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The Canon EOS 90D is a midrange DSLR that replaces the 3.5-year-old 80D. It fits between the EOS 77D and the 'yes, it still exists' EOS 7D Mark II, and offers Canon's latest processor and a brand-new sensor.

The 90D is essentially the DSLR version of the EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera, which was introduced alongside it. Since the specs are nearly identical, Canon is letting potential buyers choose what type of shooting experience they want: a midsize DSLR with an optical viewfinder and more physical controls, or a smaller and lighter mirrorless model with a removable electronic finder. And, of course, the difference in native lens lineups between the EF and M mounts could attract different types of users, as well.

Key features:

  • 32.5 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel autofocus (live view/video)
  • 45-point all cross-type AF (through the viewfinder)
  • 220k-pixel metering sensor w/face detection
  • 7 fps burst shooting w/continuous AF
  • Fully articulating 3" touchscreen display
  • Optical viewfinder w/100% coverage
  • 4K/30p video capture with no crop
  • USB 2.0 port with Micro USB connector
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

While the outer design of the 90D doesn't dramatically depart from the 80D's, the guts are quite a bit different, which we'll cover on the next page.

The 90D will come in several kits when it becomes available in mid-September. The body alone is priced at $1199. When bundled with the EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens the price is $1349, while the kit with the more versatile EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens is $1599.


What's new and how it compares

Find out more about the 90D's new sensor, updated metering system and video capabilities.

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Body and controls

The design of the 90D has barely changed since the 80D, with one exception.

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Sample gallery

See how the 90D's photo quality looks in our sample gallery.

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