Canon EOS 90D Review 2022: Is It Worth The Money?

Canon EOS 90D is one of the Best DSLR Cameras for Intermediate Photographers. Today, I’ll share my Canon EOS 90D Review 2022 and tell you whether it is worth the money?

Canon EOS 90D Review 2022

If you are looking for a sweet spot between a DSLR And A Mirrorless Camera, then Canon EOS 90D is the one camera you should look at. It can shoot photos like a DSLR camera and videos like a mirrorless camera. 90D lies in the sweet spot between the DSLR and Mirrorless.

It has an extraordinary AutoFocus System that works super fast in photos and videos. Canon 90D offers significant improvements in Sensor, Processor, and other features than its predecessors like Canon EOS 80D.

In my opinion, it is one of the best cameras for people who want to shoot both photos and videos. Also, I would not recommend EOS 90D for complete beginners.

Instead, it would be best to try out some other DSLR cameras for beginners like Canon Rebel T7 and then come to a Camera like 90D

Even though it misses out on the in-built image stabilization, it still compensates by having different lens options with IBIS.

Overall, Canon EOS 90D is one of the best interchangeable lens cameras and it has the power to stand out in almost every type of photography or shooting condition.

Canon EOS 90D Review 2022: Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Highest Resolution Canon APS-C Camera
  • Great image quality
  • Very Fast Autofocus
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • Uncropped 4K Videos
  • Reliable
  • Fast Burst

Cons

  • Limited video recording (29.59 Minutes)
  • Limited buffer capacity
  • No In-Build Image Stabilization

Canon EOS 90D Product Images

Canon EOS 90D Front with Lens
Canon EOS 90D Front View
Canon EOS 90D Back View
Canon EOS 90D Back View with Flip Screen
Canon EOS 90D Front View With Flash
Canon EOS 90D Top View

Canon EOS 90D Sample Images 

A lighting bulb
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18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary 0
80.0mm · ƒ/9.0 · 10s · ISO 250
Beautiful view of City
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EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
250.0mm · ƒ/14.0 · 1/250s · ISO 400
A Big Glass Building
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70.0mm · ƒ/2.8 · 1/1000s · ISO 100
Beautiful Green Bird
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150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
600.0mm · ƒ/6.3 · 1/1000s · ISO 2500
Road and Trees Full of Snow
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EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
18.0mm · ƒ/6.3 · 1/200s · ISO 100

Canon EOS 90D Photo Features

Now, in this Canon EOS 90D Review 2022, we will talk about the Canon EOS 90D Photo Quality. Canon 90D is one of the highest resolution Canon APS-C Cameras, and it has excellent sharpness and contributes to a nice contrast.

Canon also comes with vast Canon ef Lenses and an extensive range of third-party lenses from Sigma and Tamron. One of the best parts is performing in-camera processing from RAW to JPEG.

Overall, Canon EOS 90D has one of the best image qualities in the price range. You will experience an outstanding balance between sharpness, contrast, and resolution. 

Sensor 

Digic 8 Image Processor
Digic 8 Image Processor

Canon EOS 90D comes with a 32.5 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor and Digic 8 Image Processor. The combination of Sensor and Processor helps the camera take high-resolution photos.

In my opinion, you will feel satisfied with the quality of the images. The sensor helps capture every detail of the subject and gives a dynamic range of shooting. 

The processor helps EOS 90D in fast operations. You will get sharp and delighting photos, irrespective of the lighting conditions. Also, the noise and grain are very minimal because of the processor. 

AutoFocus

Canon 45 Point AutoFocus

I am in love with the AutoFocus performance of Canon EOS 90D. It features a wide 45-point, all cross-type AutoFocus System that works super fast.

Canon 90D uses Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF, making it a perfect choice for capturing fast-moving objects.

Canon EOS 90D is an excellent choice for cars, Sports and Wildlife, Photography Because of the fast and precise autofocus system. 

It also uses Canon’s EOS Intelligent Tracking that helps in capturing sharp photos. 90D comes with a wide range of AF Modes, including Face+ Tracking AF, Zone AF, and much more.

