The Canon EOS system was first launched in 1987 and continues to expand, with new camera models, lenses, flashguns and accessories added each year. There are currently two types of camera within the system – Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) and mirrorless – and the common feature is that you can change the lens.
DSLR and mirrorless cameras work in different ways. To understand how they differ, have a read of this article 'Mirror, mirror'.
How can I tell which type I have?
– All DSLR models include the letter D in the model name.
– There are two series of mirrorless EOS cameras – M-series and R-series.
Additionally, there are different sensor sizes within the EOS range. Whilst sensor size has no impact on core functionality, it does affect your lens choice and field-of-view, image quality and file size, focusing and low light performance.
For information about lens choice and image circle, read the Crop factor article.
If you need to check which camera type you have, here's the definitive list of digital cameras (past and present) in the Canon EOS system.
DSLR – full frame
EOS-1D X Mark II
EOS-1Ds Mark II
EOS-1Ds Mark III
EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 5D Mark IV
EOS 5DS R
EOS 6D Mark II
DSLR – APS-H
EOS-1D Mark II
EOS-1D Mark II N
EOS-1D Mark III
EOS-1D Mark IV
DSLR – APS-C
EOS 7D Mark II
EOS 20D / 20Da
EOS 60D / 60Da
The following cameras have different names in different Canon territories:
EUROPE / USA / JAPAN
EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7
EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 / Kiss X9
EOS 300D / Digital Rebel / Kiss Digital
EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT / Kiss Digital N
EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss Digital X
EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2
EOS 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3
EOS 550D / Rebel T2i / Kiss X4
EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
EOS 650D / Rebel T4i / Kiss X6i
EOS 700D / Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i
EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / EOS 8000D
EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / Kiss X8i
EOS 800D / Rebel T7i / Kiss X9i
EOS 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F
EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 / Kiss X50
EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 / Kiss X70
EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 / Kiss X80
EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 / Kiss X90
Mirrorless – full frame
Mirrorless – APS-C
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