Canon EOS 10D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 10D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS 10D were released 2003 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II was released 2008. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 10D||2003|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||2008|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 10D has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 10D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Canon EOS 10D has a 6,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 5D Mark II has 21,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 10D||
3072 x 2048
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||
5616 x 3744
Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 234 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 10D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 10D. Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 25600 while Canon EOS 10D has 100 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 10D||100-3200|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||50-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS 10D do not work with Canon EF-S lenses but this is also shown at our compatibility charts.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 10D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 10D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot up to 3,9 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 10D||3|
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||3,9|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Sadly, the Canon EOS 10D does not support this.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 10D weighs 875 gr (equal to 1,93 lb) which is 3% heavier than Canon EOS 5D Mark II and its 850 gr (or 1,87 lb).
|Canon EOS 10D||875 gr
|Canon EOS 5D Mark II||850 gr