Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D90

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Nikon D90 is only a 12.3MPMP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, however the Nikon D90 is only a 12.9MPMP digital camera (8MP less).
Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum aperture of 38, but the Nikon D90 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (32.4 bigger).
0.03m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.03m smaller than the Nikon D90 (0.28mm).
Eight more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 70D is 19, but the Nikon D90 only has 11 auto focus points.
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a JPEG frame rate of 50fpsfps, however the Nikon D90 is only a 24fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (26fps lower).
0.01x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95xx, whereas the Nikon D90 is only a 0.94xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.01x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Lighter lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 205gg lens weight digital camera. That's 60g lighter than the Nikon D90 (265gg).
3.8mm shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens length of 75.2mmmm, but the Nikon D90 is a 79mmmm lens length digital camera (3.8mm longer).
6% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 69mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 4mm smaller than the Nikon D90 (73mmmm).
Seventy more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D90 only takes 850 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Expert reviews are marginally better
The Canon EOS 70D has an average expert review score of 90% based on 77 reviews, whereas the Nikon D90 has an average rating of 88% (based on 116 reviews).
8 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D90 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (27mmmm).
Five more flash guides Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 17m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 12m flash guides.
0.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D90 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
919 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 919 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 70D (920,000 pixels pixels).
135g lighter Edit
The Nikon D90 has a weight of 620gg, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 755gg digital camera (135g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by $10
The Nikon D90 costs $754.82, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is $764.99.
Six more awards
The Nikon D90 has 22 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
85% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Nikon D90 (3.5).
Slightly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, whereas the Nikon D90 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm shorter).
Only 12m flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 12m flash guides, however the Nikon D90 only has 17m flash guides.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Nikon D90 (0.01ss).
Nine hundred and nineteen times lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, however the Nikon D90 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels higher).
18% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755gg digital camera. That's 135g heavier than the Nikon D90 (620gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

$10 more expensive
The Canon EOS 70D is more expensive than the Nikon D90 by $10.17.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards, the Nikon D90 has received 22 awards.
14 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.3MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 70D (12.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.9MPMP digital camera. That's 8MP less than the Canon EOS 70D (12.9MPMP).
6x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 32.4 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (5.6).
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D90 has a closest focusing distance of 0.28mm, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.03m smaller).
Only 11 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D90 has 11 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 70D only has 19 auto focus points.
Significantly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 24fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 26fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (24fpsfps).
2% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 0.94xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.01x lower than the Canon EOS 70D (0.94xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

60g heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D90 has a lens weight of 265gg, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 205gg lens weight digital camera (60g lighter).
5% longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 79mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 3.8mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D (79mmmm).
Marginally bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D90 has a lens diameter of 73mmmm, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mmmm lens diameter digital camera (4mm smaller).
Only 850 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D90 is a digital camera that takes 850 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Older by eight months
The Nikon D90 is eight months older than the Canon EOS 70D.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D90 has an average expert score of 88%, but the Canon EOS 70D has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 77 reviews).

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
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macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
22 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended
best4reviews.com: Best Buy
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
computeractive.co.uk: Buy It
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
igizmo.co.uk: Recommended
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
pcauthority.com.au: A-List
pctuner.net: Best Product
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoxels.com: Editor's Choice
plusxaward.de: Innovation
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
12.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 2144 x 1424
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 2144 x 1424
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 23.6 x 15.8
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP
BEST
12.9MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Plastic
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Plastic
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
127.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 16 - 85
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 17/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Face tracking
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m
BEST
0.28m
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19
BEST
11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
12m 17m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
24fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
98%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.95x
BEST
0.94x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 620g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 103mm
Depth
78.5mm 77mm
Width
139mm 132mm
Lens Weight
205g
BEST
265g
Lens Length
75.2mm
BEST
79mm
Lens Diameter
69mm
BEST
73mm
Weight Including Battery
755g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL3e
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
850 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor ViewNX,Nikon Transfer,Apple QuickTime
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Interface
Hi-Speed USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
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