Best Canon camera for photo and video


Which Canon cameras give you the best of both worlds? We make our picks for photo/video creatives who do it all


Canon for photo and video


While once photography and video were entirely separate disciplines, two streams never to be crossed, these days things are a little more fluid. Is that a mixed metaphor? Yes, yes it is. But anyway, many creatives are expected to be up to speed with both photo and video, and if this is something you can offer, then you’re in a much better position than if you only do one of the other. Same goes for amateurs – with video being huge on social media, being able to mix in a little video with your stills is a great way to be noticed.

Now, you may want to shoot both images and videos, but we’d imagine you don’t want to lug around two entirely separate camera rigs to do it. So, which cameras are best for both applications? Which allow you to shoot sublime photographs AND produce top-quality video? We’ve got the answers, and so have put together a guide to help you navigate these choppy waters. First up, we’re going to take a look at the Canon cameras that produce great stills and videos, from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras and compacts. Plenty to get through – let’s get cracking.



1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


The EOS 5D series of DSLRs basically revolutionised filmmaking in the 2000s, and the most recent model continues in that fine tradition. It produces high-quality 4K video at 30fps and can shoot Full HD video at 120fps for super slow motion. Having the full-frame sensor and the EF mount gives you access to the huge range of Canon lenses, meaning practically any imaging vision can be realised, and it’s of course no slouch for stills either, boasting the ability to shoot at a maximum ISO sensitivity of ISO 32,000. For real hybrid shooting, it can even extract 8MP stills from 4K video, allowing you to effectively shoot both at once.


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera Body

Free battery grip worth £299

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2. Canon EOS 90D


For a DSLR that’s a little more affordable, take a look at Canon’s APS-C range. The EOS 90D is a prime example, boasting a 32.5MP sensor that produces superb images, aided by an autofocus system with 45 cross-type points, rendering it super-fast and accurate, even in low light – speaking of which, the ISO tops out at a respectable 25,600. Video-wise, the EOS 90D can shoot in glorious 4K, and also benefits from such professional features as a microphone input, allowing you to significantly improve the sound of your video to professional levels. The bright, intelligent optical viewfinder is another feather in this camera’s cap, delivering a useful, clear view that’s comfortable to use for long periods. Whatever you’re shooting, the EOS 90D will deliver a sublime experience.


Canon EOS 90D Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm IS STM Lens

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3. Canon EOS RP


The more affordable of Canon’s full-frame mirrorless EOS R cameras, the RP is more than qualified to shoot superb stills and high-quality video. It produces 4K video of course, but also can output images in 14-bit RAW, benefiting from Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus and an ISO upper limit of 40,000. That’s not too shabby, and you’ll also benefit from the super-sharp new RF lenses, which use a 12-pin connector for faster communication between lens and camera. No matter where or when you’re shooting, and no matter whether you’re capturing stills or video, the Canon EOS RP will excel itself.

Canon EOS RP Digital Camera Body with 24-105mm f4 L IS USM Lens and EF Adapter

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4. Canon EOS M200


For a more lightweight and significantly more affordable mirrorless option, consider taking a look at Canon’s EOS M series. We’d recommend the Canon EOS M200 for stills and video hybrid shooters – its 24.1-megapixel APS-C ensure pixel-perfect pictures full of vivid colour and detail, while it’s also capable of producing 4K video as well as Full HD at super-slow-motion frame rates of 120fps. The EOS M series has a decent range of lenses going as well, so you’ll have plenty of creative options for your shots, and the fact that the body weighs a slender 299g means it’s perfect for those who like travelling light. If you’re a little new to the business of imaging then this is a solid choice, as it’s equipped with lots of useful Creative Assist modes that help you get to grips with what the camera can do.


Canon EOS M200 Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens - Black

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5. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III


One of the most popular cameras for vloggers, the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III is an all-in-one compact that offers loads of great video features without skimping on stills. Producing 4K movies and offering a mic input and a tilt-up screen that makes it easy to self-shoot, the G7 X Mark III also can make use of its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to livestream movies directly to online platforms like Facebook, Twitch or YouTube. The 20.1MP sensor ensures gorgeous, dynamic results no matter what you’re shooting.


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera - Silver

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Jon Stapley is a professional journalist with a wealth of experience on a number of photography titles including Amateur Photographer, Digital Camera World and What Digital Camera. See more of his writing at



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