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
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$393 - $547 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

$860 - $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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$574 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,000 body only

$3,516 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$759 body only

$1,028 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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