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Ended: Your favourite new Canon camera of 2018

2018 was definitely the “year of the lens” for Canon as well as the third party manufacturers. Canon announced nine lenses, their most since 2012, including 7 L lenses, which is the most Canon has ever announced in one calendar year.

Canon camera announcements were a different story. There has been no “professional” camera announcement from Canon since the EOS 5D Mark IV in 2016. The EOS 6D Mark II was the only full frame camera announced in 2017, a year which brought us oddities like the EOS 77D and the PowerShot G1 X Mark III.

 

2018 only saw 2 ILC cameras that brought about any sort of excitement. The EOS M50, which has been a very successful APS-C mirrorless camera, as well as Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R. As you all know, the EOS R also brought us the brand new RF mount.

Canon also announced two entry-level Rebel’s, the EOS T7 and the super cheap EOS Rebel 4000D for certain markets. The EOS 4000D sports a lens mount that isn’t metal!

Two non-G series PowerShot cameras were also announced. Including the long-awaited superzoom the PowerShot SX70 HS, which unfortunately was just a warmed over version of the PowerShot SX60 HS. Canon also announced the compact PowerShot SX740 HS.

We expect 2019 to be a much bigger year for camera bodies from Canon. We expect at least two RF mount camera bodies, possibly an EOS-1D X Mark II replacement as well as some upper tier APS-C camera bodies.

The Contenders

Canon EOS R

Canon’s first ever mirrorless camera, the EOS R, proves to be well worth the wait with its revolutionary features. Integrated into the camera is Canon’s brand-new RF lens mount, which allows the EOS R to support a new series of lenses and highly advanced optical technologies.

Canon EOS M50

The EOS M50 is a compact interchangeable lens camera for aspiring photographers looking for an easy way to boost the quality of their photos and videos. With clear, high-resolution 4K UHD 24p video, you can capture the incredible details and cinematic moments of your life at home or wherever your adventures take you.

Canon EOS Rebel T7

Ideal for mobile device users wanting to take the next step with their photography, the EOS Rebel T7 camera combines fantastic features with easy-to-use operation for high-quality images you’ll be proud to share. Harness the power of the EOS Rebel T7’s large 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor to realize your potential for great shots

Canon EOS Rebel 4000D

The Canon EOS 4000D Digital SLR camera combines tried and tested hardware with Canon’s great functionality and guidance software to provide a perfect camera for those wanting to make the move to DSLR.

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS Digital Camera combines superior, high-definition imagery with exceptional zoom capabilities in a small and compact body. This revolutionary point-and-shoot is Canon’s first Powershot camera to deliver 4K video (3840 x 2160 at 30fps)—all thanks to its 20.3MP CMOS sensor and state-of-the-art DIGIC 8 imaging processor.

 

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

The Canon Powershot SX70 HS is a versatile point-and-shoot digital camera that is distinguished by its impressive optical zoom range. Its high-resolution imaging performance and 65x zoom lens enable both entry-level and seasoned photographers to capture a wide variety of scenes from a distance.

Be sure to cast your vote in our other polls. Your favourite Canon lens of 2018, and your favourite third-party lens of 2018.

mb66energy

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 18, 2011
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M50 because of bang for bucks:
(1) ultra precise and flexible AF (for slow moving / static subjects)
(2) EVF good for video and surprisingly great for prechecking scene with exposure and colors (with profiles) plus low light situations (see more than with naked eye)
(3) very good overall IQ
(4) dream package with tiny 22mm and small 32mm
(5) good AF with f/5.6 incl. 2x TC (!!!)
(6) miserable count of direct controls but very good integration for this situation*

* I learned late that it is possible and efficient to reassign the four "cursor buttons" to new functions (for my shooting style):
LEFT AF mode
UPPER SERVO/ no servo toggle
RIGHT Exp Comp / in manual: switch f/stop / Time
LOWER AF on / off toggle

I really like the concept of EOS R's first iteration but I want IBIS to use my old lenses with IS support - and if it is only 2...3 stops. So I would pay 3k EUR/$ for a camera with IBIS to avoid buying a 2.3 kEUR/$ body and pay 3...4 kEUR/$ for lenses in the long run.

But I think the inclusion of this feature is just a matter of (not too much) time ...
 

bf

EOS RP
Jul 30, 2014
248
13
We didn't see any flagship cameras. The long awaiting EOSR was offered with exciting lenses that are heavyweights in size and budget departments. No comment on boring rebels and pocket cameras. My vote would be M50 that brought eos fw back to this line and further expanded the portable affordable line.
 

bichex

EOS M50
Dec 9, 2014
34
49
In the absence of a 7D III, I voted for M50, beyond any of the cameras on the list I'm interested in
 

Danglin52

EOS T7i
Aug 8, 2018
56
40
I would have voted "none of the above" if possible, but defaulted to the m50 because it is an interesting camera in the class. I hope Canon delivers a high spec m5 II or EOS R, which I would probably buy. I would really like to see a mirrorless 7dIII spec camera more than anything.
 

