As anyone from an amateur photographer to a professional will know, not every camera is made the same. Even cameras that seemingly share the same name can wildly vary. Take Canon’s EOS line of cameras, as an example.
A vast array of EOS model cameras can be purchased online or in-person, but each and every one is suited for specific needs and functions. Some EOS cameras are better suited for beginners, while others are geared towards advanced users. Rather than buying a camera you truly don’t need, check out our rundown of EOS models below.
The EOS M Models
Example: EOS M3
When you learn that the “M” stands for “mobility,” you get a better idea of what this particular EOS line is built for. Geared towards amateur photographers who will be snapping images on the go, all EOS M cameras feature an EF-M lens mount and a fairly compact size. New models are also all equipped with integrated Wi-Fi features, thus allowing you to take photos remotely and share them instantly.
The EOS Rebel Models
Example: EOS Rebel SL1
Designed for consumers without the strongest photography-abilities, EOS Rebel cameras are built with all-around functionality and an intuitive interface that makes them quite a breeze to use. EOS Rebel cameras are made even more accessible by their affordable price range, making the model a great choice for those first breaking into the realm of photography.
2-Digit EOS Models
Example: EOS 70D
A step up from Rebel models, 2-digit EOS model cameras are designed with fairly advanced amateur photographers in mind. Equipped with a higher frame rate and sturdier than the previous models mentioned, most 2-digit EOS camera are also built with a small pop-up flash unit.
1-Digit EOS Models
Example: EOS 7D Mark II
Now we fully come to the “prosumer” end of the EOS camera spectrum, as 1-digit models are designed specifically for professional-level photographers. With a full frame sensor, improved weather sealing, and a tougher construction, 1-digit EOS cameras feature a functional improvement from all aforementioned models in nearly every way. Most models don’t come equipped with a flash, however, thus requiring an external lighting source or equipment.
Model number 1 EOS
Examples: EOS 1D
Whereas the 1-digit EOS cameras are built for anyone with the photographic skills of a professional, model number 1 EOS camera are made for those who are photographers by trade. Much larger in build than even the premium EOS models, cameras like the EOS 1D are built with a 100% viewfinder, improved weather sealing, faster performance. All of those improvements come at a price, however, as model 1 EOS cameras are quite pricey, but can be seen as more an investment to a professional photographer.
Featured image courtesy of: Henry Söderlund