Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

Same workflow as previous page.

Canon EOS 5D (RAW) vs. Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II (RAW)

Camera settings:

  • Canon EOS 5D: Canon EF 85 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority,
    ISO 100, RAW, Manual WB, Self-Timer
     
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II: Canon EF 85 mm F1.8 lens, Aperture Priority,
    ISO 100, RAW, Manual WB, Self-Timer
Canon EOS 5D (RAW)
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II (RAW)
3,509 KB JPEG (4368 x 2912)
4,422 KB JPEG (4992 x 3328)

As resolutions climb the differences between two cameras becomes less pronounced, we need to quadruple megapixel count to get twice the resolution. Hence the EOS-1Ds Mark IIs megapixel advantage of 30% relates to just a 14% increase in horizontal and vertical resolution. It's certainly possible to see areas of the images where the EOS-1Ds Mark II out-performs the EOS 5D but frankly it's much closer than I had expected.