Updated October 06, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 6 Best Canon Video Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Canon has long been renowned for its imaging capabilities in everything from printers to film cameras, and their diverse lineup of video cameras is backed by decades of research and development. The models we've selected are the latest and greatest of the company's efforts to bring you stunning image quality and user-friendly interfaces that make it easy to shoot like the pros. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best canon video camera on Amazon.

6. Vixia HF W11

5. XA40 Camcorder

4. XF705 Camcorder

3. EOS R

2. Vixia HF G60

1. XA55 Professional

Editor's Notes

October 02, 2019:

Every single camcorder on our previous list has been replaced by new models put out by Canon in the last year or so. One of the biggest differences you'll see in this ranking compared to our last one is that all but one offering included features 4K video, where only a smattering of our earlier selection could boast it.

One of the models that left was the 5D MkIV, a DSLR that's part of a historically video-centric model line for the company. Our replacement for that is Canon's new EOS R, which is the company's first foray into the full-frame mirrorless sector. Like the 5D series, the R has a lot of features that make it ideal for video capture, especially among indie filmmakers. These include things like 10 bit video recording and the Canon Log format, which greatly increases your color flexibility in post production.

In ordering all these new models, we prioritized pro features like SDI outputs and XLR microphone inputs, as well as sensor size, glass quality, and rings that give more nuanced control over zoom and manual focus.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on October 06, 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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