Canon EOS

Canon EOS models are Canon's line of SLR cameras. Canon has been making SLR cameras since May of 1959, when the first "Canonflex" was introduced. The Canon EOS line of SLRs was born in March, 1987, with the introduction of the EOS 650. The EOS brand stands for "Electro Optical System," but reference is also often made to EOS, the Greek goddess of dawn.

Today, Canon EOS models span a broad range from inexpensive but highly capable entry-level models to some of the most sophisticated professional SLRs on the market. Generally (in the US, at least), you'll find Canon EOS models with model numbers beginning with a letter are consumer through prosumer models, while those that begin with numbers are prosumer through professional models. At the top of the Canon EOS product line are the legendary 1-series.

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image of the Canon EOS-1D C digital camera

Canon EOS-1D C

18.1 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

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image of the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV digital camera

Canon 1D Mark IV

16.1 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

Released December 2009

 
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image of the Canon EOS-1D X digital camera

Canon 1D X

18.1 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

Released June 2012

$4949-6799
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image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital camera

Canon 5D Mark II

21.1 megapixel, Pro SLR, 4.40x Zoom

Released November 2008

 
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image of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III digital camera

Canon 5D Mark III

22.3 megapixel, Pro SLR, Non-Zoom

The Canon 5D Mark III is a true "superstar" camera, with impressive capabilities for both still and video shooting. It suits the needs of well-heeled amateurs and working pros equally well, and while its resolution is only very slightly higher than that of the 5D Mark II, the Canon 5D Mark III offers so many improvements over its predecessor that it'll be an easy upgrade decision for many 5D Mark II owners.

Released March 2012

$2495-3999
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image of the Canon EOS 6D digital camera

Canon 6D

20.2 megapixel, Pro SLR, 4.38x Zoom

With the 20.2-megapixel EOS 6D, Canon has created a smaller, lighter and less expensive full-frame digital SLR for prosumer photographers. In many ways, the well-designed 6D is a mini 5D Mark III for the rest of us. While it doesn't feature as robust a camera build as that step-up model, and its autofocus system is decidedly basic, the Canon 6D is otherwise a fantastic, responsive DSLR that offers the glories of full-frame in a trim but comfy camera body. Plus, you get full-featured, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS to boot.

Released December 2012

$1899-3537
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image of the Canon EOS 7D digital camera

Canon 7D

18.0 megapixel, Pro SLR, 3.80x Zoom

In many ways the Canon EOS 7D stands alone. It's a DSLR that can capture 18MP images at 8fps and 14-bit depth, with a quite usable ISO range from 100 to 12,800. It offers Live View, full manual exposure control while recording movies, Full HD movie recording, a new 19-point, all-cross-type autofocus system, a near-100% optical viewfinder, and built-in support for controlling up to three groups of Speedlite strobes. You can choose from one or two of those items with other cameras from Canon and other manufacturers, but if you want it all in one body, the Canon 7D is your only choice.

Released September 2009

$875-1890
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image of the Canon EOS 60D digital camera

Canon 60D

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 7.50x Zoom

With the Canon EOS 7D now tasked to meet the intermediate to professional photographer's needs, Canon has retooled the EOS 60D to better serve as a step-up model for Rebel owners who want a little more, rather than as the lower-priced competition to the 7D.

Released September 2010

 
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image of the Canon EOS 60Da digital camera

Canon 60Da

18.0 megapixel, SLR, Non-Zoom

Released April 2012

$1434-1499

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image of the Canon EOS 70D digital camera

Canon 70D

20.2 megapixel, SLR, 7.50x Zoom

The long-awaited Canon 70D comes packed with a groundbreaking new technology -- Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system -- that provides on-chip phase detection autofocus at every single pixel. That means a DSLR can finally record video with full-time continuous AF that's truly camcorder-like, with smooth racking and exceptional subject tracking. And it improves Live View AF to the point where using the LCD monitor feels almost as fast as traditional viewfinder shooting. The 70D also gets an upgrade to 20.2 megapixels of resolution, as well as compelling Wi-Fi features that include remote image capture with full exposure controls. The camera may not wow enthusiasts looking for significantly better still image quality, but the Canon 70D marks a serious step up for photographers wanting pro-level video performance and quality.

Released September 2013

$1199-1449
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Canon EOS M

18.0 megapixel, Compact System Camera, 3.10x Zoom

The Canon EOS M, the manufacturer's long-awaited entry into the mirrorless camera market, is a much better camera now than it was when it was launched nearly a year ago. Thanks to a recent firmware update from Canon, the EOS M's sluggish autofocusing capabilities have been markedly improved, though it's still not as fast as many competing models. And since the AF flaw weakened early demand for the camera, it now readily sells in a kit for under US$400 -- which makes it a lot more attractive than its initial US$800 pricetag. At that cost, and boasting image quality and photographic skills similar to the Rebel T4i, the Canon EOS M is no longer a bad investment for Canon DSLR owners looking for a small, spare body, nor for beginners wanting to step up from a point-and-shoot.

Released October 2012

 
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image of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) digital camera

Canon SL1

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

The Canon SL1 is the smallest and lightest DSLR that we've ever reviewed, delivering DSLR performance and image quality in a body that's almost as small as today's mirrorless camera models. Its features and image quality rival those of its bigger siblings, the Canon Rebel T4i and T5i. But it's not just a miniaturized version of those DSLRs; it's actually better in some ways, most notably its autofocus speed and video skills.

Released April 2013

$480-750
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image of the Canon EOS Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) digital camera

Canon T3

12.2 megapixel, SLR, 3.00x Zoom

Marking a new entry point to the Rebel line, the Canon T3 offers good image quality, a friendly design, and excellent battery life. Although its burst-shooting capabilities don't match the best-in-class, and has a few omissions such as dust removal and spot metering, these are fairly easy to overlook given the entry-level pricetag. In all, a fairly easy recommendation for the first-time SLR buyer.

Released March 2011

 
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image of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) digital camera

Canon T3i

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Staking out the high end of the Rebel line, the Canon T3i shares the excellent image quality of its predecessor (the T2i), and offers the articulating LCD, remote flash control, and creative filters also found in the 60D. With Full HD video support, fast autofocus, and good quality optics, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i is easy to recommend.

Released March 2011

$499-639
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image of the Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) digital camera

Canon T4i

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 7.50x Zoom

Canon's T4i raises the bar in terms of important enthusiast features, including a faster frame rate, new multi-shot modes, and Full HD stereo movies, but its new phase-detect autofocus falls short for movies.

Released June 2012

 
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image of the Canon EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D) digital camera

Canon T5

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

Released March 2014

$499-698

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image of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) digital camera

Canon T5i

18.0 megapixel, SLR, 3.06x Zoom

The Canon T5i might not be significantly different to the T4i, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It retains everything we loved about its predecessor, comes with a better lens, and yet costs even less.

Released April 2013

$619-950
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