Canon EOS 90D review

August 28, 2019

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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: Connectivity

Wi-Fi connectivity is built into the EOS 90D, offering photographers the freedom to control the camera wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet that’s running Canon’s excellent Camera Connect app. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity to form a permanent connection to a smartphone – a feature previously seen on existing EOS models like the EOS 800D and EOS 77D. It allows your phone to be used as a remote control at any time, without having to mess around setting up a Wi-Fi connection between devices.

Canon EOS 90D

Enabling the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings from the menu reveals connectivity icons on the 90D’s top plate display

The Bluetooth connection can also instruct the camera to fire up its Wi-Fi for when you want to copy images across to your phone, or use full remote control with live view. The auto transfer option, which automatically downloads images taken with the camera to a smartphone connected via Wi-fi works well and you’re given the option to select a reduced image size (1620×1080 pixels) to prevent large size files filling your smartphone too quickly.

Canon EOS 90D

Activate the Auto transfer option and images will be automatically sent to your smartphone when a Wi-Fi connection is established. Note how the reduce image size (2MP) option is also turned on

Compared to some cameras, the EOS 90D’s connectivity is straightforward and quick to setup. You get an easy connection guide from the home page of the Camera Connect app that walks you through the steps involved.

  • 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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