The best Canon camera in 2024: Canon's top mirrorless, DSLRs and compacts

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Canon EOS R3

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Top picks
1: Best overall Canon EOS R5
2: Best budget Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D
3: Best wildlife Canon EOS R7
4: Best beginner Canon EOS R100
5: Best hybrid Canon EOS R6 II
6: Best professional Canon EOS R3
7. Best for creators Canon EOS R50
8. Best video Canon EOS R5C
9. Best vlogging Canon PowerShot V10
10. Best DSLR Canon EOS 90D
How we test cameras

Choosing the best Canon camera is a tall order. We are, after all, talking about the biggest camera company in the world! Canon makes everything from budget beginner bodies all the way up to cameras used to shoot movies, so there's a lot to choose from. 

Canon since the film days!
Photographer James Artaius holding a Canon EOS R camera
Canon since the film days!
James Artaius

My first camera was the Canon AE-1, and since then I've been using everything from PowerShot snappers to Cinema EOS monsters personally and professionally. I used to write for our print publication PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, so I'm well placed to help you work out which is the best Canon camera for you!

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.