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Should You Buy a Canon Digital Camera?

Matthew
Updated 02 September 2021
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should you buy a Canon Digital Camera?

Canon is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its inkjet printers, camcorders and photo printers.

We've collated all the key information on Canon digital cameras in this handy guide. We've analysed over 36,000 user and expert reviews and 630+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 digital cameras to impartially compare each digital camera brand.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras. Their digital cameras start at $28 for the PowerShot A2300 which has a weight of 109g, an optical zoom of 5x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $5,270 for the EOS 1D X which has a weight of 1.3kg, an optical zoom of §x and is a slr digital camera. The average price of a new Canon digital camera is $508.

Canon are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning digital cameras.

Is Canon the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Canon digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Canon is ranked the No. 1 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Canon is the actually best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
7,456 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
4,433 reviews
#3
Japan
89%
89%
3,659 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
254 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
1,242 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
1,485 reviews
#7
Polaroid
82%
82%
545 reviews
#8
82%
82%
72 reviews
#9
81%
81%
236 reviews
#10
Japan
81%
81%
567 reviews
#11
80%
80%
17 reviews
#12
Ricoh
77%
77%
12 reviews
#13
GE
United States
71%
71%
28 reviews
#14
Sigma
68%
68%
34 reviews
#15
Aquapix
63%
63%
62 reviews
#16
SeaLife
62%
62%
1 review
#17
61%
61%
5 reviews
#18
HP
United States
61%
61%
12 reviews
#19
Vivitar
60%
60%
49 reviews
#20
easypix
59%
59%
70 reviews
#21
Lytro
59%
59%
167 reviews
#22
VTech
58%
58%
4 reviews
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Philips
Netherlands
57%
57%
3 reviews
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Coleman
57%
57%
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SVP
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56%
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Mamiya
56%
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Fuji
54%
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Bell+Howell
52%
52%
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Hasselblad
51%
51%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Canon digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Canon Digital Cameras

There's a wide selection of Canon digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with over 100 Canon digital cameras currently on the market in the US. Canon also have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Canon digital camera being 85%.

The average review score for a Canon digital camera is 85%.

Canon have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.

Canon digital cameras tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$558
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $11,599
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$508
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,399
Price Distribution of Canon Digital Cameras

What Do the Canon Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Canon digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Canon and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Canon logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
479
4 stars
716
3 stars
93
2 stars
8
1 star
0
Canon logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,722
4 stars
1,015
3 stars
275
2 stars
158
1 star
204
Canon has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other brands.

Over 92% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Canon digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 83% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Purchasers of Canon digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was good quality, easy to use and produced good quality pictures. Their digital cameras have also won 250+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Canon digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Pentax
CNET.com logo
75%
147 reviews
73%
109 reviews
75%
89 reviews
74%
41 reviews
78%
8 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
27 reviews
84%
13 reviews
83%
19 reviews
82%
13 reviews
95%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
74%
19 reviews
72%
19 reviews
68%
13 reviews
74%
13 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
28 reviews
62%
9 reviews
73%
14 reviews
67%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
79%
23 reviews
80%
11 reviews
82%
13 reviews
71%
13 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
19 reviews
87%
12 reviews
80%
12 reviews
83%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
22 reviews
71%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
76%
13 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
82%
18 reviews
82%
20 reviews
75%
8 reviews
78%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
76%
22 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
69%
14 reviews
87%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
19 reviews
76%
15 reviews
74%
11 reviews
69%
11 reviews
75%
1 review
What Digital Camera logo
87%
22 reviews
89%
8 reviews
86%
15 reviews
84%
9 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
87%
20 reviews
84%
13 reviews
74%
10 reviews
66%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Cameras.co.uk logo
85%
25 reviews
80%
10 reviews
83%
12 reviews
82%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
86%
15 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
7 reviews
70%
12 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
22 reviews
75%
4 reviews
80%
10 reviews
68%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
77%
21 reviews
79%
11 reviews
72%
5 reviews
71%
9 reviews
80%
1 review
betabuzz.de logo
74%
18 reviews
80%
7 reviews
76%
7 reviews
71%
12 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
14 reviews
69%
14 reviews
75%
11 reviews
65%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Photo Radar logo
80%
18 reviews
84%
14 reviews
75%
8 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Neocamera.com logo
66%
18 reviews
46%
18 reviews
37%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
77%
640 reviews
77%
370 reviews
71%
377 reviews
72%
293 reviews
81%
43 reviews
Average
79%
1,177 reviews
77%
711 reviews
75%
675 reviews
74%
517 reviews
81%
73 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 252 industry awards for Canon digital cameras. This means that Canon has more awards for its digital cameras than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Canon to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Canon has more awards for its digital cameras than any other brand.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Pentax
PhotographyBlog.com logo
22
9
16
12
2
Camera Labs logo
23
7
8
CNET.com logo
14
11
4
3
DP Review logo
12
8
4
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
8
7
3
8
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
13
7
4
1
Ephotozine logo
10
5
1
6
2
buy-n-shoot.com logo
8
3
5
5
Pocket Lint logo
6
6
1
1
Digicam Buyer.co.uk logo
4
3
5
1
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
5
5
3
01net.com logo
5
4
2
1
1
stuff.tv logo
7
4
2
What Digital Camera logo
4
2
4
3
M3.idg.se logo
4
3
2
3
tipa.com logo
6
4
1
1
alphr.com logo
5
1
2
1
2
EISA.eu logo
4
3
1
2
Akam.no logo
6
3
1
photoreview.com.au logo
4
2
3
1
Other Expert Sites
82
58
25
34
6
Total
252
155
97
82
18

