The newest cameras from Canon push the boundaries when it comes to improving and fine-tuning their predecessors. As industry specialists, Canon produce a huge variety of cameras that are perfect for the different needs of both amateur and professional photographers, which can make it difficult to decide on which Canon camera is best for you.
From the best camera for news and sports photographers to a game-changing mini DSLR camera, read on to compare Canon cameras and to discover our 7 favourite Canon cameras for professional photographers.
1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Best for all professional photography niches
Without a doubt, this is the most complete DSLR available today. Taking the features of the brilliant Canon Mark III and boosting them to the next level, this full-frame CMOS has a fantastic new 30.4 megapixel sensor, perfect for delivering spectacular results. Add to this a 61-point AF system, pro-spec performance, and 4K video capabilities, the EOS 5D Mark IV is the best all-rounder available in the Canon DSLR range for professional photographers.
2. Canon EOS 6D Mark II – Best for your first professional full-frame
The EOS 6D Mark II by Canon is a great improvement on its predecessor, with this full-frame DSLR having a significant makeover. The Canon EOS 6D Mark II packs a new sensor, faster processor, a 45-point AF system and a 6.5fps maximum continuous shooting speed. Overall, this 26.2 megapixel camera is now a more well-rounded camera for professionals, especially for those who are looking to switch to full-frame photography.
3. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II – Best for news and sports photographers
This is one of Canon’s latest DSLRs and it is a speed machine with a maximum continuous shooting speed of 14fps. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is a powerful and versatile DSLR which, thanks to its burst shooting speed, is great for professional news and sports photographers. The full-frame CMOS sensor makes it a very capable camera in low light and has the capability to shoot sharp 4K movies.
4. Canon EOS 5DS – Best for studio and landscape photographers
When it comes to shooting detailed images, the 50.6 megapixel EOS 5DS is the king of Canon’s full-frame CMOS cameras. Offering one of the highest resolutions for full-frame cameras, the image quality is unrivalled with well-controlled noise and a good dynamic range. All of these factors make it the perfect choice for studio or landscape photographers despite it only being able to shoot 1080p.
5. Canon EOS 7D Mark II – Best budget professional camera
With the EOS 7D Mark II, you’ll get many of the features found in the EOS-1D X, but with a maximum of 10 fps continuous shooting speed and a 65-point AF, 65 cross-type autofocus. If you’re in the market for a high-speed, all round professional camera but at a lower price than most professional cameras, then this is the one for you. Don’t worry about any small knocks to this 20.2 megapixel camera, as the tough alloy body and weather-sealed controls keep all the technology within it safe.
6. Canon EOS 6D – Best for reliability and price
Although the EOS 6D has been replaced by the updated and more expensive Canon EOS 6D Mark II, you shouldn’t write off the old-timer just yet. With built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, this less expensive professional camera gives you all of Canon’s EF lenses and delivers low-noise images, with a large sensitivity range and natural colour rendition. The 20.2 megapixel Canon EOS 6D is still holding its own in today’s professional camera market and deserves its space as one of the top 7 professional Canon cameras available today.
7. Canon G1X Mark III – Best professional mini DSLR camera
Matching the image quality of most DSLRs, the Canon G1X Mark III is the best professional compact camera around. Packed with technology, it is the first camera which combines an APS-C sensor with a zoom lens and can fit into your pocket. The G1X Mark III camera has an extremely quick autofocus thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. There are, however, a few compromises including a lens which limits creative potential and a short battery life which lasts up to just 200 shots.
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