You need to figure out the quality of the camera before you buy it. DxOMark is a good resource to figure out the quality of cameras. Dozens cameras have been tested by DxOMark, including Canon DSLR cameras. If you have not enough time to sort the best Canon DSLR cameras based on DxOMark scores, we have done it for you. Check them out below.
Canon is one of the well-known names when it comes to DSLR camera. This camera manufacturer has rolled out tens DSLR models since D30 in 2000.
Following are 12 best Canon DSLR cameras based on their scores on DxOMark.
1. Canon 700D
DxOMark score: 61
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700D is an entry level DSLR camera from Canon. It is one of the touch screen DSLR cameras from Canon. As an entry level camera, the specs and features offered by this camera tend to standard. For instance, this camera has only 9 autofocus points, same as 1200D and 1300D. Thus, you have to make an extra effort if you want to take a picture of moving objects. A camera with fewer autofocus points is not suited for a photography need like that one. The sensor of this camera itself is 18-megapixel with the maximum image resolution it can generates is 5208×3476. 700D itself is known as Rebel T5i in the US market. This camera was announced in March 2013 by Canon as the successor of Canon 650D a.k.a Rebel T4i
2. Canon 4000D
DxOMark score: 63
Canon announced a new entry level DSLR camera earlier this year. The camera was 4000D. This camera is projected to be the successor of 1300D. One of the fundamental differences from 4000D compared to its predecessor is the price in which it comes with a lower price than 1300D. Canon reduced some parts on 4000D compared to 1300D, including the screen size which is now only 2.7-inch from previously 3-inch. Canon 4000D screen has only 230.000 dots. Another minor is the lens mount. While all Canon DSLRs have a metal lens mount, 4000D has a plastic lens mount.
On DxOMark, Canon 4000D gets the score of 63 and it’s not the only Canon DSLR to earn this low score. Canon 100D and Canon 1200D (both are entry leve DSLRs) also earn the same score.
3. Canon 7D Mark II
DxOMark score: 70
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Canon 7D Mark II is the successor of Canon 7D which has now been discontinued. It is a professional grade DSLR that has a 20-megapixel sensor. Canon 7D Mark II was announced in September 2014 and well enough welcomed. One of the evidences this camera is well-welcomed is that the camera won the Japanese 2015 Camera Grand Prix Camera of the Year award. In the same year, Canon 7D Mark II was also named the “Best Digital SLR Expert” by the Technical Image Press Association. Even so, this camera earns a low enough score during DxOMark test compared to other professional grade DSLRs. It only gets the score of 70. Other Canon DSLR to earn this score is Canon 760D (mid-range).
4. Canon 750D
DxOMark score: 71
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750D is a mid-range DSLR camera from Canon that was announced in February. This cameras was announced and released together with 760D. The core specs of those two mid-range DSLR cameras are same. The only difference is that 760D has a LCD information display on top of the body and quick control dial on the rear of the body while 750D doesn’t have one. On DxOMark, 750D earns a slightly higher score than 760D. Canon 750D itself features a 24-megapixel and 19 autofocus points.
5. Canon 77D
DxOMark score: 78
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77D is a mid-range DSLR camera announced by Canon in February 2017. It is projected to be a replacement of Canon 760D. Compared to 760 which it replaces, 77D is available in a higher price, but it offers some new improvements. One of which is the number of autofocus points which is now 45 compared to 19 belong to Canon 760D. There is also an improvement on the sensor from 24-megapixel to 25-megapixel. DxOMark gives a higher score for 77D. This camera itself features both Wi-Fi and Bleutooth to allow you share your photos from camera to smartphone/tablet via Canon Camera Connect app. Furthermore, 77D also offers an articulated display that supports touch operation. In Japan, this camera is known as EOS 9000D.
6. Canon 200D
DxOMark score: 79
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200D is the updated version of 100D, another entry level camera from Canon. Both of them are the smallest DSLR camera from Canon in terms of body size. The sensor of this camera itself is 25-megapixel which is capable of taking a picture with the maximum resolution of 6288×4056. Canon 200D features 9 autofocus points with the ISO range of 100 – 51200. The maximum shutter speed you can set on this camera is 1/4000 while the slowest shutter speed is 30 seconds. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available for wireless photo transfer via Canon Camera Connect app. On DxOMark, 200D earns the score of of 79. Same as Canon 80D.
7. Canon 5D Mark III
DxOMark score: 81
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Canon 5D Mark III is a full frame DSLR that replaces Canon 5D Mark II. This is a special enough camera since it was announced on the 75th anniversary of Canon in 2 March 2012. There are some improvements made by Canon on 5D Mark III. Including the sensor from 21-megapixel to 23-megapixel with the ISO range of 50 – 102400. Canon 5D Mark III also offers more autofocus points, 61 from previously only 9.
8. Canon 6D
DxOMark score: 82
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Canon 6D is a full frame DSLR camera, but it is not the best option if you are looking for a camera for taking pictures of moving objects since it has only the autofocus points of 11. The maximum shutter speed you can set is also just 1/4000, which far less ideal for capturing moving objects like the actions of athletes. On the image processor section, Canon 6D is powered by DIGIC 5+ image processor and 20-megapixel sensor.
9. Canon 6D Mark II
DxOMark score: 85
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As you probably can guess, 6D Mark II is the updated version of Canon 6D above, with some improvements added. Canon improved the sensor of 6D Mark II from 20-megapixel to 26-megapixel. As a result, this camera is capable of generating images with a higher maximum resolution. Canon 6D Mark II also has more autofocus points, 45 from previously only 11. However, there are some critics saying that the autofocus points of Canon 6D Mark II are dense around the center, resulting in slower focus and recompose maneuvers when photographing moving subjects. This camera features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
10. Canon 5DS R
DxOMark score: 86
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Canon 5DS R is a full frame DSLR that has an extremely large sensor, 51-megapixel. As a result, this camera is capable of generating photos with the maximum resolution up to 8736×5856. This camera also has longer ISO range, 50 – 12800. By the time this camera was announced, it’s the full frame DSLR with a biggest sensor. Other key specs include 61 autofocus points and 1/8000 – 30 of fastest-slowest shutter speed. Canon 5DS R was announced at the same time as Canon 5DS in February 2015. The biggest minor about this camera is that it doesn’t shoot 4K video or high frame rate 1080p video. For a camera with the record-high pixel count it is such a joke.
11. Canon 5DS
DxOMark score: 87
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As mentioned above, Canon 5DS was announced at the same time as Canon 5DS R. The core features offered by these two cameras are not much different. The only different is that Canon 5DS R features an optical filter that cancels out the effects of a standard optical low-pass filter, while 5DS doesn’t have one. On the DxOMark test, the sensor of Canon 5DS performed slightly better than Canon 5DS R.
12. Canon 5D Mark IV
DxOMark score: 91
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Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the best DSLR cameras with a Wi-Fi feature. And it is the best DSLR camera from Canon so far according to DxOMark. Canon 5D Mark IV itself is the successor of Canon 5D Mark II. It was announced in August 2016. Canon 5D Mark IV succeed reaching a higher score than its predecessor because Canon made some improvements on it. One of which is on the sensor which is now has the size of 31-megapixel compared to 21 belong to Canon 5D Mark II. There is also a significant difference on terms of of autofocus points. Canon 5D Mark IV has 61 autofocus points while Canon 5D Mark II has only 9 autofocus points. One of the new features added to Canon 5D Mark IV is Wi-Fi which previously is unavailable on Canon 5D Mark II.