Canon 90D overview
Canon 90D is Canon's Advanced DSLR digital camera first revealed on August of 2019. The camera uses a 33MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6960 x 4640.
The 90D is rated #5 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras & all round #25 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to try out our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Canon 90D history
The Canon 90D is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range underneath.
Canon 90D Gallery
You can see the 90D from different angles in the gallery below.
Canon 90D Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Canon 90D based on criterias which are typically viewed as crucial in a digital camera.
Canon 90D Sensor specifications
The Canon 90D features the DIGIC 8 chip. The spec of the sensor in the Canon 90D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6960 x 4640 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 33 megapixels and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. This ISO can be increased digitally to a high of 51200. RAW files are saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the 90D's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The 90D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is presented in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 90D dimensions
Canon 90D weighs 1.55 pounds (701 gr or 24.73 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 141mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.0"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 775 gr so the Canon 90D is on par in comparison with its rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a image of the Canon 90D alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button design on the 90D.
Canon 90D Lens specifications
The 90D fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses to pick from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the 90D.
Canon 90D Connectivity
The 90D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to copy files and at times adjust settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Canon 90D Video specifications
The maximum video quality in the Canon 90D is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p offers an exceptional quality for video recording. You can crop to Full HD in order to get better results. Be wary of the huge file sizes and ensure you get good SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and mic support making it incredibly valuable while capturing audio.
Canon 90D Weather Sealing
Canon 90D provides weather sealing making it a very good candidate for use for tricky locations. This is especially useful when you are unsure about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.
Canon 90D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 90D houses a 3" fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group shots when required. Additionally the display is touch friendly which means that you can change focus points and change settings by using your fingertips. The 90D also comes with a Top screen so it’s possible to quickly see camera settings.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specs for Canon 90D are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Canon 90D Shutter specifications
Canon 90D continuous shooting rate is 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also offers silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter can cause "rolling shutter" in certain situations.
Canon 90D Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon 90D comes with both built in flash as well as external flash ability. The max flash sync is 1/250s.
Canon 90D Autofocus specifications
Canon 90D comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detection making it useful for people photography.
It boasts 45 focus points to select from. Canon 90D has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to switch focus points. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Canon 90D has manual focus when needed for low light or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon 90D Battery life
The battery (LP-E6N) on the Canon 90D is built to last for 1300 shutters with respect to the CIPA requirements which is higher than average when compared to its class. The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 has got the highest possible (2260) battery life for this category of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:
Canon 90D for specific forms of photography
The following diagram gives a analysis of the Canon 90D for specific forms of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon 90D
The Canon 90D receives a rating of 85 which is excellent, meaning that it is a wonderful pick for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Canon 90D Street photography advice
Having a nice rating of 72, the Canon 90D is a good pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon 90D Sports photography details
A outstanding sports photography points total of 81 means the Canon 90D is a terrific choice for photographing sports. A camera must have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 90D Travel photography factors
Size is super important in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Canon 90D gets a great 79 for a travelling camera which makes it a fantastic fit to take on your holidays.
Canon 90D as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 90D at it's very high score of 81 as a landscape camera is a superb pick among its rivals.
Canon 90D Vlogging info
A vlogging camera really should have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Canon 90D is a very decent pick as a vlog camera as it receives a nice rating of 72.
Canon 90D Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the 90D, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Advanced DSLR.
The chart down below gives you a bird's eye view of the 90D versus it's top rated rivals mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you may regard as alternative options. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.