Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

127

Canon EOS 5D

99

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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Overall image quality
Great image quality
71.0

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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,181 with 18-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,511 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,800 with 18-135mm 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

$699 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

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