For the finest in photo and video quality, we break down the year’s top Canon full-frame cameras including Canon DSLRs and Canon Mirrorless models

Canon Full-frame cameras are the best of the best: they have the largest sensors, the most megapixels, and lenses that are unmatched. Despite the size and cost, they will be the go-to choice among enthusiasts and professional photographers. In addition to DSLRs, which have long dominated the market, full-frame mirrorless cameras are lighter and more compact, and there are more options than ever before. Below are the best full-frame cameras of 2020, from do-everything models to leading budget options. For more background information, discover our full-frame camera comparison table and buying suggestions below the picks.

To get an idea of what kind of DSLR or mirrorless camera you will get at different price points, try our Best DSLR and Best mirrorless camera buying guides. Otherwise, here’s our pick of the greatest full-frame cameras, both DSLR and mirrorless, you can buy right now.

Best Canon Full-Frame Camera in 2021

1. Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Full-Frame Camera

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body,...
  • 26.2 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
  • Optical viewfinder with a 45 point all cross type AF system. Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (excluding EF S and EF M...
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase detection and Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, GPS, Wi Fi, NFC and Bluetooth low energy

2. Canon EOS R Mirrorless Full-Frame Camera

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Camera [EOS R]|...
  • 30.3 Megapixel Full frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5,655 manually selectable AF points
  • 4K 30P with Canon log and 10 bit 4: 2: 2 HDMI output; Dust and drip resistant
  • Built in EVF with 3. 69 million dots, Vary Angle Touchscreen LCD and dot matrix LCD panel

3. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera...
  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100-32000;...
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in- camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-Megapixel...
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or live view shooting; LCD monitor has a full...
  • Excellent performance - up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed with high-performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for...

4. Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS with...
  • 22MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 61-point AF system. Image type : JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording enabled
  • ISO 100 - 25600 range with 50 - 102,800 expansion

5. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera | with...
  • High Image Quality with New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor Combined with Newly Designed low Pass Filter.
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200*.
  • New 191-point AF System Capable of Tracking the Subjects Head and Face using Deep Learning Technology.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for Fast and Accurate Auto Focus using up to 3869 Manual AF Positions** and up to 525 Automatic...

6. Canon EOS RP Mirrorless

Canon EOS RP Full Frame Mirrorless Vlogging...
  • Lightest, smallest full-frame EOS camera
  • RF mount compatible with RF lenses and EF/EF-S lenses
  • High image quality with 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image processor
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate auto focus

7. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR

Canon EOS-1DX Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)
  • Fastest shooting EOS-1D, capable of up to 14 fps full-resolution RAW or JPEG, and up to 16 fps in Live View mode with...
  • Achieves a maximum burst rate of up to 170 raws in continuous shooting at up to 16 fps, and 4K movies using CFast cards...
  • Improved AF performance through 61-point, wide area AF system with 41 cross-type points, improved center point focusing...
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8. Canon EOS 6D DSLR

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR Camera Body (Renewed)
  • Includes all original accessories and warranty
  • 20.2MP full frame CMOS sensor, 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls, 11-point AF system
  • 3 inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots, SD Memory, DIGIC 5+ processor, ISO 100 - 25600 plus 50, 51200, 102400 expanded

9. Canon EOS 5Ds DSLR

Canon EOS 5DS Digital SLR (Body Only)
  • Newly designed 506 Megapixel full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR
  • Advanced mirror control mechanism and new user-selectable shutter release time lag

10. Canon EOS 5Ds R DSLR

Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR with Low-Pass Filter...
  • LPF (Low-pass filter) effect cancellation takes full advantage of the original resolving power of the 506 effective...
  • Newly designed 506 Megapixel full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering SensorPurchase this product between May 1, 2016 and...
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTRAdvanced mirror control mechanism...

Choosing the best full-frame camera for you is a big decision – these cameras are a fine choice for those who want uncompromising image quality in a practical package, so often come with rather hefty price tags.

The decision also used to be much simpler than it is now. A few years ago, most people would choose a Canon DSLR or Mirrorless. But today there’s a wide choice of mirrorless and DSLR models from Canon cameras.

Only Sony made mirrorless full-frame cameras when they initial arrived and had many years’ head start. But Sony offers been joined by Canon, Nikon and Panasonic, with all racing to get their systems populated with tempting camera bodies and high-performing lenses to match. There’s no doubt full-frame photography isn’t only more exciting than ever, but more accessible too.

So what makes a full-frame camera so special? It has the same kind of sensor area as 35mm film, much bigger than the sensors of the APS-C Camera and MFT cameras, and radically larger than those of most compacts.

This allows for larger photo-sites on the sensor, which deliver better light-gathering, which in turn means better image quality, especially at higher sensitivities.

Full-frame DSLRs used to be the preserve of professional photographers, but as the cost provides dropped and lower-cost models possess started to appear, many serious amateurs and enthusiasts can now enjoy the benefits of full-frame photography, in DSLR or mirrorless form. You can also get full-frame compact cameras, although these are both niche and pricey.

We reckon the very best full-frame camera at this time is the Canon R5, thanks to its blend of excellent performance, light body, masses of features and a relatively low price. It’s just as great for video as it is definitely for stills and we appreciate the way it handles.


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