The best Canon cameras – from compact cameras to professional DSLRs

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The Japanese company Canon has been designing, manufacturing and selling cameras for many decades. They use such devices even now, when, it would seem, smartphones began to produce an excellent picture. Moreover, their choice in favor of Canon cameras is made not only by professionals seeking to get perfect shots, but also by ordinary consumers. That is why we decided to tell you about the best cameras from one of the most famous Japanese manufacturers. We will talk about both compacts and models with interchangeable optics.

Rating of the best Canon cameras

Nomination a place Name of product price
Best Canon Compact Cameras 1 Canon PowerShot G1 W Mark II 38 490 RUB.
2 Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II 26 290 RUB.
The best Canon DSLRs in the consumer class 1 Canon EOS 70D 46 360 RUB.
2 Canon EOS 60D 44 100 RUB.
3 Canon EOS 750D 31,900 RUB.
Best Canon Ultrazoom 1 Canon PowerShot SX540 HS 18 490 RUB.
2 Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 22 970 RUB.
3 Canon PowerShot SX420 IS 16 900 RUB.
The best professional-grade Canon DSLRs 1 Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 307 620 RUB.
2 Canon EOS 5D Mark III 133 500 RUB.
3 Canon EOS 5DS R 148 660 RUB.
Best Canon interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras 1 Canon EOS M5 RUB 48,700

Best Canon Compact Cameras

Canon PowerShot G1 W Mark II

Rating: 4.8

Canon PowerShot G1 W Mark II

Inside this baby is a matrix measuring 18.7 x 14 mm (crop factor 1.85). The sensor resolution is 12.8 megapixels, which cannot be called a particularly high result. Nevertheless, this is quite enough to obtain sufficiently detailed images suitable for printing in any format.

Unlike even more advanced compacts, this camera offers at least 5x optical zoom. This allows you to shoot not only portraits and, for example, landscapes, but also some individual objects that are not too close. The camera is also capable of boasting an aperture of f / 2 – it is to this value that it opens at the minimum focal length. Needless to say, with such a wide aperture, the background blur is very good?

The camera also got into our rating thanks to the presence of an optical stabilizer. We also liked the set of interfaces – on the case you can find USB, HDMI, and even a connector for the remote control. The latter, however, is not useful, because the camera can be controlled via Wi-Fi. In short, we can talk about this device for a very long time. However, not everyone will decide to buy it – many will be scared off by the price reaching 42-43 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Miniature sizes;

  • There is an optical zoom;

  • Decent rate of fire (5.2 frames / s);

  • There is an optical stabilizer;

  • Installation of an electronic viewfinder is possible;

  • A large number of connectors;

  • Good rotatable LCD display;

  • High quality images.

disadvantages

  • Video is recorded at 30 frames / s;

  • The cost cannot be called anything low;

  • Weight reaches 558 g;

  • Not very high resolution.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Rating: 4.7

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

One of the most popular compact cameras at the moment. The success is due to the price tag, which does not exceed 29 thousand rubles. – many flagship smartphones are now much more expensive. The Japanese managed to achieve a reasonable cost due to the use of a miniature matrix – it belongs to crop factor 2.7. At the same time, the manufacturer decided to increase the resolution to 20.1 megapixels. Of course, because of this, the ability to shoot at high ISO values ​​is lost, but the photos are very detailed.

The camera has an optical image stabilizer and a powerful processor. The latter provides continuous shooting at 8.2 frames / s. As expected, photos can be saved in RAW format, so that absolutely all aspects of them can be edited later. The device included in our rating also includes wireless modules Wi-Fi, NFC and even Bluetooth.

Does this camera have any simplifications compared to the more advanced version? Unfortunately there is. In particular, the screen of the device is not equipped with a swivel mechanism. Also, the lens will not surprise with anything. Its aperture is also capable of opening up to f / 2, but only 3x optical zoom is used. Surprisingly, with all this, the camera learned to shoot video in resolution Full HD with a frequency of 60 frames / s. It is because of this that this camera is popular among some video bloggers.

