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Mirrorless or DSLR

Which is best for you?

All the information you need to choose your ideal camera

Choose your perfect camera

If you are exploring the benefits of interchangeable lens cameras, you can choose either a compact EOS M mirrorless camera or an EOS Digital SLR. Both feature some of the best imaging technology, to deliver powerful performance, stunning results and amazing creative opportunities, and offer the unparalleled flexibility of EOS lenses and accessories. Deciding whether a Mirrorless camera or a DSLR camera is best for you is a tough choice, and mainly comes down to personal preference. Factors such as portability, tripod stability, aesthetics and weight all come into play. Here, we’ve listed six of our popular Mirrorless and DSLR cameras, so you can compare similar models of each category to help decide which suits you better.

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Ideal to get you started

Take your first steps in EOS and easily explore your creative potential with our entry level cameras– the EOS M100 and 4000D. An ideal introduction to using camera with the ability to change lenses, they both deliver great quality in stills and movies from the large 24 megapixel sensors and feature Wi-Fi for easy sharing.

M100 & 2000D

EOS M100

Small, lightweight and versatile, you can carry the EOS M100 anywhere and match it to your own unique style, with a choice of colours and camera jacket options. The ideal step up from a smartphone or compact camera, it not only offers superb quality results and the creative flexibility of interchangeable lenses but also lets you shoot selfies with ease using the large tilting Vari-angle touchscreen and enjoy point and shoot simplicity when you need it.

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EOS 2000D

Packed with creative options but still easy to use, the classically designed EOS 2000D is the perfect DSLR for the beginning of your photographic journey. You can learn about photography and effortlessly explore your artistic potential, with as much or as little control over settings as you like. Enjoy great low light performance from a 24.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor. Sharing to social media and remote shooting is simple too – just connect via Wi-Fi¹ or NFC²

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Ideal for your next step

If you are ready to take your photography further or simply want a high performance, all-purpose camera, then your choice is between the lightweight, portable EOS M50 and EOS 200D. Both offer incredible image quality, Vari-angle touchscreen and Wi-Fi for easy sharing. Plus, you can enjoy great results every time with easy to use automodes, or effortlessly explore the creative possibilities of full manual control.

M50 & 200D


Tell unforgettable stories in rich image quality, using the compact and connected EOS M50. This sleek, lightweight mirrorless camera is packed with innovative technology, including cinematic 4K and 5-axis movie stabilisation, combining a 24.1 Megapixel DSLR sized CMOS sensor with powerful DIGIC 8 processing for outstanding low light performance and depth of field control. A large central electronic viewfinder provides an intuitive shooting experience, with a 7.5cm Vari-angle touchscreen to shoot from every perspective.

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EOS 200D

The EOS 200D is the world’s lightest DSLR, and makes a great choice for landscapes, portraits and travel, to capture great quality photos and movies with its 24.2-megapixel sensor. It’s connected too, designed to work with smartphones and tablet. The compact lightweight design makes it easy to carry around and its Vari-angle screen adds even more flexibility. It’s available in three colours, putting a twist on the classic DSLR design.

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Ideal for the advanced user

Our advanced, fully connected, 24.2 Megapixel EOS cameras let you explore new subjects and techniques and develop your creativity in exciting new ways. In the EOS M5 and the EOS 80D you’ll discover state-of-the-art features that give you more control and speed, including fast AF systems and sustained 7 fps continuous shooting, plus new levels of performance and quality that will take your photography and videography to new heights.

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Distilling the best of Canon compacts and DSLRs, the EOS M5 perfectly balances high performance with a small, discreet size that’s perfect for street photography. Plus, you can enjoy authentic EOS handling, thanks to a high-resolution central electronic viewfinder. It’s the ideal choice for existing EOS users, as a smaller alternative to a traditional DSLR.

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You can explore limitless creativity with the powerful, versatile and responsive EOS 80D, which excels at sports, portraiture, landscape, street, travel and low light photography as well as creative videography. Packed with innovative technologies, it gives you all the control and flexibility you need to achieve stunning results in any situation.

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