Choosing a Canon SLR Camera

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Every day in the comments on my blog 'Radozhiva' the same question is heard - 'which Canon SLR camera to buy?'. In this article I will share my thoughts on this. Please note that the article is very full of subjective factors, since there are a lot of little things to consider when choosing a camera. I work as a professional photographer, and also do reviews of photographic equipment, shoot on almost all Canon and Nikon SLR cameras, you can say I ate a dog with these cameras and lenses.

Canon EOS SLR Camera Selection

Canon EOS SLR Camera Selection

All Canon digital SLR cameras can be divided into 3 classes:

  1. Amateur - These cameras are aimed at people who just need to get a high-quality photo without understanding the intricacies and settings of the camera. Most often, amateur cameras are best suited for people who do not take pictures professionally, but simply want a good camera for home, leisure, travel, family, nature, etc., so that the camera is light, easy to operate and inexpensive. Actually, Canon has the largest range of cameras in this segment.
  2. Advanced amateur - have advanced functionality with a large number of specific settings that you can deal with for a long time. These cameras are suitable for advanced amateurs who already know the settings, or want to get good potential for mastering skills in photography. Also, these cameras are noticeably more expensive and heavier. A distinctive feature of advanced amateur cameras is the presence of an additional monochrome display on the top panel of the camera, which helps to quickly access a number of settings.
  3. Professional - these cameras are designed for people who take professional photographs, know a lot about photography and are not afraid of manual settings. Typically, these cameras have a much better body and functionality. A distinctive feature of such cameras is the lack of a built-in flash (for the pros it is not particularly important). Usually these are full-format cameras or cameras with crop factor Kf = 1.3. Also, cameras of the highest price range have a combo case with a special additional handle that helps to keep the camera in portrait (vertical) orientation. I do not specifically touch upon this class of cameras in this article, because there is a million and one nuances in choosing professional equipment, and professionals themselves often know which camera they need.

For beginners and amateurs, I recommend Canon amateur cameras, which are represented in 2017 by 17 models.

The camera is a complex technical device, and the equipment does not stand still. In the tablet I indicated your rating of cameras based on the date the camera was released and its technical characteristics. I think that now the best amateur camera is the Canon 800D, this can be seen from the table below.

When choosing a camera I do not recommend paying much attention to the number of megapixels, in most cases, a huge number of megapixels is not in demand and even unnecessarily, in more detail in sections Battle of Megapixels, Gigapixels и Pixels and Subpixels.


Canon 800D is primarily interesting for its swivel touch screen, fast continuous shooting and excellent video quality.

Rating Model Year MP Frame per second Focus points Video Dislpey
1 850D 2020 winter 24,1 7 45 (45 k, Dual Pixel AF) 4K 24p, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
2 800D 2017 winter 24,2 6 45 (45 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
3 760D 2015 winter 24,2 5 19 (19 k, Hybrid AF 3) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
4 750D 2015 winter 24,2 5 19 (19 k, Hybrid AF 3) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
5 250D 2019 spring 24,2 5 9 (1 k, Dual Pixel AF) 4K 25 fpsstereo sound, focus tracking 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
6 200D 2017 summer 24.0 5 9 (1 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 60i, mono sound, tracking focus 3.2-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
7 2000D 2018 winter 24.0 3 9 (1 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 920 pixels
8 700D 2013 spring 17,9 5 9 (9K, Hybrid AF) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
9 650D 2012 summer 17,9 5 9 (9K, Hybrid AF) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
10 100D 2013 spring 17,9 4 9 (1 k, Hybrid AF 2) Full HD 30fps, mono sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, touch
11 600D 2011 winter 17,9 3,7 9 (1 k) Full HD 30 stereo sound 3-inch, 1 pixels, swivel
12 550D 2010 summer 17,9 3,7 9 (1 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 3-inch, 1 pixels
13 1300D 2016 winter 17,9 3 9 (1 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 3-inch, 920 pixels
14 1200D 2014 winter 17,9 3 9 (1 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 3-inch, 460 pixels
15 4000D 2018 winter 17,9 3 9 (1 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 2.7-inch, 230 pixels
16 500D 2009 spring 15,1 3,4 9 (1 k) Full HD 20fps, mono sound 3-inch, 920 pixels
17 1100D 2011 winter 12,2 3 (2, 0.8) 9 (1 k) HD 720p 30fps, mono sound 2.7-inch, 230 pixels
18 1000D 2008 summer 10,1 3 (1.5) 7 (1k) LiveView only 2.5-inch, 230 pixels
19 450D 2008 winter 12,2 3,5 9 (1 k) LiveView only 3-inch, 230 pixels
20 400D 2006 summer 10,1 3 9 (1 k) No 2.5-inch, 230 pixels
21 350D 2005 winter 8 3 7 (1 k) No 1.8 inches, 118 pixels + monochrome
22 300D 2003 summer 6,3 2,5 7 (1 k) No 1.8 inches, 118 pixels + monochrome

