D800 vs 5D Mark II

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D800 vs 5D Mark II
Feb 23, 2012


D800: 36,8 MP
5DII: 21,1 MP

ISO latitude

D800: 100 to 6400 (expendable to 25 600 ISO)
5DII: 100 to 6400 (expendable to 25 600 ISO)


D800: “enhanced” Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF system with 51 focus points; 15 of the points are cross-type sensors; 11 midpoints can operate at f/8; low light -2ev
5DII: 9 focus points; low light -0.5EV

Exposure metering

D800: Scene Recognition System with 91k pixel RGB metering sensor
5DII: TTL 35 zone SPC metering with 4 variations


D800: 1080p Full HD mode up to 30 fps, HDMI video output, audio out, and mic. Input
5DII: 1080p Full HD mode up to 30 fps


D800: 100% - magnifiction 0,7x
5DII: 98% - magnifiction 0,71x


D800: 3" / 921000 dots with 170° viewing angle
5DII: 3" / 921000 point

Frame rate

D800: 4 fps (6 fps with MB-D12 grip and EN-EL18 batteries)
5DII: 3,9 fps

Built-in flash

D800: Yes
5DII: No

External flash sync

D800: Yes
5DII: Yes


D800: 0,900 kg
5DII: 0,810 kg

Battery life

D800: 850 photos
5DII: 850 photos


D800: $2,999
5DII: $2,499

Weather sealing

D800: Similar to D700
5DII: No


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