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Canon 90D vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II

A quick comparison between the Canon 90D vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II. Let’s see what minor difference they have and which camera you should buy.

1. Design and functionality

Body design – DSLR lovers will sure fall in love with Canon 90D Camera, Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera features bigger handgrip with ultra compact body design.

Design wise the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is an excellent solution for those who love to have a bit more compact system in their hand and it will easily fit into your jacket pocket. At the same time the EOS M6 Mark II with kit lens will remain unnoticed in crowded situation due to its nature of design and that’s what most of the street shooter,  travel shooter or a VIdeo Vlogger needs.

Canon 90D is a weather sealed camera whereas the Canon EOS M6 Mark II  missing weather sealing.

I will pick Canon 90D camera for travel purpose since none of us always prepared for bad weather. If we have weather sealed camera as well as lens with us, it will be sure a great advantage, having a weather sealed camera and lens with you will enhance your working capability and your range.

2. Lenses Compatibility

Canon 90D is a clear winner, but at the same time we can use all those EF and EF-S Mount lenses with the help of EF to EF-M adapter.

So, if you are a Hybrid shooter or vlogger than you should go with Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera, since you are getting uncropped 4K Video recording mode with DPAF support.

3. Image quality

About the sensor: specification it is very clear that both camera features same 32 megapixel dual pixel autofocus CMOS sensor. But, we all know that 32 megapixel is a super high resolution for aps-c sensor platform and it would be more better in canon used BSI CMOS technology for the same.

Sensor Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Resolution Canon 32.5 MP Canon 32.5 MP
AF points on sensor  5481 zones 5481 zones

We have to wait to know the actual values of the Dynamic range of both the camera. But as we have from the specs. The Standard ISO range as well as the expandable ISO range of both the camera is exactly the same.


Both camera features DPAF of 3rd generation and eye AF tracking backed by 5k+ AF zones. Canon 90D is a DSLR camera and do carry a 45point Phase AF module with it and its active only when you are using viewfinder.

5. ISO Sensitivity

ISO (Still) Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Standard 100-25600 100-25600
Expandable 100-51200 100-51200
Standard (Movie) 100-12800 100-12800
Expandable (Movie) 100-12800 100-12800

Canon isn’t using BSI Tech, and due to that we do believe that Camera will have limited low light performance due to super high resolution. However, we will wait for test results and update you soon.

6. Continuous Shooting

Despite of having the same sensor and digic 8 image processor, Canon 90D DSLR camera limited to 11 FPS with AF whereas Canon EOS M6 Mark II Can shoot upto 14 FPS with AF.

Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
AF Sensitivity Upto – 3EV Upto – 5EV
Continuous Shooting 11 FPS with AF 14 FPS with AF


7. Video capabilities

Canon 90D carry inferior 4K video specs compared to Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera. The Canon 90D features 4k Uncropped/Cropped 29.97 fps. At uncropped mode you will have very limited AF support from the camera[more details to be available soon]. Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera  features uncropped 4K video mode with full time DPAF support. The recording time limit and recording format of both the camera are same.

From the video spec it’s very clear that Canon 90D do carry some forced limitations, whereas the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is the best choice when you want to shoot videos with it.

Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
4K Mode 4K (3840 x 2160) Uncropped/Cropped 29.97 fps 4K – 2840 x 2160 (NTSC: 29.97 PAL: 25 fps)
Full HD Mode

Full HD (1920 x 1080) 119.88 fps

HD (1280 x 720) 59.94 fps

HDR (1920 x 1080) 29.97 fps

Full HD – 1920 x 1080 (NTSC:29.97 PAL: 25 fps)

HD – 1280 x 720 (NTSC: 59.94 PAL: 50 fps)

HDR – 1920 x 1080 (NTSC: 29.97 PAL: 25 fps)

Recording Limit

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB (If file size

exceeds 4GB a new file will be created automatically)

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Video Recording Format

MP4 | MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (variable averaged bit rate)

Audio: AAC/Linea PCM

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
External Audio Support Yes Yes



Canon 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera both features same 3” touch TFT Vari-angle display unit. WIth Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera viewfinder is an optional accessories and with Canon 90D you at Conventional optical viewfinder .

  Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Viewfinder Optical EVF / Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1, EVF-DC2

Touch screen vari angle 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II

TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Touch screen vari angle 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II

TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Touchscreen sensitivity Yes Yes

Battery Life

Battery life of Canon 90D is approx 3x more than of Canon EOS M50 camera, so if you are picking up mirror

Battery Life Canon 90D Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Li-ion Battery LP-E6N Li-ion Battery LP-E17
1860 Shots per charge Max 450 on ECO mode screen on

Which Camera you Should Buy Canon 90D or Canon EOS M6 Mark II

If you are still shooter go and buy Canon 90D camera, Canon 90D camera features same sensor and image processor as of EOS M6 Mark II camera but with Canon 90D you will also get extended battery life of 1860 shots. If you are a Hybrid shooter, than 4K video mode of Canon EOS M6 Mark II is better than of Canon 90D. The design of Canon EOS M6 Mark II camera is more compact and easy to carry for a longer period of time.

4 comments to Canon 90D vs Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Andre

    Hello New Camera,

    Physical size and weight is very important to me so I will not buy a camera substantially bigger or heavier than a Canon M6 Mark II.

    I’m heavily invested in Fuji but enjoying my Sony RX100 a lot and waiting for the new Sigma fp which I will probably purchase as soon as it becomes available.


  • admin

    Thanks Andre

    We have to keep in mind that Fuji X-T3 and X-T30 camera uses BSI CMOS X-Trans and Canon have DPAF CMOS, so it will be very interesting to see how the new Canon sensor perform against the Sony Sensors uses in Fuji cameras.

  • Vaz

    What would be the price point for these? That would play a huge role in selection too.

  • Dave Haynie


    So Canon is finally joining the rest of the planet and offering a full-sensor 4K… and they drop 24p? For real? And they still have a 30 minute limit, while all the competition is eliminating time limits, now that the EU has dropped their camcorder tax. And they still don’t have longer-than-4GB files nine years after SDXC forced every camera to support the 64-bit exFAT file system? And still no IBIS?

    Given the cheap adapter, the M6 Mark II offers more lens compatibility — not sure why the 90D would win here. And sure, there aren’t all that many EOS M lenses, but Canon does a better job of supporting EOS M than they have supporting EF-S. So most lenses you put on your 90D are designed for full-frame, and because of that, you’re compromising quality. A FF lens on the 90D is equivalent to a FF lens on an 83 Megapixel camera. Plenty of Canon glass, even L glass, wasn’t even recommended for the 5DS. If your lens is not on Canon’s 5DS recommended list, it’s no prize on the 90D either.

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