Canon EOS 90D vs Nikon D3300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 90D and Nikon D3300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 90D
Nikon D3300


Canon EOS 90D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3300 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 90D were released 2019 and Nikon D3300 was released 2014. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 90D Canon 2019
Nikon D3300 Nikon 2014

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 90D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D3300 has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 90D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D3300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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


Canon EOS 90D has a 33 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3300 has 24 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 90D 33 MP 32294400 6960 4640
Nikon D3300 24 MP 24064000 6016 4000

Canon EOS 90D has a 34 % larger resolution than Nikon D3300. 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 Nikon D3300. Canon EOS 90D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D3300 has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 90D 100-25600
Nikon D3300 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 90D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3300 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3300 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 90D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3300

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 90D can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3300 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 90D 11
Nikon D3300 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 90D and Nikon D3300 can shoot movies.


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 90D weighs 701 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 63% heavier than Nikon D3300 and its 430 gr (or 0,95 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 90D 701 gr 1,55 lb
Nikon D3300 430 gr 0,95 lb