Advantages

  • High-quality video recording is possible;

  • A large number of wireless modules;

  • Weight does not exceed 206 g;

  • High burst shooting speed;

  • There is an optical image stabilizer;

  • High resolution of an inch matrix.

disadvantages

  • Only 3x optical zoom is available;

  • The physical dimensions of the matrix are poor;

  • The LCD screen has no swivel mechanism;

  • Low battery capacity.

The best Canon DSLRs in the consumer class

Canon EOS 70D

Rating: 4.9

Canon EOS 70D

One of the most advanced DSLRs for amateurs. This device has everything you need for easy and high-quality shooting. For example, the camera includes a CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 megapixels and a crop factor of 1.6. Also, the device has a rotating LCD display, consisting of a million pixels, located on a three-inch area. Importantly, this screen rotates sideways – this allows you to see it when shooting yourself with a tripod. However, such tricks may not be necessary, because you can control the camera from a smartphone using a Wi-Fi connection. Another undoubted advantage of the Canon EOS 70D is the rate of fire – the camera can shoot up to 7 frames / s. In this case, the series can last 65 frames if the saving is in the JPEG format. If the choice is made in favor of RAW, then the series will be limited to 16 shots.

Of course, the camera also has disadvantages typical of an amateur SLR. Fortunately, they can be counted on the fingers of one hand, otherwise this model would not have been in our rating. In particular, a small number of focus points can be noted, even if they are all cross. The DSLR has a 98% field of view, which takes some getting used to. Able to raise questions and a price tag – about 48 thousand rubles are asked for a camera without a lens.

Advantages

  • Up to 920 photos can be created from one charge;

  • Not the largest weight for a DSLR (755 g);

  • Robust metal case;

  • Decent number of connectors;

  • Wi-Fi supported;

  • Available shutter speed 1/8000 s;

  • High rate of fire;

  • Decent matrix resolution.

disadvantages

  • Video recording at 60 fps only at 720p;

  • Not many focus points;

  • The cost will not please all amateurs;

  • It's almost impossible to shoot at high ISOs.

Canon EOS 60D

Rating: 4.8

Canon EOS 60D

A slightly more modest camera in terms of capabilities. And outwardly, it does not represent anything unusual. But on the other hand, the product has a waterproof housing, due to which the camera got into this rating.

The camera has only phase detection autofocus, which does not work too quickly. The matrix used here is a typical Canon sensor with a crop factor of 1.6 and a resolution of 18 megapixels. High sensitivity values ​​are present, but it is almost impossible to shoot with them. The serial shooting mode was also simplified, in which 5.3 frames / s are created. We can also note the absence of Wi-Fi here, which makes it impossible to synchronize the camera with a smartphone.

Interestingly, the top panel of the Canon EOS 60D, like the previous model reviewed, has a second screen. It allows you to see basic shooting parameters without turning on the main LCD display, which consumes a lot of power. This, together with the above simplifications, allows you to take from a single charge up to 1100 photos. An impressive result! Only professional models can beat him. Canon EOS 60D in the version without lens costs about 42 thousand rubles. If we consider the option with a standard 'glass', then it will cost 60 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Burst speed isn't slow;

  • Sufficiently high matrix resolution;

  • Good rotatable LCD display;

  • Excellent metal body with protection from moisture and dust;

  • Long battery life.

disadvantages

  • The viewfinder has a 96% field of view;

  • Slow autofocus;

  • Shooting video at 60 frames / s only at HD resolution;

  • High ISO values ​​are pointless.

Canon EOS 750D

Rating: 4.7

Canon EOS 750D

At the time of this writing, this is one of the few Canon amateur DSLRs with a matrix, the effective resolution of which reaches 24.2 megapixels. At the same time, the processor copes with the processing of such a detailed picture quite adequately. Proof of this is the burst mode, which creates 5 frames / s. When saving images in JPEG format, a burst can last virtually an eternity – up to 940 photos. But in RAW there are problems – when using this format, after 8 frames the camera will need a break.

