The 7 Best Canon Cameras to Buy in 2017

Find our top picks from this photography titan

Canon is a titan in the camera industry, catering to new and professional photographers alike. With storied camera lines spanning decades and dozens of models, the latest Canon cameras are the result of a company that is always improving and refining its products. Whether you are a professional wedding photographer interested in the latest 5D high-end DSLR camera or a parent who needs optical zoom of the PowerShot to capture a child’s recital, Canon likely has new product just for you.

Canon unveiled the latest model in its prized line of Rebel DSLR cameras earlier in 2017. The EOS, or electro-optical system, brand has been the hallmark of quality single-lens reflex cameras since its introduction in 1987. Rebel represents the entry-level branch of the line and it's the perfect first serious camera for most hobbyist photographers. The latest edition sports wireless connectivity, an impressive autofocus and a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor.

The optical viewfinder helps you capture any shot with precision and confidence, thanks to a 45-point cross-type autofocus system that ensures you frame the subject in focus without lag. Meanwhile, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF has world’s fastest autofocusing speed of .03 seconds. The APS-C sensor and DIGIC 7 Image Processor ensure sharp and lifelike pictures with vivid colors. Finally, built in NFC technology and Bluetooth help you share your captures, while the helpful Feature Assistant gives you any support you need while finding your way.

This camera may have a budget price, but its specs make it a worthy investment and an upgrade over even the best of the best smartphone cameras. It is available in either black, blue or red, and is slim enough to comfortably fit in your jacket pocket. Its 20-megapixel CCD sensor and DIGIC 4+ processor combine to deliver stunning image quality and 720p HD video. Smart AUTO will intelligently choose the optimal aperture and shutter speed for any shot, while a powerful 10x Optical Zoom will capture long-range snaps with incredible stability.

If you are looking for a slim, but powerful point and shoot camera you can slip into your pocket or purse, go with Canon’s PowerShot G9X Mark ii. The vintage design features a brown and silver case that is attractive and ergonomic. Even better is the 20.2-megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, both worthy of being in a much larger and more expensive model. Your photos will turn out in stunning detail and vivid color, and the fast f/2.0-4.9 lens captures photos in low light. Video looks great, too, appearing in Full HD with 6.0fps continuous shooting and Star Mode, which allows for quick adjustments. Full WiFi and NFC connectivity allow you to share your captures online, a nice modern twist for this retro looking device.

The Canon SX530 HS Powershot is the No. 1 best selling point-and-shoot digital camera on Amazon, and it’s not hard to figure out why. At under $300, the camera packs a powerful 50x optical zoom lens that can take stunning high definition pictures from a great distance. The 16.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor are capable of great things, especially at this value price point. They can capture video in 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button, while a large three-inch LCD gives you a great view of everything you want to capture. Finally, built-in WiFi allows you to wirelessly transfer your captures to any smart device. Other nice features include built-in flash and a smart autofocus program that works even at 50x zoom.

Mirrorless cameras are lighter and more nimble than their DSLR counterparts, yet they are just as capable of taking high detail photo and video. The M6 is Canon’s latest EOS mirrorless offering, and it packs advanced features such as Dual Pixel CMOS AF and a 24.2-megapixel sensor.

The EOS M6 utilizes the latest camera technology to get the absolute perfect lighting for your shot. Look on the Live View LCD touchscreen while multipixel phase detection automatically adjusts to light wavelength, ensuring the perfect focus for your shot. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor takes care of the rest, putting advanced tracking and detection capabilities to work with extreme high image quality. And the camera’s lightweight build makes it perfect for filming video, which you can do in 1080p Full HD. Tourists, vloggers, and just about anyone else who wants a high quality camera on-the-go will find a great deal in this camera.

Get closer to the action with the powerful 40x optical zoom of Canon’s PowerShot SX720 HS, a long zoom camera with a powerful sensor. The optical zoom lens packs a new slim design with intelligent Image Stabilization technology that automatically matches any shakiness while shooting. So whether you are trying to capture a shot of wildlife or a split-second play in a sporting match, your shot will still turn out great. The powerful lens is matched by a 20.3-megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor that are capable of great pictures and incredible video. You can share all your footage instantly with built-in WiFi and NFC technology.

Professional photographers and aspiring artists love Canon’s high-end Mark 5D series of DSLR cameras. The latest comes with a 30.4-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for studio-quality images with stunning detail and color. A refined 64-point autofocus system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF combine for smooth and flawless autofocus for incredible 4K video and Live View Shooting.

The enhanced DIGIC 6+ Processor allows for continuous shooting at 7 fps, while an ISO of 100-32000 (expandable to 50-102400) ensure incredible lowlight shooting, ideal for nature photographers or anyone who needs to shoot at the fastest possible shutter speed. If you need a series camera and are looking for the latest upgrade, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will not disappoint.

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