The technique for making photographs appeared a little less than two hundred years ago. Since then, progress has moved far forward, and a huge number of different models have appeared on sale. They differ from each other in a huge number of parameters. It is quite natural that professional equipment will cost the buyer much more than equipment designed for amateur photography.
One of the best companies that produces cameras is Canon. This company alone has a significant assortment on the market, in which a novice photographer or a person who has never dealt with such equipment before can easily get confused. It is for these people that we decided to rank Canon cameras. In the review, we will consider in detail the qualities of the models, but before that, we first consider the points that you should pay attention to when choosing such devices.
How to choose the right Canon camera in 2022?
Absolutely all cameras on the market differ greatly in their cost. It is quite natural that amateur products will cost much less than professional equipment. Therefore, first of all, you will need to decide on the amount that you are willing to pay for the product. In general, all cameras are divided into two groups — automatic (they are characterized by a small number of manual settings) and SLR (their use will require the owner to master absolutely all the intricacies of photography).
If you have no photography skills, then at first it is best to give preference to the camera with the most automatic settings. For photographers with at least some experience, you can buy SLR cameras that have the ability to use interchangeable lenses. Such devices, in essence, are divided into two parts — this is the core and mobile optics. With the help of such a unit, it will be possible to obtain a decent picture quality even in conditions of low natural light.
Matrix resolution plays one of the leading roles in terms of instrument selection. It is expressed in the number of pixels. The higher this value, the clearer they will be, however, such photos will take up quite a lot of space on the memory card or in the internal memory of the equipment. The mass of the structure is also quite important, although experienced photographers rarely pay attention to this point.
Often, both amateur and professional devices are equipped with a video recording function, but they do not always have a microphone. Optics is also responsible for the possibility of increasing. If this parameter is standard in amateur devices, then a SLR camera can change it depending on the installed lens. Before directly purchasing the unit, it is advisable to try it out in operation, right in the store itself.
When choosing models for inclusion in our rating, we took into account all the factors discussed above. We decided to divide the review into several groups — automatic, SLR amateur (often called semi-reflex) and SLR professional cameras. The cost of the devices included in each section will vary greatly — this should not be surprising. In addition, user reviews and product value for money were taken into account. now is the time to start analyzing the performance characteristics of the specific models we have selected for our review.
Automatic models with compact dimensions
3. Canon PowerShot SX620HS
With this camera, you will be able to get clear and high-quality pictures, despite the fact that the overall dimensions of the device are slightly larger than an ordinary bank card, and its weight is about 180 grams. The built-in 25x zoom allows you to take high-definition pictures even from a considerable distance from the subject. It also provides a picture stabilizer and a 3-inch LCD display with a resolution of 0.9 megapixels. Products are made in three colors — red, silver and gray metallic. The camera itself is equipped with a CMOS matrix with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels. The camera is able to perfectly cope with its tasks even in low light conditions.
However, the work options are continuous shooting, portrait shooting, shooting at night with a long exposure, taking monochrome photos, and so on. The high-performance DIGIC 4+ model is used here as a processor, due to which the amount of noise is minimized. There is also a Full HD video recording feature. The camera has a hybrid auto focus that works instantly even in low light conditions. A distinctive feature of the device is the so-called creative mode, with which you can get five additional shots using original effects, the photographer will need to choose one of the ones they like best.
- Compact overall dimensions;
- Insignificant weight;
- Very high quality optics;
- Built-in Wi-Fi module;
- It is possible to shoot video in Full HD format;
- Clear high resolution display.
- Continuous shooting in high quality is quite slow;
- The model does not have manual settings.
Canon PowerShot SX620HS
2. Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
The latest addition to a line of premium compact cameras. For its format, the device is equipped with a fairly large matrix with a diagonal of 1 inch — this is much more compared to other small-sized designs. The DIGIC 7 processor is used as the main working element here, which provides high focusing speed for continuous shooting. This product is capable of shooting up to 8 frames per second, even if the photos will be saved in the heaviest .raw format. This model also comes with a 5-axis optical stabilizer for maximum image clarity. It will be very useful when filming dynamic scenes.
The manufacturer decided to place a neutral density filter in the camera, which allows shooting at a fully open aperture. The design has a flip-out touch-type display, with which you can easily select the desired auto focus point. Users characterize the high manufacturability of the device — NFC and Wi-Fi modules are provided here. If necessary, the unit can be synchronized with a smartphone using the dedicated Canon Camera Connect app. Due to it, it will be possible not only to view the received photos, post them on social networks or save them in the smartphone’s memory, but also to shoot remotely with the required time delay.
- Color reproduction is as close to natural as possible;
- Tenacious auto focus;
- The presence of a rotary retractable screen;
- Flexible settings are provided.
- No jack for connecting an external microphone;
- Moisture protection is not provided.
Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II
1.Canon PowerShot SX730HS
Users note the modern design of this device, in addition, it is available in two colors — black and silver. On the right side, an ergonomic thickening is provided, which allows you to comfortably hold this gadget in your hands. Overall dimensions are insignificant — 110x64x40 mm with a mass of only 300 grams. This allows you to carry the product even in a shirt pocket. The unit is equipped with a 7.5 cm swivel LCD display with a resolution of 922,000 pixels. The shooting process here is mechanical, however, with this camera you can get clear pictures without the use of interchangeable optical lenses. Built-in 40x zoom ensures high-definition photos even from a distance.
