Canon Cameras and Lenses: Complete Guide 2022

Each photographic brand has its own characteristics, its types of objectives, its own terminologies and indecipherable acronyms, what horror right?

This often complicates things and as you already know that what I like is to make it easy for you, in this article I am going to gut the Canon brand in terms of cameras, lensesacronyms and others hieroglyphics who you can meet.

(If you are simply looking for the best Canon SLRs, I will leave them in the linked article).

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canon cameras

Canon is a Japanese brand founded in Tokyo in 1937, although to talk about its beginnings we would have to go back to 1933 where what is now Canon cameras began to take shape. Undoubtedly one of the most prestigious brands in photography, leader in the DSLR (reflex camera) market, which also has other types of cameras, lenses and even printers, something that other brands cannot boast of.

But let’s focus, I’m going to talk to you about the cameras that Canon offers, on the one hand differentiating the types of cameras it has, and on the other hand, I’ll leave you with some recommendations designed for a specific audience.

Which Canon camera to buy?

Before continuing, if you are looking to buy a camera and want a personalized recommendation, I have prepared a free tool that you will find at the link so you can tell it what you need and it will take you to the camera you are looking for.

If you want information on a camera, whether it is an old or current model, you will find it in the camera encyclopedia that I have created for all my readers. If you do not know it, please do not miss it, I am sure it will be very useful to you. In case you are looking for a Canon model, go directly to the selection where you will find all the Canon cameras. And you can now filter based on your preferences.

If you are looking for more generalized recommendations, read on. I’ll leave you with them soon.

Speaking of buying a camera… Pay attention that this interests you. Many times, the camera of our dreams is beyond our means. As much as we know that it is for us, that we are going to squeeze all its functions and that the only thing that remains out of our reach is the price, the pocket does not always arrive. What a job, right? The good news is that there is a fabulous market for second hand cameras, which you can go to buy yours as long as you follow these tips (so you won’t have to regret it later).

Next, we are going to see the different types of Canon cameras that are currently on the market. As you can see in the image there are EOS, EVIL (or mirrorless), compact and instant SLRs.

Types of Canon cameras

Canon SLR cameras

Canon DSLRs have been their flagship and what has kept them leaders in the market.

Canon Full-Frame SLR Cameras

Let’s start with the Full Frame SLRs, the full sensor ones, which are the ones we are going to see more in passing because the full sensor cameras are aimed at a very specific audience. Mainly for professionals and very advanced and demanding users. In the image you will see the most recent models. If you have doubts about whether these cameras are for you, answer yourself first “Do I really need a full frame camera?”.

If you decide yes, but you are just an amateur user, I definitely recommend the Canon EOS 6D, you can see all its features in our review. If you want Wifi, 4K video and higher resolution, and you can afford it, then go for the EOS 6D Mark II.

SLR APS-C cameras

APS-C cameras are the ones that are not full frame. Specifically, the Canon ones have a crop factor of 1.6. To give you a more specific idea, you can see a comparison between the different sensor sizes in the following graph.

You can go deeper into the types of sensors if you have interest. But basically, what you want to know is that a larger sensor captures more light and more detail, although, as I told you a moment ago, not everyone needs a full frame camera.

We are going with the most recent Canon APS-C format models, I put them with the link to the reviews that we have been dedicating to them, some are missing but you will have them available very soon, we are working on it, for now, you can find them in our camera encyclopedia.

  • Canon EOS4000D: A very, very cheap SLR to start with, with 18 megapixels, Wi-Fi connection and Live View Mode.
  • Canon EOS2000D: Ideal as a first DSLR, a step up from the 4000D, 24 megapixels, 9 autofocus points, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, Live View mode.
  • Canon EOS 250D: Light camera, to begin with but with more advanced features than the previous two, for example 4K recording, which you will not find in cameras of this price range, folding and touch screen, 24 megapixels, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Canon EOS 7D MarkII: For those who love speed, 65 focus points, water and dust sealed body, GPS and multiple exposure are just some of its features. Very soon we will have the complete review, for now, more information in our camera encyclopedia.
  • Canon EOS 77D: Without being quite a professional, it is among the cameras for somewhat “advanced” amateurs: 24 megapixel resolution, 45 focus points, tilting screen, Full HD “slow motion” video, 5-axis image stabilization in video, and of course, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Canon EOS 800D: 24 megapixels, 6 fps, Full HD videos, optical viewfinder and Wi-Fi connection. Very similar to the 77D but without the upper screen or specific dial. It is ideal for those who have just started but are clear that they are going to stay in photography for a long time.
  • Canon EOS 850D: Compact and lightweight, touch screen and variable angle, 24 megapixels, 7 fps, 45 cross-type focus points and 4K videos are some of the features that make it an all-rounder for photography and video. If you want to know more, see sample photos and video review, for example, go to the Photographer’s Blog encyclopedia of cameras.
  • Canon EOS 90D: Designed to capture moments of action, such as birds, wildlife or sports, for example. 35 megapixels, fast shutter speed up to 1/8000s, 100% coverage optical viewfinder, vari-angle touch screen, advanced autofocus system and 45 cross-type AF points, Wi-Fi connection or 4K video make it the most advanced within the hobby user range. More specifications in the camera encyclopedia.

