Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 600D vs Nikon D90

Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 600D

Nikon D90


Canon EOS 600D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone


Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.


Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300


$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 600D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$867 body only

$978 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$365 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen


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Showing 7 comments

Thatsme (10:38 AM, July 11, 2013)
come on guys, u can't compare a semi-pro camera with an entry-level. surely d90 is better
james (10:22 AM, February 26, 2013)
snapsort... Please check your data! I think 600d canon wins here. look @ your better image quality d90 has a better image quality w/ only a 12.3 megapixel compare to the 600d with 18 megapixel. i think you better show and compare the two images taken in both cameras.
ghost (4:15 PM, February 22, 2013)
ehh canon disappoints me...
Penicka Martin (6:27 PM, February 19, 2012)
Canon 600D better then Nikon D90.
Stevejjones (4:50 PM, December 23, 2011)
yeah this is on snapsort. I got that too - when you compare 600d with 60d, 600d wins,,,, when you compare 60d vs nikon d90 - canon 60d wins, and here it says canon 600d ties with nikon d90... ie. A=B, but A isbetter than C and C is better than B !!Hope these guys change the stats - i think canon 600d outsmarts nikon D90 with its features if nothing else, and hence A (canon600d) should be better than > C (canon 60d) which should be shown to be better than > B (nikon!)
phem (6:37 PM, December 20, 2011)
but only 600d has higher resolution compare to the other dslr camera., thatswhy still in top 6, in snapsort and still in top 10 dslr camera in some comparing sites for camera.
Guest201120122013 (9:45 PM, December 15, 2011)
canon 600d = ties with = Nikon D 90.
canon 60D = wins against => Nikon D90
but canon 600 D = wins against canon 60D. ?? How?? surely this is a mistake somewhere!??