Following leaked information a week ago, Canon has finally revealed full details of its new flagship cropped-sensor camera, the EOS 90D.
The new EOS 90D camera, shown with the EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM kit lens. (Source: Canon.)
Replacing both the EOS 80D and the anticipated next generation of the EOS 7D, the 90D comes with a 32.5-megapixel 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor. Its body is made from aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre reinforcing and it includes basic dust and moisture resistance.
Rear and top views of the EOS 90D, the top view with the 18-135mm kit lens fitted. (Source: Canon.)
Key features of the new camera are as follows:
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers fast and smooth autofocusing while 45 focus points are individually selectable or selectable in groups to provide users with greater focus control. The distribution of the focus points covers 88% of the horizontal frame and 100% vertically, giving equal support for pin-point focusing and wide-area tracking and ensuring superior tracking performance when shooting in Live View and movie mode. Eleven AF modes are available for selection, enabling users to match the focus mode to the subject.
- High-speed continuous shooting is possible at up to 11 frames/second (fps) in Live View mode or 10 fps when the viewfinder is used for shot composition.
- The DIGIC 8 processor enables the 90D to support a native ISO range of 100 to 25,600 for stills or 100 to 12800 for movies. This is expandable to ISO 51200 when shooting stills.
- The EOS 90D can record 4K video at 25 fps as well as Full HD (1920 x 1080) movies at 100 fps, HD ( 1280 x 720) at 50 fps or HDR (1920 x 1080) movies at 25 fps (PAL system). Frames can be cropped or uncropped, with the latter using pixel binning to maintain quality. Recordings can be made for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds or 4GB. A new file is created if recordings exceed 4GB.
- A 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor measures both visible light and invisible infra-red light, ensuring accurate exposures.
- The pentaprism viewfinder, which is based on the viewfinder in the EOS-1DX Mark II, covers close to the entire frame and provides a magnification of 0.95x. The 22 mm eyepoint ensures comfortable viewing, while adjustment from -3 to +1 dioptre allows for users who wear glasses. Viewfinder information includes AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode, shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, Flash ready, high speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red eye reduction light, card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+), Grid, Electronic level, Aspect Ratio, Battery check, Alert symbol and Flicker Detection. Depth of field preview is also available.
- The 3-inch vari-angle angle Clear View LCD II screen has a resolution of 1,040,000 dots and a170-degree viewing angle plus an anti-smudge coating. The touch screen interface makes it easy to change settings, select focus points and review shots.
- In-camera raw file conversion (to JPEG format) is available, with the ability to change white balance or picture style settings. Multiple images can be converted in a batch for added convenience.
- Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity allow users to transfer images to a smart device via the Canon Camera Connect App, which also supports remote controls over ket shooting functions. Low-energy Bluetooth maintains a constant connection between the camera and a smart device, allowing users to view images directly on the device, while the camera remains safely in the camera bag.
- The LP E6N rechargeable lithium-ion battery is rated for approximately 1860 shots/charge and the camera comes with a separate AC adapter and battery charger.
The EOS 90D is due to go on sale in Australia on 12 September. It will be offered as a body alone or with the regular EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II STM or EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lenses. The expected price is around AU$1900 for the body plus 18-55mm kit lens. The new camera is compatible with the BG-E14 battery grip designed for the EOS 80D.