Best Canon DSLR Cameras of 2018

By Staff

Whether you're an enthusiast looking to become a pro or you just want a camera that shoots higher than your expectations, you can't go wrong with a Canon DSLR. The brand offers a laundry list of models at different price points, but if you're looking for the best of the best, you've come to the right place.

Our camera experts have spent countless hours in our state-of-the-art labs testing every Canon DSLR on the market to figure out which deserve a spot in our top five. Our top pick is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (available at Amazon). You'll have to spend a little extra to get the performance this camera affords—along with most of the others on the list—but it'll be well worth it when you look back on the beautiful images and videos you've captured.

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Updated January 03, 2018

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Compared to previous models, the Mark III has the benefit of faster shot-to-shot times, dramatically improved autofocus, superb metering, and substantial upgrades to video performance. It handles better, shoots faster, offers more control, and is better suited to all kinds of still and video applications. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional whose livelihood depends upon a camera, this is a solid choice.

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Canon EOS-1D X

With the 1D X, Canon created a superb, professional DSLR that's as capable as it is versatile. It's a multimedia powerhouse that's entrenched in professional territory and that shows in the photos and videos we shot. It produces beautiful images, and whether you shoot stills or video, studio models or wildlife, the 1D X has features to make your job easier. It isn't cheap, but it's well worth the price of admission.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

This is a camera geared towards chiefly advanced shooters and professionals in need of an affordable, compact DSLR with pro-style features. It has the build quality and durability of a prosumer camera and the autofocus system and extensive control that only Canon's top-shelf DSLRs offer. If you're serious about shooting sports, news, or wildlife, the 7D Mark II is a great first choice for breaking into the industry.

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Canon EOS 5DS

Canon's 5D series has long been a go-to for professionals across the globe. The 5DS takes what we love about the 5D Mark III and upgrades it with new, faster processors and a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor. But while its increased resolution will be a boon for studio and landscape shooters, this isn't the filmmaker's dream that previous 5Ds were. If still photos are your game, this is the pro-grade DSLR to beat.

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$3,499.00 Amazon Buy $3,699.00 Adorama Buy $3,699.99 Best Buy Buy $3,699.00 Walmart Buy

Canon Rebel T6s

Canon's Rebel lineup was stuck in time for the past few years, but that's changed thanks to the new T6s and T6i. The two DSLRs have the same 24.2-megapixel image sensor, providing a boost to image quality over past Rebels. The T6s goes furthest, adding a second control dial and a status LCD. The result is a camera that's beginner-friendly, but also a great stepping stone on the path to a true professional DSLR.

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