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Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000

Portability
60
Imaging
73
Features
93
Overall
81
Canon EOS 90D front
 
Nikon D7000 front
Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Key Specs

Canon 90D
(Full Review)
  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Boost to 51200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 701g - 141 x 105 x 77mm
  • Revealed August 2019
  • Succeeded the Canon 80D
Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Revealed November 2010
  • Succeeded the Nikon D90
  • Updated by Nikon D7100
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Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Overview

Here is a in-depth comparison of the Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000, both Advanced DSLR cameras by manufacturers Canon and Nikon. There is a substantial difference among the resolutions of the 90D (33MP) and D7000 (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The 90D was announced 8 years later than the D7000 and that is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving straight into a full comparison, below is a brief overview of how the 90D grades vs the D7000 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon 90D over the Nikon D7000

 90D D7000 
RevealedAugust 2019November 2010Fresher by 107 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k921kSharper screen (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Canon 90D

 D7000 90D 

Common features in the Canon 90D and Nikon D7000

 90D D7000 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera often, you should consider its weight and size. The Canon 90D provides physical dimensions of 141mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") with a weight of 701 grams (1.55 lbs) while the Nikon D7000 has specifications of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") and a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the 90D against the D7000.

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the 90D and D7000 is 60 and 59 respectively.

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its hard to envision the difference in sensor sizing just by viewing technical specs. The photograph here might give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the 90D and D7000.

As you can tell, each of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same resolution. You can expect the Canon 90D to provide you with extra detail with its extra 17MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The fresher 90D is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 sensor size comparison

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 90D Portrait photography details
Nikon D7000 Portrait photography details
83
focusing manually
megapixel count amazing (33 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
delivers RAW formats
73
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon 90D as a Street photography camera
Nikon D7000 as a Street photography camera
72
screen articulates
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
includes touch to focus
weather proof
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
58
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 90D Sports photography factors
Nikon D7000 Sports photography factors
80
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
megapixel count amazing (33 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
good battery life (1,300 shots)
has phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
66
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
weather sealing
better than average battery power (1,050 per charge)
comes with phase detect AF
slow continuous shooting (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 90D Travel photography advice
Nikon D7000 Travel photography advice
78
good battery life (1,300 CIPA)
weather proof
has bluetooth
includes touch to focus
megapixel count amazing (33 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
66
better than average battery power (1,050 CIPA)
weather sealing
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon 90D
Landscape photography with Nikon D7000
80
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
megapixel count amazing (33 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
weather proof
good battery life (1,300 shots)
does not have image stabilization
73
manual focus
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sized screen (3")
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
better than average battery power (1,050 per charge)
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 90D Vlogging factors
Nikon D7000 Vlogging factors
71
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic socket
does not have image stabilization
29
provides face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone jack
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Canon 90D vs Nikon D7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 90D and Nikon D7000
 Canon EOS 90DNikon D7000
General Information
Brand Name Canon Nikon
Model type Canon EOS 90D Nikon D7000
Type Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Revealed 2019-08-28 2010-11-30
Body design Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip DIGIC 8 Expeed 2
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 33MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 6960 x 4640 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 25600 6400
Max boosted ISO 51200 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 45 39
Cross type focus points 45 9
Lens
Lens support Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Amount of lenses 326 309
Crop factor 1.6 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.64x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 11.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes (With USB-PD compatible chargers) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 701g (1.55 lbs) 780g (1.72 lbs)
Dimensions 141 x 105 x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0") 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 80
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.5
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 13.9
DXO Low light rating not tested 1167
Other
Battery life 1300 images 1050 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6N EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 2
Pricing at launch $1,199 $1,049