Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 5D

Winner
Nikon D90

98

Canon EOS 5D

76

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

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
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

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Canon EOS 5D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,041 body only

$2,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$1,223 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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