It has been 3 years since the EOS 80D was born and Canon has just given up on retiring this camera with the introduction of the EOS 90D. The new generation of product possesses 32.5 MP image sensor; upgrading movie recording capabilities to 4K30fps with DIGIC 8 processor. This article will evaluate the Canon EOS 90D – the EOS 80D “successor” to see if the upgrades and improvements of the 90D are worth the wait.

32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

The camera is equipped with an impressive 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor with an impressive high resolution capable of producing images with remarkable clarity and dynamic range. Its APS-C format is large enough to control the depth of field but is also small enough to allow the EOS 90D and its lenses to be hand-held and perfectly balanced. The sensitivity has been extended to 25600 when shooting handheld and with low noise that allows operation in undesirable lighting conditions.

Besides, when the sensor is combined with the DIGIC 8 image processor, it will bring great image quality with extremely high sharpness and bright, quality colors. Not only that, when combined with the processor, the sensor is also capable of outputting U30 4K30p video and Full HD 1080p video recording at high speed at 120 frames per second.

Capture every single moment

With fast image capture capabilities, the Canon EOS 90D is a great choice for sports and wildlife photographers. When using the viewfinder, the camera offers a shooting speed of 10 frames per second with continuous focus or 11 frames per second in Live View mode. In addition, Canon also supports SD UHS-II memory cards that allow the camera to record images quickly and allow up to 58 full-size JPEG files, 25 RAW files or 39 CRAW files to be taken in one shot.

Fast and accurate focusing system

45 AF points provide fast and accurate focusing whether shooting horizontally or vertically. When taking photos in dark lighting conditions such as -3EV simultaneously with a combination of lens adapter, the maximum aperture will be reduced to f/8. And the wide coverage of 45 points is ideal for tracking and maintaining focus on moving subjects.

When recording a video or recording in Live view, Dual Pixel CMOS AF system provides excellent sharpness and wide coverage, plus low-light performance down to -5EV for smooth and fast focusing similar to the way the camcorder focuses. With up to 100 x 88% vertical and horizontal frame coverage and a selection of up to 5,481 AF positions, you can fine-tune your works with ease. When working with still images, this focusing system works to focus quickly and accurately, so photos are always of extremely high quality. 

Touch screen

The EOS 90D is equipped with a 3” LCD touch screen designed with a vari-angle that allows you to work from high and low angles, making it easier for you to use it in a variety of ways. In addition, this Canon camera has an intelligent optical viewfinder that allows you to track moving objects accurately so your photos are perfect. Optical pentaprism viewfinder provides 100% frame coverage for high component accuracy when shooting at eye level.

Wireless Connectivity

Canon 90D has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing users to share photos quickly and easily through a smart device with the Canon Camera Connect app. Moreover, you can control the camera remotely, review what is displayed on the screen, adjust settings and change the shooting mode without being with the camera.


The device is currently on sale for $1,199

The key specification:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS 32.5MP
  • Image processor: Digic 8
  • Continuous shooting: 10fps
  • ISO range: 100-25600
  • Video recording: UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p
  • Vari-Angle touch screen
  • Shutter speed: 1/16000
  • 45-point autofocus system
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5481 AF points
  • Integrated Wifi and Bluetooth
  • 220000-Pixel AE metering sensor
  • Dimensions: 139.7 x 104.14 x 76.2 mm
  • Weight: 701g

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