Best New Canon Cameras

Find the Latest Information on PowerShot and Canon DSLRs

Canon has created two interesting niches for itself with cameras that represent a good value for beginning photographers along with very strong DSLR models. The cameras listed here have been released in the past 18 months, and they represent the best new cameras from Canon, both in its PowerShot point and shoot camera lineup and in its powerful DSLR lineup.

Canon EOS 70D DSLR


Canon's upgrade to the EOS 60D DSLR camera is now available for sale, and this new advanced model is going to provide some impressive features for an intermediate-level DSLR model.

The EOS 70D DSLR camera includes a 20.2 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, which is one of the best Canon image sensors available. The 70D also includes the same 19-point autofocus system that was included in the "five-star" EOS 7D camera.

The EOS 70D also includes a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, and 7 frames per second burst mode at full 20.2MP resolution. Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot SX610


Canon's PowerShot SX610 HS camera has reached the 20 megapixels of resolution threshold -- a level of resolution that seemed unlikely for most point and shoot cameras just a few years ago -- and added an 18X optical zoom lens in a small camera body.

While those two numbers make the SX610 a very tempting camera, it does have some drawbacks, including slightly below average performance and image quality. 

Still, its images are plenty good enough for sharing via social networking. And having an 18X optical zoom camera that can fit into a pocket makes this model worth considering for vacation photography! Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DSLR


Canon's smallest DSLR camera -- the award-winning Canon EOS Rebel SL1 -- is now available. This is the smallest DSLR camera on the market that contains an APS-C sized image sensor.

The SL1's CMOS image sensor offers 18 megapixels of resolution. Canon has designed the Rebel SL1 to be an easy-to-use camera for those photographers looking to make the jump from a point and shoot model to an interchangeable lens camera by including a mode called Scene Intelligent Auto Mode.

The SL1 also offers a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD, four frames per second shooting options, and full HD video recording. You can purchase the SL1 with a kit lens or with the camera body alone. The SL1's camera body alone weighs 14.36 ounces, making it the lightest DSLR on the market with such a large image sensor. As with other Canon DSLR cameras, the EOS Rebel SL1, which made my list of 2013's best cameras, is available in black only. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX710 is available in red or black. Canon

The PowerShot SX710 records photos of a good quality when shooting in sunlight, but the images aren't going to match what more advanced cameras can accomplish. Low-light photography is especially problematic with this model, as you'l see noise in images once you reach mid-ISO ranges, and the camera's performance slows considerably when you're shooting with the flash.

You may find yourself wanting to use the Canon PowerShot SX710 outdoors -- where it is a strong camera -- quite often thanks to the 30X optical zoom lens Canon included with this model. The great zoom lens and small camera body size of this model make it a nice option for taking with you on a hike or when traveling. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR


Although it's touted as an upgrade to last year's Canon Rebel T4i, the new Canon EOS Rebel T5i doesn't appear to offer a significant number of improvements over the T4i. So if you already own the T4i, an upgrade probably isn't worth the investment.

Still, if you didn't purchase the T4i, the now available T5i can provide some nice improvements over older Rebel cameras, making it well worth considering as an upgrade over those older DSLR models.

The Rebel T5i has an 18MP CMOS image sensor, an articulated 3.0-inch LCD, full 1080p HD video, and a burst mode with up to 5 frames per second. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon G7 X


Advanced fixed lens cameras are growing in popularity for photographers looking to add a companion camera to their DSLR models. Such fixed lens cameras are a bit smaller than their DSLR counterparts, but they still offer a lot of great features that make them ideal for shooting high-quality photos at a slightly lower price versus a mid-range DSLR camera and lens kit.

One of Canon's latest offerings in this category is the PowerShot G7 X. While this model carries the PowerShot moniker, it doesn't have much in common with the thin point and shoot, beginner-level models that populate the PowerShot family.

