Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D90

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D90

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Nikon D90 is only a 12.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixels of 20.9MP, however the Nikon D90 is only a 12.9MP digital camera (8MP less).
Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 22 maximum aperture, but the Nikon D90 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Eight more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Nikon D90 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Significantly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D90 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
Vastly higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Nikon D90 is only a 24fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (26fps lower).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Nikon D90 is only a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (120,000 pixels lower).
0.01x higher magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera, whereas the Nikon D90 is only a 0.94x 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 205g lens weight digital camera. That's 60g lighter than the Nikon D90 (265g).
3.8mm shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens length of 75.2mm, but the Nikon D90 is a 79mm lens length digital camera (3.8mm longer).
6% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 4mm smaller than the Nikon D90 (73mm).
Seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon D90 only takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

$56 cheaper
The Canon EOS 70D is $55.93 cheaper than the Nikon D90.
Available from 23 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
3 Reasons For
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D90 has a closest focusing distance of 0.28m, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.17m larger).
Five more flash guide numbers Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 17.00 flash guide number digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 12.00 flash guide numbers.
135g lighter Edit
The Nikon D90 has a weight of 620g, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
38% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.17m larger than the Nikon D90 (0.28m).
Only 12.00 flash guide numbers Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 12.00 flash guide numbers, however the Nikon D90 only has 17.00 flash guide numbers.
18% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera. That's 135g heavier than the Nikon D90 (620g). 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.

Five months older
The Canon EOS 70D is older than the Nikon D90 by five months.
14 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.3MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 70D (12.3MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 12.9MP digital camera. That's 8MP less than the Canon EOS 70D (12.9MP).
3x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D90 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 16.4 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (5.6).
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D90 has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon D90 is only 3,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 9,600 lower than the Canon EOS 70D (3,200).
Significantly lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 24fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 26fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (24fps).
120,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 120,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (920,000 pixels).
2% lower magnification Edit
Nikon D90 is only 0.94x lens magnification ratio. That's 0.01x lower than the Canon EOS 70D (0.94x). 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 265g, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera (60g lighter).
5% longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D90 is a 79mm lens length digital camera. That's 3.8mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D (79mm).
Marginally bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D90 has a lens diameter of 73mm, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera (4mm smaller).
Only 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D90 is a digital camera that takes 850.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

More expensive by $56
The Nikon D90 is $55.93 more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D90 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 25 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
12.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 23.6 x 15.8
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
12.9MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Plastic
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Plastic
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 16 - 85
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
18/14 17/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
62mm 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m 0.28m
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19
BEST
11
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m 17m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
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
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
24fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
920,000 pixels
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.94x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Album Organization
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Album organization
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 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 Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 EN-EL3e
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
850 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor ViewNX,Nikon Transfer,Apple QuickTime
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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