The device is equipped with an original optical image stabilization system, so hand shake is easily compensated. There is a video recording function here, even short films can be shot on this camera. The shooting quality corresponds to the Full HD format, the maximum recording speed is 60 frames per second, so even fast movements can be captured. Swivel screen tilts 180 degrees. The battery can be charged through an ordinary USB port or using a standard phone charger.
- Provides a high level of macro quality for its size;
- Provides manual focus;
- Turns on within seconds;
- The location of the control buttons is well thought out.
- The display does not tilt down.
Canon PowerShot SX730HS
Canon consumer DSLRs in 2022
4. Canon EOS 200D Kit
As experienced photographers say, these products are characterized by excellent value for money, in addition, they are characterized by small overall dimensions and weight. This allows you to hold the product in your hands throughout the day, without worrying about the fatigue of the hands. Physical parameters are 122x93x70 mm and weight 450 g. Inside you can find a matrix with a resolution of more than 24 pixels. The shooting speed is about 5-6 frames per second. There are various kinds of interfaces that provide wireless communication with other devices — NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Manufacturers have also equipped the product with Dual Pixel CMOS AF auto focus, which is usually found in cameras of a higher class and, as a result, high cost.
The gadget is equipped with the latest graphical interface. It is quite natural that there is a touch-type liquid crystal display with a diagonal of 3 inches. It rotates in all planes, so it will be convenient to shoot in any position. Pictures are obtained with a minimum level of noise, which can be printed even in large format. The design is equipped with a video recording function. The maximum shooting sequence is 22 frames. There are some automatic settings, due to which the camera will independently choose the most suitable focus areas.
- The matrix is comparable in quality to more expensive devices;
- An external microphone is provided for excellent sound quality;
- You can manage from your smartphone;
- Switching between photo and video modes is not very convenient;
- The case is made of rather fragile plastic.
Canon EOS 200D Kit
3. Canon EOS 77D Body
At its core, this model is an intermediate option between the amateur and professional model. It is equipped with a fairly powerful APS-C image sensor, the resolution of which is 24 megapixels, and there is also an auto focus system. It is based on Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The viewfinder has 45 stabilization points at once, which ensures high sensitivity and accuracy of pictures. The camera uses the latest DIGIC 7 as a processor, which is characterized by a significant range of photosensitivity. The device can shoot up to 6 frames per second per second.
This product turns on almost instantly — it takes only 0.2 s. The display takes a little longer to load: about a second and a half. Autofocus is well thought out here, so shots in motion are crisp. Color rendition is practically no different from natural colors. When shooting moving objects, the system tracks their location and photographs with a delay of about 0.01 seconds, so the scenes remain dynamic. The design provides for both automatic and manual settings, so the model will be useful for professional photographers as well.
- Noise is completely absent;
- Accurate and fast auto focus;
- Excellent workmanship and assembly;
- Stabilizers of two types — electronic and digital;
- Touch display of liquid crystal type.
- When using automatic modes, it is not possible to turn off the flash;
- There is no anti-glare coating on the display.
Canon EOS 77D Body
2. Canon EOS 80D Body
Despite the fact that this product was released back in 2016, it has not lost its relevance to this day, so users regularly purchase it for both amateur and professional shooting. The camera has a fairly modern 24.2-megapixel APS-C type sensor. With it, you can quickly and accurately focus on both a moving and a stable subject, regardless of whether you are shooting a photo or video. The camera has a Dual Pixel CMOS AF processor, which is in no way inferior to devices placed in top-end models. The product has an optical viewfinder, a phase focusing sensor is separately allocated.
Auto focus includes 45 points at once, which cover almost the entire area of the frame. When saving photos in .raw format, it is possible to achieve an automatic shooting speed of about 7 frames per second. The device is perfect for working in conditions of flickering lighting — the shutter is released at the moment when the light is maximum. This results in the best possible exposure for the image. Not surprisingly, the camera has a video capture function. It can shoot videos in Full HD format with a frequency of about 50-60 frames per second, files are saved with a resolution of .mov or .mp4.
- The design provides an additional screen with shooting parameters;
- Carefully thought-out ergonomics;
- Two speakers provide stereo sound recording.
- Stabilization fails;
- When recording video, it would be possible to provide for 4K format.
Canon EOS 80D Body
1. Canon EOS 1300D Kit
Many experienced photographers initially reacted to this model with a certain degree of skepticism, but after they delved into the wide functionality of this device, their opinion changed dramatically. The main working element here is an 18-megapixel APS-C type sensor, which is used in most professional devices. From the very moment of its appearance on the market, it has been able to recommend itself exclusively on the positive side. Despite the fact that the sensor itself has a small physical size, it allows you to take well-focused photos with a blurry background. This has a positive effect on the final image quality. The speed of work and image processing is provided by the DIGIC 4+ processor.
