Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D90 vs EOS-1D C

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D90
4.5 fps
EOS-1D C
14 fps

Features Key features of the Nikon D90  vs EOS-1D C 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D90
12.2 MP
EOS-1D C
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D90
6,400 ISO
EOS-1D C
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D90
0.63x
EOS-1D C
0.76x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D90
30.5 microns
EOS-1D C
48.2 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D90  vs
EOS-1D C 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12.2 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 4288 x 2848 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 30.5 microns 48.2 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO 102,400 ISO to 204,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 11 61
Cross type focus points 1 41
Supports continuous No No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 132 x 103 x 77 mm 164 x 158 x 83 mm
Thickness 77 mm 83 mm
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Nikon D90  vs
EOS-1D C 
Video 1280 x 720 @ 24 fps (AVI, MJPEG) 4096 x 2160 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
Autofocus while shooting video Manual

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 930 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 96% 100%
Magnification 0.96x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.63x 0.76x

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.5 fps 14 fps
Continuous shooting
4.5 fps, JPEG
14 fps
Nikon D90
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