You will Also love the optical viewfinder that comes with minimal clear or black time to get a perfect shot without losing a fast-moving object.

Shooting Speed

Canon Continuous Shooting

Canon EOS 90D has a fast shooting experience and can capture up to 10 frames per second. To capture every detail, you can take it even further to 11 frames per second during live view shooting. 

Also, the Sensor and Processor works super quickly that helping the camera cope up with the shooting of fast-moving objects. So, if you are planning to take photos of moving cars, athletes, wildlife, etc., you can consider buying Canon 90D. 

Image Stabilization

Canon EOS 90D does not come with in-camera image stabilization. I am shocked to see such an important feature missing from a DSLR at this price range.

Nevertheless, you can buy a Lens that comes with in-built image stabilization. I am sure that it will solve your purpose. 

Exposure

I am now talking about the exposure and ISO Settings of Canon EOS 90D. It comes with a broad sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600 and that is expandable to 51,200.

It is essential to mention that the High ISO photos have no noise and image degradation. So, you can play with it to the fullest. Also, the EOS 90D offers above-average low-light performance.

Maybe not the best, but you can indeed accept the quality. Another vital thing to mention is that Canon 90D misses fast autofocus functioning in low light.  

Canon EOS 90D Video Features

Now, in this Canon EOS 90D Review 2022, it is time for us to talk about the video quality of Canon EOS 90D. The previous version, Canon EOS 80D, was one of the favorite DSLR cameras amongst YouTubers worldwide. It offered the best quality video with fast autofocus.

Maybe, the Canon 90D didn’t cope with the popularity of 80D but the quality has improved. Canon has put some significant improvements in the overall video recording quality. 

Overall, Canon EOS 90D offers a very high-quality video recording. You can record uncropped 4K Videos at up to 30 frames per second. All, thanks to the Digic 8 Image Processor and APS-C size CMOS sensor.

You can also record Full HD video at up to 120 frames per second. The quality is excellent and comes with a high-speed autofocus performance. 

You can get a better video recording camera at a relatively more minor price.

4K Video 

Canon EOS 90D is a great camera for people who want to record 4K Videos. It comes with the capabilities to record Ultra HD 4K Videos (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p /25p / 29.97p.

You will enjoy the beautiful video quality because of the large sensor. EOS 90D can also capture beautiful 4K Time-Lapse that you can add to your videos. It is a great camera to record YouTube videos and social media content. 

Full HD Videos

Canon EOS 90D also records Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p / 25p / 29.97p /50p / 59.94p / 100p / 119.88p and It can also record HD Videos (1280 x 720) at 50p / 59.94p.

The quality is amazing and you don’t have to worry about the grains or degradation. One thing to keep in mind is that it can record only up to 29 Minutes and 59 Seconds.

Vlogging 

Canon 90D is an excellent camera for Vloggers. It has both pros and cons to it. For pros

  • It can Shoot 4K Videos 
  • It comes with a Flip-Screen
  • Has a Very Fast AutoFocus System
  • Gives Access to a Bright Touch Screen
  • Has External Microphone Support

For cons,

  • It Feels a Quite Bulky
  • Average Stabilization Standards 

Audio

Canon EOS 90D comes with both a built-in microphone and an external microphone for audio. Maybe the internal mic is not that good. But, You can enjoy good quality audio by plugging in an external microphone. 

Canon EOS 90D Physical Features

Now, in this Canon EOS 90D Review 2022, we will talk about the Physical Features. Canon is known for creating Cameras optimized for the best user experience. The same goes for the Canon EOS 90D. It is a well-designed DSLR with some extraordinary capabilities. Being a DSLR has its pros and cons, but it still manages to feel comfortable in the long run. 

Everything is ideally put together, ultimately leading to a better and non-tiring user experience. The buttons, screens, dials, and every miscellaneous feature are convenient and easy to access. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a photographer, traveler, or vlogger. You will never feel tired using 90D. 

Portability

Canon EOS 90D has dimensions of 5.54 x 4.13 x 3.02 inches. If you are a Mirrorless Camera user, you will feel the bulk 90D has. But, for DSLR lovers, it is just perfect. I would not say that it is the best but still feels handy while traveling.

