Canon EOS Rebel XTi vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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

Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi were released 2006 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II was released 2008. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel XTi Canon 2006
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel XTi has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a "FF"-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 Rebel XTi 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel XTi has a 10,1 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:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21,1 MP 21026304 5616 3744

Canon EOS 5D Mark II has a 109 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. 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 5D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel XTi. Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 25600 while Canon EOS Rebel XTi has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 100-1600
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 50-25600

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 Rebel XTi
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 definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel XTi 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 Rebel XTi 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 of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Sadly, the Canon EOS Rebel XTi does not support this.

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 53% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel XTi and its 556 gr (or 1,23 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 556 gr 1,23 lb
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 850 gr 1,87 lb