In the plate in the column about focusing points, the letter 'k' means the number of cross-shaped focusing points. Such points help better cope with focusing in difficult conditions. For details on how focus points work on Canon cameras, see 'Canon EOS Camera Focus Sensors'. Cameras for which 'Tracking Focus' is not specified will automatically focus when shooting video unless the '*' button is pressed or the shutter button halfway pressed.


About the video: I want to convey to buyers that auto focus on all Canon cameras (except for cameras that support focusing Dual Pixel AF) when shooting a video, it works very poorly. This is due to the fact that the mechanism of a digital SLR camera is poorly adapted for focusing with a raised mirror, which requires a video mode. Typically, focusing when recording video occurs in contrast, rather than using the phase sensors of the camera. Canon says cameras 750D.760D 700D, 650D, 100D they use a hybrid focusing system to achieve fast and accurate focusing when shooting video, but in reality the automatic focusing with these cameras is still quite slow.

The same goes for Nikon SLR cameras and Pentax. If autofocus is very critical when shooting video, then I advise you to look towards Canon cameras with focus Dual Pixel AF, which provides high speed and focus accuracy when shooting video.


Various Canon camera names: 'D', 'Kiss Digital', 'Digital Rebel'

Canon in different countries calls its amateur cameras differently: in Japan they are known by the name 'Kiss Digital'and in the USA under the name'Digital Rebel'. Below is a table of correspondences of names. In Europe and other countries, cameras have a familiar name with the letter 'D'after the model number.

EOS 'D' Digital Rebel Kiss Digital
100D SL1 X7
200D SL2 X9
300D Digital rebel Kiss digital
350D XT n
400D Xti X
450D xSI x2
500D T1i X3
550D T2i X4
600D T3i X5
650D T4i X6i
700D T5i X7i
750D T6i X8i
760D(8000D for Asian markets) T6s
800D T7i X9i
850D T8i X10i
1000D XS F
1100D T3 X50
1200D T5 X70
1300D T6 X80
2000D (1500D for Asian markets) T7 X90
4000D (3000D for Asian markets) T100

Canon EOS 77D for Asian markets may have a name '9000D '.

If you are limited in funds, then a good option for an amateur Canon camera is the simple and affordable Canon 1300D, which, together with a standard (whale) lens, costs about 400 USD.


As for the advanced amateur camera, in my opinion, full-length Canon 6D и Canon 6D MarkII are a very interesting option. If there is no desire to get in touch with the full frame, then Canon is an excellent advanced amateur camera. Canon 7D MarkII.

Rating Model Year MP Frame per second Focus points Video Dislpey
1 Canon 7D MarkII 2014 20,2 10 65 (65 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 60fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels
2 90D 2019 24 11 45 (45 k, Dual Pixel AF) UHD 4K 3840 x 2160 30p, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, touch, swivel
3 80D 2016 24 7 45 (45 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 60fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels
4 77D 2017 24 6 45 (45 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 60fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels
5 70D 2013 summer 20,2 7 19 (19 k, Dual Pixel AF) Full HD 30fps, stereo sound, tracking focus 3-inch, 1 pixels, rotary and touch
6 7D 2009 autumn 17,9 8 19 (19 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 3-inch, 920 pixels
7 60D 2010 summer 17,9 5,3 9 (9 k) Full HD 30fps, mono sound 3-inch, 1 pixels, swivel
8 50D 2008 summer 15,1 6,3 9 (9 k) LiveView only 3-inch, 920 pixels
9 40D 2007 summer 10,1 6,5 9 (9 k) LiveView only 3-inch, 230 pixels
10 30D 2006 winter 8,2 5 9 (1 k) No 2.5-inch, 230 pixels
11 20D 2004 summer 8,2 5 9 (1 k) No 1.8 inches, 118 pixels
12 10D 2003 winter 6,3 3 7 (1k) No 1.8 inches, 118 pixels
13 D60 2002 summer 6,3 3 3 (1k) No 1.8 inches, 118 pixels
14 D30 2000 spring 3,1 3 3 (1k) No 1.8 inches, 114 pixels

