Latest Canon camera reviews

Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world?
Canon EOS 2000D initial review: Asserting DSLR's entry-level place in a smartphone world? By Mike Lowe

The camera market is more divided than ever before. Hot off the heels of Samsung announcing its new flagship S9 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018 - with a dual aperture lens camera unlike anything in a phone before it - Canon, in a sphere all of... Read more

Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K
Canon EOS M50 initial review: Hooray for 4K By Mike Lowe

Since Canon launched its mirrorless camera line-up - known as the EOS M range - we've failed to be too impressed. The EOS M50, however, could be the camera to change that.Why? The M50 is the first time we've seen a number of things in this range: there's... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR?
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III review: Can this compact truly replace a DSLR? By Mike Lowe

With budget compacts more or less killed off by the ever-advancing phone camera, dedicated cameras play a very different role these days. And as not everyone wants to lug around a massive lump, mirrorless and DSLR cameras simply won't suit all photographers... Read more

Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy
3.5 stars Canon EOS M100 review: Pocketable point-and-shoot makes mirrorless easy By Timothy Coleman

Canon's entry-level mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, is the smallest and simplest in the company's range yet, with stripped-back design and flip-up LCD touchscreen. It's designed to appeal to beginners seeking a point-and-shoot experience without compromising... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras as they were once known are dead and buried. Now if you go looking for a dedicated camera - one that's not on your smartphone, anyway - it'll come with a larger-scale sensor and more features to help it stand out.That's the case with the... Read more

Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 200D review: The perfect mini DSLR for beginners? By Mike Lowe

DSLR cameras were once seen as these big, beastly pro-spec machines that you wouldn't want to lay hands on unless you had an encyclopaedic knowledge of photography. How times have changed, eh?The Canon EOS 200D is an interesting small-scale DSLR, designed... Read more

Canon EOS 6D Mark II review: One of the most versatile full-frame DSLR cameras
4.5 stars Canon EOS 6D Mark II review: One of the most versatile full-frame DSLR cameras By Mike Lowe

Full-frame: the holy grail of DSLR cameras. The term describes a sensor size equivalent to a classic 35mm film frame. And in 2017 it's a market more accessible than ever before, rather than just something for heavyweight pros to handle.Which is what the... Read more

Canon EOS M6 review: Canon's best mirrorless yet, but is that good enough?
4.0 stars Canon EOS M6 review: Canon's best mirrorless yet, but is that good enough? By Mike Lowe

The Canon take on the mirrorless camera market has been interesting: having lackadaisically introduced the M-series system in a bid to avoid undercutting its own DSLR business, it had taken Canon years to establish a more viable M-series camera. That... Read more

Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far? By Mike Lowe

You've probably heard it time and again: "cameras are dying". Well, not if Canon has anything to do with it.The Japanese camera maker seems to be investing in a DSLR for every user level, with the latest EOS 77D fitting into the range beneath its 80D... Read more

Canon EOS 800D preview: Mid-range made accessible
Canon EOS 800D preview: Mid-range made accessible By Mike Lowe

Canon is bulking out its EOS range with a number of new DSLR models, the 800D taking on a more beginner role than its also-announced step-up 77D cousin.Between the two new models, certainly in terms of specification, there's not a great deal of difference.... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II preview: The crossover camera
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II preview: The crossover camera By Mike Lowe

The first-gen Canon PowerShot G9 X was something of a departure for Canon: its touchscreen-focused controls saw it handle differently to a typical Canon compact. The Mark II model maintains this focus, with an updated user interface to simplify the camera's... Read more

Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition
3.5 stars Canon EOS M5 review: 'Mirrorless 80D' fails to faze its compact system competition By Mike Lowe

It's fair to say we've been highly critical of Canon's compact system camera EOS M line. For a simple reason, though: the Japanese company's mirrorless cameras simply haven't been able to stand up to the competition. And with the current line-up - think... Read more

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster
5.0 stars Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review: The 30-megapixel monster By Mike Lowe

Canon has stepped things up a gear in recent years by leading with higher-resolution DSLR cameras. It had long been said that the 24-megapixel mark would be the company's limit until lenses could make the best of the capture resolution - a concept that... Read more

