It may not seem fair to compare a 2022 model brand new Mirrorless camera to a DSLR camera that was released in 2019 but even after 3 years of its release, 90D is still one of the best selling DSLR camera among Camera Decision users and one of the best APS-C DSLR camera in production. It has the perfect ergonomics in its class and and for $1199, you will have access to the largest selection of native mount lenses and mostly at discounted prices compared to Canon RF mount lenses.
On the other hand, EOS R7 clearly represents the future of Canon's Advanced APS-C camera line. It has all the latest bells and whistles, an excellent AF system that was inherited from the EOS R3 (not at the same level though), 4K 60p Video and more. EOS R7 will be available in June 2022 for $1499.
Here we have a comparison of the new EOS R7 and EOS 90D to give a better idea about which is a better buy in 2022.
Size and Weight
Canon R7 has external dimensions of 132 x 90 x 92 mm (5.2 x 3.54 x 3.62″) and weighs 612 g (1.35 lb / 21.59 oz) (including batteries). Canon 90D has external dimensions of 141 x 105 x 77 mm (5.55 x 4.13 x 3.03″) and weighs 701 g (1.55 lb / 24.73 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the scaled comparison images of Canon R7 and Canon 90D. R7 is clearly the smaller of the two. It is 9mm narrower and 15mm shorter than Canon 90D but it is also 15mm thicker. As a positive for the 90D, it has great ergonomics, has a top plate and easier to balance with heavier lenses.
Lens options for the EOS 90D's EF-S mount much wider and mature than the R7's RF mount lens choices. There are currently 333 lenses in Camera Decision database for the 90D whereas R7 has only 32 native lenses. One may say that you can use EF lenses on R7 with a converter but we don't think the experience is the same with a native lens. Below are the breakdown of the number of lenses by type:
Specs and Features Comparison
| FEATURE and SPECS COMPARISON|
|Model||Canon EOS R7||Canon EOS 90D|
|Sensor Resolution||33.0 MP||33.0 MP|
|Camera Type||Advanced Mirrorless||Advanced DSLR|
|Sensor Size||APS-C||APS-C |
|Sensor Sensitivity||ISO 100 - 32000( expands to 100-51200)||ISO 100 - 25600( expands to 51200)|
|Lens Mount||Canon RF||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Image Stabil.||Sensor-shift ( up to 7.0 stops)||Digital only|
|Eye Tracking Focus|
|Dimensions||132 x 90 x 92mm||141 x 105 x 77mm|
|Animal Eye Tracking|
|Minimum Shutter||30 sec||30 sec|
|Maximum Shutter Electronic||1/16000 sec||1/16000 sec|
|Max Video Reso||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Video fps at Max||60p,30p,24p||30p|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Screen Type||Fully articulated||Fully articulated|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Selfie Friendly Screen|
|Price||Amazon, B&H Photo||Amazon, B&H Photo|
Price and Availability
Canon EOS R7 is not in stocks in anywhere yet but available for pre-order for $1499 body only. Canon EOS 90D sells for $1199 body only however often possible to find it at a lower price with discounts.
Check Canon EOS R7 price and availability at: B&H Photo / AmazonUS / AmazonCA / AmazonDE / AmazonES / AmazonFR / AmazonIT / AmazonUK / AmazonIN / AmazonAU
Check Canon EOS 90D price and availability at: B&H Photo / AmazonUS / AmazonCA / AmazonDE / AmazonES / AmazonFR / AmazonIT / AmazonUK / AmazonIN / AmazonAU
Check Canon EOS R7 vs Canon EOS 90D comparison page for even more detailed comparison.