Investing in a camera can be difficult and confusing. There are a lot of options available in the Market but Camera manufacturing giant “Canon” has the best camera line-up for any photography need. If you are looking to get a Canon camera, then you are at the right place. In this article, I’ll feature the top 12 Canon cameras for any photography need. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned fan of the brand, Canon is the name you must go for. Let’s get started with the post.
1. Canon Rebel T7
Canon Rebel T7 with kit lens: Canon’s all-around camera designed specifically for DSLR beginners. It’s a full-featured 24.1-megapixel camera with a 14-bit APS-C sensor that shoots 5fps continuously. This is a great camera for anyone who’s new to digital photography, because it is simple, lightweight, and user friendly. The camera can be used with any professional EF or EF-S lenses in Canon’s lineup, and is perfectly capable of taking professional-quality images.
2. Canon Rebel SL3
Canon’s entry-level camera designed for video recording. The camera contains digital image stabilization, and extra inputs for microphones and other accessories needed for professional video recording. 24 megapixel sensor, with 4K 24fps video capability, and 7 fps continuous shooting. It is easy to carry and hold all thanks to the body of the camera. 9 point-AF is not that bad but this camera has a lot to offer to beginners in low a budget category!
3. Canon EOS RP
This full-frame mirrorless camera is one of the best deals in photography. It’ll allow you to get into the professional systems at less than half the cost of the other cameras. The only drawback is that the autofocus system is not great, it only has one SD card slot, has a small battery and it only shoots 5 frames per second without autofocus.
It can also shoot 4K video, albeit with a heavy 1.5x crop, which will turn a 24mm lens into a 35mm view — a not insignificant change. Still, it allows users to use the top of the line lenses, and has great image quality. If you’re planning to do travel and landscape photography, I absolutely recommend this camera. But if you need to shoot sports, weddings, or wildlife, this camera will probably let you down.
4. Canon 90D
This is a great all-around camera. It has the highest megapixel count of any APS-C camera on the market with its 35mp sensor, and is capable of shooting video in 4K. Even if the sensor has a 1.6 crop factor, it still is an incredible performer that will be a major step up from the entry-level cameras on the list.
The camera also features face detection in the optical viewfinder, and can shoot up to 10 frames per second! The only downside of this camera is that it’s not weather sealed and only has a single memory card slot.
5. Canon 7D mkII
Canon’s professional APS-Ccamera. The Canon 7D is the only camera in canon’s professional line that can use both pro EF lenses andconsumer EF-S lenses. It does not have as high of a megapixel count, or the ability to shoot in 4k.
But the reason so many wildlife and sports photographers love this camera is because of it’s dual card slots, 10fps continuous shooting with incredible autofocus with 65 cross-type autofocus points, and the weather sealing. All of these features combined make this a fantastic prosumer camera for shooting in the backcountry, or in any circumstance where a rugged camera is required.
6. Canon EOS R
The Canon EOS R is basically a Canon 5D MkIV crammed into a smaller, cheaper body. Canon has come a long way with this camera since the initial launch as well. Autofocus is quicker, and new features are added or improved with every single update.
If you want to get started in the Mirrorless camera world, the EOS R is a great camera to work with. It can easily be adapted to older Canon Ef lenses, which opens an entire world of cheap, high-quality glass if you’re not ready to pay for the expensive Canon R lenses.
7. Canon 5D MKIII
This is a full-featured low-light performer that absolutely shines with any type of action. The 5D MkIII is still a favorite camera among professional photographers all of the world for its reliability and exceptional performance. This camera has incredible autofocus, and a sensor capable of capturing a stunning amount of detail.
It also allows you to use Canon’s incredible lineup of EF lenses, which are the sharpest, and the fastest focusing in the game. Canon has been the top selling camera manufacturer for years now, meaning that there are an abundance of tack sharp used lenses on every marketplace across the globe. This means it is easy to find high-quality used lenses for very cheap compared with Nikon and Sony lenses.
The only downside to the 5D MkIII is that the sensor is only 22.3 megapixels, which is low compared with other similar cameras on the market. The low megapixel count is the reason why it is so good in low light, as larger pixels capture more light. But it also means you can’t take as high resolution photos with this camera. That said, using a tripod and taking panoramas will ameliorate this issue any day.
8. Canon 5D MkIV
If you’re already in the Canon ecosystem, the 5D MkIV is the top pick. The Canon 5d MkIV is the professional standard. It’s all around professional camera body loved by landscape, wedding, sports, and wildlife photographers around the world. Dual memory card slots, weather sealing, 13.6EV dynamic range, 7 fps continuous shooting, and a 30.4 Megapixel sensor make this camera my second top pick for landscape photographers.
9. Canon EOS R5
Canon’s high-megapixel breakout camera. The EOS R5 shoots 45 megapixel stills, and is Canon’s first camera to shoot 8K30. Canon’s sensor comes in with a respectably 14.6 EVs of dynamic range, and 25.3 bits color depth, making it sit just slightly behind Nikon. This camera has more than enough features for landscape photography, and will also be an incredible option for wildlife and birds in flight thanks to Canon’s top of the line autofocus systems and incredibly sharp lenses.
10. Canon EOS M6MkII
Released in 2019, Canon’s top budget-friendly APS-C mirrorless camera. For the price, this camera is an absolutely stunning performer, beating out many of the company’s DSLR offerings. The camera is perfectly suited to vlogging and everyday photography. 32.5 megapixel sensor, 5481 autofocus points, in body stabilization, 12fps, 4k30 and 120fps in 1080p.
11. Canon EOS R6
Canon’s all-around, low-light performer. The R6 is a new addition to Canon’s lineup geared at printmakers, web designers who need performance with smaller file sizes. 20 Megapixel sensor, in-camera stabilization 1053 autofocus points, 12fps mechanical shutter, 20fps digital shutter, 4K60.
12. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
This Canon camera had made its name in the Vloggers community. It is equipped with a 20.1MP one-inch stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 PROCESSOR for producing high-quality images, uncropped 4k recording and it has an external microphone socket. An External microphone socket allows you to increase sound beyond the level of internal microphone offering.
The best thing about this camera is it can directly stream video to YouTube. With its impressive 4.2x optical zoom, a lens aperture of F/1.8 wide to f/2.8 tele and combined with 4K video capabilities, the Powershot G7 X Mark III promises to produce crisp and stunning still-life photos that’s why it’s surely earned a spot in this list.
I hope you have now a pretty good idea of what would be a great Canon pick for you. In my opinion, if you are just getting started The Canon Rebel SL3 and The Canon Rebel T7 would be an ideal choice as both often get recommended to new photographers. Let me know what’s your favorite choice in the comment below.