The burst speed in .raw format is not very high — only about 3 frames per second. The capabilities of this device are enough to get video with Full HD resolution and a frame rate of about 25-30 per second. This will be quite enough not only for amateur shooting, but also for obtaining relatively professional videos for subsequent editing. The viewfinder is equipped with 9-point auto focus. Despite their small number, the clarity of the pictures comes out almost at a professional level. It is quite natural that the device is equipped with Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth modules, which allows you to control it remotely, as well as instantly dump pictures into the memory of a smartphone or laptop.
- Quite decent image quality;
- Good battery life;
- The ergonomics of the location of the control buttons are carefully thought out;
- It is possible to install interchangeable lenses;
- Clear and fully Russified interface.
- You cannot charge the battery directly via a USB connection.
Canon EOS 1300D Kit
Canon professional SLR cameras in 2022
3. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
The first model in our review, which is placed not in a plastic, but in a metal case, in addition, it is equipped with excellent protection against dust and moisture penetration under it. Thanks to this factor, you can use the camera in absolutely any conditions — in the rain, in fog or snow, at sub-zero temperatures. The model has a decent weight compared to the previously reviewed cameras: it weighs 890 grams with the battery and memory card. The protrusion for gripping the hand is rubberized, so you can not be afraid that the camera will suddenly slip out of your hands. Products are equipped with a touch screen, with which you can instantly set the focus point, quickly switch between shooting formats, select fine parameters depending on the shooting conditions.
The interface here is very convenient, so it will be convenient to use even for a beginner. The menu is completely Russified, the owner himself will be able to choose which data should be displayed on the screen. The display diagonal is 3.2 inches, but the resolution is very high — 1.62 megapixels. The color rendition of the pictures is close to natural, the brightness is also at a decent level. The sensor resolution is 31.7 megapixels — a pretty decent value, the camera is based on the DIGIC 6+ processor.
- Small weight for a professional device;
- The menu interface can be customized by the user;
- There are two slots for memory cards.
- Weak battery;
- Pretty high cost.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body
2. Canon EOS 6D Body
Externally, the model is similar to the products of previous generations, but the filling here is original. The display here is static, all the buttons for controlling shooting modes are located in the area of the right hand, which is quite convenient for most photographers. In terms of the ratio of cost and final image quality, these products are the perfect balance. It is equipped with a full-frame CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. Automatic allows you to get portraits with a slightly blurred background. Macro photography is also at a very high level. The minimum shutter speed for shooting is 1/4000, which is not much less than top-end DSLRs, which can cost up to several hundred thousand rubles. The viewfinder is optimized in such a way that it covers almost 100% of the frame, so all moving objects are fixed in the picture reliably, blurring is not observed.
The auto focus system includes 11 points, which are located closer to the center of the picture. It will not be possible to ensure the clarity of the photo if the subject is located at the edge of the frame, however, with the correct position of the viewfinder, this can be done easily. The model has a very powerful Wi-Fi module, which allows you to transfer the received images to a secondary device from a considerable distance — up to 40 meters.
- Superbly thought-out device control menu;
- Relatively small weight and acceptable overall dimensions;
- You can remotely control the device;
- Natural reproduction of colors in pictures;
- Nice shutter sound.
- Pretty branded screen;
- If video is being recorded, the Wi-Fi module is disabled.
Canon EOS 6D Body
1. Canon EOS 6D Mark II Kit
The leaders of this section of our review of the best Canon cameras turned out to be a full-frame DSLR, characterized by not too high cost, but excellent photo quality, workmanship and a number of other outstanding parameters. A CMOS matrix with a full-frame sensor, the size of which is 24×36 mm, is installed here, thanks to which it was possible to achieve a resolution of 26.2 megapixels. The sensor was developed using Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which provides almost instantaneous phase focusing both when shooting movies and when using Live View. The camera is equipped with a DIGIC 7 processor. Continuous shooting in .raw format reaches 7 frames per second with excellent frame detail. No blurring or other image defects are observed.
Auto focus is displayed on the touch screen in real time, the delay is not noticeable at all, so you can take photos and shoot videos, looking directly at the final quality of the data. The focus area is selected manually, which is also quite convenient. The viewfinder is equipped with 45 object search points, which are concentrated not only in the center of the frame, but also closer to the edges. This allows you to capture a moving object in motion dynamics. The display here is rotary, touch-type, its diagonal is 3 inches, but the resolution is very high — about 1.4 megapixels. With this camera, you can shoot a Full HD quality video at a frame rate of 50/60 per second.
- The case is reliably protected from dust and moisture;
- Originally developed ergonomics of the device;
- Relatively reasonable cost;
- There is a built-in timer for long exposure shooting;
- Convenient location of the slot for a memory card;
- Rotary touch screen.
- Transferring .raw files is quite slow.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Kit
In conclusion, a useful video
Our review of the best Canon cameras has come to an end. We have tried to cover each of the models included in this rating in the most detail. We hope that you were able to choose the best model for yourself. If you still have some questions about the model you like, then ask us in the comments to this article. We will try to promptly respond to them and collect the data you are interested in.