Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

97

Canon EOS 5D

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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

$465 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Autofocus Video autofocus
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,074 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,190 with 28-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,699 body only

$3,299 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$515 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth

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