How Reliable Are Canon Digital Cameras?

We checked over 36,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Canon digital cameras. over 810 of these reviews mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Canon digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% of reviewers think Canon digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Canon digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Canon digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

high build quality are simply hard to ignore to even consider oth
extrememhz.com
Well built
Imaging Resource.com
by the 30D's solid build quality
Photo Radar
Stylish 5-megapixel compact with a robust all-metal chassis
v3.co.uk
its build quality is second to none
Digicam Buyer.co.uk
durable stainless steel body
PhotographyBlog.com
The camera is well made
dpexpert.com.au
build quality is hard to beat
electronicsme.com
The SD4000 IS fits into a very well established line of cameras that have tended to get good reviews for being dependable
DP Review
It's for those who want a light digital camera with a little bit of flair that's very solidly built a
techadvisor.co.uk
well-built compact digital camera that produces great quality images
digitalcamerareview.com
The lens has image stabilisation built in
Cameras.co.uk
reliable way
stuff.tv
durable titanium body
Steve's Digicams
Though very expensive for a compact camera--and too large for many pockets--the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS is extremely well made
pcworld.com_techhive.com
makes up for that with very good build quality
dpinterface.com
A decent midrange digital SLR camera built around a superb sensor
asia.cnet.com

NOT RELIABLE

feel less sturdy than the 350d
Amazon
I think it had a broken spring
Walmart.com
this is the SECOND Canon product that has broken on me in recent mths
amazon.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Canon Digital Cameras

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Canon digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery.

Canon Rechargeable Battery

A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.

Canon digital cameras that have a rechargeable battery include the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS ($355), the Canon EOS M200 ($400) and the Canon Powershot SX620 HS ($180).

What is the Best High End Canon Digital Camera?

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

$599.00
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PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
20.3MP
65x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
610g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
DIGITA-
L
CAMERA
3"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Canon digital camera then the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at $599.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (65x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Image stabiliser
GPS

An optical zoom and fully featured 610g digital camera, with a fair price. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Digital Camera?

Canon Powershot SX620 HS

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20.2MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
25x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.2
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
182g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

At only $179.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 87 the Canon Powershot SX620 HS makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.2MP)
Big optical zoom (25x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.2)

A fully featured and bargain price 25x optical zoom camera. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Wi-Fi.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Canon Powershot SX620 HS has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Canon Digital Camera?
Is Canon the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Canon Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Canon Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Canon Digital Cameras?
Features to Look Out For On Canon Digital Cameras
Canon Rechargeable Battery
What is the Best High End Canon Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Canon Digital Camera?

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