As is the case with all areas of Canon's range, there is no shortage of video options for those who prefer to shoot with DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Expect sharp, professional results from all the models below, plus even cinema options make an appearance in Canon's mirrorless and DSLR range.
Canon has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the EOS-1D X Mark III to create their finest DSLR ever made. Professionals get Canon’s latest technology that includes a powerful Digic X processor, which facilitates 16fps continuous shooting via an optical viewfinder that offers clear viewing with no infuriating electronic lag. Greater dynamic range and detail is recorded in HEIF files than JPEGs, it has an initiative smart controller for rapid focus point positioning, and records full-width 4K/60p video. It’s larger and heavier than its mirrorless competition, however it benefits from a huge battery (2850 shots with the viewfinder) and presents everything a working pro needs. It’s an extraordinarily impressive and class-leading DSLR.
Introducing Canon's EOS 5D Mark IV. Building on the remarkable reputation of its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark III, this camera outdoes itself, especially in low-light settings and settings where a large dynamic range is essential. The addition of the C-Log offers fantastic latitude in post-production, allowing you to colour grade with ease and precision.
The camera 5D Mark 4 holds a special place in the world of professional photographers. While the 4K video crop and non-articulating screen may remind us of the advantages of the mirrorless EOS R6 and EOS R5, the EOS 5D Mark IV still stands firmly tall in its own right.
Canon has hit the sweet spot of what serious enthusiasts and professionals are after from a general-purpose full-frame mirrorless camera. Built around the same weather-sealed magnesium alloy chassis as the EOS R5, it doesn’t skimp on advanced features or functionality and its 5-axis in-body stabilisation provides a staggering 8 stops of compensation with selected RF lenses. It feels every bit like a true EOS camera when it’s being used and presents the benefits of mirrorless with the only drawback being the time you need to give it to cool between 4K video recordings. As a stills camera it ticks all the right boxes if you don’t require the EOS R5’s resolution output.
The EOS RP is Canon’s answer to affordable full-frame mirrorless and sits beneath the more advanced EOS R, EOS R6 and EOS R5 models. It inherits the sensor from the EOS 6D Mark II and focuses as well with new RF-mount lenses as it does with older EF lenses mounted via the EOS R adapter that’s supplied. If in-body image stabilisation, broadcast quality video, dual card slots and thumb operated joystick control are a priority you’ll want to direct your attention to the EOS R6 or EOS R5. The EOS RP represents a good entry-point into full-frame mirrorless at sensible money.