Canon 90D Field Test Part I

On the track & around town: Canon's new intermediate-level DSLR tested

by William Brawley |

Announced alongside the compact EOS M6 Mark II, the new 90D shares many features with this smaller, lighter mirrorless camera. Both offer the same imaging pipeline (and thus more or less identical image quality performance), both have similar performance specs and the video-shooting features have a lot in common. For photographers and videographers alike, the 90D and M6 II offer a lot of bang for the buck.

In the end, Canon is providing customers with a choice in form factor. Do you prefer a smaller, lighter, more portable camera with an electronic viewfinder? If so then grab the M6 II. If you love a bright optical viewfinder, prominent handgrip and better ergonomics with longer, heavier lenses, then the 90D is probably the better choice.

Let's take a closer look at the new Canon 90D and see how it handles and performs in the field...


Canon 90D Field Test Part II

Canon's enthusiast DSLR returns for night shooting and video

by Mike Tomkins |

A few weeks back, we kicked off our review of the Canon 90D with a first field test posted by senior editor William Brawley. In this second field test, I'm picking up the ball from Will to cover some of the remaining points he didn't get a chance to address previously.

If you've not already read that previous field test, you'll want to start there for the full story. In part one, Will shot the enthusiast-oriented EOS 90D DSLR alongside the simultaneously-announced EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera at Canon's launch event, which was held at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta circuit, giving him some great opportunities to try the 90D for sports shooting. (As well as a chance to compare it against its mirrorless sibling, which actually offers even greater burst performance so long as autofocus is locked from the first frame, although the 90D has the edge when continuous AF is added to the equation.)

Will's first field test also took a good look at the Canon 90D's ergonomics and handling, and especially some of the design changes made since the previous-generation 80D. He also reported on the 90D's image quality in daytime shooting, with a particular focus on how the new, slightly higher-resolution 32.5-megapixel image sensor shared by both the 90D and M6 Mark II compares to the earlier 24.2-megapixel chip from a few years ago. Click here to read part one of the field test for the full story.

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