The device is equipped with the simplest mirror viewfinder, the field of view of which does not exceed 95%. The 3-inch tiltable LCD monitor can also be used for framing. The focusing system here consists of 19 points, all of which are cross-type. The DSLR also includes a Wi-Fi module that allows you to control the device from your smartphone.

Of course, there were typical simplifications here. Firstly, the camera can only shoot video at a high frame rate at 720p resolution. Secondly, the product comes with a modest battery that lasts about 440 photos on a full charge. Thirdly, the camera shutter does not shine with speed – the maximum exposure to the user is 1/4000 s. Nevertheless, the device earned its place in the rating, because its cost, complete with a whale lens, does not exceed 43 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • High resolution matrix;

  • Relatively good rate of fire;

  • Solid LCD display with a swivel mechanism;

  • There is Wi-Fi;

  • Optimal cost;

  • The weight with the battery does not exceed 555 g.

disadvantages

  • The viewfinder has a 95% field of view;

  • There is no second screen;

  • Not many focus points;

  • Serious limitations in terms of filming;

  • The battery life could be longer.

Best Canon Ultrazoom

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Rating: 4.8

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

One of the few cameras that provides the user with 50x optical zoom. Even not every binocular is capable of boasting such a parameter! Of course, it is impossible to photograph something at maximum magnification without an optical stabilizer. Fortunately, there it is – the movable element in the lens acts as it.

To achieve such a gigantic zoom, the manufacturer had to use a 5.62 crop factor, standard for budget compacts. It is made using BSI CMOS technology, and its resolution reaches 20.3 megapixels. Shooting at high ISO settings is not recommended unless you want to capture a shot with a lot of digital noise.

Otherwise, this is a typical compact camera. The aperture here at the minimum focal length opens only up to f / 3.4. On the back of the device is a simple LCD display, consisting of 461 thousand pixels. Autofocus is made on a contrast type, it consists of only nine points. I am glad that the manufacturer has not forgotten about Wi-Fi and NFC.

Advantages

  • There is an optical stabilizer;
  • There is a 50x zoom;
  • The composition contains aspherical and low dispersion lenses;

  • The rate of fire reaches 5.9 frames / s;

  • Manual settings for aperture and shutter speed are available;

  • There is NFC and Wi-Fi;

  • Shooting Full HD video at 60 frames / s.

disadvantages

  • Short battery life;

  • Not the most advanced autofocus;

  • Discreet LCD display

  • High ISO values ​​are inoperative;

  • The cost reaches 20 thousand rubles.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Rating: 4.7

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

A compact camera that made it to our rating due to the fact that it breaks all records for the focal length range. The device provides 65x optical zoom! This parameter is useful when shooting flying planes, wild animals in the distance, and more. Of course, at such moments the optical stabilizer will be used with might and main, without which, with adequate exposure, the picture would be blurry.

Such a massive lens could not but affect the weight of the compact camera. Together with the battery, the device weighs 650 g, and therefore it is unlikely to be used on a permanent basis. I am glad that the manufacturer did not save on the battery – its capacity is enough to create about 340 photos. Also, a solid three-inch display is built here, consisting of 922 thousand pixels and complemented by a swivel mechanism. In sunny weather, you can fram with the electronic viewfinder, which has recently been found extremely rarely in compacts.

Of course, the camera is not ideal. With a price tag reaching 28 thousand rubles, the device offers a standard BSI CMOS matrix, the size of which is 1 / 2.3 inches. Also, questions are raised by the video mode, in which when the resolution is selected Full HD the frequency is reduced to 30 frames / s. Surprisingly, this gives the device a microphone input.

Advantages

  • There is a Wi-Fi module;

  • Nearly maximum optical zoom;

  • There is a microphone input on the body;

  • Good rotatable LCD display;

  • Built-in electronic viewfinder;

  • The optical stabilizer is actively used;

  • Decent battery life

  • Burst mode creates 6.4 fps.

