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Canon is one of the most popular brands in the world, with an extensive range of cameras for every level of photographer, videographer and hybrid creator. Canon is known for continually developing innovative technology, which helps you to create epic photos, beautiful videos, and share your stories with the world.
With so many great models available, it can be difficult to choose the best Canon camera for your specific needs. Narrowing down your choice is even more challenging with Canon offering both DSLR and mirrorless cameras, as well as a number of pro video cameras for broadcast professionals and dedicated videographers.
But whether you’re a beginner, professional, or deciding between a mirrorless camera vs DSLR, we’ve got all the information you need to find the perfect Canon camera for you.
Whatever level you’re at, there’s a Canon camera designed to meet your needs. The best Canon cameras offer features not only for different skill levels, but with hybrid, stills or video-centric functionality, specifically for the type of content you love to create. Discover the best models for beginners to professionals, notable DSLR and mirrorless models, as well as cameras which make a great choice for shooting video.
If you’re looking for the perfect camera for beginners, then Canon is a great choice. There are a handful of potential options, such as the Canon EOS 2000D with 18-55mm lens, which is one of the best beginner DSLRs. The 2000D includes easy-to-follow guidance, with built-in photography tips for beginners to help you get started.
Although the EOS 2000D is a great all-round camera, it’s aimed primarily at photographers rather than videographers or hybrid creators. If you’d like to learn how to take better photos and capture high-quality 4K videos, the EOS R10 with 18-45mm lens is one of Canon’s best mirrorless cameras for beginners. The R10 focus system and built-in stabilisation will help you to take incredibly sharp photos even in low light, which works with the fast burst rate to keep fast moving subjects sharp.
Canon’s best mirrorless camera is the groundbreaking Canon EOS R3, which is aimed squarely at professional photographers who need a combination of speed, reliability and the latest technology. The R3 shoots at 30fps with a blackout-free EVF, captures 6K RAW video and is the only camera to feature Canon’s exclusive Eye Control AF system.
The Canon EOS R5 and newer EOS R7 are two more candidates in the line-up for Canon’s best mirrorless cameras. The R5 provides the benefits of an ultra-high resolution 45MP full-frame sensor, 8K RAW internal recording and numerous hybrid features for enthusiasts and pro content creators.
The EOS R7 is a new breed of crop sensor mirrorless cameras from Canon, which is perfect for sports, action and wildlife photographers who need extra reach in a highly portable system. With deep learning AI, Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, oversampled 4K/30p video and up to 30fps there isn’t a better option at this price point.
Photographers of all levels opt for Canon DSLRs due to their vast range of EF mount lenses and extensive selection of accessories to choose from. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR is incredibly popular, and whether you opt for a new model, or save with a used 5D mark IV, this model remains one of the best Canon DSLR cameras ever made. It offers true hybrid capabilities with 4K video, a brilliant 30.4-megapixel sensor and comprehensive connectivity to instantly share your work.
If you’re looking for a more accessible camera that still offers hybrid features, the Canon EOS 250D with 18-55mm lens is a great choice. This compact APS-C format DSLR also records 4K video and takes beautiful images from the 24.1-megapixel sensor. You’ll be able to capture sharper photos and videos thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which helps to keep your subject in focus, wherever it moves in the frame.
If you’re an enthusiast moviemaker, vlogger or simply love the idea of learning to make movies, the best affordable full-frame Canon camera for video is the EOS R6. Whilst it doesn’t offer internal 8K RAW, which the more expensive EOS R5 includes, the R6 packs advanced capabilities into a more modestly priced body. Benefits include the ability to shoot in extremely low light at high ISO and up to 8-stops of sensor shift stabilisation, when combined with certain RF lenses.
Cinematographers rave about the video quality, which can be captured at high speed 4K 60p or 120p in Full HD. 4K movies are recorded with high dynamic range from Canon Log and HDR PQ and in high quality 10-bit 4:2:2. The camera also includes the latest Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system with deep learning AI, ensuring your videos are in-focus and subjects are tracked flawlessly.
When it comes to choosing the best Canon camera for professional photography, it pays to consider which subjects you specialise in. The full-frame Canon EOS R3 is the best choice if you earn your bread and butter from fast-moving subjects such as sport, wildlife and news. The R3 introduces Canon’s most effective AF system, the latest focus algorithms and 30fps continuous shooting, which are supported by advanced connectivity to meet every deadline. The R3 is not well suited to beginners due to having extensive and complex customisation, a large grip-styled body and flagship £5,879.00 price tag.
With its crop sensor and compact size, the EOS R7 will deliver many features you need for fast-paced action at a far lower price point. While it lacks some of the more advanced features which are found in the R3, it makes up for these with desirable image and video quality with an affordable price of £1,349.00.
If you’re on a budget, you can find excellent options from Canon, such as the EOS 2000D, which costs £409.00 for the body. Despite being aimed at beginners, it is capable of capturing great quality photos and Full HD videos, which will satisfy the needs of many enthusiasts.
If your budget won’t stretch that far, you can still choose a capable used Canon camera, such as the second generation used EOS 5D Mark II, which starts from around £250. This was a wildly popular full-frame camera when it launched, and still delivers excellent quality photos with a very reasonable 21-megapixels.
Choosing the best camera is essential to get the most out of your passion for photography. Canon has a vast range of popular models to choose from, which are designed for any type of content, every skill level and all budgets.
Start on your creative journey today by exploring our range of Canon cameras to discover the perfect one to capture your story through epic photos and videos.
By Park Cameras on 01/08/2022
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