When mirrorless cameras are better than ever then, how relevant is the Canon EOS 90D?

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Whether it was down to a slip of the finger or strategic leaking, Canon Australia furnished the internet with details of a Canon EOS 90D DSLR. 

The leak appears that Canon will leave its established EOS DSLR line and switch its focus entirely to its mirrorless EOS M and R ranges, and from what we can see the 90D is quite advanced.

The leaked video points to:

  1. a fresh 32.5MP sensor
  2. new DIGIC 8 processing engine
  3. faster burst shooting
  4. revamped metering
  5. autofocus tracking courtesy of a new metering sensor
  6. 4K video on top of all that

Mirrorless cameras haven’t won any!

People who are untied to any system, mirrorless cameras appear to make more sense as compare to DSLRs. There are far more models to choose, from many different producers, which makes it easier to find a camera at your willing price. 

The size and weight benefits added to it. We’ve also been amazed by many of the lenses developed for some of the advanced systems, even if some are heavy and crazy-expensive.

Mirrorless cameras can shoot in complete silence and can get faster burst rates, and some of the latest models are brilliant with contrast-detect hybrid systems.

So why purchase a DSLR when you can buy yourself a very handsome Fujifilm X-T30, or Nikon Z6 instead?

Well, you may already own a DSLR and its lenses that would cost a lot to change if you switch to a mirrorless camera.

Many DSLRs annihilate mirrorless cameras when it comes to battery life. If the leaked specs of the EOS 90D are to be believed, the camera can fire for over three or four times what the average mirrorless camera can manage.

DSLRs continue to progress and advance

Though, progress isn’t limited to only mirrorless cameras but, DSLRs are also getting better with every generation.

For example, the EOS 90D appears to have a 32.5MP APS-C sensor, which is a nice step up from what the EOS 80D offers, but every APS-C mirrorless camera are currently available.

Bleak affair on DSLRs has also been a powerful point for Canon since the launch of its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, and the EOS 90D has eye detection and tracking as a focus. 

It’s not clear just yet whether on the 90D firmware update will be available during video capture, but face detection also appears to be possible when using the viewfinder.

The EOS 90D look set to not only have 4K video quality to rely on but the wealth of native lenses that make capturing more unconventional fisheye, the lens lines for which are still being established. Of course, adapters have made all kinds of mirrorless camera combinations possible, but it’s hard to argue with the convenience of having a native selection of glass that maintains autofocus and auto-exposure.

While we’re still waiting for official specs and pricing, it’s important to remember all of this is just a rumour right now.

To conclude, mirrorless cameras have a scintillating future than DSLRs, but it’s too early to write off DSLRs as redundant when you consider the strength and depth of their native lens and the fact that many people are still perfectly happy with what they offer.

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