Canon EOS 90D vs Nikon Z6 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 90D and Nikon Z6 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 90D
Nikon Z6 II

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 90D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z6 II is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 90D were released 2019 and Nikon Z6 II was released 2020. That is a 1 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 Z6 II Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Canon EOS 90D is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z6 II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 90D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon Z6 II has a "FX"-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 Z6 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS 90D has a 33 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z6 II has 25 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 Z6 II 25 MP 24337152 6048 4024

Canon EOS 90D has a 33 % larger resolution than Nikon Z6 II. 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

Nikon Z6 II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 90D. Nikon Z6 II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 90D has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 90D 100-25600
Nikon Z6 II 100-51200

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 90D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z6 II

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 Z6 II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 90D 11
Nikon Z6 II 14

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 Z6 II can shoot movies.

Weight

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.

Nikon Z6 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 1% heavier than Canon EOS 90D and its 701 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 90D 701 gr 1,55 lb
Nikon Z6 II 705 gr 1,55 lb