Since 1934, Cannon has been a world leader in cameras for both professional and personal use. Thanks to smartphones, taking a photo or video has never been easier, but Canon’s long history of high-quality cameras and wide range of sizes, features, and price points, coupled with their renewed with their commitment to providing products that are up to date with the latest technology, you no longer have to rely on adding filters to your photos to make them social-media ready. With these fan-favorite Canon cameras, getting the best picture, whether it’s for your profile picture or your photography profile, is a snap.
Below we’ve included three options all with impressive features at affordable price points. All three cameras have the ability to shoot high-quality images and videos and can handle any size SD card. The three cameras all have WiFi capability, which makes it easy to instantly transport your content to your phone or computer. Images and videos can be shared with friends or posted immediately to social media, making the cameras ideal for personal use or work.
While only the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR comes with a tripod, all three have the option to be attached to a tripod, a must-have when shooting large group shots, headshots, product images, or when filming video. The Rebel is also the only option that comes with changeable lenses, a camera bag and an external flash, items that will better serve photographers that are professional and semi-professional.
If you’re looking for cameras that are suited to your travel needs, we suggest the smaller but still powerful Canon PowerShot SX420 and Canon PowerShot ELPH 190. Lighter and more compact, these cameras don’t come with memory cards, allowing you to choose your own size of SD card to add to the camera, which means you’re only paying for the memory you want.
Ready to find out which Canon will be making your friends and family ask which filter you added to your pics (answer: none!)? Check out the three best Canon cameras on the market today.
1. Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR
Voted the Photo4Less Top Value Camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR has all the benefits of a professional camera, including three lenses, a photo video quality tripod, a removeable flash, two huge SD cards and more, all for an affordable price.
Pros: The Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR is powerful enough to be used by pros but easy enough to navigate that amateur photographers will still be able to use all the items in the huge accessory bag. The camera comes with three lenses, including an 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, a 58mm High Definition Wide Angle Lens and a 58mm 2x Professional Telephoto Lens. Its got a tripod and a power save flash that can be used by remote, ideal for taking selfies or group shots with the tripod, and two memory cards, including a 16 and 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card that will store video and photos at high res. The Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR also comes with a camera bag, saving you money on buying a separate bag for the camera. The camera is WiFi enabled, meaning you can easily transmit your images from the Canon to your phone or computer. It also shoots in 1080P, the highest quality of video recording for all three cameras on this list.
Cons: Extra batteries need to be purchased separately. Some customers also found that items in the bundle, including filters, were of low quality and not useful.
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2. Canon PowerShot SX420
Shooting 720P video and boasting a powerful 42X Optical Zoom, the Canon PowerShot SX420 has a long list of features, including WiFi capability and easy to use Smart AUTO sensors that can shoot in modes like Fisheye and Toy Camera, making for a fun and functional camera that is a great option for amateur photographers and videographers who want crisp and clear images without the hassle and weight of added lenses and lights.
Pros: If you want the quality of the Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR without the added features and weight, we recommend the Canon PowerShot SX420. The Canon PowerShot SX420 is great for both video and images, taking 720P videos and offering 42X optical zoom. With an impressive 3-inch screen to see images and video, the Canon PowerShot SX420 also has an image stabilizer for action shots a 20.0 Megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor that takes crisp and clear images. Not only does the Canon PowerShot SX420 have WiFi connectivity that allows you to instantly download photos to your phone, computer, or social media sites, it also works with the Camera Connect App, which enables the user to use their phone as a remote for the camera, ideal for taking large group shots.
Cons: The Canon PowerShot SX420 does not come with a memory card or case.
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Canon PowerShot SX420
3. Canon PowerShot ELPH 190
Small but powerful, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 features a 10X Optical Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer. Built for travelers, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 has many of the same features of the Canon PowerShot SX420 in a much smaller camera.
Pros: Measuring 0.9 x 3.8 x 2.2 in and weighing only 4.9 ounces, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 is great for anyone who wants a small and impressive camera for traveling or everyday use. With a large 5-inch screen size, you’ll be able to clearly see your 720P video or 20.0 Megapixel images with an optical zoom of 10X. Like the Canon PowerShot SX420, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 has WiFi connectivity and works with the Camera Connect App. The camera is user-friendly, with Smart AUTO shooting modes that automatically picks the best shooting setting, as well as fun shooting modes like Monochrome.
Cons: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 doesn’t come with a memory card or case. It also can’t zoom into images as much as the first two options.
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