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The Canon EOS 90D is regarded as a mid range DSLR camera that in many ways, is similar to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II, with the only stark difference being that the 90D is a DSLR and the Mark II a mirrorless camera. Nonetheless, the 90D comes fitted with a 32.5 Megapixel CMOS APS C sensor that’s guaranteed to produce high quality pictures and videos, and relies on Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system to deliver crisp and clear shots.  If you want to compare this to a different camera, check out our review of  On the camera’s rear is a 3-inch touch screen display on which images can be shown through live view mode, and an optical viewfinder that has the capacity to use Face Detection technology – something that wasn’t possible in any other Canon DSLR before this one. Sit tight as we unpack the many features that the Canon 90D has to offer, and see just why exactly it sits on our best dslr camera for beginners to intermediate list.

Why We Like It – Canon 90D Review

The Canon 90D is a top-of-the-range DSLR camera that offers superior image quality thanks to a 32.5 Megapixel APS C CMOS sensor, and fires continuous shots at a high speed of up to 10 frames per second. If you want to compare this to a different camera, you should also check out our review of how Sony’s QX1 turns your smartphone into a DSLR.

  • Long battery life
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Easy to Access controls
  • Heavy


The Canon 90D is a class act compared to many of the intermediate and even entry level DSLR cameras that you’ll find in a similar price range. It packs a battery life that sees it through up to 1300 shots, and a high resolution APS C sensor that compares favourably to that of the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR. Continuous shooting speed is at a healthy 11 frames per second, while it’s shutter speed spans from 1/16000 of a second using live view mode. The Canon 90D also has an impressive video capture resolution of 4K UHD, while also being capable of Full HD 120p video recording. To maintain excellent results even when shooting in low light, the Canon camera comes with a DIGIC 8 Image processor which drastically scales down noise or grain, and coupled with a high ISO performance, it helps deliver fine, detailed pictures are sure to leave you impressed.


The main difference between the Canon 90D and its predecessor, the 80D in terms of its body is really just a new 8 way joystick that now makes it easier to adjust the focus point. Other than that, the ports are the same, with the 90D having a Mic input, a headphone output, a remote cable, USB 2.0 connector and a HDMI port as well. The 90D however doesn’t have a USB Type-C connector unlike the Canon M6 Mark II, but it does come with a similar menu system, and a rear LCD screen that measures about 3-inches. Unlike the Nikon D3300 DSLR, the Canon 90D comes with WiFi and bluetooth for easy connectivity, and even allows for easy transfer of any RAW file.


Launched in 2019, the 90D is a fairly new camera that a lot of enthusiastic DSLR fans are still yet to get their hands on. Its high resolution CMOS sensor delivers high quality pictures, and with an ISO range of 100-25600 that’s better than that of the Pentax K-S2 DSLR, your shots look really good even when taken from a distance. The 90D camera also employs two type AF systems, and the one that’s used depends on whether you’re shooting through the viewfinder or through live view. When you’re using the viewfinder, the camera relies on a 45-point AF system that’s different from the Dual Pixel AF system that’s engaged when using live view mode. The latter offers up to 5000 AF points to choose from, making it the better AF mode between the two. The 32.5 Megapixel APS C camera also supports JPG, RAW and C RAW image formats, and despite not being a full frame camera, it has a high resolution sensor that you can’t really compare even to other Canon cameras that are.

Canon 90D Review Wrap Up

AS we come to the end of this review Canon 90D, it should be increasingly obvious that the 90D is a reliable DSLR that rivals a lot of mirrorless cameras both in terms of performance and handling. Also, with the 5000 AF point autofocus system you get to use when in live mode, its new sensor is far more capable than a lot of the other high end cameras available in the market.

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Kenn Muguna

Kenn is a writer that's fascinated by all things tech. Having been born curious about how everything works, he spends his time taking things apart to put them back together, and shares what he finds out through writing.

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