Part II: Sony NEX 5N vs Canon 5D Mk II Image Comparison

Recently, we pit the Sony NEX 5n against the Canon 5D Mk II and asked you guys and gal to figure out which photo came from which camera: and many of you got the answer right. According to DXOMark, the Canon 5D Mk II outdoes the little NEX 5n by just a hair.

Let’s see how they perform in ideal lighting conditions.

Gear Used

Canon 5D Mk II

Canon 85mm f1.8

Sony NEX 5n

Sony 50mm f1.8 (NEX)


Both images were shot from approximately the same area and I tried to capture essentially the same scene. They were exposed with the same settings and focused on the same spot (ISO 100, f2.8 at 1/160th). Absolutely no post production was done to either image. They were straight converts from RAW to JPEG.

Which one is which, can you tell? Let us know in the comments below. No peaking at the EXIF data. We’ll eventually reveal which one is which.


Photo A

Photo B

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.