Camera Overview

Canon EOS 90D is an upper mid-level enthusiast-class DSLR camera that succeeds the Canon EOS 80D. Like it’s predecessor, EOS 90D is an intermediate level DSLR placed above the Rebel line-up and is aimed at enthusiasts particularly action & wildlife photographers.

What’s New (Canon EOS 90D vs 80D)

Canon 80D has been around since February-2016. That’s around 3½ years before being replaced by the 90D. This should make the 90D a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. Here’s a list of notable improvements against the 80D.

  1. EOS 90D has a new 32.5 megapixel CMOS sensor (vs 24.2-megapixel sensor on the 80D).
  2. 90D has Canon’s newer DIGIC 8 processor (vs DIGIC 6 on the 80D).
  3. It has eye detection AF & spot AF.
  4. It has a new AF joystick for controlling autofocus.
  5. EOS 90D can do Focus Bracketing.
  6. 90D can shoot up to 10 fps continuous (while 80D can shoot at up to 7 fps speed).
  7. Electronic shutter speed up to 1/16000 sec. (no electronic shutter)
  8. EOS 90D can shoot 4K video at 25/30 fps without crop (vs no 4K video).
  9. It can shoot 1080p at 100/120 fps in high-speed mode (vs max 60 fps with no high-speed mode).
  10. The memory card slot is UHS-II compatible (vs UHS-I compatible slot on 80D).
  11. 90D has Bluetooth connectivity with no NFC (while 80D has no Bluetooth but has NFC).
  12. It has an improved battery life of approx. 1300 shots per CIPA standards (vs 80D’s 960 shots).

Things to Remember about the EOS 90D

These are a few things to note when considering the Canon 90D.

  • 90D has no 24 fps video recording option at any resolution.
  • High-speed 1080p video at 100/120 fps is cropped and loses both autofocus & sound.
  • Continuous video recording duration is limited to a max of 30 mins.

Camera Details

Canon EOS 90D

MSRP

$1,199

Rating

5 Reviews
8.5

Pixels

32.5Megapixels

Date

Aug 28th2019

Make / Model

Sensor Size

Camera Type

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Key Specs / Features

Proprietary

  • Processor: DIGIC 8
  • Lens: Canon EF, EF-S

Sensor

  • Pixels: 32.5 Megapixels
  • Type: CMOS
  • Size: APS-C

ISO Range

  • Auto ISO: 100 - 1600
  • Native ISO: 100 - 25600
  • Extended ISO: 51200

Shutter Speed

  • Fastest: 1/8000 Sec
  • Slowest: 30 Sec

Focus

  • AF Points: 45
  • Cross-Type: 45

Continuous

  • Speed: Up to 10 FPS

Video

  • 4K UHD: Up to 30 FPS
  • Full HD: Up to 120 FPS

Battery Life

  • Images: Up to 1300 Shots *

Displays

  • Screen: 3.0" with 1.04 m-dot Articulating Touchscreen LCD
  • Viewfinder: Optical

Features

  • IBIS: No
  • Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth

Interface

  • HDMI (mini)
  • USB (Micro-B)
  • Headphone (Stereo Mini)
  • Microphone (Stereo Mini)

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DPReviewSep 30th, 2019
8.5

Canon EOS 90D Review

The EOS 90D is a DSLR that functions most reliably when used in live view, thanks to its excellent Dual Pixel AF system. Through-the-finder AF is less reliable, by comparison. The camera also offers excellent Raw image quality and usable full-width 4K in a well-built, weather-sealed package with fabulous ergonomics.

Dan Bracaglia, Jeff KellerReview
Digital Camera WorldSep 28th, 2019
9.0

Canon EOS 90D review

There are irritations and limitations with any camera, and we can pick out a few with the EOS 90D – but this camera’s capabilities are so impressive and so all-encompassing, that you can’t expect miracles. We’d like a bigger buffer capacity, we’d like twin card slots, we’d like lots of things – but this camera already does so much, and does it so well at an enthusiast camera price point, that it deserves its high rating.

Rod LawtonReview
TechRadarSep 20th, 2019
8.0

Canon EOS 90D review

There’s a lot to recommend the Canon EOS 90D – it’s a full-featured DSLR with the speedy performance to match. The deeper grip makes it comfortable to use for long periods of time, as does its impressive battery life. And it’s been priced to appeal to most enthusiasts. For anyone unwilling to make the move to the mirrorless fray, this snapper is a formidable all-round option.

Sharmishta SarkarReview
Photography BlogOct 3rd, 2019
9.0

Canon EOS 90D Review

Overall, the Canon EOS 90D is a great option for those who like DSLRs. Being a good all-rounder it’s good for those who shoot lots of different kinds of subject. It does well at sports and action, as well as being suited to landscape, portraits and pretty much any kind of subject you care to shoot. It’s also reasonably priced for what you get, so it comes highly recommended.

Amy DaviesReview
Camera JabberSep 14th, 2019
8.0

Canon EOS 90D Review

Although we keep hearing about mirrorless camera sales overtaking DSLR sales, there are still many photographers who want a camera with a mirror. The Canon EOS 90D is designed to appeal to those people and it has a comprehensive feature set, an impressive turn of speed and two very capable autofocus systems. It’s also able to produce excellent-quality video and stills.

Angela NicholsonReview
PCMagAug 28th, 2019

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The Canon EOS 90D offers a new sensor with significantly more resolution than its predecessor, but competing mirrorless options better it in autofocus performance.

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Canon EOS 90D initial review: 'Mid-range master' returns with added resolution

At a glance Canon’s latest enthusiast DSLR doesn’t appear hugely different to the outgoing 80D. But with a large bump in resolution and burst shooting it’s an altogether different beast. Add 4K video shooting and this versatile shooter looks like it will reign as the mid-range master for 2019 and beyond.

Mike LoweWebpage
CameralabsAug 28th, 2019

Canon EOS 90D review so far

..for now, the upgrades across the board allow the 90D and DSLRs to remain relevant and compelling. I think it will be a successful camera for Canon and look forward to fully testing it in my final review.

Gordon LaingWebpage
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..Still, with strong build quality, a fully articulating screen and promising 4K video features, it could yet prove that there’s still a place for mid-range DSLRs.

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