I did not include the Canon 20Da and 60Da cameras in the table because of their specific features, which are of little interest to the ordinary amateur photographer. If you have limited means, then a good option for an advanced amateur camera Canon is Canon 70D.



Usually cameras of advanced amateur and professional classes are sold separately from the lens, such a kit is called a 'body', and when a camera is sold with a lens, it is called a 'kit' (this is how cameras from the amateur segment are most often sold), and the lens from the shipment is called a 'whale lens' (sometimes abbreviated and simply called "whale", which creates confusion - both a kit and a lens from such a kit are called the same word).

Attention: you cannot take pictures with one “body” camera, you should always take pictures with a lens :)


Important: usually, if you buy a camera with a whale lens (the so-called whale kit), then such a kit will cost less than buying a camera and the same lens separately.


There are lenses really different, for different purposes and for different tasks. Usually comes with a camera universal standard lensthat can be used for basic tasks. With a standard lens, you can shoot landscapes, close-ups, portraits - almost anything. Most often, the kit contains the cheapest lens of class 18-55 / 3.5-5.6 - Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS or Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 ISII... Also, you can find options with better quality options - Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS STM or Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-135mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS STM.



The choice of other lenses requires a separate large article, but in addition to the standard (universal whale) lens, I recommend getting a fast, discrete fix the lens. Such a lens does not know how to zoom, but has a higher aperture than "whale". This will allow you to easily shoot in low light conditions, control the depth of field (create blurred background in photos), create a 'bokeh effect', get brighter and more vivid colors in photos.


  1. How to check the camera when buying is described in the section Camera check.
  2. The performance of all Canon cameras can be found here.
  3. You can read general information on the Canon EOS system here.
  4. A list of all Canon EF-S lenses will find here.

My experience

I recommend spending less time choosing a camera - more time will be spent on the photo itself. All cameras are presented in tables (except Canon 6D / 6D MarkII) have the same physical size of the sensor, and therefore at low ISO values, you can get good photos with the same probability. The camera is not always plays a decisive role When creating great photos, the skills of the photographer, lens and light sources are almost always more important. For example, below are my shots on the very first digital SLR camera from Canon, produced in 2000, with a simple lens Canon EF 50mm F / 1.8 STM:

My very useful advice - if there is no money for a new camera, ask your friends for help in buying a used one. camera. Personally, I would opt for the cheapest amateur cameras Canon 1100D, Canon 500D or advanced Canon 60D. If the video recording function in the camera is not critical, then you can stay on amateur Canon models 450D и 1000Das well as advanced models 40D or 50D.

Mirrorless cameras

Canon also launches a range of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, as cropped (bayonet mount EF-M) and full-frame (R mount) EF-M and R mounts are completely different and lenses cannot be used between them.

List of all Canon EF-M mount cameras

An accurate list of all Canon EF-M lenses

Fix Lenses:

  1. Canon Lens EF-M 22 mm 1:2 STM [2012, BHphotovideo]
  2. Canon Lens EF-M 28 mm 1:3.5 Macro IS STM [2016, BHphotovideo]
  3. Canon Lens EF-M 32 mm 1:1.4 STM [2018, BHphotovideo]

Wide angle lenses:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 11-22 mm 1: 4-5.6 IS STM [2013, BHphotovideo]

Universal Lenses:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 15-45 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 IS STM [2015, BHphotovideo]
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 18-55 mm 1: 3.5-5.6 IS STM [2012, BHphotovideo]
  3. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 18-150 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 IS STM [2016, BHphotovideo]

Telephoto Lenses:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 55-200 mm 1: 4.5-6.3 IS STM [2014, BHphotovideo]

Important: using an adapter Canon mount adapter EF-EOS M any lens can be mounted Canon EF, Canon EF-S on cameras with EF-M mount.

+ autofocus lenses from third-party manufacturers:

The choice is not very large. It is also very important that the lenses under Ef-m very few (exact list here), which limits the further upgrade of these cameras.