Canon EOS 77D for enthusiast users

Canon EVIL cameras

Canon wasn’t exactly known for its mirrorless cameras, but I have to say that they’ve gotten their act together and offer some really interesting models. let’s see these mirrorless from Canon.

Canon EVIL Full Frame Cameras (EOS R)

Canon has the range EOS-R full-frame for advanced photos and videos. They work with RF lens mounts, but there are adapters that can also use EF and EF-S mount lenses. Later I will talk more in depth about mounts and compatibilities.

  • Canon EOS R5: For photography and cinema, 45 megapixels, 8K recording, RAW videos, 20fps, 8-stop image stabilization, 5940 focus points. It exceeds 4,000 euros, so amateurs, refrain 😉 This camera is clearly a professional camera.

EVIL Full Frame EOS R5 Camera

  • Canon EOS R6: It differs from the R5, in addition to the price (the R6 is cheaper), mainly in the megapixels (20 in this case), which records in 4K and does not have a superior screen, although it offers more ISO and the battery lasts longer. number of shots. It is still clearly a camera intended for the professional world. In this article we tell you our impressions after testing the R6.
  • Canon EOS R: We continue with another camera designed for the professional photographer, although in this case it can also be considered by very advanced and demanding users. 30 megapixels, burst shooting at 8 fps, 4K video, more than 5,000 focus points are some of its features. You can see much more of the Canon EOS R in the encyclopedia.
  • Canon EOS RP: Now we are talking about a Full Frame camera for the amateur (advanced, yes). Here is my review in video mode.

Canon EVIL APS-C cameras (EOS M)

The other range of cameras EVIL or mirrorless of Canon is the EOS M, APS-C format. They work with the EF-M lenses designed specifically for this range, but with the EF-EOS M mount adapter you can also use EF and EF-S. These are the models:

  • EOS M5: Performance of a SLR in a more compact body. 24 megapixels, especially fast autofocus, 5-axis image stabilization, tilting screen, 9 fps ideal for fast action and connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc.). You can see the full review of the Canon EOS M5 here.
  • EOS M6 MarkII: 4K videos, 14 fps, 33 megapixels, slow-motion video and great low-light shooting capabilities at a relatively low price make it a very interesting camera.

Canon EOS M6 MarkII

  • EOS M6: Practically the same as the EOS M5, except that the M6 ​​does not have an electronic viewfinder as they opt for a lighter and more compact size and the screen is a tad smaller. You can see the review of this Canon EOS M6 that we published back in the day.
  • EOS M50 MarkII: Evolution of the mythical EOS M50 is ideal for Vloggers and travelers, small and compact with excellent photography and video technology. 4K video, 24 megapixels, 10fps, connections and folding and touch screen.
  • EOS M200: One of the best EVILs for both beginners and advanced hobbyists, 24 megapixels, advanced eye detection autofocus system, 6 fps, 4K recording, Wi-Fi connections and tilting touch screen. Another very suitable camera for vloggers.
  • EOS M100: Predecessor of the M200, in addition to being older and cheaper, it differs from the M200 in that it does not have an image stabilizer, it has fewer focus points and the processor is Digic 7 while the successor already has Digic 8.

Canon Bridge cameras

Bridge cameras are designed for those who yearn for a SLR or EVIL but flee from changing lenses. Although they do not want to give up the different focal lengths either, since they like to photograph from macro to distant birds through portraits or landscapes. These are the bridge cameras that Canon currently offers:

  • PowerShot G3 X: Its dust and splash resistant body, its advanced video functions, image stabilization for photos and video or Wi-Fi connection make it a camera of the…