Although it is not officially announced by Canon, the EOS R7 seems to be the successor of the Canon 90D. They both share the same 32.5MP APS-C sensor and their batteries are compatible with one another.
I can confidently say that the EOS R7 is a logical upgrade for your Canon 90D. And the fact that we won’t see any Canon DSLRs in the near future is proof that Canon is focusing on its mirrorless line.
Canon EOS R7 Key Specs
- 32.5MP APS-C sensor
- Canon RF Mount
- OLED EVF with 100% coverage
- Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus
- 651 AF points
- ISO 100-32000 (expandable to 51200)
- Mechanical & electronic shutter
- In-body image stabilization
- 4K at up to 60p
- 3″ fully articulated touch-screen LCD
- USB 3.2
- USB charging
- 612 grams
Canon EOS R7 vs 90D – What’s the difference?
As you can see from the specs above, it has some similarities with the Canon 90D like they share the same sensor, and both cameras have an articulated screen and battery compatibility.
The main difference though is the Canon EOS R7 is a mirrorless camera while the Canon 90D is a DSLR.
Moreover, the R7 has way more focus points (651 vs 45) and a newer autofocus system.
The R7 is much lighter and more compact than the 90D, but it also comes with a higher price tag.
The Canon 90D can only shoot 4K at up to 30p while the R7 can go up to 60p. One thing also worth noting is, the 90D doesn’t have image stabilization.
If you’re an action shooter, you definitely going to love the R7’s 15fps frame rate, which can go up to 30 if you use the electronic shutter.
One feature that I really like about the 90D is its top LED display. It’s so handy to have a little indicator of what mode you’re in and the battery life left.
And of course, since the 90D uses an optical viewfinder compared to the R7’s EVF, its battery life is much longer.
Overall, I would say the Canon R7 is a great option if you’re upgrading from Canon 90D.
Its autofocus alone can make a big difference in your shooting experience whether you’re shooting wildlife, sports or portraits.
Who is it for?
If you love shooting videos, wildlife and sports the Canon EOS R7 is a fun little camera that shoots fast and is packed with some great features.
Its animal eye tracking is a welcomed addition that makes shooting wildlife a breeze.
The autofocus is fast and accurate, allowing you to get more clean shots in the field.
And if you’re a filmmaker, the camera’s in-body image stabilization is a great addition that will make your videos even more stable and cinematic.
It’s really useful if you’re using non-stabilized lenses and vintage glasses.
Needless to say, the R7 is not just a mirrorless camera designed to shoot action and wildlife, it’s also a great general-purpose camera for everyday shooting.
Its 32MP sensor packs a punch and offers great image quality even in low light conditions.
And I noticed that it has less noise compared to the Canon 7D Mark II when I use a higher ISO.
And you know what? I’m actually tempted to use the R7 for weddings and other events since I know that this camera is really capable of delivering great image quality. I’m gonna update this post once I take a wedding with the R7.
Is the 90D still relevant this 2023?
If you’re just curious about the Canon 90D’s successor but don’t want to upgrade yet, using your Canon 90D this year is still a good idea.
Even though it’s not a full-frame camera, the Canon 90D is still a great shooter that can compete with any other APS-C DSLR in the market today.
Its AF speed is still more than enough for shooting just about everything. Although I find the 45 af points to be a bit limiting, I can still get good results with it.
And also remember that its sensor is the same as the R7, which is capable of taking sharp and accurate colors.
So even though its successor is now out, there’s still a good reason to not upgrade yet. You can get the same results without having to spend much money on upgrading. Spend on great lenses instead!
Emma Lucy is the Founder & CEO of Emma Lucy Photography. She has over a decade of experience shooting weddings and other intimate events. She also tests the latest digital camera bodies, lenses, analog cameras and other gear from Canon, Nikon, Sony and other camera brands. She currently lives in London where she spends most of her time being a self-employed professional photographer and writer.