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;

  • Large weight;

  • Most often, images receive a high level of digital noise;

  • Very slow shooting in RAW.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Rating: 4.5

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Many ultrazoom have only a traditional black body. But the above model is an exception to the rule – in stores you can find not only black, but also a red version. Unfortunately, this is the only distinguishing feature of the camera. As for the rest, it is a typical compact, equipped with not the fastest “glass” and a very modest processor. You shouldn't rely on serial shooting – about two seconds are spent on processing the frame. I am glad that at least the manufacturer did not get rid of the optical stabilizer, without it correct shooting at 42x zoom would be impossible.

It is worth buying this camera only in case of special savings. Yes, the device can be purchased for only 13 thousand rubles. But for this money, you will get an outdated model, the matrix of which is created using CCD technology – you will not get any impressive result from it. Nevertheless, this camera is not in vain in our rating. Despite the outdated characteristics, it allows the use of modern technologies. For example, you can control the device using a smartphone, using Wi-Fi and NFC. Also, the buyer will appreciate the weight, which does not exceed 325 g.

Advantages

  • Dimensions and weight cannot be called particularly large;

  • The lens contains low dispersion and aspherical lenses;

  • Decent 42x zoom

  • There is an optical stabilizer;

  • A version of the camera with a red body is available;

  • There are NFC and Wi-Fi modules;

  • Low cost.

disadvantages

  • No manual settings for shutter speed and aperture;

  • A CCD matrix is ​​used;

  • Video filming – only in HD-resolution with a frequency of 30 frames / s;

  • There is practically no serial mode;

  • High level of digital noise.

The best professional-grade Canon DSLRs

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

Rating: 5.0

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

An excellent DSLR for a variety of reasons. Like other professional models, it has a full-frame sensor – that is, its dimensions are 35.9 x 23.9 mm. The manufacturer did not significantly increase the resolution – it is 20.2 megapixels. Each pixel here is huge (especially when compared with the matrices of compact cameras), as a result of which the light sensitivity is amazing for the untrained user. With the help of such a device, you can easily take photographs of night nature, you just need the appropriate lens.

There is a very powerful processor inside the device, as well as the mechanism for raising the mirror. The maximum device produces 14 frames / s. In this case, a series can last 170 shots – this result is indicated for the RAW format! It's okay here with a DSLR viewfinder with a 100 percent field of view. The manufacturer did not skimp on a high-quality LCD display, with a 3.2-inch diagonal consisting of 1.62 million pixels.

You can talk about this camera for ages. This is one of the few models that is capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps. She can also boast of a long battery life – a full charge is enough for at least 1210 photos. The metal body of the device is fully waterproof. The GPS chip is not forgotten here, with the help of which geotags are recorded. And the camera has such features – a carriage and a small cart! It is not for nothing that they ask for 286 thousand rubles.

Advantages

  • Ideal for videography;

  • There is a GPS;

  • A large number of connectors;

  • Excellent hybrid autofocus

  • Optimal resolution for a full-frame sensor;

  • In burst mode, it makes 14 frames / s;

  • Outstanding LCD touchscreen;

  • Long battery life;

  • There is moisture protection.

disadvantages

  • Large size, and weight reaches 1530 g;

  • Very high cost;

  • No wifi.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Rating: 4.9

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

One of the most famous Canon creations, which could not fail to make it into our rating. Many professional photographers start with this particular camera. Firstly, they like its cost, which does not exceed 130 thousand rubles. for a 'carcass' (and you can buy it cheaper at sales). Secondly, they are quite satisfied with the weight of 950 g (excluding the battery and lens). Thirdly, this professional camera is protected from moisture and dust, and also has high reliability – it can be used for many years.

