I can’t be the only one completely bored by Canon's camera designs?

Canon EOS R50 next to Canon EOS R5
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

As exciting as Canon cameras are technically, is their design getting stale? Canon’s design seems to be perpetually safe, surfacing up the same camera bodies inspired by the DSLR era and just filling the rehashed designs with new technology.

To be clear, I am talking more about entry-level models like the recently announced Canon EOS R100, and less about Canon’s pro models. Having familiar polycarbonate bodies that can take a beating works for professional models like the Canon EOS R3, but Canon’s shrunk-down versions aimed at beginner and enthusiast photographers just bore me with their perfectly nice, but pedestrian designs. 

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.