List of all mirrorless cameras with Canon RF mount

  1. Canon EOS [September 2018, BHphotovideo]
  2. Canon EOS Ra [November 2019, BHphotovideo]
  3. Canon EOSRP [February 2019, BHphotovideo]
  4. Canon EOS-R1 [May 2024, BHphotovideo]
  5. Canon EOS-R3 [April 2021, BHphotovideo]
  6. Canon EOS-R5 [July 2020, BHphotovideo]
  7. Canon EOS R5C [January 2022, BHphotovideo]
  8. Canon EOS-R6 [July 2020, BHphotovideo]
  9. Canon EOS R6 MARK II [November 2022, BHphotovideo]
  10. Canon EOS-R8 [February 2023, BHphotovideo]

Mirror or mirrorless?

The exact and correct answer does not yet exist. In each case, the answer may be different.

Full frame or crop?

In each case, the answer may be different. In the general case, full-frame cameras are considered better.


Conclusions

  • a great option for an amateur cropped DSLR camera Canon EOS 850D
  • a great option for the advanced amateur cropped DSLR camera Canon EOS 90D
  • a great option for the advanced amateur full-frame Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera

All prices for Canon cameras (body or Kit) you can see here. Or maybe someone will like Nikon - you can find recommendations on choosing a Nikon camera here.


I don’t understand anything and I was lost in the choice!

Just tell me the budget that you are willing to spend on the camera and the purpose of buying the camera (what you will shoot for and in what) in the comments and they will tell you the best option. Anyway, ask any of your questions in the comments under this article (the site does NOT require absolutely no registration). You can consult me ​​directly on these contacts.


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Comments: 969, on the topic: Choosing a Canon SLR camera

  • Max xaser

    Thanks! Your articles are always interesting! It is interestingly written and comprehensively informative, at least for my level. Good luck.

  • Roman D

    For a newbie from the article, it is unclear what the series **** D, *** D, ** D and * D are (the fewer the numbers, the cooler). It would be nice (in short) to tell how the ** D series (which was considered at least half-pro) was killed by releasing 60D.

    • Roman D

      More precisely, it may be clearly, but not directly written.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        A person buys a camera with a specific set of functions, and not the letter D with a set of numbers. And I don’t think that a newbie cares about “killing” abstract series :) But as it is written in the article, supplement the article, just supplement it, not litter it.

    • Madness scif

      60d - not semi-pro, but amateur. 7d semi-pro

      • Alexander

        This is an exclusive marketing feature.

    • Yuriy75

      70D reanimated semi-pro ** D. She remembers 40 lenses and has an autofocus adjustment for each lens. Plus a new matrix and an updated line of whale optics {STM}. So at the moment this camera is more interesting and more productive than the 7D, which was considered kind of like a professional crop camera.

      • Sergei

        70d is more interesting for an amateur. good toy. But on 7d there is definitely higher performance

  • edgar

    correction, at 40d all 9 points are cruciform))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed

  • Archer

    Pleased with the article) Excellent study. Thank you!

  • Paul

    Unfortunately, I did not understand, on the basis of which conclusions were drawn and recommendations made. I don’t see reinforcements with examples of pictures, camera competitions in action. Honestly, I expected primarily practical tests ..

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Based on personal experience, some of which are links to these cameras.

  • Eunice

    Gentlemen Pavel, buddy, it feels like you just looked at the pictures and didn't even read the first sentence, where it says in Russian in white: “the article is heavily filled with subjective factors”, which are exactly what the target audience for which the article is designed for. All the rest, and those who are interested in specific models, tests, competitions, etc. it will not be difficult to find, incl. on Radozhiv. For me, this resource is interesting just for OPINION and therefore I read the article with pleasure, although I am not interested in this system! Everything is natural only IMHO !!!

    • 7

      Eunice. I would like the technique to be subjectively evaluated, first of all, in the work (according to the pictures, ergonomics, and other indicators), and not according to the factory characteristics. This goodness in the network is enough, incl. from the manufacturer there is help in choosing a technique.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Made not according to the factory specifications, but more from the experience of use. Also, this article is not intended for pixel tests, which are enough on the network, and which only amateurs head on.

