Alex Goh is an EOS World Community Ambassador who is passionate about architecture, event and street photography. He believes that a great photo goes beyond a piece of equipment or technicalities. His mission is to capture memorable moments and unique perspectives. Alex recently got hands-on with the latest Canon EOS 90D and shares his review of it in the article below.
It was exciting to be given an opportunity to review Canon’s latest APS-C sensor camera, the Canon EOS 90D. I used to own a Canon EOS 80D, so I was able to compare and determine the difference between the Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS 90D. Equipped with 8 megapixels more than the Canon EOS 80D, the Canon EOS 90D it is probably the highest resolution APS-C camera in the market now. Also, it has a higher ISO range (ISO 100 – 25,600 vs ISO 100-16,000), higher FPS (11FPS vs 7FPS) and weights lighter (701g vs 730g) as compared to the Canon EOS 80D. From a user’s perspective, I love that they added the joystick into the Canon EOS 90D. I use it for a faster selection of AF points in the Canon 5D and 7D series.
I took a wide variety of photos from different genres with the Canon EOS 90D over a short period of 2 weeks. Some of these photography genres included; Children, Macro, Birding, Street, Event, Landscape, and Architecture photography. Check out some photos I shot below on the Canon EOS 90D.
Here is an impromptu photo I captured of my beloved daughter using live-view. I was pleasantly surprised at the speed and accuracy of the auto-focus (AF) despite using the Canon EF50mm F/1.2L USM at F1.2 over live-view.The live-view implementation for the Canon EOS 90D was very impressive.
Three key advantages of the Canon EOS 90D for capturing bird photography are the crop-factor, high resolution and high FPS. The crop-factor lets users shoot further with the same focal length and the high resolution allows users to crop without compromising on photo quality. In addition, the high FPS gave me a higher chance of success when capturing the birds in motion. I liked the Canon EOS 90D‘s amazing crop-factor and high-resolution. However, it could be even better if there was more buffering to support the faster FPS.
I also brought the Canon EOS 90D to shoot the recent Shiseido Makeover Magic event. The ISO performance and dynamic range surpassed that of the Canon EOS 80D. The crop-factor of the APS-C sensor allowed me to shoot up to 300mm (full-frame equivalent) using a 200mm focal lens, which was wonderful.
What did I like about Canon 90 and who is it for?
Overall, I liked the Canon EOS 90D’s fast and accurate auto-focus, lightweight body and good usability. The live-view implementation with dual-pixel AF is excellent for accuracy and speed. Coupled with the crop-factor, high resolution and good ISO performance, it is a good value-for-money camera especially for bird photography, event photography or conditions where extra reach and higher resolution is required. Below are some additional photos that were taken with the Canon EOS 90D from the different genres I explored capturing.
Canon EOS 90D | f/3.2 | ISO 125 | 1/125s |150.0 mm