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Canon EOS 90D

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Price as Reviewed:

£1,209.00 (Body Only)

Do new DSLRs still have a place in a market that’s been overtaken by mirrorless? Michael Topham reviews the new Canon EOS 90D to find out

Canon EOS 90D review: Introduction

  • £1209.99 body only
  • 32.5-million-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8 image processor
  • ISO 100-25,600 (expandable to ISO 51,200)
  • 10fps continuous shooting
  • 220k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF
  • Microphone and headphone input
  • 1300-shot battery life

It has been a while since a review of a DSLR has been published on the AP website. So far this year 90% of the cameras we’ve reviewed have been mirrorless, so for Canon to come out and release a new APS-C DSLR at the same time as they continue to evolve their mirrorless systems is intriguing. It shows Canon’s intent on strengthening its EOS DSLR line up at the same time as developing its EOS M and EOS mirrorless range, but how long this continues when mirrorless is clearly the future nobody knows.

Canon EOS 90D

Our review sample was supplied with the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM lens for testing

Just to recap, the EOS 90D arrives three years after Canon last refreshed its double-digit series of DSLRs. It’s the successor to the popular EOS 80D and is out to appeal to enthusiast photographers who’d like a versatile workhorse for all genres, as well as advanced amateurs who may feel they’ve outgrown their entry-level DSLR and would like to take the next step towards progressing their photography. Before commenting on how the Canon EOS 90D performs and offering our verdict, lets first remind ourselves of what’s new.

  • Sensor: 32.5-million pixel APS-C CMOS
  • Output size: 6960x4640
  • Focal length magnification: 1.6x
  • Lens mount: EF/EF-S
  • Processor: DIGIC 8
  • ISO: 100-25,600 (expandable to ISO 51,200)
  • AF points: 45 cross-type points
  • AF working range: -3EV to 18EV
  • Metering: 220k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
  • Exposure compensation: +/-5EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
  • Shutter: Vertical-travel mechanical focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speeds: 30secs - 1/8000sec (mechanical shutter), 30secs-1/16000 (electronic shutter)
  • Viewfinder: 100% coverage, 0.95x magnification
  • Screen: 3in, 1040k-dot Vari-angle touchscreen
  • Pop up flash (guide number): 12/39.4 (ISO100 m/feet)
  • Burst shooting: 10fps (viewfinder) 11fps (live view)
  • Video: 4K (30/25p) Full HD (120/60/30)
  • Power: Rechargeable LP-E6N
  • Battery Life: 1300 shots
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 140.7x104.8x76.8mm
  • Weight: 701g (including battery and memory card)

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