New Features
The 90D looks extremely similar to the previous model (80D) but look inside and there have been some significant upgrades. The 90D features an all new 32.5MP "DualPixel CMOS AF" sensor - the sensor not only captures the image, it also acts as part of the autofocus system. This significantly improves autofocus capability when using the camera in Live View mode (using the LCD screen as the viewfinder). It is still not as fast as normal viewfinder operation, but the gap is closing.

The most significant update for dental use is the two Custom Modes (C1 and C2). This allows us to pre-program the 90D so that C1 is set for portrait views and C2 is set for all of the closeup views. Simply choose the custom mode for the view(s) you are taking, focus and shoot.

The Custom Modes are also nice in case someone changes settings on the camera. To get back to the proper settings, you simply turn the dial to another mode and then back to the User Mode - all of the pre-programmed settings are then restored.

Additional changes include:

- the lastest Canon Digic 8 processor (faster than the Digic 6 in the 80D)
- better power management - the 90D uses the same battery as the 80D but the number of shots per charge is 1300 (vs. 960 in the 80D)
- 4K video is now standard in the 90D vs. 1080p HD in the 80D
- All new 32.5 MP sensor (80D was a 24 MP camera)
- up to 11 frame-per-second continuous shooting for recreational shooting (7 fps in Live View mode)

Built-in Wi-Fi is a very nice addition to the 90D but it doesn't work the way that most dental offices would like. You can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to view images on the camera's memory card and you can also control the camera using one of these devices as a live view remote. You can also transfer images once they have been captured on the memory card, but the camera will not automatically transfer the images to a device as you take them.

Macro Flash Options
Nissin's MF18 macro flash is the first of four flash options for E-TTL flash control on the 90D. The MF18 is very similar to the Canon MR-14EX macro flash in that it is also a dual tube flash that is shaped like a ring. Each side of the flash has two possible positions: in next to the lens or each side can expand slightly out to the side.

The Canon MR-14EX II macro flash is the second flash option. The MR-14EX II's flash head is shaped like a ring flash, but it is actually "split" into two arced tubes. This gives you the even illumination of a ring, but still allows you to vary the power from side to side. This affords you more creative control over the lighting.
(shown above - image #1)

Another option is the Godox MF12 Wireless Macro System with the R2-U Bracket. The Godox wireless flashes feature built-in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and the included Godox XPro transmitter uses radio communication with the flashes instead of optical communication.

UPDATE June 2020 - The next flash uses Canon's wireless flash protocol. We have found that the built-in wireless flash system in the 90D camera has
an issue and is unreliable. We have reported this issue to Canon and hopefully a firmware update will solve the problem. In the meantime, all of our 90D systems with wireless Canon EL-100 flashes will also include a Canon EL100 flash which is attached to the camera's hot shoe and works as a transmitter
to control the wireless flashes.

The fourth option is the Canon EL-100 Wireless Macro System with R2-U Bracket (shown below). The package includes two Canon EL-100 flashes and the R2 bracket.
The 90D's built-in wireless flash transmitter controls the Canon flashes for a perfect exposure. (shown above - image #2 and below)

Macro Lens Options
There are three lens options for the 90D: the Tokina 100mm macro lens (18oz.), the Sigma 105mm OS macro lens (26oz.) and the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens (22oz.). All three lenses offer very similar optical quality while the Sigma 105mm and the Canon EF 100mm L macro lens add Image Stabilization (IS). The IS system makes focusing easier - a sophisticated system measures movement and counteracts the movement by shifting lens elements. If you are taking a mirror shot and you have the mirror in one hand and the camera in the other, you will be amazed how much more stable the image is in the viewfinder.

Click here to open a chart comparing the specs of the Canon & Nikon SLR cameras

What's Included in the Package?
Complete systems (camera, lens and flash) also include a 32GB memory card, USB memory card reader and a professional grade hard case. The case is designed to hold the camera completely assembled and well protected.

The complete camera system is pre-assembled and tested. It is shipped to you in a professional hard case with custom PhotoMed instructions for clinical use. The complete system also includes unlimited telephone/email technical support and loan equipment support if anything ever needs repair (Continental U.S. only). Unlike other sources, we never charge for tech support or loan equipment (except shipping charges).

Accessories are too numerous to list here. PhotoMed carries everything you might need for your 90D: memory cards, memory card readers, recreational lenses, etc. Give us a call and we'll help you decide which accessories will work best for you.

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Canon 90D System Pricing
There are three lens and four flash choices for our Canon 90D Systems - use the grid below to determine the price of your system. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding lens and flash configuration.
90D Systems w/Tokina 100mm lens w/Sigma 105mm lens w/Canon L 100mm lens
w/Nissin MF18
macro flash
w/Canon MR-14EX II
macro flash
w/(2) Godox MF12 flashes, Godox
XPro transmitter and R2-U Bracket
n/a* (see note #1 below)
w/(2) Canon EL-100 flashes
and R2-U Bracket
+ EL100 as transmitter
n/a* (see note #1 below)
*#1 - This option is not recommended as the Tokina lens extends in/out as it is focused making it more difficult to use with the R2 bracket.

Canon 90D Options and Recommended Accessories
Listed below are popular accessories for the Canon 90D. Please call or email us if you have any questions regarding options or accessories.
AA Rechargeable NiMH battery kit - quick charger and 4 AA batteries
(recommended for use with Canon and Nissin macro flashes)
32GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
64GB SD Class 10 Memory Card - high speed SD memory card for HD video recording
extra lithium-ion rechargeable battery for Canon 90D

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