Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 90D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5600 and Canon EOS 90D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D5600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 90D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D5600 were released 2016 and Canon EOS 90D was released 2019. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D5600 2016
Canon EOS 90D 2019

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5600 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 90D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D5600 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS 90D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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


Nikon D5600 has a 24 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
Nikon D5600 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Canon EOS 90D 33 MP
32294400 pixels
6960 x 4640

Canon EOS 90D has a 35 % larger resolution than Nikon D5600. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5600 100-25600
Canon EOS 90D 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 90D has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5600 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5600 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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5600
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 90D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D5600 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 90D can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5600 5
Canon EOS 90D 11

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D5600 and Canon EOS 90D can shoot movies.


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

Canon EOS 90D weighs 701 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 51% heavier than Nikon D5600 and its 465 gr (or 1,03 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D5600 465 gr
1,03 lb
Canon EOS 90D 701 gr
1,55 lb