        • Vadim

          This is the only way to advise beginners - a specific photographer with specific experience recommends a specific camera. Why do newbies need a bunch of characteristics, marketing gimmicks and other rubbish, including "practice tests"? If you want to buy by tests, why do you need Arkady? Search the net for tests and go to the store!
          And you Arkady, very sensibly advise, well done!

          • Newcomer

            And what is the meaning of the advice?

  • Vladimir

    Good afternoon.
    There is a small correction: Kiss X4 is 550D, not 500D.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed

  • Lynx

    Comparing the questions to the articles “choosing a canon camera” and “choosing a camera and a Nikon lens”, I can't help but be imbued with pride in the Nikonians, in terms of the adequacy of the questions. )))

    • THE

      Lynx +1;)

  • Alexander

    EOS 1 V or N and the remaining decent number of portra and ectara rollers.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      This is you, an amateur, about 20 years old, who is saving from a scholarship of 20 megapixels, tell me :)

      • Vadim

        100%

      • Alexander

        I myself am a lover of 20 years)

  • Arkady Shapoval

    Very not attentive.

  • Denis

    At one time, choosing from amateur cameras Canon or Nikon (I chose Kit) I was guided by the capabilities of Kit optics - Nikon Kit lenses are usually more serious than Canon Kits. And I think I was right - the Nikkor 18-105 Kit lens is one of the best lenses for its price. Canon kits have one of the most serious lenses Canon 24-105 f / 4L, which with amateur cameras shows excellent results.

    • Yuriy75

      The new kit lenses 18-55 STM and 18-135 STM have very decent characteristics. Go to the site Artem-kashkanov.ru, there are reviews of STM optics with graphs and charts. With the transition to new matrices, Canon has also updated standard lenses that go like a whale to the 100D, 650D, 700D, 70D. Believe me, they are in no way inferior to the whales from Nikon.

  • THE

    Lynx +1;)

  • Bolu

    Arkady, is it possible to make a canon camera comparative table for the most important parameters and chips that appear in new models? This is what I am missing. That is, I imagine it like this: compare three or four models from the amateur series (the 650th, 700th, between which in my opinion there is almost no difference, the 100th and 1100th) and also with more advanced cameras (let’s say the new 70th and the old 60), in order to understand what we refuse from buying an older and budget model, and why we overpay for money, buying a novelty.
    This will help to decide on the choice of the camera at home, because it is impossible to immediately identify all the pros and cons in the store (what you lose / gain by changing the camera).
    If there is such a table somewhere - poke your nose :)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There will be time - I will.

  • anonym

    :) There are the main words in this review: - “I recommend to devote less time to choosing a camera - more time will be left for the photograph itself ...”, they have a deep meaning :), and the point is that after taking some time it becomes clear that a whole arsenal of auxiliary lighting equipment and lighting control equipment is also needed. Controlled additional light and all that stuff will help your photos become more expressive and attractive, for example, the light redirected from the reflector when shooting a portrait will help to “catch” the autofocus of your camera :). The autofocus of even top-end reportage DSLRs tends to make mistakes ...

  • Troll

    It’s better to take Nikon from Kropunts, even though the matrix is ​​almost 11% larger, it’s pretty decent, and Nikon’s lenses have better (whale) lenses and they are cheaper !!!
    about ergonomics, the quality of the buildings will not speak ..
    And professional cameras, they are all good !!!

    • Ivan

      but the focal distance is also larger, which means that it becomes impossible to fully use many good threaded lenses, for example Industar 61lzms and takumar 28 / 3.5, but in general, as it was rightly said above, the carcass must be chosen based on the requirements for it and financial capabilities, not forgetting about the periphery

    • Sergei

      In fact, this difference between 1.6 and 1.5 crop in quality is not noticeable. The linear dimensions differ literally by mm. But for comparison, FF is about 2-2.5 times more crop ... But the crop is 10-15 times larger than soap dishes !!!!!!!! HERE is the DIFFERENCE that is visible. And the fact that Nikon, roughly speaking, "pipka" is 1 mm longer does not mean anything.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        pipka is still 10%, and this is quite noticeable at a wide angle, details here.

  • Capiton

    And the physical size of pentax matrices is even larger. Only the price is not happy ...

  • i-hero-in

    - Which Canon home camera to choose?
    - Nikon!

