Nikon Z7 II vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS 5D Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon Z7 II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Manufacturing

Nikon Z7 II is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 5D Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II was released 2008. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon 2008

Type of camera

Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon Z7 II has a 46 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)
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21,1 MP 21026304 5616 3744

Nikon Z7 II has a 116 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 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 Nikon Z7 II. Canon EOS 5D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 25600 while Nikon Z7 II has 64 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
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 Nikon Z7 II
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. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D Mark II can shoot up to 3,9 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 3,9

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon Z7 II and Canon EOS 5D Mark II 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 21% heavier than Nikon Z7 II and its 705 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 850 gr 1,87 lb