• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 90D advantages over Panasonic G100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic G100 advantages over Canon 90D

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $1349
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 76 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    419g vs 1216g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Canon APS-C camera yet; Great image quality; Faster 10fps burst shooting; Very fast autofocus; Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View; 4K video; 1080p120 slow-mo video.

  • Low-pass filter reduces fine detail from high-res sensor; High ISO performance isn't as good as some rival cameras; Video recording limited to 29:59.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon 90D
Canon 80D
  • $1349
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic G100
Canon 80D
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $935
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 77D

Canon 90D
Canon 77D
  • $1349
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Panasonic G100
Canon 77D
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $550
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D7500

Canon 90D
Nikon D7500
  • $1349
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
Panasonic G100
Nikon D7500
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Canon 90D
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $1349
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $966
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $966
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Olympus E-M10 IV

Canon 90D
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $1349
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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