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Canon PowerShot SX740 HS packs 40x zoom into compact body
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS packs 40x zoom into compact body By Mike Lowe

This year looks to be a bumper one for cameras. But it's not just about the bigger, pricier releases, as the accessible and versatile Canon SX740 HS goes to show.The SX740 is a compact camera with a big zoom lens within. Its 40x optical lens means it... Read more

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 ups its budget DSLR game, intros EOS 2000D and 4000D
Canon ups its budget DSLR game, intros EOS 2000D and 4000D By Mike Lowe

Looking to entice a new audience into the budget DSLR category, Canon has introduced a pair of entry-level EOS models: the 2000D and 4000D.The 2000D replaces the EOS 1300D, while the 4000D is an entirely new entry designed to include every possible cost-saving... Read more

How to take pictures of the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’
How to take pictures of the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ By Dan Grabham

Tonight sees a big lunar event called the "Super blue blood moon" with three lunar phenomena taking place across the globe. In the UK, the moon is closest to us in its orbit so the moon will be around a third bigger than usual.Landscape and travel photographer... Read more

Canon G1 X Mark III is the first compact with an APS-C sensor and optical zoom
Canon G1 X Mark III is the first compact with an APS-C sensor and optical zoom By Mike Lowe

It's been a long time coming, but Canon has finally unveiled the first compact camera with a DSLR-scale APS-C sensor size and an optical zoom lens. The PowerShot G1 X Mark III updates the range by making the sensor larger than the Mark II predecessor... 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 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 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 EOS 6D Mark II vs 5D Mark IV: What's the difference and which should I buy?
Canon EOS 6D Mark II vs 5D Mark IV: What's the difference and which should I buy? By Mike Lowe

When the Canon EOS 5D MkIV burst onto the pro camera scene in 2016, it hit so many tick boxes that, well, few other full-frame cameras seemed to be worth a look-in.Until, that is, looking at the price. The 5D Mark IV is a rather pricey machine - it's... Read more

Canon EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D official: A DSLR to suit all levels
Canon EOS 6D Mark II and EOS 200D official: A DSLR to suit all levels By Mike Lowe

In what's been a relatively quiet couple of years in the world of cameras, Canon has taken to opportunity to get one over its competitors by releasing an EOS DSLR for, well, seemingly everyone. And with the announcement of the EOS 6D Mark II full-frame... 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 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 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 M6 is Canon’s new top viewfinder-free mirrorless camera
Canon EOS M6 is Canon’s new top viewfinder-free mirrorless camera By Mike Lowe

Hot on the heels of the Canon EOS M5 - the mirrorless camera that, finally, put Canon in contention with some of its competition - the Japanese company has announced the EOS M6. It does away with the viewfinder (leaving a hotshoe in place for an accessory... Read more

Canon EOS 77D and 800D expand mid-range EOS DSLR lineup
Canon EOS 77D and 800D expand mid-range EOS DSLR lineup By Mike Lowe

If you're thinking of buying a feature-packed DSLR then chances are you'll be looking at a £1,000 piece of kit. Canon is looking to change that with the introduction of the EOS 77D and 800D cameras.If you're familiar with the Canon DSLR line-up you'll... 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 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 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 PowerShot G9 X Mark II looks great, but has a surprising omission
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II looks great, but has a surprising omission By Chris Hall

Canon has taken the wraps off the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, updating the 2015 forebear, but keeping the same retro good looks. The big focus of this compact camera - which remains properly pocketable - is the 1-in type sensor at its heart, larger than... 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 EOS 1300D brings Wi-Fi to the entry-level DSLR
Canon EOS 1300D brings Wi-Fi to the entry-level DSLR By Mike Lowe

The entry-level DSLR camera sector doesn't see too many new models these days, but Canon has quietly just unveiled its latest: the EOS 1300D.An update to 2014's EOS 1200D, the 1300D is an altogether similar and affordable beginner product, but dresses... Read more

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Upping the high-end compact ante
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II: Upping the high-end compact ante By Mike Lowe

When we first used the Canon PowerShot G7 X, the company's first 1-inch sensor compact, it felt like Canon's attempt to deflect a strong Sony line-up - namely the RX100 series.Some 18-months later and it's time for round two, with the G7 X Mark II upping... 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 EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new?
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs 1D X: What's new? By Mike Lowe