Canon EOS 1300D review: Entry-level ace?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 1300D review: Entry-level ace? By Sam Kieldsen

Thanks to smartphones, everyone's a photographer these days – but what happens when you hit your iPhone or Galaxy's imaging limits and realise you need something a bit beefier? Chances are, your first thought is to buy yourself what used to be known... Read more

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II review: Nip and tuck triumphs
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II review: Nip and tuck triumphs By Mike Lowe

Canon was late to the 1-inch sensor compact cameras game, following in the Sony's RX100 footsteps to deliver the original PowerShot G7 X back in 2014. In the period since then this larger-than-average sensor sector has become a battleground. Nobody wants... Read more

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review: The fast and the furious, part II
5.0 stars Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review: The fast and the furious, part II By Mike Lowe

The big boss is back for round two: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is the company's top-end full-frame DSLR, which replaces both the original 1D X and video-focused 1D C models. And it really is one serious bit of kit, as we've been finding out during a couple... Read more

Canon EOS 80D review: The mid-range master
5.0 stars Canon EOS 80D review: The mid-range master By Mike Lowe

If you're looking to drop a four-figure wedge of cash of a mid-range DSLR - one that'll last you for a good stretch of time - then Canon is one of the names that so often floats to the surface; the crema on the coffee, if you will. And in the 80D that... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS preview: Putting 40x zoom in the palm of your hand
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS preview: Putting 40x zoom in the palm of your hand By Mike Lowe

Ah, the compact superzoom. Over the years they've got smaller yet, somehow, have managed to cram more and more features in. In the case of the Canon PowerShot SX720 HS it's all about the zoom - 40x optical zoom, no less.Which is quite a feat. In the hand... Read more

Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Chunky but comprehensive compact
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G5 X review: Chunky but comprehensive compact By Mike Lowe

It's all change in the camera market, with the focus on throwaway compacts all but dead in the face of smartphone domination. Canon is well known for its chunky-but-capable compact cameras, with 2013's G16 seemingly representing the end of that range,... Read more

Canon PowerShot G9 X review: Touching the void
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot G9 X review: Touching the void By Mike Lowe

On the evidence of the Canon PowerShot G9 X it's time to wave goodbye to the company's older, small-sensor PowerShot cameras. Why? Because the G9 X packs a large 1-inch sensor size into a slender body, making a good case to out-and-out replace models... Read more

Canon EOS M10 hands-on: Canon’s weak mirrorless line-up continues
Canon EOS M10 hands-on: Canon’s weak mirrorless line-up continues By Mike Lowe

Using the new Canon EOS M10 is like taking a step back in time. And not in a good way. The original EOS M from 2012 was bottom of the mirrorless pack at launch, the M2 never came to Europe, and even the M3, announced earlier in 2015, was behind the mirrorless... Read more

Canon EOS 5DS review: Resolution revelation
5.0 stars Canon EOS 5DS review: Resolution revelation By Mike Lowe

Canon had dilly-dallied around the resolution conundrum for what seemed like an eternity. "Push beyond 22-megapixels? Golly, no way" was pretty much the message for years. And then it goes and releases a 50.6-megapixel full-frame DSLR, the EOS 5DS.And,... Read more

Canon EOS 750D review: Revered mid-ranger
4.0 stars Canon EOS 750D review: Revered mid-ranger By Mike Lowe

Canon is testing the water with its latest DSLR cameras. The EOS 750D, which updates the earlier 700D mid-ranger from 2013, is also joined by the ever-so-slightly higher specification 760D, giving more choice to customers. Or just adding more confusion.So... Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)
Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras are getting bigger, beefier and more advanced as the smartphone revolution takes over the lower-end of the market. We've already seen a handful of superzoom models with a 1-inch sensor at their core, but now it's Canon's turn to step up... Read more

Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve
Hands-on: Canon EOS M3 review: Still behind the mirrorless market curve By Mike Lowe

Canon makes great DSLR cameras, there's no doubt about that. But in 2012 when the company dipped into the mirrorless market with the EOS M, it was unusually behind the curve. The EOS M2 appeared in Asia to try and fill a gap, some firmware update appeared... Read more

