Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 60Da

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 60Da. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 60Da

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II were released 2008 and Canon EOS 60Da was released 2012. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 2008
Canon EOS 60Da Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 60Da has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 60Da 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 21,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 60Da has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21,1 MP 21026304 5616 3744
Canon EOS 60Da 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 17 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 60Da. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 60Da has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Canon EOS 60Da has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 5D Mark II has 50 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 50-25600
Canon EOS 60Da 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60Da

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot up to 3,9 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60Da can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 3,9
Canon EOS 60Da 5,3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 60Da can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II weighs 850 gr (equal to 1,87 lb) which is 13% heavier than Canon EOS 60Da and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 850 gr 1,87 lb
Canon EOS 60Da 755 gr 1,66 lb