Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

66

Canon EOS 5D

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
208 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
 

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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 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

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,800 body only

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

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$669 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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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