Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs. Nikon D600 vs. Nikon D700 vs. Canon EOS 7D

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Oct 7, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 13, 2012
Jul 1, 2008
Sep 1, 2009
 
 
Body: $2099/ £1955.99 ; With 24-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR: $2699/£2443.99
 
 
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate
 
 
 
5616 x 3744
6016 x 4016
4256 x 2832
5184 x 3456
4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856
4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
3184 x 2120, 2128 x 1416
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
3:2
3:2
3:2
3:2
21 megapixels
24 megapixels
12 megapixels
18 megapixels
22 megapixels
25 megapixels
13 megapixels
19 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
Expeed 3
Expeed
Dual Digic 4
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
 
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 12800, 25600 as option
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
200 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (100 - 25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
50
50
100
 
25600
25600
25600
12800
6
12
12
6
Yes (1)
Yes (4)
Yes (5)
Yes (1)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • JPEG
 
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
39
51
19
Canon EF
Nikon F
Nikon F
Canon EF/EF-S
1×
1×
1×
1.6×
 
Fixed
Fixed
No
Fixed
3
3.2
3
3
920,000
921,000
922,000
920,000
No
No
No
No
TFT liquid-crystal color LCD
TFT LCD monitor
TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
98%
100%
95%
100%
0.71×
0.7×
0.72×
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
 
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
 
 
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
 
12.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
1/200 sec
 
 
 
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Mirror-up [Mup]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer
 
 
3.9 fps
5.5 fps
8.0 fps
8.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
(2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Yes
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
 
H.264
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
None
 
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
Compact Flash (Type I)
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
None
 
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
No
Yes
 
 
 
Optional
 
 
(Optional)
Wu-1b mobile adapter
 
 
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes
Yes (N3 connector)
 
Yes
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
850
900
1000
800
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
1074 g (2.37 lb / 37.88 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x 2.95)
141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23)
147 x 123 x 77 mm (5.79 x 4.84 x 3.03)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
None
Optional
Optional
Optional
 
GP-1
GP-1
GP-E2