However, this DSLR is not perfect. It was announced, scary to say, back in 2012. In this regard, some of its characteristics are already outdated. In particular, this is not the best option for video shooting, since when you select the resolution Full HD, the frequency drops to 30 frames / s. It also lacks wireless modules – there is no GPS, no Wi-Fi, and, of course, NFC. It is possible that not everyone will be satisfied with the burst speed, which is 6 frames / s. In all other respects, the camera is gorgeous! It has a full-frame sensor with a resolution of 22.3 megapixels. Also, the user has a shutter speed from 30 to 1/8000 s. Nothing bad can be said about the autofocus, which is incredibly fast. It consists of 61 points, 41 of which are cross.

Advantages

  • Decent battery life on a full charge;

  • Excellent DSLR viewfinder

  • High quality LCD display;

  • Good phase detection autofocus;

  • Built-in full-frame CMOS sensor;

  • Dust and moisture resistant metal body;

  • Not the largest size and weight.

disadvantages

  • Not the best in terms of video shooting;

  • No wireless modules;

  • High ISO values ​​are not quite working.

Canon EOS 5DS R

Rating: 4.8

Canon EOS 5DS R

Modern technologies can significantly increase the resolution of the matrix without compromising the 'purity' of the image. The proof of this is the Canon EOS 5DS R camera. Inside it is a full-frame sensor, the resolution of which reaches an incredible 50.6 megapixels! That is, the photos have a resolution of 8688 x 5792 pixels – the detail of such images is amazing! In this case, there is no digital noise, unless you increase the sensitivity to high enough values. Of course, the rate of fire here cannot be a record – very high power is required to process a picture with such a resolution. As a result, only 5 fps are generated in burst mode. This makes a DSLR not the best choice for reportage photography. But with its help, excellent portraits and landscapes are created. The photographer will definitely love the fast and accurate autofocus, just as he will not say anything bad about the weight of the device.

If you need a DSLR camera for video shooting, the Canon 5DS R is still not recommended for purchase. Despite the cost, reaching 140 thousand rubles, and the very high resolution of the matrix, the maximum 60 frames / s is achieved only with 720p video recording.

Advantages

  • Weight without lens does not exceed 930 g;

  • Robust metal case;

  • Extremely high resolution full-frame sensor

  • Digital noise is not prohibitive;

  • The viewfinder has a 100 percent field of view;

  • The case has a USB 3.0 connector and a microphone input;

  • High-quality autofocus.

disadvantages

  • Not a record battery life;

  • Not the fastest shooting;

  • Not the best choice for video shooting.

Best Canon interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras

Canon EOS M5

Rating: 4.8

Canon EOS M5

The Japanese company Canon is not very active in promoting its mirrorless cameras. Nevertheless, in its assortment you can find a camera called Canon EOS M5, without which our rating definitely could not do. This is a very decent camera, inside which there is an APS-C matrix – exactly the same one is being introduced into amateur DSLRs. Its resolution is 24.2 megapixels, which allows you to get very detailed images.

The absence of a mirror helped the manufacturer increase the rate of fire to 7 frames / s. Framing is carried out using an LCD with a rotary mechanism and a touch layer. You can also use the electronic viewfinder, which consists of 2.36 million pixels. Nothing bad can be said about the focusing system – it consists of 49 points, 9 of which are cross.

Overall, this is Canon's best mirrorless camera. There is a large number of wireless modules, video is recorded at 60 FPS, and the weight of the camera (excluding the lens and battery) does not exceed 427 g. Complain is only about the operating time – a full charge is enough for about 295 photos.

Advantages

  • Videos are recorded at high frame rates;

  • There is a microphone input;

  • The camera has built-in modules Bluetooth, NFC and Wi-Fi;

  • High resolution matrix;

  • Decent speed in burst mode;

  • High resolution LCD and viewfinder;

  • Decent autofocus

  • Relatively light weight.

disadvantages

  • The cost (54 thousand rubles) will not please everyone;

  • Not the widest lens park;

  • Auto ISO selects values ​​in large steps.

Conclusion

The Japanese company Canon is famous for its high-quality photographic equipment. The online magazine has tried to introduce you to the best products of this manufacturer. Any of the presented cameras will definitely please you. It remains only to decide on the purpose of the device and the amount that you are willing to spend.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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