The overall build quality is quite impressive, and you don’t feel that cheap plastic vibes altogether. I am delighted with the build quality, and EOS 90D can be considered a reliable DSLR camera option. 

Weight 

Canon EOS 90D weighs around 1.54 lb / 701 g for the body. It may be pretty heavy for some users, but the ergonomics are well put together, and it compensates with the weight of this Canon Camera.

Despite its weight, you will have a firm grip that makes it easy to use in dynamic shooting conditions. 

Build Quality

Canon is an industry leader, and they are known for creating long-term reliable cameras. The same goes for the Canon EOS 90D. It has a superb build quality that looks very impressive to me. The best part is that it does not feel like a cheap plastic body but looks very premium. 

Ergonomics & Comfort

Canon EOS 90D is a well-put-together DSLR camera and feels very comfortable. There is a good balance between buttons and dial. All of them are easy to use and feel very responsive.

They are placed perfectly and feel great to use. The comfortable grip helps in dynamic shooting conditions like wildlife photography, car photography, or sports photography.

Menu System 

Canon Multi Controller

Understanding the menu will not be challenging if you are a Canon User. It comes with Two Mult-Controller Dial Setup at the back.

They are used to choose different AutoFocus modes, ISO Metering, and adjust AutoFocus Area. One thing that I didn’t like about Canon 90D is that it cannot save or recall camera settings. 

Being a DSLR Camera for intermediates, you will experience some professional features. But the Canon has made all the efforts to make this camera easy to use. Overall, you will not face any problem using the Canon 90D and its features. 

Canon EOS 90D Extra Features

Now, we’ll take a look at some Extra Features in this Canon EOS 90D Review 2022.

Screen

Canon EOS 90D comes with a 3-Inch Touch Screen. You can flip it on the vertical axis and rotate it 180 degrees. I love the quality, and the screen is bright enough to be used in broad daylight. Vloggers and Selfie Lovers will enjoy its position. 

You can use it for a live view while taking photos and videos. It also supports gestures to Zoom in to the subject, swiping images, and adjusting the focus points. 

The screen gives a great user experience and helps shoot dynamic scenes like Sports and Wildlife. One thing it misses out on is that there is no automatic brightness control. You have to adjust it manually. Overall, you will love using the Canon 90D screen. 

Battery Life

Canon EOS 90D comes with a 1 x LP-E6N Battery (Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery). It can shoot 1800 shots or approximately 1300 shots if you use flash and other features.

In my opinion, you will never feel short on battery. You can have an entire trip or project shot on a single battery. But, for safety, you can carry a second one. 

Connectivity

Canon EOS 90D Connectivity

Canon EOS 90D comes with easy-to-share features that include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 

W-Fi sharing is the fastest way to share your photos and videos with connected devices. You can also share it directly to the Canon iMage Gateway, Facebook, or even YouTube. 

With Bluetooth, you can connect the camera to compatible devices using Canon Camera Connect App. It also allows you to add location data using the in-built GPS Function.

You can download the Canon Camera Connect App below.

Canon EOS 90D Review 2022 Summary

Now, we have come to the end of Canon EOS 90D Review 2022. I am sure that by this time, you are well aware of all the good and bad about 90D.

If you have any questions left, feel free to check out the FAQs below or comment below. You can check the latest price by clicking the button below.

Canon EOS 90D Specs

Image Specs

Lens MountCanon EF-S
Sensor Type22.3 x 14.8 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor ResolutionActual: 34.4 Megapixel
Effective: 32.5 Megapixel (6960 x 4640)
Crop Factor1.6x
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)

Exposure Specs

ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 25600 (Extended: 100 to 51200)
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 30 Second
Metering MethodCentre-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range1 to 20 EV
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 32.5 MP for up to 25 Frames (Raw) / 58 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 32.5 MP
Up to 7 fps at 32.5 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Mirror Lock-UpYes

Video Specs

Recording ModesH.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
HD (1280 x 720) at 50p/59.94p
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 25p/29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video EncodingNTSC
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC

Focus Specs

Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 45 (45 Cross-Type)
Phase Detection: 5481
Autofocus Sensitivity-3 to +18 EV

