Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 70D

5.98 in
4.47 in
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital Camera
vs
5.5 in
4.11 in
Canon EOS 70D Digital Camera

Full Comparison

Sensor

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Image sensor format
Full frame
APS-C
Sensor size
24, 36
22.5, 15
Sensor photo detectors
22 Mpx
21 Mpx
Effective pixels
21 Mpx
20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h
3:2
3:2
Max resolution
5616, 3744
5472, 3648
Other resolutions
4080x2720, 2784x1856, 5616x3744, 3861x2574
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480, 5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
Processor
DIGIC 5
DIGIC 5+

Image

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
ISO Auto
yesyes
yesyes
ISO minimum
100
100
ISO maximum
25600
12800
Boosted ISO maximum
25600
25600
Maximum image resolution
5760, 3840
5472, 3648
White balance presets
6
6
White balance modes
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Halogen, Shade, Tungsten
Custom white balance
Yes (1)
yesyes
Supported image file formats
JPEG, RAW
JPG, RAW
Photo effects
Neutral
Black&White, Vivid
Image stabilizer
yesyes
nono
Image stabilization type
nono
nono
Supported aspect ratios
3:2
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Uncompressed format
RAW
RAW
HDR
nono
yesyes
AEB/HDR support
yesyes
yesyes

Optics and focus

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Lens mount
Canon EF
Canon EF
Optical zoom
4.3 x
10 x
Digital zoom
4 x
10 x
Magnification (Crop factor)
1 x
1.6 x
Maximum aperture
4
22
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)
nono
Flash
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Auto/Manual
Contrast autofocus
yesyes
yesyes
Autofocus in recording mode
yesyes
yesyes
Focal length multiplier
1.6×
Autofocus
Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Face detection, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lock
yesyes
yesyes
Manual focus
yesyes
yesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
Auto, Manual
Auto
Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
yesyes
yesyes
Number of focus points
61
19
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)
15
19
Image stabiliser
Lens based only
Lens based only
Filter diameter
2.64 in
2.28 in
Phase detection autofocus
yesyes
yesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Screen size
3.20 in
3.03 in
Articulated LCD
Fixed
Fully articulated
Screen technology
LCD
LCD
Screen dots
920000
1040000
Touch screen
nono
yesyes
Field of view
170 %
100 %
Live view
yesyes
yesyes
Viewfinder
Optical
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
98 %
98 %
Viewfinder magnification
0.71 x
0.95 x
Separate info display
yesyes
yesyes

Photography features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Shooting modes
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program
Camera shutter type
Electronic
Mechanical
Minimum shutter speed
30 s
30 s
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 s
1/8000 s
Shutter priority
yesyes
yesyes
Aperture priority
yesyes
yesyes
Manual exposure mode
yesyes
yesyes
Number of exposures
3
2
Exposure compensation plus
2
5
Exposure compensation minus
-2
-5
Expousure compensation steps
1/2, 1/3
1/3, 1/2
Auto exposure lock
yesyes
yesyes
AE EV steps
1/3, 1/2
1/3, 1/2
Continuous shooting
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer delay
2, 10
2, 10
Histogram
yesyes
yesyes
AE frames
3
2, 3, 5, 7
WB Bracketing
Yes (max 3 shots)
Yes (max 3 shots)
Subject / scene modes
nono
yesyes
Flash sync speed
1/200s
1/250s
Built-in flash
yesyes
yesyes
Flash modes
Auto
Flash OFF, Redeye Reduction
External flash connection
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Hot shoe
External flash
yesyes
yesyes
Continuous drive
3.9 fps
7.0 fps
Scene modes
Night portrait, Landscape (scenery)
Close-up (macro), Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Landscape (scenery)
Self-timer
yesyes
yesyes
Metering modes
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot, Partial
Manual settings
yesyes
yesyes
Self-timer options
2, 10
2, 10
Speed (JPEG)
3.9 fps
7 fps
Speed (RAW)
3.9 fps
7 fps
Exposure bracketing
0.3 - 2.0±EV
0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Maximum resolution
1920, 1080
1920, 1080
Video recording
yesyes
yesyes
Recording resolutions
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080
HD type
Full HD
HD
Supported video file formats
H.264, MOV
H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Camera playback
Slide show
Slide show
Max resolution (highest frame rate)
1920x1080
1280x720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30 fps
30 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)
25 fps
60 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate
29.97 fps
60 fps

Audio features

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Microphone type
Mono
Stereo
Speaker type
Mono
Mono

Design

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Body type
SLR
SLR
Body material
Magnesium
Aluminium, Polycarbonate
Colour of product
Black
Black
Anti-dust system
yesyes
yesyes
Environmentally sealed
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Weight
2.09 lb
0.90 lb
Width
5.98 in
5.50 in
Height
4.47 in
4.11 in
Depth
4.47 in
3.09 in

Storage

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Compatible memory cards
CF
Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Dual memory card slots
yesyes
yesyes
Storage types
Compact Flash Type I/II, UDMA, MicroDrive
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Camera file system
DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2, RAW
DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3

Power

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
Power source type
Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)
950
920
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries supported
1
1
AC adapter included
Y
Y

Connectivity

Canon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 5D Mark IICanon EOS 70DCanon EOS 70D
HDMI
yesyes
yesyes
HDMI ports quantity
1
1
USB connector type
Mini-USB B
Mini-USB B
USB version
2.0
1.0
Wireless
Optional
Built-In
DC-in jack
yesyes
yesyes
Remote control
yesyes
yesyes
PictBridge
nono
yesyes
NFC
nono
nono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
nono
yesyes
Firewire
nono
nono

Other features

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Timelapse recording
yesyes
yesyes
GPS
nono
nono
Orientation sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Energy Star certified
nono
nono
Languages support
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR

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