 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7000
53 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7000
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7000
6 fps
EOS 5D Mark II
3.9 fps

Features Key features of the D7000  vs EOS 5D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7000
16.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7000
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

D7000
0.62x

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

D7000
22.9 microns
EOS 5D Mark II
41.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D7000  vs EOS 5D Mark II 

8.0
7.9
As well as extra resolution, the new sensor also offers a higher 'standard' ISO span of 100-6400, expandable up to the equivalent of ISO 25,600.
D7000

9.0
10.0
It has a 24.6-megapixel CMOS sensor, built-in sensor-shift image stabilisation and sensor cleaning, 5fps shooting in Raw+JPEG mode, a tough weatherproof body and what is widely acclaimed as the best viewfinder on the market.
EOS 5D Mark II

8.5
8.2
It's not a lightweight camera, but it feels very sturdy and well built, with a solid grip and enough heft to offset the weight of many heavy pro lenses.
D7000

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
8.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7000  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16.1 MP 21 MP
Resolution 4928 x 3262 5616 x 3744
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.6 x 15.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 41.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,000 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 9
Cross type focus points 9 1
Supports continuous No No

shutter

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

form factor

Size 132 x 105 x 77 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Thickness 77 mm 75 mm
Weight 780 g 850 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

D7000  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 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
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

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

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 98%
Magnification 0.94x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 3.9 fps
Battery life 1,050 850
Continuous shooting
6 fps, JPEG
3.9 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 238 ms 206 ms
Shutter lag 53 ms 82 ms
Startup delay 400 ms 400 ms
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