List of Canon APS-C Cameras & Models

Canon APS-C Cameras: With photography being a favorite pastime smartphones and entry-level DSLR cameras are the go-to choices for most beginners.  However, a huge difference exists between the size and quality of the pictures taken with each apparatus. Due to the larger sensor on the digital camera, you get larger pixels hence better image quality, details, and colors.

What is APS-C? What are Canon APS-C Cameras?

Canon uses APS-C sensors on all of their entry-level DSLR cameras and even on a few of their semi-professional DSLR cameras. However, for professional cameras, more than likely, you find Full Frame sensors. APS-H cameras are another type but, for now, we write about APS-C cameras. 

Firstly, APS-C sensors are 1.6x smaller than Full Frame sensors. So, what does this difference in size mean? The 1.6x smaller size gets you 1.6x closer to your target than with Full Frame cameras. Did you get that explanation? Don't worry, here's walk-through explanation.

Difference between APS-C and Full Frame Cameras

For this walk-through, we use the Canon EOS Rebel T6i and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. In this scenario, the Rebel T6i utilizes an APS-C sensor while the 5D Mark III utilizes a Full Frame sensor. Firstly, we equip both cameras with a  Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens.  Are you following?

Now, the Rebel T6i features a crop factor of 1.6x. Hence, any lens that fits on the Rebel T6i allows you to get in up to 1.6x closer for the shot than the same lens mounted on the 5D Mark III. Furthermore, the 50mm lens gives the same result as an 80mm lens on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (50mm x 1.6 = 80mm) shot from the same distance. For example, see the below illustration.

crop-apsc. Canon APS-C Cameras

The Full Frame sensor on the 5D Mark III captures the full image above. However, the section of the image in the green area is what the Rebel T6i's APS-C sensor captures. You can read more on APS-C sensors here. Now, let's take a look at the list Canon APS-C Camera.

List of Canon APS-C Cameras

APS-C Lens Field of View

Furthermore, here is a list of most common focal lengths and their field of view on an APS-C camera. List provided for your reference. That is, if you're into such data/information.

Focal LengthAPS-C Field of View


In conclusion, there's your List of Canon APS-C Cameras & Models. Firstly, cameras in bold with links are the latest and best Canon APS-C cameras on the market. Secondly, we reference older models with no link or bolded text.

So, you now know a bit about APS-C sensors. Furthermore, we talked a bit about Full Frame sensors and how difference lenses give different crop factors on different sensors. For further reading, you can check out our articles on Canon's Full Frame sensors and APS-H cameras.

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