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Top 5 Best Canon Digital Cameras

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Canon has long been an industry leader in imaging technology. Their iconic red and white logo is ubiquitous almost everywhere in the world, and the company is one of two brands anyone will recognize as a leader in camera and camera accessory manufacturing. Ready to own your own Canon? Here are our top five choices of best Canon digital cameras on the market today.


Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

We’re starting the list with the low-end of the Canon’s varied spectrum. It’s a go-to model because it’s simple enough for even the most beginner photographer to snap a good shot without investing in a more serious piece of equipment.

Pros:
• Lightweight, portable design with lithium ion battery option
• 12.1-megapixel resolution with 4x optical zoom
• Image stabilization
• Performs well in low-light situations
• Creative settings and 18 predefined shooting presets

Cons:
• Slow image processing
• Images not as crisp as competing models
• LCD difficult to see in bright lights

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Canon PowerShot D20

This is Canon’s best waterproof camera in the PowerShot family. Its rugged, durable design and casing make it standout in tough situations without sacrificing imaging quality.

Pros:
• 12.1-megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor
• Full 1080p HD video capability
• Manual shooting mode
• Waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to five feet
• Built-in GPS tracker

Cons:
• Battery and card slot difficult to get to
• Zoom toggle is a bit slow
• Odd design, wrist strap detaches easily

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Canon Rebel T5i

This model is an update to Canon’s popular Rebel line of introductory DSLRs. With intuitive menus and seven creative filters, this is a great camera if you’re really looking to segue into more serious amateur photography.

Pros:
• 18-megapixel CMOS sensor
• DIGIC 5-Image Processor
• ISO to 12800 (crisp imaging even in low light situations)
• Touch screen option, with LiveView mode
• Full HD 1080p video capability

Cons:
• Flash is a bit noisy
• Some digital noise above ISO 6400
• Rear-view shooting results in some blur from hand-shake (model is heavier than predecessors)

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Canon EOS 60D

This crop-sensor model is a middle ground between Canon’s Rebel, entry-level DSLR line and a high end full-frame DSLR, both in price point and imaging quality. With an L-series lens, however, a 60D is capable of broadcast-quality photography.

Pros:
• 18-megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor
• 96% viewfinder coverage
• In-camera conversion of RAW images to JPEGs means you don’t need additional software
• Full 1080p HD video capability with external microphone jack

Cons:
• Color can look oversaturated
• LCD screen isn’t durable; scratches easily
• Heavy for non-enthusiast photography

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Canon 5D Mark III

The 5D Mark III is a full-frame DSLR that’s become one of the industry standards for independent filmmaking and semi-professional photography.

Pros:
• 22.3-megapixel resolution with CMOS sensor
• Full 1080p HD video capability
• Dual-layer metering connects with autofocus for exposure and color optimization
• Sturdy, durable full metal body
• DIGIC 5+ Image Processing
• ISO 100–25600

Cons:
• Expensive end of Canon’s spectrum
• LCD screen scratches easily
• Lacks red focusing point of other 5D models

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