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9. PowerShot G9 X Mark II
The PowerShot G9 X Mark II features a one-inch 20.1 MP sensor, which makes for some tantalizing images. Unfortunately, its lack of screen articulation and somewhat slow maximum aperture keep it from being a tool that pros could rely on.
The one-inch sensor inside the PowerShot G7 X Mark II elevates it from the realm of point-and-shoots, and makes it one of the most capable compact options on the market. It’s 4.2x optical zoom lens is bright and fast, with a maximum aperture of f/1.8-2.8.
Shooters new to the world of DSLRs will appreciate the intuitive controls of the EOS Rebel T7i. Its mode dial allows you to operate it as a point-and-shoot, and you can use it to learn manual photography by slowly incorporating more features.
With the increasing popularity of mirrorless systems, the arrival of the EOS M5 was only a matter of time. If you have a collection of lenses for other DSLRs by the company, however, you’ll need to use an adapter to enjoy them.
If you want to shoot images on a full-frame sensor, but you don’t need the video capabilities of the company’s more expensive offerings, then the EOS 6D Mark II will suit you nicely. Its 26.2 MP sensor employs phase detection autofocus.
Should interchangeable lenses not appeal to you, you’ll appreciate the PowerShot G1 X Mark III, which performs like a DSLR in almost every way. It has an APS-C sized sensor, as well as a power zoom that runs the equivalent of 24-72mm.
If a full-frame sensor isn’t that important to you, but you still want access to the best build quality and image processing that the company has to offer, then go for the EOS 80D. It’s capable of capturing both incredibly sharp stills and impressive video.
The EOS 5D Mark IV is the next evolution in the company’s lineup of top-tier bodies that are created as much for filmmakers as they are for still shooters. It can easily be upgraded to shoot video in log, giving editors more flexibility in post production.
The EOS 1DX Mark II is the company’s most technologically advanced full-frame body. It is the go-to option for the vast majority of professional photographers thanks to the unparalleled accuracy of its continuous autofocus.