We love yearly best of lists, and this year we let the readers decide which new products in 2016 were your favourites, as well as what you're most looking forward to in 2016. I don't think any of the results are a huge surprise, but we did have a lot of great new Canon products to choose from.
We wanted to keep things positive and didn't bother with a “worst of” list, which I don't think applies to Canon, as they continue to release very good DSLRs and class leading lenses. We're on the fence about the EOS M5 at this time, but early reviews look promising.
We're hoping for another great year of new products in 2017!
The poll results are after the break.
Favourite New Canon ILC/DSLR Camera of 2016
- Winner: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (48.2%)
- 1st Runner-up: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (30.8%)
- 2nd Runner-up: Canon EOS 80D (10.3%)
No surprise here, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV was the most anticipated new photography product of 2016 and it didn't disappoint. While not viewed as a revolutionary update to the EOS 5D Mark III, it's definitely worth the upgrade if your budget allows.
Favourite New Canon Lens of 2016
- Winner: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III (61.7%)
- 1st Runner-up: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II (22.7%)
- 2nd Runner-up: Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM (6%)
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III is simply the best wide angle zoom Canon has ever produced. I'm consistently blown away by the image quality and performance of this lens. If you can afford the price of admission ($2199), you won't be disappointed.
Which New Canon Product of 2017 Are You Most Looking Forward to?
- Winner: Canon EOS 6D Mark II (37.6%)
- 1st Runner-up: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS (23%)
- 2nd Runner-up: None of the above (14.7%)
The popularity of the EOS 6D has shown through, as a lot of readers are looking forward to its successor. We expect to see the Canon EOS 6D Mark II shipping before you head on vacation in July of 2017. Specifications are unreliable at this time, but we're expecting higher resolution, an upgraded autofocus system, smaller size, lighter weight, an articulating screen and wireless charging.