In 2016 it's the year of the pro DSLR once again: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II follows hot on the heels of the Nikon D5, which was announced a month earlier at CES 2016, but how does this full-frame pro-spec DSLR compare to its 1D X original?We handled... 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 camera can 'see in the dark', sensitive to ISO 4,000,000
Canon camera can 'see in the dark', sensitive to ISO 4,000,000 By Mike Lowe

Long gone are the days of film when ISO 3200 was the maximum sensitivity you could shoot. Digital cameras have been pushing responsiveness to low-light for years now, with six-figure extended ISO settings showing face on some recent DSLR cameras.But that's... Read more

Using Canon's VR headset: Hefty handheld solution wins on resolution, not practicality
Using Canon's VR headset: Hefty handheld solution wins on resolution, not practicality By Mike Lowe

The race for the winning virtual reality headset crown has been hotting up over recent months. We've seen HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and more besides, but now Japanese giant Canon is in the running with its VR headset. And we got to use one at the Canon Expo... 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

Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away
Forget 4K, Canon's new 250MP sensor can read lettering on a plane 18km away By Luke Edwards

The world of ultra high definition 4K video is starting to spill into homes with more affordable TVs and more streamed content. But it's already outdated thanks to Canon's new 250-megapixel sensor.Canon Japan has developed the 250-megapixel APS-H sensor... 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

Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot
Canon goes 4K crazy with XC10 and EOS C300 Mk II video cameras and a reference monitor to boot By Rik Henderson

Canon has embraced 4K video with three new products, mainly aimed at the professional and prosumer markets.The Canon XC10 4K video camera is perhaps the one most aimed at consumers or enthusiasts as it offers professional standard quality but at a more... Read more

Canon EOS 750D vs 760D: What's the difference? Mid-weight DSLR showdown
Canon EOS 750D vs 760D: What's the difference? Mid-weight DSLR showdown By Mike Lowe

Canon has unveiled not one, but two new mid-range DSLR cameras to its lineup, making for a busier EOS range than ever before. 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... Read more

Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom incoming: 1-inch sensor, 25x optical zoom compact teased
Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom incoming: 1-inch sensor, 25x optical zoom compact teased By Mike Lowe

Everyone loves a superzoom, and Canon has set its sights on the top-end of the market with the initial unveiling of the PowerShot G3 X.And it's not doing things by half measures. Featuring a 1-inch sensor for heightened image quality, the camera also... Read more

Canon EOS 5DS vs 5DS R: What's the difference? 50-megapixel DSLR camera specs explored
Canon EOS 5DS vs 5DS R: What's the difference? 50-megapixel DSLR camera specs explored By Mike Lowe

Think that the Nikon D810 is high resolution? Think again. Canon has unveiled the EOS 5DS and 5DS R models, each boasting a 50.6-megapixel full-frame sensor at their core, making them the highest-resolution DSLR cameras on the market.So what's the difference... 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 SX530 HS boasts 50x mega zoom without breaking the bank
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS boasts 50x mega zoom without breaking the bank By Mike Lowe

Canon is not shy of packing the zoom into a superzoom. Its latest PowerShot SX530 HS squeezes a 50x optical lens, delivering a 24-1200mm equivalent, into an affordable and relatively compact package.It was only a few years back that such optics with such... Read more

Canon PowerShot N2 adds selfie screen fun, but is it hip to be square?
Canon PowerShot N2 adds selfie screen fun, but is it hip to be square? By Mike Lowe

There's only so much you can do with camera design before a product becomes tricky to use. But that hasn't stopped Canon trying to break the conventional mould, with the latest Canon PowerShot N2, in its squat, near-square-fronted format, showing off... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS crams more megapixels into 30x travel zoom
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS crams more megapixels into 30x travel zoom By Mike Lowe

It's the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, which means the annual compact camera splurge from Canon is upon us. In among a variety of updated models, it's the Canon PowerShot SX710 HS, the 30x optical zoom travel compact, which demands the greatest attention.The... Read more

Canon Connect Station CS100 is a 1TB photo storage device with NFC for easy transfer
Canon Connect Station CS100 is a 1TB photo storage device with NFC for easy transfer By Rik Henderson

Canon has announced its own storage system for photos that enables you to back up shots without needing a PC. The Canon Connect Station CS100 has 1TB of storage and NFC connectivity so you can transfer pictures or videos from an NFC-enabled Canon camera... Read more