Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Canon EOS 5D

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,368 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$647 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 with 28-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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