Is the Canon 90D WORTH Buying? | Two Weeks Later Review!

by birtanpublished on March 23, 2021

I've been using the canon eos 90d for about two weeks now and I've come to one maybe shocking conclusion this is actually the best current canon out there for the online video creator now it has so many upgrades over the old ad D plus it's easily better as a 4k camera than every other canon interchangeable lens hybrid device released so far this year mirrorless or otherwise the EOS R was released last year now it's not perfect by any means and does have some shocking omissions but what Canon camera doesn't so with all of that why is this currently the best Canon camera let's find out what's

Up everyone I'm the everyday dad if I can figure it out you can figure it out right off the bat I do want to admit a couple of things first off this video is not sponsored by Canon in any way I've never actually talked to anybody from Canon except once at NAB this 90d is on loan though from B&H photo video who very generously allowed me to use gear to make videos about but they don't dictate anything I say in these videos for example they also loaned me the g7x mark 3 that I still don't think is worth buying second thing we need to say up front is I'm also not somebody that uses

24 frames per second now I don't consider myself a filmmaker which frees me up because I'm not shackled to 24 frames per second and I just prefer 30 frames per second which you know is fantastic here because the 90 D does not have any 24 frames per second options currently on it now again I've been using this camera for a little over two weeks now I've produced some YouTube videos and some family videos of my own and in that time frame I gotta tell you this camera is amazing and to show you how amazing it can be like for this kind of video let's throw it up on the stick

So it can be the B cam to the Z 6 for the rest of the video there we go and this is now the 90 D so first thing that makes the 90 D the best is the physical body itself now stepping back really quickly though the 90 d it is a DSLR but it's really a hybrid camera yes it has a mirror and yes it has an optical viewfinder but besides that the internals like the insides and the feature set basically has all of the features of a Canon mirrorless camera so keep that in mind as we go throughout this go back to the body though this might be

My favorite camera body of all time which is surprising to me and maybe to you because before trying out the 90 d my favorite camera bodies on this planet where the Panasonic gh4 Canon EOS R which the gh 5 is still amazing I mean don't don't judge me I I still love ugh 5 it might here but the 90 D might actually take that crown going forward like the body is fantastic and as I use more and more cameras I've actually started to prefer bigger bodied cameras now nothing as crazy as the 5d Mark 4 or the big Nikon DSLRs but I do like bigger then maybe like a tiny mirrorless camera

Like an a6000 line I mean they're great but it's easier to use that bigger camera without needing a gimbal or a tripod and it's just more comfortable to hold and that's not a small thing so while I've been out shooting handheld video for this week set and I've even started doing some family wedding photography and family photos now I really prefer the bigger style and it's just something that it really does well is it makes bigger lenses more manageable and as lenses are getting faster and faster that means they need bigger and bigger pieces of glass which

Makes the overall experience bigger so the more comfortable a body is that's getting very import now not only is the 90 d better from a comfort perspective but the usability wise the body is amazing too now it doesn't have the customization of a Panasonic or a Sony mirrorless camera but it has enough of the function buttons on it to change whatever settings you want and because of course we're gonna talk about this the flip screen makes using a camera wall in front of it so easy I mean it's almost like deliberately making it harder on yourself by using any other

Kind of camera like legitimately I will no longer purchase cameras without some kind of articulating screen because I just don't have time to baby a camera and I don't really like making Franken rigs now I had to make a frank and rigged camera setup for the z6 right now because I really like the image quality but it has no flip out screen and it has no XLR mic so I had to build something up but I'm not happy with I don't like having a bunch of other junk that needs set up when I can just flip the screen around or something else amazing that combines

With the flip screen is the canons dual picks a lot of focus and I really like canons continuous video autofocus there are two companies right now that I will trust to have autofocus during video and that's Canon and Sony Nikon is getting really really close though with the Z cameras but it's not quite there yet like it's just not quite there yet the flip screen in the autofocus and the 90 D combined together into a system that just works and it works with very little input from the Creator now while that might sound like easy mode kind of production or like maybe you're not as

Pro because you're not manually handling everything well yes that's a good thing like I don't have the time patience or additional crew to micromanage a camera if it can't pull its own weight I can't use it and the 90 d basically runs itself and that's praise like that's a good thing that's not a bad thing and you know what let's quickly hop outside so I can show you how all of this works together in the body whoo okay and yeah I did this is not necessarily a full vlogging test but I really want to show you just how easy it is and how important it is to have a camera that

Just runs itself like right now all I did was I threw on a microphone I threw in an ND filter because it's you know starting to get really sunny out here and we just started creating I don't have to worry about anything else with this camera I don't have to worry about my autofocus the exposure yeah the dynamic range on these kind of cameras is not the best you do kind of have to decide whether you want the highlights of the shadows but even then like the camera runs itself all I have to do is make sure I'm in front of it and it just works like I just set it down I know the

Autofocus is working because the box around in my face I know the image is going to be good because I can see the screen and I know the audio is gonna be good because I can monitor the audio I can see the levels from the camera right here and I'm like pretty far away from the camera and that's the thing that's the thing and why there's so much hate about Canon I get it there are things that Canon cameras do that I wish they had there's a lot but I don't fault people for using them if you will have the money and you have the crew and you can use like more manual cameras you can

