Updated October 03, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 8 Best Canon DSLRs

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Revered for their image quality when shooting both stills and videos, the Canon DSLRs on our list can help you create crystal clear memories and enviable works of art with minimal effort. We've included options suitable for inexperienced photographers looking to invest in new gear, as well as more advanced full-frame and mirrorless cameras for experienced enthusiasts and working professionals. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best canon dslr on Amazon.

8. EOS Rebel SL3

7. EOS Rebel T7i

6. EOS 90D

5. EOS 6D Mark II


3. EOS 5D MkIV

2. EOS R Mirrorless

1. EOS-1DX Mark II

Editor's Notes

September 30, 2019:

The biggest shakeup in this category since we last visited it is undeniably the introduction of Canon's two mirrorless models. After lagging behind the Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, and Fujifilm in this sector, both Canon and Nikon came out with full-frame mirrorless bodies capable of some truly exceptional photography. While Nikon released their Z6 and Z7 models simultaneously, Canon came out with their high-end EOS R first, whetting the appetites of consumers for the RP that would follow, offering slightly truncated specs at an incredibly reasonable price point situated below their budget full-frame DSLR, the 6D MK II.

The arrival of these capable bodies made the likes of their M5 mirrorless camera all but obsolete, as any R&D in lens manufacturing for the mirrorless sector was going to go to this new RF mount. So, we sent the M5 packing, along with older versions of the company's recently updated APS-C king, the 90D. Canon also updated their SL2 to the SL3, which features more than 400 times the number of autofocus points as its predecessor.

Obviously, the decision making process here is going to have a lot to do with budget, as well as what lenses a given consumer might already own, but for newcomers to the brand there has never been a better variety of options, especially for those willing to make the jump to full-frame right out of the gate.

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on October 03, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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