Which one to buy? Nikon D7200 or Canon 90D?

Nikon D7200 or Canon 90D

This is the comparison between the πŸ“· Nikon D7200 or πŸ“· Canon 90D.
Both of these Camera bodies are well equipped to be in the bag of beginner or semi professional photographers.
Lets have a look at which one to buy?
Should it be the Nikon D7200 or the Canon 90D?
Lets go through some detailed specification which will definitely help us choose the one which is more affordable for you.

Nikon D7200:

The D7200 is a DX-format 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor camera and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. The Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with 51 focus points helps capture super sharp images even in very low light conditions. That is the reason it has always been one of the most favorite camera bodies of the budding wildlife photographers. The only issues that you face here being an old camera is that it does not have a touchscreen and the LCD screen is not movable.

Canon 90D:

Canon EOS 90D has 33 Megapixel 45 cross-type AF points in its 100% coverage optical viewfinder and can shoot up to 10fps even in tracking–capturing those deciding moments whether for sports or wildlife photography. The 5,481 selectable focus positions and Eye Detection AF provides more creative freedom in composition while using Live View, ensuring every image is tack sharp. EOS 90D can shoot 4K videos.The Canon EOS 90D is moisture and dust resistance, a new multi-controller and an enhanced shutter button that reduces fatigue during continuous shooting.

Nikon D7200 or Canon 90D.

Lets look at the following Points as comparison of Nikon D7200 and Canon 90D and check which one is better πŸ“· Nikon D7200 or πŸ“· Canon 90D.

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Price Point:

Let’s look at the price points.
Nikon D7200 is priced at β‚Ή 70000.00 with 18-140 lens.
The Canon 90D is expected to be around β‚Ή 1,19,999.00 (body only).
The Nikon D72000 came out in March of 2015. However, the Canon 90D came out in September, 2019, that’s almost 4 and a half years after the Nikon D7200

Sensor Type:

Nikon D7200 is a DX-format DSLR camera with 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and it has EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. It also comes with the Advanced Multi-CAM 3500 II autofocus sensor module with 51 focus points.
However, Canon EOS 90D has a 33 Mega Pixel camera and came up with 45 cross-type AF points . It has 5,481 selectable focus positions and Eye Detection AF with Digic 8 processor.

Canon 90D’s sensor gives 9 MP more than D7200’s sensor, which gives you a better option for printing and croping. However, it is not that huge factor to look into. Another difference is that Nikon D7200’s sensor does not have anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. Though the Canon 90D sensor has 9 megapixel more but the sensor size of Nikon D7200 is 1.1X larger than that of Canon 90D which is a crucial factor when it comes to depth of field.

Some Crucial advantages of Nikon D7200 compared to Canon 90D:

  • Number of focus points (51 vs 45)
  • Memory Card slot(2 vs 1)
  • NFC Connectivity
  • LCD Size
  • Sensor pixel area

Some Crucial advantages of Canon 90D compared to Nikon D7200 :

  • Touch screen
  • More Megapixel(33 vs 24)
  • Cross Focus points(45 vs 15)
  • Articulated LCD display
  • Bluetooth
  • Burst Speed(10 fps vs 6 fps)
  • Maximum Resolution ( 6960 x 4640 pixels vs 6000 x 4000 pixels)
  • More buffer ( 25 RAW shots vs 18 RAW shots)
  • Video Resolution ( 2160p @ 30 fps (4K) vs 1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD))
  • Dual Pixel autofocus

Detailed Specifications:

SpecsNikon D7200Canon 90D
Weather Sealingβœ”οΈβœ”οΈ
Shutter Life150000 Cycles120000 Cycles
Weight and Dimension765 g , 136 x 107 x 76 mm701g, 141 x 105 x 77 mm
Sensor24.2 MP Toshiba CMOS APS-C Sensor32.5 MP Canon CMOS APS-C Sensor
Maximum Resolution6000 x 4000 pixels6960 x 4640 pixels
Crop Factor1.5X1.6X
Output Formats12 or 14 bit RAW, JPEG14 bit RAW, JPEG
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 – 25600
Auto, 100 – 25600 (can be extended to ISO 51200)
TouchscreenβŒβœ”οΈ
Focus Points5145
Cross Type Focus1545
Continuous Drive6 fps10 fps
Maximum Burst100 JPEG shots 18 RAW shots58 JPEG shots
25 RAW shots
USB Connectivity2.02.0
Maximum Video Resolution1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD)2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
ConnectionsWiFi, NFCWiFi and Bluetooth
Storage TypeSD, SDHC, SDXCSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Battery Life1100 shots1300 shots

Author’s take:

One can say that Photography is not about expensive gears but about the creativity which is partially correct to me. Ultimately its the way you create the picture not the way your gears allow you to take, otherwise we would have got professional photographers in every corners of the society.

However, considering the target you got to have the perfect combination of both the Camera body as well as the lens.

My recommendation will be different for different filed of Photography. Let us consider the following categories of photography :

Landscape/Portrait/Wedding/Street Photography:

For Landscape photography I will undoubtedly recommend the Canon 90D mainly because of the dynamic range it provides. The color details is always better in Canon and it looks more real. The articulating display plays a major role selecting the Canon as so many times you may need to get the cameras to ground level, where it is pretty much helpful.

Wildlife/Sports Photography:

For Wildlife Photography my recommendation will be the Nikon D7200. Its because of the excellent low light result that the Nikon D7200 provides. However, a few may disagree with me considering the speed of Canon 90D (the burst speed being 10 fps vs 6 fps). But the second factor that I have considered is the lens combination and the price.

For any beginner or semi professional wildlife photographer the best combination has to be the Nikon D7200 + Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR(out of the two) considering the price will be around 1.5 Lakhs only(in India) . However, for Canon the best combination will be Canon 90D + Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L is II USM. But the price will be around 2.7 or 2.8 Lakhs. In that range the Nikon D500+ Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500MM F/5.6E ED VR will be a killer for sure. Then why would anyone invest that much of money!

For Videography:

For Videography the Canon 90D will always be preferred any day. Not only does it have the Dual Pixel Autofocus technology, but also it supports 4K. The maximum resolution of the videos will always be better out of these two.

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So overall, its 55-45 to the Canon 90D considering the fact that it has latest processor and some latest technology which we have already discussed. So overall Canon 90D wins the fight of Nikon D7200 vs Canon 90D.

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