Viewfinder Specs

Viewfinder TypeOptical (Pentaprism)
Viewfinder Eye Point22 mm
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.95x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +1

Monitor Specs

Size3.0″
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD

Flash Specs

Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Manual
Guide Number39.37′ / 12 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe

Interface Specs

Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Connectivity3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessBluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPSNo

Physical Specs

Battery1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh (Approx. 1300 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.54 x 4.13 x 3.02″ / 140.7 x 104.8 x 76.8 mm
Weight1.54 lb / 701 g (Body Only)

Canon EOS 90D FAQs

When Did the Canon 90D Come Out?

The Canon 90D came out on August 28, 2019. The camera is the successor of the Canon 80D and it is one of the best in their APS-C and DSLR categories. 

What is the Weight of the Canon 90D vs Fujifilm X-T3?

Canon EOS 90D weighs 1.54 lbs / 701 grams and on the other hand, Fujifilm X-T3 weighs 1.1 lbs / 489 grams.

How Many Megapixels is a Canon 90D?

Canon 90D has 32.5 MegaPixel Sensor.

What Kind of Battery Does a Canon 90D Use?

Canon 90D uses 1 x LP-E6N Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1865 mAh Battery.

How Much Does a Canon EOS 90D Weight?

Canon EOS 90D Weighs 1.54 lbs / 701 grams.

How Many SD Card Slots Does a Canon 90D Have?

Canon 90D has Single SD Card Slot.

Is Canon 90D Full-Frame?

Canon 90D is an APS-C DSLR Camera.

Is the Canon 90D Weather-Sealed?

Yes, Canon 90D comes with a weather-sealed body, preventing water and dust from entering the Camera. 

Does Canon 90D have Image Stabilization?

No, Canon 90D does not have image stabilization. You can buy from a wide range of supportive canon lenses with image stabilization. 

Is Canon 90D a Professional Camera?

Yes, Canon 90D is a Professional Camera.

Is Canon 90D Good for Photography?

Yes, Canon 90 is an excellent APS-C DSLR Camera. 

Is Canon 90D Good for Video?

Yes, Canon 90D is an excellent choice for recording videos. 

Does Canon 90D Shoot 4K?

Yes, Canon 90D shoot Ultra HD 4K Videos at 30 Frames Per Second.

Is Canon 90D Good for Wedding Photography?

Yes, Canon 90D can capture Good Quality photos and videos because of its Sensor and Processor, making 90D a Good Fit for Wedding Photography.  

Is Canon 90D Good for Wildlife Photography?

Yes, Canon 90D comes with a fast autofocus system and shooting speed that can capture precious moments of wildlife photography.

Is Canon 90D Discontinued?

No, Canon 90D is still selling (as of January 13, 2022).

Pros
  • Highest Resolution Canon APS-C Camera
  • Great image quality
  • Very Fast Autofocus
  • Optical Viewfinder
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • Uncropped 4K Videos
  • Reliable
  • Fast Burst
Cons
  • Limited video recording (29.59 Minutes)
  • Limited buffer capacity
  • No In-Build Image Stabilization
Review Overview
Picture Quality
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Value For Money
Image Stabilization
Auto Focus
Face Recognition
SUMMARY

If you are looking for a sweet spot between a DSLR And A Mirrorless Camera, then Canon EOS 90D is the one camera you should look at. It can shoot photos like a DSLR camera and videos like a mirrorless camera. 90D lies in the sweet spot between the DSLR and Mirrorless.

It has an extraordinary AutoFocus System that works super fast in photos and videos. Canon 90D offers significant improvements in Sensor, Processor, and other features than its predecessors like Canon EOS 80D.

In my opinion, it is one of the best cameras for people who want to shoot both photos and videos. Also, I would not recommend EOS 90D for complete beginners.

Instead, it would be best to try out some other DSLR cameras for beginners like Canon Rebel T7 and then come to a Camera like 90D

Even though it misses out on the in-built image stabilization, it still compensates by having different lens options with IBIS.

Overall, Canon EOS 90D has the power to stand out in almost every type of photography or shooting condition.

4.5

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