Use cinema cameras you could use a red cam you can do stuff like that that's great that's great and I'm very happy for you but for those of us that just stand in front of the camera and give our opinions about things you would be hard-pressed to find better cameras than a cannon and now I'm showing you to that and now we're gonna go back inside because the mosquitoes are mosquitoes are the worst the worst back inside now another fantastic thing about the 90d that you might have noticed outdoors is when it records in 4k there is no additional crop that's I

Love saying that yes it is an aps-c body so you'll have a 1.5 x crop if you use a full frame lens but what's wild is that the 1.5 x crop on this is less than the full-frame iOS r 1.8 times crop so this is actually the widest 4k canon camera you can get for under $2,000 which while great for the 90 d is kind of lame in general for canons lineup I made myself sad there plus when recording in 4k unlike the M 50 and the SL 3 and the EOS RP Wow there seems to be a trend here you don't lose that amazing dual picks a lot of focus that we clamored about

Earlier in the video so yes here is a canon camera that has both a flip screen dual pixel autofocus and a reasonable field of view in 4k there you go there you go those set of features are why online creators continue to buy Canon cameras nothing else in the market seriously nothing else is as easy to use as a canon camera and here's a video that I made explaining why even though they never come close to winning in the specs Department Canon is still a great choice for these kind of videos when it comes to straight up image quality though I do find the 4k to be a little

Less sharp than on my EOS R but that is a much more expensive camera with a higher-end sensor inside of it plus I use C log on the USR which is a picture profile that's sadly lacking on the 90 D I mean we've been recording this video in neutral with the contrast turned all the way down and the sharpening turned down two notches and it's it's not the image that I would love to have but it's a totally fine image that I'm willing to work with on a body like this like we mentioned the Tips & Tricks video you can always download additional custom picture profiles and the one I've been

Using went outdoors the last couple of weeks has been the Technicolor Sinha style profile because one it does give you the ability to have a flatter image it doesn't necessarily give you more mccrane but it does give you the ability to match better and to because it's free it's free use the free one now this isn't a one trick pony though with a few setting changes you can turn this from a vlogging camera into a streaming camera into a talking head camera into a 32 megapixel monster stills camera it's it's like an all-in-one package but let's talk back to streaming really

Quick now I love that the 90d is a DSLR that can have a clean 4k and 1080p image out now why I specifically like that this is a DSLR with that ability is clean HDMI for the longest time was reserved for camcorders and mirrorless cameras which while great and I primarily use mirrorless cameras those tiny bodies really couldn't stand up to being turned on pulling video through the HDMI port without overheating after a certain amount of time now the 90d with that big ol body has no problem streaming for many many hours at a time which is something I've already put to

The test with my own Wow classic live streams having the ability to have a huge sensor I mean compared to traditional webcams or camcorders camera with great autofocus clean HDMI huge battery the ability to use EF Class I mean basically makes the 90d probably one of the best streaming cameras ever made if unless you want to go up to like actual pro like broadcast production level cameras the 90 D is a very compelling streaming camera and while we talk about the other capabilities of the 90 D I do want to make sure to take this moment to mention one of my absolute

Favorite features of the 90 D and I get it that this is a nerdy thing to be excited about but this has mini HDMI now that mini sounds small right it's actually the middle ground for HDMI connections and it's so much more useful I type that in all caps in the scripts to emphasize that point it's so much more useful than micro HDMI look camera companies if you're watching some of you do Panasonic you're good here you guys can you already good don't don't worry about it stop using micro HDMI connections let's just all agree and considered a dead

Connection because it's awful and let's views mini as the bare minimum extra points for folio back to speaking of that mount though the 90d continues to have Candace Mount which while not surprising or innovative at this point I mean it gives you the ability to have access to one of the most use versatile and widely available lens systems on the planet you can buy crazy affordable glass here for cheaper than just about any other mount and if you go to canons refurbished website you can find it for even cheaper that comes included with canons

Warranties but heck I mean even if you don't want to use canons website if you want to buy it from a reputable camera store that you already use you can always find high quality glass used there anywhere and remember you can even use this with the ever-popular 18 to 35 Sigma 1.8 zoom with no adapters tricks or prayers needed there's not a lot of other cameras out there they can say the same thing I mean heck there are more little things that I could mention to pad the length of this video but back to the beginning this is the best Canon camera for the online content creator I

Mean ever made it takes all of the problems from canons other cameras and makes it better better stabilization in the US are less of a 4k crop in the US are you've actually got autofocus in 4k unlike the m50 RP and SL 3 it's got 4k unlike the adb now again it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination missing 24 frames per second and missing the all I compression really sucks but if you don't use those and a heck of a lot of online creators never ever touch those settings then this is a fantastic fantastic camera that I've had

A heck of a good time using and I'm I'm legitimately impressed by it I went into these videos thinking that I was just gonna make these not be impressed by it and say you know what whatever I mean by it I guess if you wanted but can and I think did a good job here please include 24 frames per second and a firmware update and you'll have a smashing success thanks for watching

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