Today Canon has announced the 90D which is their latest DSLR that is targeted at those people that like taking photos and great videos.
It is the successor of their popular 80D which was incredibly popular with YouTubers and people who wanted a DSLR that shot decent video.So what is new with the new camera? A lot actually.
Starting off with the sensor, it has a 32.5 MP APS-C sensor, which is more than the 24MP on the 80D. The increase in resolution is great for taking photos but this means it might take a hit when you shoot photos in low light conditions. It has an ISO range of between 100 and 25000 which can be expanded to 51200.
It also sports the newer DIGIC 8 image processor that allows it to do a number of cool things. The 90D can now shoot 10 frames a second when shooting photos, which is amazing and up from 7 frames a second from the 80D. This makes it a capable sports shooter. There is a new 220,000 pixel automatic sensor with the EOS iTR AF face detection that allows you to track faces when using the optical viewfinder.
The other major win with the 90D is that it shoots 4K video at 30fps without a crop. This has been a major sore point with Canon cameras and it is great that they now offer this. You also don’t lose their excellent dual pixel autofocus, unlike the Canon M50 which loses the functionality while shooting 4K.
Canon also added the ability to shoot 1080p at 120 fps which is more than welcome. However in this mode, there is no autofocus and it can’t record audio, but we are glad it is there.
The company added a joystick which is a godsend for navigating in menus and for selecting autofocus points while using the viewfinder. The 90D’s mechanical shutter tops out at a maximum of 1/8000th of a second but it now has an electronic shutter than can go upto 1/16000th of a second.
The 90D still retains the same features we saw from the 80D like the rugged body, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microphone and headphone jacks, one card slot the ever so handy vari-angle touchscreen display and the 45 point all cross type AF system for live view focusing. You
This is the camera that I would recommend to those people that would want a do-it-all camera. It can shoot upto 10 frames a second so it is great for people that shoot wildlife and sports. It has the resolution for fine portrait photos. It has video ready features like the headphone jack to monitor audio, 4K video recording with no crop and a vari-angle touchscreen to frame yourself when setting up the rig.
The Canon 90D will retail for $1199 for the body only and if you add a 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 kit lens, that rises to $1349.