Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 90D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS 90D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 90D


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 50D were released 2008 and Canon EOS 90D was released 2019. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 50D Canon 2008
Canon EOS 90D Canon 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 50D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 90D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS 50D has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 90D has 33 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 50D 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 3168
Canon EOS 90D 33 MP 32294400 6960 4640

Canon EOS 90D has a 115 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 50D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 90D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 50D. Canon EOS 90D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 50D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 50D 100-12800
Canon EOS 90D 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 50D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 90D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 50D can shoot up to 6,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 90D can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 50D 6,3
Canon EOS 90D 11

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 90D. Sadly, the Canon EOS 50D does not support this.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 50D weighs 822 gr (equal to 1,81 lb) which is 17% heavier than Canon EOS 90D and its 701 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 50D 822 gr 1,81 lb
Canon EOS 90D 701 gr 1,55 lb