10 Best Canon Cameras to Capture Memories for Years to Come

Don't opt for just your average point-and-shoot camera. These high-quality options are worth your attention.

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Canon boasts one of the most impressive lineups of digital cameras in the business. We've rounded up some of the tech giant's best consumer offerings for every skill level and budget.

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Canon PowerShot SX620 Camera

Best for Beginners

The Canon PowerShot SX620 will offer users a step up in image quality and versatility from their smartphone camera. Its key features include a 20 MP image sensor sitting behind a versatile 25x zoom lens, intelligent image stabilization, and 3-inch display with intuitive user interface. 

The PowerShot SX620 has Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can instantly transfer photos you have captured to your smartphone. There are three colors to pick from — black, silver, and red. 

More: Check Out Our Full Roundup on Compact Cameras

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Camera
$649.00

Best for a Compact Body and Great Image Quality

Canon added its newest DIGIC 7 processor to the PowerShot G7 X Mark II, which improves shooting performance and speed. The camera lacks a viewfinder, but it has a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity. 

We would have liked to see 4K recording, but this one is limited to 1080p Full HD video recording. Nonetheless, this camera provides excellent photo quality in a small body, thanks to its 1-inch, 20.1 MP CMOS sensor and versatile lens with 4-times magnification optical zoom and f/1.8 maximum aperture.

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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Camera
$379.00

Best for a Compact Body and Long Zoom

The PowerShot SX730 HS is an ultra compact camera with an ultra long zoom. Canon managed to pack a 40-times magnification optically stabilized zoom lens — with a 24-960-millimeter focal length — and a 20.3 MP CMOS sensor in a tiny 110-by-64-by-40-millimeter body.

The camera is the perfect traveling companion, and it's great for recording concerts. Its 3-inch LCD (sans touchscreen) flips upward 180 degrees for selfies. Not only that, but it's chock-full of features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Full HD video recording.

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Canon EOS M6 Camera (With a Kit Lens)
$699.00

Best Compact Option With Interchangeable Lenses

The EOS M6 by Canon has a large 24.2 MP APS-C sensor, a nice set of external controls, an articulating display, and the ability to capture Full HD 1080p video. There's a fairly limited number of lenses available for the camera's proprietary mount, but users can tap into Canon's immense range of DSLR lenses via a fairly inexpensive adapter.

If you're a Canon DSLR owner looking to downsize, the EOS M6 should definitely be on your list. Our only complaint is its lack of a viewfinder — Canon has saved this feature for the pricier EOS M5.

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Digital Camera
$1,099.00

Best Compact Option for Advanced Photographers

The PowerShot G1 X Mark III is Canon's most capable digital camera that doesn't have interchangeable lenses. It packs a massive 24.2 MP APS-C image sensor (the same size as the EOS Rebel and EOS M product families), and a superb set of manual controls that are bound to appeal to photography enthusiasts.

A bright lens with 3-times magnification zoom range, Wi-Fi connectivity, a weather-sealed body, and a built-in electronic viewfinder round up the key highlights of this compact, yet seriously capable digital camera. If you're not hell-bent on shooting 4K video (the PowerShot G1 X Mark III can't), this is a camera whose versatility is among the best in its class.

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Canon EOS Rebel T7i Camera (With a Kit Lens)
$749.00

Best Entry-Level DSLR

The Canon EOS Rebel T7i packs an advanced 24.2 MP APS-C image sensor and a seriously speedy dual-pixel autofocus. The rest of its long list of key features includes 1080p video capture at a brisk 60 fps, a fully articulating 3-inch touchscreen, and an optical viewfinder. 

Canon has also equipped the T7i with an improved image-processing engine and a five-axis image stabilization system for preventing shaky footage. The camera has Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can connect it to a smartphone.

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Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera
$429.00

Best for Stylish Looks and Great Image Quality

Inside the stylish and compact body of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II lies a massive 1-inch, 20 MP sensor. Combined with a high-quality lens with 3-times magnification optical zoom and f/2.0 maximum aperture, it's capable of capturing images and 1080p video with excellent quality.

Other key bits of the camera include a rich set of connectivity settings and intuitive controls. Overall, the G9 X Mark II is an excellent choice for casual users looking for a pocketable camera that packs a punch. There are two color options to choose from: silver (pictured) and black.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Camera (Body Only)
$3,099.00

Best for 4K Video Capture

The latest iteration of Canon's legendary 5D range of full frame cameras finally brings 4K video capture to the product lineup. In addition to sharp video, the 5D Mark IV can also consistently deliver 30.4 MP still images with exceptional quality.

Excellent battery life, top-notch manual controls, and a weatherproof body make this camera one of Canon's most capable offerings available today. To make the most of its capabilities, it's essential that you invest in high-quality lenses.

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Canon EOS 80D Camera (With a Kit Lens)
$1,049.00

Best APS-C DSLR Option for Advanced Photographers

The Canon EOS 80D is the company's most capable DSLR camera with an APS-C sensor. The 24.2 MP images it can capture are among the best in its class, as is the available lens ecosystem.

Other key features of the 80D include wireless connectivity, excellent 1080p video capture (no 4K, though), an articulating touchscreen, and a weather-sealed body. The layout of the camera's controls is also superb.

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Canon EOS 5DS R Camera (Body Only)
$3,699.00

Best for Professional Photographers

The EOS 5DS R is Canon's best full frame DSLR. Designed with professional photographers in mind, the camera can capture exceptional photos up to a whopping 50.6 MP in size. It features an advanced autofocus system, a duo of powerful image processors, and intuitive controls, packed into a superbly built weatherproof body. 

Video capture capabilities of the 5DS R are limited (1080p only), though it more than makes up for it with the still images it produces. Keep in mind that such a camera requires quality lenses to get the best results, so a full setup can quickly approach a five-figure price tag.