Canon EOS 750D and 760D: Similar features, different designs, more choice (hands-on)
Canon EOS 750D and 760D: Similar features, different designs, more choice (hands-on) By Mike Lowe

Now here's something we didn't expect: Canon unveiled not one, but two new mid-range DSLR cameras to its EOS lineup. The new EOS 750D and 760D are like the filling in a Canon sandwich, sat above the existing EOS 700D, but below the 70D in terms of rank.The... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS and SX710 HS super-zoom cameras (eyes-on)
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS and SX710 HS super-zoom cameras (eyes-on) By Elyse Betters

Canon is at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, so we stopped by the camera maker’s booth to take a look at some of its new PowerShots.Two of the most note-worthy announcements on display were updates to the 42x 24-1,008mm SX520 HS and the 30x 25-750mm SX700 HS.The... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: To the zoom and back
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: To the zoom and back By Mike Lowe

The superzoom market keeps on growing, quite literally, with the latest Canon PowerShot SX60 HS boasting a gigantic 65x optical zoom lens. That's far more heavyweight than any competitor on the market, so if it's zoom you want, it's zoom you get.But is... Read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II review: King of quality
5.0 stars Canon EOS 7D Mark II review: King of quality By Mike Lowe

To pinch the well-known slogan: good things come to those who wait. And wait we have. For the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a DSLR that has shunned the typically frequent product cycle, instead taking five whole years to calculate its position in the market.It... Read more

Canon PowerShot G7 X review
4.5 stars Canon PowerShot G7 X review By Mike Lowe

The rise of the high-end compact camera has been gathering pace, with oodles of models well worth a look in 2014. Despite already offering plenty of quality products, it's taken Canon a little longer to get into the groove and deliver a large-sensor yet... Read more

Canon EOS 1200D review
4.0 stars Canon EOS 1200D review By Mike Lowe

The entry-level DSLR market has slowed in terms of product releases in recent years. Indeed it's taken three years for Canon to out the 1200D - that's Rebel T5 for our American friends - and while we don't mind waiting for the right kit to come along... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review
4.0 stars Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review By Mike Lowe

As the compact camera market continues to shrink, the outlay of new product seems to be surfing a common theme: zoom is increasing in a war waged with fixed-lens smartphone cameras. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS - the update to the earlier SX280 HS model... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review
4.5 stars Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review By Mike Lowe

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012. Far from being a straightforward rehash of the earlier large sensor model, the Mark II is a total rework. It's built around a... Read more

Canon EOS 100D White pictures and hands-on
Canon EOS 100D White pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

No prizes for what makes the Canon EOS 100D White DSLR special. Yep, it's got a white coat of paint.A year after the release of the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, that being the Canon EOS 100D, the white model delivers a nigh-on identical package.... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

When it comes to travel zooms - cameras pocketable in size but with a significant zoom lens squeezed into their designs - there are lots of options out there. Canon is no stranger to the market with many successful PowerShot models already under its belt,... Read more

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot N100 goes whacky with front and rear cameras
Hands-on: Canon PowerShot N100 goes whacky with front and rear cameras By Mike Lowe

Canon continues to let its N-series engineers run wild with their imaginations with the release of the PowerShot N100. And we got to test it out at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas.Unlike the square form PowerShot N that came before it,... Read more

Canon PowerShot G16 review
5.0 stars Canon PowerShot G16 review By Nik Rawlinson

There’s much to be said for sticking with something that works, but do it for too long and the item in question starts to look old. Take the Canon PowerShot G-series, here in its latest G16 form, as an example. The product line’s visual evolution... Read more

Canon EOS 700D review
4.0 stars Canon EOS 700D review By Chris Hall

The Canon EOS 700D sits in a category of DLSR cameras that Canon says is for beginners. Its apparent stable mates include the tiny EOS M, the 1100D and the 100D, each of which the 700D is superior to in various ways. It also replaces the 650D and, in... Read more

