• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7500 advantages over Canon 90D

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.22 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 0.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 57 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    47 vs 27 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 90D advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1300 vs 950 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • More cross-type AF points
    45 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

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  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too.

  • Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7200

Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 90D
Nikon D7200
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • NFC

Compared to Canon T6s

Nikon D7500
Canon T6s
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 90D
Canon T6s
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $773
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7500
Canon 80D
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
Canon 90D
Canon 80D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1093
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-70

Nikon D7500
Pentax K-70
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Canon 90D
Pentax K-70
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $612
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 77D

Nikon D7500
Canon 77D
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 90D
Canon 77D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
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