Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

67

Canon EOS 5D

52

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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$849 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$678 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,999 body only

$3,516 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen

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