Canon PowerShot S120 review
4.5 stars Canon PowerShot S120 review By Mike Lowe

Canon has a knack for making great compact cameras. The PowerShot S120, the replacement of last year's S110 model, might not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly get things turning faster in the pocketable high-end compact market. And if that's what you're... Read more

Canon Legria mini hands-on and sample video: The social camcorder
Canon Legria mini hands-on and sample video: The social camcorder By Chris Hall

Canon recently announced the Legria mini, a device you might have missed, not only because of its compact nature but also because it seems to be a throwback to a category of devices we've all but forgotten.The Canon Legria mini is a pocket camcorder,... Read more

Canon EOS-1D C hands-on, we check out the ultimate 4K videographer's DSLR
Canon EOS-1D C hands-on, we check out the ultimate 4K videographer's DSLR By Mike Lowe

The Canon EOS-1D C isn't new by any standard, but it's such an elusive - and pricey - camera that it's taken us until now to grab a hands-on look at it. Complete with the 50mm CN-E 50mm f/1.3 fully-manual cinema lens.Think Canon EOS 1D X then think even... Read more

Canon PowerShot S120 hands-on, the best pocketable compact just got better
Canon PowerShot S120 hands-on, the best pocketable compact just got better By Mike Lowe

The Canon PowerShot S120 gives one of our favourite pocketable compact cameras - the PowerShot S110 - the update treatment. We tested out the latest snapper on the Canon stand at this year's IFA electronics show to see whether it delivered more of the... Read more

Canon PowerShot G16 hands-on: has the high-end compact embraced change enough?
Canon PowerShot G16 hands-on: has the high-end compact embraced change enough? By Mike Lowe

Compact cameras are going through change of late. Size is on the down, sensor sizes on the up and cameras such as Canon's G-series have had to adapt in the fierce market. The Canon PowerShot G16, which is up there among Canon's top-of-the-line models,... Read more

Canon EOS 70D review
5.0 stars Canon EOS 70D review By Mike Lowe

At first glance the Canon EOS 70D may look like just another DSLR. But it's oh so much more than that: the 70D wages all-out war against not only the rest of the mid-level DSLR market, but also has the technology to take on mirrorless models - often called... Read more

Canon EOS 70D: The first sample images
Canon EOS 70D: The first sample images By Mike Lowe

Mid-way through our Canon EOS 70D review process we thought it only fair to share a bunch of lovely snaps that we've taken with this rather special mid-level camera.Well, we say mid-level, but in use the 70D feels far more heavyweight in its delivery:... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
4.5 stars Canon PowerShot SX280 HS By Mike Lowe

In the search for all-in-one compact camera perfection the Canon's thrown its latest tech into the ring: the PowerShot SX280 HS is the first Canon model to introduce the Digic 6 processing engine. But by resting on the same 20x optical zoom and 12.1-megapixel... Read more

Canon PowerShot N
3.5 stars Canon PowerShot N By Nik Rawlinson

Bijou beauty or mediocre miniaturisation? In truth, there's a bit of both in the PowerShot N, Canon's truly compact compact. On the whole, though, this clever re-imagining of how cameras should look and perform puts the bias strongly towards the former.It's... Read more

Canon EOS 100D review
4.0 stars Canon EOS 100D review By Mike Lowe

When Canon came to update the EOS 650D DSLR it did something not entirely expected: while the inevitable EOS 700D surfaced, so too did the brand new EOS 100D, a shrunken DSLR some 25 per cent smaller and 28 per cent lighter than the DSLR.A whole new category... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS pictures and hands-on
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Canon's latest travel zoom compact, the PowerShot SX280 HS, updates 2012's SX260 model with Wi-Fi and is the very first Canon camera to boast the latest Digic 6 processor.Yup, it's out with Digic 5 and in with the new and more-powerful sixth-generation... Read more

Canon EOS 100D pictures and hands-on
Canon EOS 100D pictures and hands-on By Mike Lowe

Canon's thinking big when it comes to small: the Canon EOS 100D is a brand new line to the EOS range, which undercuts its bigger brother 700D by 25 per cent size and 28 per cent weight. But is this mini a master of all things DSLR?Pocket-lint handled... Read more