The G7 X offers outstanding image quality with its 1-inch CMOS image sensor. It also has an f/1.8 lens, which is great for shooting photos with a shallow depth of field, making this model a terrific option for shooting portraits. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS


Canon has attempted to provide some advanced features in its ELPH series of stylish point-and-shoot cameras with the HS (high sensitivity) designation, and the latest in this family, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS, follows along this line of thinking.

The ELPH 330, which made my list of the best cameras in 2013 can shoot at up to 6.2 frames per second in burst mode at a full 12.2MP of resolution. It also should perform well in low light using the HS technology, and the ELPH 330 can shoot at an ISO setting up to 6400.

The ELPH 330, which is available in black, silver, or pink, also has a 10X optical zoom lens, full 1080p HD video recording, and a 3.0-inch LCD screen. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS


The sharp-edged design of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS gives it an interesting look for a point and shoot camera. And it has some great photographic features to match its cool design, making it a 5-star camera.

The ELPH 520 HS includes a 12X optical zoom lens, which Canon claims makes the 520 HS the world's thinnest 12X zoom camera. The ELPH 520 HS measures 0.76 inches in thickness.

In addition, the ELPH 520 HS uses a 10.1MP CMOS image sensor, which should improve low light photography results. It has a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD and full HD video capabilities. The ELPH 520 HS is available in blue, red, silver, and black camera bodies, depending on your location in the world. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II


With a price tag around $800 you might be tempted to look past the fixed lens Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II. After all you can find an entry-level DSLR or mirrorless ILC model for less money, giving you more versatility than what you'll find with a fixed lens model.

The Mark II has only a 5X optical zoom lens, and it has some awkward control buttons and rings. For a camera with such a small optical zoom measurement the Canon G1 X Mark II is a chunky, heavy model, weighing more than a pound. Canon gave this camera a touch screen capability, but the manufacturer hasn't updated the control menu screens, meaning they aren't as easy to use as what you'll find with other touch screen cameras.

Still the Powershot G1 X Mark II has enough strengths -- primarily a large 1.5-inch image sensor -- that make it worth considering. With a fast lens and the large image sensor, the G1 X Mark II excels as a portrait camera for example. So as long as you understand both the strengths and the weaknesses of this Powershot model, and the strengths match with your photographic needs, you'll be extremely pleased with the image quality you receive. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

Canon PowerShot G16


The PowerShot G16 is a very powerful fixed-lens camera with some high-end features. You'll find a fast f/1.8 lens with this camera, something that's rarely found outside of a DSLR lens.

The G16 has a 1/1.7-inch CMOS image sensor carrying 12.1 megapixels of resolution. The fast lens is a 5X optical zoom lens, which is pretty good for this type of camera. You can pick between the G16's optical viewfinder and its high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD screen to frame photos.

There are quite a few features found here that will appeal to advanced photographers. Read Review 

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Canon PowerShot S120


The S120 has plenty to offer photographers looking for more than beginner-level features in a thin camera. It works extremely fast with minimal shutter lag and a burst mode of up to 10 frames per second. This model has a 1/1.7-inch CMOS image sensor, which gives it a significant advantage over point and shoot cameras. Canon provided a touch screen interface with the S120, which makes this model very easy to use as well. That's a lot of power to find in a camera that measures only 1.14 inches in thickness. Unfortunately the price of the PowerShot S120 will leave this model beyond the budget of quite a few photographers. For that amount of money you could almost purchase a beginner-level mirrorless ILC or DSLR camera after all. And the small 5X optical zoom lens will disappoint some photographers. Still, this is one of the most powerful thin cameras on the market. Read Review 

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS


The PowerShot SX500 IS from Canon is a model that should definitely be on your short list if you're looking for an ultra zoom camera for the upcoming holiday season.

Few fixed-lens cameras can match the 30X optical zoom lens that Canon has included with the SX500 IS.

Canon included 16MP of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD, and 720p HD video options with the SX500 IS. This camera is a large model that's only available in black, so be sure that you can work with a camera that measures more than 3 inches in thickness before you purchase this one. Read Review  Buy from Amazon »

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