    • Yuriy75

      When I chose a camera for myself, I was scared off by Nikon's porridge in the markings of optics, the canon is simpler.

  • ALEX

    For lovers of manual optics m-42, m-39, the best option is the SONY SLT.

  • Alexey

    everything is superficial again. And not a word about the artistic component of the matrices. here I have 7d, I was seduced by semi-pro. In fact, the matrix is ​​slop like d90, worse than d80 and d7000. Now I’m thinking of taking 5d mark 2 or 6d and I can also get into a situation that I underestimated the matrix of one or the second. so I’m thinking of judging cameras by those. the specifications are wrong.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Usually the artistic component does not depend on the matrix :)

      • Alexey

        But what about the experiment of Edward Stelmach? He still gives the artistic characteristics of the matrices and puts them at the head.

        • Lynx

          so Edward!

        • i-hero-in

          Edward is still that “eccentric”! So you can generally prove (attract) anything!

  • Anatoly

    When choosing a camera, I do not recommend paying much attention to the number of megapixels, in most cases a huge number of megapixels is not required and even unnecessary ...
    ____________________________________________
    Many from this conclusion Arkady just lose their minds, how is it that the brains of the marketers are already rinsed and here is such a conclusion.
    Nothing marketers are people too, they also need to live well.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Pros know about pixels, because in D4, 1dx there are a normal number of these pixels, and in amateur, especially cropped cameras they shove them 20-25 :)

      • Andrei

        I believe that with the current pixel / noise performance, the most optimal number of pixels for crop is no more than 12 and for ff up to 20mrh ...

        • Arkady Shapoval

          The trouble is that most manufacturers are techies, and sellers, not photographers :)

      • Sergei

        But what about nikon d800…. there are as many as 36.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Well of course not Phase One IQ280 or IQ180

  • Novel

    … A good site, useful, comprehensive information!

  • Vladimir, Kharkov

    Very sensible article, giving a fairly complete picture of the class of amateur DSLRs Kenon. Of course, she will not be satisfied with professionals, but she is not oriented towards them. Subjective assessments are captivating, and this is what we are not waiting for very advanced amateurs. I think tests and technical details can be found on other sites, but such a human conversation about cameras is clearly not enough.
    Thank you, Arkady.

  • Vladimir, Kharkov

    I re-read the article several times and its positive assessment was further strengthened. Along with this, there was a desire (or a need!) To read the same articles about f / cameras Nikon and Sony.
    Health to you, Arkady, well-being and success!

  • Anonymous 1

    Remember, friends, as in the “golden calf”: there were so many hairdressers and funeral shops in the town that it seemed that a person was born only to get a haircut and die beautifully. It's the same with cameras. Moreover, to your surprise, in Soviet times I have known many “photographers” whose purpose in life was endless chatter about the properties of cameras. films, flashes, developers, other photographic facilities ... If someone asked to demonstrate the results of their frantic tests, they hastily curtailed the conversation, referring to the fact that somehow they would definitely show the photographs - yeah, of course, certainly !! At the same time, they possessed a bunch of cameras, lenses for them, they were always dissatisfied with their qualities, they constantly sold them, others bought them, for this they went to Moscow, rubbed themselves at flea markets, in photo shops, talked with the same "experts", pretended to be professors ... with all this stuff. And no one has ever seen their photos ... Well, maybe only their wives ... Until they threw away this trash ... Of course, on the one hand, the unceasing debate about the best or worst camera is a sign that photographic equipment is still far from the true top of perfection. True, in the time of film, the photographer did not expect favors from the producers, went to difficulties with open breasts and achieved image quality by all available means; nowadays an amateur photographer - a lazy mind, you know ... I want miracles. I remember well the old (already!) Wisdom: the best camera is the one you have. Or, what, this statement is also on the dustbin of history ???

    • anonym

      no, the statement has changed, the best photo camera is the one at your fingertips (mobile phone, digital dust box), because it’s better to take an excellent shot with what you have at a given moment, than to say what a cool camera you have at home. and there’s no need to call modern amateur photographers, try to be happy for us, stupid and not distant, who are not lying open chest on difficulties, we will achieve image quality, believe me. and laziness of the mind, this state does not depend on time

  • Igor

    Hello everybody! I don’t know if it was mentioned, but you can install Magic Lantern firmware on the 50D and it will shoot 1080p (though without sound). :)

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