YuengLinger

EOR R
Dec 20, 2012
2,493
555
Southeastern USA
If I were to buy one from this year, the M50. But I chose the EOS R in the poll because it breaks new ground and signals better yet to come.

I'm not buying the M50 at this time because I feel the 80D isn't a whole lot bigger, especially when I use the ef-s 24mm f/2.8 pancake or ef-s 35mm f/2.8 IS Macro. Plus it is light and fun with the ef 70-200mm f/4L IS (I)! But if I didn't have the 80D, the M50 would be very attractive.
 

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Folks.
I voted EOS R. I won’t be buying one yet! I had a good long play during an in store hands on day and can see the benefits it offers, in my opinion the evf is better than the Sony ILCE-7RM3 (how it is shown in exif) that I tried, but still not as ‘instant’ as an ovf. When one of my current cameras dies I would certainly have an R on the list to replace it, hopefully by then it will be a couple of generations on and a high speed sports body will be available.

Cheers, Graham.
 

traveller

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 22, 2010
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I’m not voting, as none of these cameras managed to tempt me to part with my money this year. Perhaps it would have been better to phrase the question as “Which Canon camera(s) did you buy in 2018?” That’s all that really matters.

Of course, this being the internet, the results and this forum topic would still be full of idiots claiming they own something that they don’t, just because they get a kick out of winding other people up...
 

brad-man

Semi-Reactive Member
Jun 6, 2012
1,312
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I’m not voting, as none of these cameras managed to tempt me to part with my money this year. Perhaps it would have been better to phrase the question as “Which Canon camera(s) did you buy in 2018?” That’s all that really matters.

Of course, this being the internet, the results and this forum topic would still be full of idiots claiming they own something that they don’t, just because they get a kick out of winding other people up...
Since you didn't buy a Canon camera and you have decided not to vote in the poll, kindly tell us exactly why you responded at all...
 
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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
Nov 7, 2013
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Germany
I’m not voting ...
Of course, this being the internet, the results and this forum topic would still be full of idiots claiming they own something that they don’t, just because they get a kick out of winding other people up...
As I posted in one of the lens vote threads, I'd prefer to also have a "none of them" vote, too.
But here you show your bad ambitions in your first post in this thread here by directly calling names.

Shame on you for being so impolite! This is just trolling! Pitty! :mad:
 
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Hector1970

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 22, 2012
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A bit of an uninspiring line up. EOS-R the only thing different, the M50 the only one that is possibly better than expected.
Hopefully 2019 will bring more special cameras.
 

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
8,123
1,639
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I would be torn between the EOS R, which is certainly a fine camera, just not the one to tempt me to go mirrorless FF, and the M50, which I could see adding to my stable if it had a few more of the features of the latest Oly’s.

Both are nice, just not the one for me.....yet..... I am sure that in the next year or two Canon will come out with one to help separate me from my money
 

traveller

EOS 6D MK II
Jul 22, 2010
895
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Since you didn't buy a Canon camera and you have decided not to vote in the poll, kindly tell us exactly why you responded at all...
I own a number of Canon cameras and EF mount lenses, I just didn’t buy a new camera in 2018. None of the cameras on the list suited my needs/desires: that’s no problem, I don’t desperately need a new camera and I’m happy to wait and see what 2019 brings. I just don’t see the point voting for a camera that I didn’t buy, if it deserved my vote, I would have voted with my wallet.

I know it’s slow news time of year and it’s not just Canon Rumors doing this topic, but can’t we have a slightly more original approach. I’d rather read opinions of people who have actually used cameras than get yet another poll that’s distorted by trolls and tribalism.

I hate quasi-democratic online polls like this, as they inevitably get used to support in unjustifiable positions, often long after their original premise has been forgotten.
 

CanonFanBoy

EOS 5D SR
Jan 28, 2015
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I vote for the R. Currently not in the market, but I like that Canon released FF mirrorless... mostly due to the lenses and the new possibilities the RF mount lenses in the future may offer. So that is my favorite Canon body released in 2018. Whether I buy it or want it is irrelevant. It will be fun to see the results on Monday. :) Don't know why people keep wanting a "none of the above" category. That isn't relevant to the question. Wouldn't not voting at all be the same thing?
 
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