Top 5 Canon Digital SLR Cameras on the Market
Top 5 Canon Digital SLR Cameras on the Market
Rebel T1i Digital SLR
Who should use it: Amateurs, Hobbyists, even semi-professional photographers.
What are it’s best features: 15.1Mp APS-C Format CMOS Sensor, HD 1080p Video Capture, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, RAW and/or JPEG images, 3″ Clear View LCD with Live View, ISO Sensitivity Expandable to 12,800, Picture Styles such as monochrome are set in the camera.
When was it made: The Rebel T1 is the 6th generation of the Rebel entry level cameras. The 2nd newest addition to the Rebel Family!
Where to use it: Reviewers on B&H Photovideo have said that this camera is great for all types of photography. Ranging from weddings to macro photography of tiny gemstones.
Why buy it: This camera is the top of the line Entry Level Rebel Lens. Not only is it notorious for great photographs, one does not have to spend 3,000$ to get wonderful pictures. This camera is simple enough to be affordable for amateurs and photo-enthusiasts, but it is also good enough to be used by professionals who do not want to spend an enormous amount of money on a expert camera body. This is a universal body–just learn how to use it.
Rebel XSi Digital SLR
Who should use it: The aspiring digital photographer. Anyone who want to seriously consider photography as a profession and wants to test out the waters. Also for the hobbyist and the enthusiast. For the Amateur not the professional.
What are its best features: Canon 12.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC III Image Processor, 14-bit A/D Converter, Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Optimization, Speedy, Precise Operation, Large 3.0-inch LCD Monitor, Live View Function, Advanced & Adaptable AF System, 35-zone Metering, High-Capacity Memory Cards, EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Picture Style Settings, Compatible with EF & EF-S Lenses, Advanced Flash Photography.
When was it made: Made in January of 2008.
Where to use it: Many reviewers have used this camera to take great landscape photographs, wildlife photographs, and Macro Photographs. Although a majority have chosen this, there are still some who believe its is great for portraiture and wedding photography.
Why buy it: The less complex camera. Easy to use and still offers quality photographs at a cheaper price than the newer Rebel cameras. The perfect camera to learn about what a DSLR camera can do.
Rebel T2i Digital SLR
Who should use it: Advanced Amatuer, Semi-pro photographer, Professional Photographer. This is not the camera to be using once every month.
What are its best features: 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor Offer High Image Quality and Speed, ISO 100-6400 (Expandable to 12800) For Shooting From Bright to Dim Light, EOS Movie Mode Has Manual Exposure, Expanded Recording Modes, and Improved Sound Quality, Enhanced 63-Zone, Dual-Layer Metering System and 9-point AF System, Wide 3.0-inch (3:2 Aspect Ratio) Clear View LCD Monitor (1.04 Million Dots) for Improved Viewing, Quick Control Screen Button for Easy Access to Frequently Used Settings, Compatibility With SDXC Memory Cards, Plus Menu Status Indicator for Eye-Fi* Support.
When was it made: The newest edition to the Rebel Family!
Where to use it: This camera has been rated highly as an “All Purpose Photography” camera–so it really only depends on what lens you buy for it.
Why buy it: If you like the addition of the Full HD video recording (as compared to the XSi) this camera has been highly rated for its video capturing ability. Furthermore this camera’s sensor is just like the 7D’s which is the upgrade from this camera if you were looking to upgrade. Lastly, it’s still cheaper than the professional EOS cameras but provides competitive results.
Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR
Who should use it: Semi-pro photographer, Professional Photographer, Photo Enthusiasts and Photography artists as well.
What are its best features: 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800), Advanced Movie Mode with Manual Exposure Control and Selectable Frame Rates, Intelligent Viewfinder, New 19-Point, All Cross-Type AF System FCL Metering with 63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering Sensor, Rugged, Durable, Dust and Weather Resistant Construction.
When was it made: 2009
Where to use it: All places–trully depends on the type of lens you buy at this point.
Why buy it: Compared to the T2i this camera has a better focusing system when you get down to it. The sturdier build on this camera also ensures the safety of your camera in the even of an emergency. Many reviewers try to distinguish the difference between the XSi and the 7D, and they find that when it comes down to pixel for pixel evaluation–the 7D is much sharper than the already sharp XSi. It is expensive however. Some would recommend to save and buy a 5d instead.
Canon EOS 5d Mark II Digital SLR
Who should use it: Artist, Professional photographers, Photo Journalist. Anyone who has the money to spend on this nice full frame sensor camera.
What are its best features: 21.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Live View Function, Picture Style Settings, Record HD Video, 9-Point AF Sensor Array, Durable Shutter, 3.0-Inch High-Resolution LCD Screen, 3.9 Frames-per-Second (fps) Shooting, Compatible With Over 60 Canon EF Lenses, Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction, Flash Photography Features, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E4A, Compatible with PictBridge Printers, Solid Construction and Sophisticated Design.
When was it made: September 17, 2008
Where to use it: B&H reviewers voted: LandscapeLandscape/scenery (339), Travel (261), Portraits (244), Art (158), Photojournalism (152/scenery (339 people), Travel (261 people), Portraits (244 people), Art (158 people), Photojournalism (152 people).
Why buy it: This is the upgrade from the EOS 5d Mark1. This is the successor and is the cheapest Full Framed sensor camera on the market without having to buy the expensive (double the price) EOS 1D camera. This is the closest to professional you can get without having to spend a fortune.
Most of this information was gathered from bhphotovideo.com.