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You can now download the manual for the brand new Canon EOS 90D

Canon has made the manual for the soon-to-ship Canon EOS 90D available for download.

Download the Canon EOS 90D manual here.

Key Features

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5481 AF Points
  • Up to 10-fps Shooting, ISO 100-25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • EOS iTR AF, Electronic Shutter Function
  • 220,000-Pixel AE Metering Sensor

Preorder the Canon EOS 90D:

Sharlin

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 26, 2015
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They’ve revamped the manual structure to closely reflect the camera’s menu structure. Some information, such as lens compatibility tables and the detailed spec sheet are moved to a separate ”Supplemental Information” document.
 
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Sharlin

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 26, 2015
1,060
557
Turku, Finland
The builtin flash popup is now fully mechanical and the flash can’t be raised programmatically. An unexpected change that’s made more annoying by the fact that the flash button no longer doubles as a shortcut to the flash menu which was a very convenient feature in the 80D.

There’s focus peaking in Live View. I suspect the 90D and M6 II firmwares are largely identical, obviously excepting features depending on hardware unique to either body.

Focus bracketing is there, but may only be supported by specific lenses.

The panning mode is interesting, and there are a handful of lenses which support sort of extra panning assist.

The electronic shutter mode does not support continuous shooting, which is likely to frustrate some people.

The electronic level is still just single-axis, which is a shame. If the 6D2 and the RP have a dual-axis level, the 90D deserves it as well.

There are still only two f/8 lens+extender combos that support AF points other than the center one. Though it’s not like I could afford any of them anyway.

Some buttons can be assigned more functions than on the 80D (eg. One-Shot/Servo AF toggle to the * button), but not on the level of Canon’s higher-end bodies.

The manual is silent on any IQ differences regarding cropped vs. uncropped 4K, only describing it as a way to get a bit more reach. But the crop factor is so small that there’s obviously some technical reason behind it. My theory is the camera records 6K and downsamples to 4K, which is in line with the better IQ that some Canon reps apparently mentioned in Atlanta.

There's no longer movie digital zoom. On that note, would have been nice if they had kept 3840x2160 center crop recording as an option.

There's clean 8- or 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output.
 
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bsbeamer

EOS RP
Nov 5, 2011
279
11
There's so much that I like about the 90D, but then there's stuff that just leaves me frustrated.

I am happy to see more frame rates than JUST 1920x1080@120FPS for HD are available to choose from. Was slightly concerned about that.

Would like to see some samples of cropped vs. uncropped UHD with a variety of lenses to see what the image quality looks like. I would 100% assume uncropped is still a 1.6x crop factor based on APS-C and do wonder what approximately the cropped version would be around for equivalent.

Seriously though, if the 5D4 could record UHD/4K in MP4 or any other non-JPEG format (cropped or full frame) I would probably purchase another one or two for immediate use. Really hope Canon is listening to that. The 5D5 or R/RF version replacement is probably what I'll have to hold out for. If the R/RF version of the 5DS has even close to video specs like this, I may actually pre-order a camera for the first time ever.
 

cpreston

EOS T7i
Mar 22, 2014
99
40
There's so much that I like about the 90D, but then there's stuff that just leaves me frustrated.

I am happy to see more frame rates than JUST 1920x1080@120FPS for HD are available to choose from. Was slightly concerned about that.

Would like to see some samples of cropped vs. uncropped UHD with a variety of lenses to see what the image quality looks like. I would 100% assume uncropped is still a 1.6x crop factor based on APS-C and do wonder what approximately the cropped version would be around for equivalent.

Seriously though, if the 5D4 could record UHD/4K in MP4 or any other non-JPEG format (cropped or full frame) I would probably purchase another one or two for immediate use. Really hope Canon is listening to that. The 5D5 or R/RF version replacement is probably what I'll have to hold out for. If the R/RF version of the 5DS has even close to video specs like this, I may actually pre-order a camera for the first time ever.
I think it is safe to assume that the uncropped UHD is going to be ugly with moire and the cropped will look quite a bit better.
 

dtaylor

Canon 5Ds
Jul 26, 2011
1,397
840
The manual is silent on any IQ differences regarding cropped vs. uncropped 4K, only describing it as a way to get a bit more reach. But the crop factor is so small that there’s obviously some technical reason behind it. My theory is the camera records 6K and downsamples to 4K, which is in line with the better IQ that some Canon reps apparently mentioned in Atlanta.
Where did you find the crop factor for cropped 4k? I didn't see it skimming the manual.

My opinion of the 90D's video capabilities would go up if cropped 4k was indeed 6k-to-4k. That still, unfortunately, leaves the (hot button) 24p issue.
 
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Scenes

Filmmaker
Jun 12, 2014
62
43
UK
Just reading the 90D Manual and one thing I’ve not seen mentioned anywhere is if you use SDXC cards with a 90D it formats them as exFat and the 4GB video clip limit is removed. Nice. That’s incredibly useful.

Can you confirm it has clean 10bit HDMI out in the manual?
 
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Avenger 2.0

EOS M50
Jul 30, 2017
42
31
My opinion of the 90D's video capabilities would go up if cropped 4k was indeed 6k-to-4k. That still, unfortunately, leaves the (hot button) 24p issue.
Seen somewere uncropped 4k is 2:2 line binning which makes it 2.8k to 4k. If it was 6k to 4k it would certainly have been advertised in big letters.
 

dtaylor

Canon 5Ds
Jul 26, 2011
1,397
840
Seen somewere uncropped 4k is 2:2 line binning which makes it 2.8k to 4k. If it was 6k to 4k it would certainly have been advertised in big letters.
Yes, but how is the cropped mode processed?

Uncropped involves more than 6k-to-4k because the sensor is 32.5mp. So it kind of makes sense they would bin that. I don't feel like trying to estimate from the videos above right now, but if the cropped 4k mode is from the center 6k of the sensor then perhaps they are doing 6k-to-4k when in cropped mode. That would be an understandable situation given that this is a 32.5mp sensor, not a 24mp one.
 
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Chaitanya

EOS 6D MK II
Jun 27, 2013
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The manual is quite confusing and it is missing information about Lens compatibility and no of AF points selectable with lenses.
 

Sharlin

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 26, 2015
1,060
557
Turku, Finland
Just reading the 90D Manual and one thing I’ve not seen mentioned anywhere is if you use SDXC cards with a 90D it formats them as exFat and the 4GB video clip limit is removed. Nice. That’s incredibly useful.

Can you confirm it has clean 10bit HDMI out in the manual?
Geh, can’t find it in the manual after all. But Canon US spec sheet says so. Hopefully it’s not just an editorial mistake.

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