Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

74

Canon EOS 5D

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

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
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$440 body only

$1,220 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$849 body only

$1,175 with 28-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,000 body only

$3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$830 body only

$1,249 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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