Canon EOS 90D Compared to the Canon EOS 70D

SpecificationsCanon EOS 90DCanon EOS 70D
  Canon EOS 90D Canon EOS 70D
Year Introduced20192013
Megapixels32.520.2
Total Pixels34.420.9
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm22.5 x 15.0mm
Pixel Dimensions6960 x 46405472 x 3648
Pixel Size3.20µm4.1µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/5.2f/6.6
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor CleaningSelf Cleaning Sensor UnitEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-EEF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.6x1.6x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 8DIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated sensorTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Points45 cross-type AF points
(45 f/5.6 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points [9 cross-type], centre point is f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type)
19 cross-type AF points (extra sensitivity at f/2.8 at centre)
Working RangeEV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)Center AF point: EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
Other AF points: EV 0 -18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne-Shot AF
Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF II)
AI Focus AF
One Shot
AI Focus
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection: 45 point AF
Manual selection: Spot AF
Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
Manual selection: Large Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Automatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
PredictiveYes, up to 8mYes, up to 8m
Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optionaldedicated SpeedliteIntermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentYesC.Fn II-13
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and TTL full-aperture.
384-zone (24 x 16) metering using image sensor output signals (Live View and Movie Recording).
The following metering modes selectable:
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering on the center part of the viewfinder (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder/approx. 4.5% in live view)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.0% of viewfinder/approx. 2.6% in live view)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
TTL maximum aperture metering with 63-zone metering sensor:
1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2) Partial metering (center, approx. 7.7% of viewfinder)
3) Spot metering (center, approx. 3.0% of viewfinder)
4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV -3 – 18EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB+/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityISO 100–25600 (1/3-stop), Expanded 51200Auto (100-6400), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-6400), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Shutter Speed30 - 1/8000 sec (1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode), 1/16000 with Electronic Shutter30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
AWB, Preset (Daylight; Shade; Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset; Tungsten light; White Fluorescent Light; Flash), Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registeredYes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprismPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 98%
MagnificationApprox. 0.95xApprox. 0.95x
EyepointApprox. 22mmApprox. 22mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenFixedFixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
MirrorMotor Driven Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
InformationAF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level, Aspect Ratio
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol, Flicker Detection
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AElock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level (2 methods)
Other information: Battery check, Alert symbol
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterOn strapOn strap
 
LCD  
TypeTouch screen Vari angle 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dotsTouch screen 3.0" (7.7cm) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 170°
CoatingAnti smudgeAnti-reflection, Solid Structure and Anti smudge
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GN12 (ISO 100, meters)12 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageUp to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)Up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 secondsApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite TransmitterAuto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
X-Sync 1/250 sec1/250sec
Exposure Compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External FlashYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYesYes
2nd Curtain SyncYesYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / NoYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia Flash Setting MenuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom1, Custom 2, Group Photo, PanningScene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGBsRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority (normal plus enhanced)
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination and Chromatic aberration correction
Creative Assist
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect)
Multi-exposure
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2
Digital Lens Optimizer
HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, HDR art embossed, HDR art standard to Creative Filters
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Art Bold, Water painting, Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Self-Timer: Continuous, Continuous Panning
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 10fps. (speed maintained for 58 JPEG and 25 RAW with UHS-II card)
Live view Max. Approx 11fps. with One-Shot AF, 7fps with Servo AF
Max. Approx. 7.0fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx. 40 images (JPEG), 15 images (RAW)
Shutter Lag59ms65ms
Viewfinder Blackout96msN/A
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate59.94 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, Eye AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Tracking sensitivity adj, accel tracking, AF auto pt. switching
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Phase detection AF (Quick mode)
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor. Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.
Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Display OptionsGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Electronic levelGrid overlay (x3), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: RAW (CR3 14-bit), CRAW (Compact RAW)
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
JPEG: Fine, Normal, Small (Exif 2.30 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), 
RAW: RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), 
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible.Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image SizeRAW: (3:2) 6960 x 4640, (4:3) 6160 x 4640, (16:9) 6960 x 3904, (1:1) 4640x 4640
 
JPEG 3:2 (L) 6960 x 4640, (M) 4800 x 3200, (S1) 3472 x 2320, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3 (L) 6160 x 4640, (M) 4256 x 3200 (S1) 3072 x 2320 (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9 (L) 6960 x 3904, (M) 4800 x 2688 (S1) 3472 x 1952 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG (1:1) (L) 4640 x 4640, (M) 3200 x 3200, (S1) 2300 x 2300 (S2) 1600 x 1600
 
In-camera RAW processing & Image Resize available in playback
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5472x3648, (M) 3648x2432, (S1) 2736x1824, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864x3648, (M) 3248x2432, (S1) 2432x1824, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472x3072, (M) 3648x2048, (S1) 2736x1536 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x408
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
Movie TypeMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size4K - 3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25 fps)
Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
HDR - 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25 fps)
4K Timelapse - 3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)
Sound FilesN/AN/A
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selectedNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, BluetoothBuilt-in Wi-Fi
GPSvia optional GP-E2 GPS Receivervia optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Custom Functions29 Custom Functions23 Custom Functions
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera), Image rating (0-5 stars)User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes/YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound MemoNoNo
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100 image index
(7) Jump Display
(8) Movie edit
(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protect
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
Image selection: All images, by Date, Folder, Movies, Stills
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Background music: On/Off
Transition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
HistogramBrightness/RGBBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYesYes
Image Erase ProtectionErase: Single image, Select range, All images in folder, All images on cardbr />Protection: Single image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a cardErase single image, erase selected images, erase all images in folder, erase all images on a card, or erase only unprotected images
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Wireless menu
(4) Setup menu (x5)
(5) Custom Functions menu
(6) My Menu
(1) Shooting menu (x6)
(2) Playback menu (x3)
(3) Setup menu (x4)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages29 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, and Japanese
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Micro-B USB connector)Hi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceWireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch)
 
Bluetooth (v4.1, Bluetooth low energy)
 
HDMI mini output (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8bit, streaming with or without shooting info., HDR output of photos to compatible TV)
 
External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
 
Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMICEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge via wireless LANCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYesYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeSD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-II)SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I) card
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EX
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo ProfessionalDigital Photo Professional
Other SoftwareEOS Utility, EOS Lens Registration Tool, EOS Web Service Registration Tool, EOS Sample Music, Picture Style Editor, Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devicesPhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6NRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. Approx: 1300 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 1200 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 1860 (at 23°C, AE 100%)
Approx. 920 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 850 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after 10/30 (default), 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 minsPower turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30min.
Power Supply Battery ChargersAC Adapter AC-E6(N), DC coupler: DR-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsPolycarbonate resin with glass fiberAluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass and conductive fibre
Shutter Durability Rating120,000N/A
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C, 85% or less humidity0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches5.54 x 4.13 x 3.03" (140.7 x 104.8 x 76.8mm)5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1" (139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm)
CIPA Weight24.73 oz (701g)26.7 oz (755g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder CEyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Camera CaseLeather case EH21-LLeather case EH21-L
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt inBuilt in
Compatible LensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E14  Buy ► BG-E14  Buy ►
RemoteRemote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6, Remote Controller BR-E1, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 only when used with Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3Remote control with E3 type contact, Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6
OtherDirectional Stereo Microphone DM-E1
GPS Reciever GP-E2
Hand Strap E2
Hand Strap E2, GPS Receiver GP-E2
 
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