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Affordable Canon Cameras Which Record 60fps In 1080p

Being able to shoot in 1080p (full HD) at 60 frames per second is a standard that a lot of video makers aspire to, but with so many cameras on the market, it’s hard to know exactly which ones have this capability.

Luckily there are a few affordable Canon DSLRs, mirrorless and point-and-shoot cameras that fit the bill, so anyone can get into filmmaking with a Canon camera.

This post will tell you the most affordable beginner Canon cameras which can record at 60 fps in 1080p.

I’ve organized the list into DSLRs, mirrorless cameras and ‘Point and Shoots’. 

Our Top Pick

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

The top pick for affordable beginner Canon cameras that have both 60fps at 1080p resolution.

Here’s a quick list of the cameras in this post:



Point and Shoot

How To Decide Which Type Of Camera?

If you just want something easy where you don’t want to mess with changing lenses or too many settings then we recommend going for a point-and-shoot. 

These would be perfect for anybody just looking to do some home videos or basic YouTube videos.

If you do want to get into the world of interchangeable lenses and are excited to manually control all your camera settings for full creative freedom, then you should go for a DSLR or mirrorless camera. 

These will also allow you to ‘grow’ into the camera as you get more comfortable and you can buy additional lenses to expand your capabilities as your ability grows.

The choice between DSLR and mirrorless is mostly about personal preference nowadays, but there are some things to note.

Personally, I go for mirrorless cameras now as they are the future and all camera manufacturers are focusing on them more going forward.

They are also more portable compared to DSLRs. This is partly why the Canon M50 Mark II is my top pick for Canon cameras with 60fps at 1080p.

The downside to mirrorless cameras is that there tends to be fewer lenses available because they’ve not been around as long and the battery life is not as good.

Luckily, you are able to still use DSLR lenses on mirrorless Canon cameras if you use the right adapter although this can be a bit annoying. 

If you want the best options for lenses without having to use an adapter then go for a DSLR. 


Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D 

The Rebel SL3 is an upgrade to the older Rebel SL2 which was already a decent beginner camera.

The SL3 not only has 60fps in 1080p, but it also lets you record in 4K which you would not be able to do on the older SL2. 

It also has a fully articulating touch screen which is great if you need to be able to see yourself on the screen when recording yourself.

One downside of the Rebel SL3 for video is that there is no option for using 24 fps as a frame rate setting unless you are shooting in 4K. 

You have to keep in mind that the 4K on the camera comes with a crop so it’s not true 4K. This is on top of the 1.6x crop that you already get on the SL3 because it’s an APS-C sensor camera. 

Dual pixel autofocus is also lost when you are recording in 4K so the autofocus system is not as good when recording in 4K.

Basically recording in 4K on the SL3, while it is available, is not that practical and you’d be better off recording in 1080p in most scenarios.

The SL3 also has an external mic jack so that you can ensure high-quality audio in your videos. 


  • External microphone jack
  • Can record in 4K
  • Fully articulating touchscreen LCD
  • Improved Digic 8 processor over the older SL2
  • Decent autofocus when recording videos
  • Smallest Canon DSLR
  • Really good battery life (rated to 1070 shots)
  • Has digital video stabilization


  • 4k is cropped (on top of 1.6x APS-C crop)
  • No dual pixel autofocus in 4K (uses contrast detection autofocus instead)
  • Only 9 autofocus points
  • Not weather sealed

Check out the current price and availability of the SL3 at the link below:

Check out this video below for further information on the Canon Rebel SL3.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D

Overall the Rebel T8i is slightly better than the SL3 objectively, but it is also slightly more expensive.

On the Rebel T8i, you will get 45-point autofocus compared to a 9-point autofocus system on the SL3 which makes it better in this regard.

For video makers, it’s also a decent choice because you can record at 24fps in both 1080p and in 4K.

This is a welcome feature because 24fps is something people go for when they are looking for that ‘cinematic’ look and it’s nice to be able to do this at 1080p and not just 4K. 

The Rebel T8i also has an external mic jack so that you can ensure high-quality audio in your videos. 

One downside is that the battery life is worse than the SL3. It also has the downside of an additional crop in 4K mode just like the SL3.


  • 45 point autofocus
  • 24 fps in both 1080p and 4k
  • External microphone jack
  • Amazing image quality
  • Improved Digic 8 processor over the older Rebel T7i
  • Has digital video stabilization
  • Continuous shooting up to 7.5fps
  • Has an aperture wheel to easily adjust the aperture


  • Not as good battery life compared to the SL3 (T8i is rated to 800 shots)
  • No weather sealing
  • Bulky design
  • Additional crop in 4K (on top of APS-C 1.6x crop)
  • No dual pixel autofocus in 4k

The main reasons to get the T8i over the SL3 are the higher amount of autofocus points and the ability to record at 24fps in 1080p as well as in 4K. If 24 fps is a deal breaker then the T8i is the DSLR for you.

Check out the current price and availability of the T8i at the link below:

Check out the video below for further info on the T8i.

If you like the look of the Rebel T8i but think it’s just a little bit out of your price range then go for the T7i. 

Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D

Unlike the T8i, the T7i cannot record in 4K at all, however, it can still record in 1080p up to 60 frames per second. It can also record in 24fps at 1080p resolution.

Just like the T8i, the older T7i has positives such as:

  • 1080p at 60fps
  • An external microphone jack 
  • 45 autofocus points
  • Can record at 24fps in 1080p

Unfortunately, the Rebel T7i has some downsides compared to the Rebel T8i:

  • Does not have any 4K capabilities
  • Only has a battery life rated to 600 shots compared to 800 on the T8i
  • Has the older Digic 7 processor
  • Has no digital video stabilization
  • Lower continuous shooting at 6.0fps compared to 7.5fps on the T8i

Check out the current price and availability of the T7i at the link below:

If you want more information on the T7i, check out the video below.

Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

The M50 Mark II is the upgrade to the Canon M50 which was already a popular model.

Canon wanted to make a mirrorless camera that was affordable and feature-rich and the M50 Mark II delivers on that. 

Not only can you record at 60fps at 1080p but you can also record at 24fps in both 1080p and 4K. 

The M50 Mark II also has an external microphone input and the ability to transmit clean HDMI, so you can easily use it for a live streaming setup. 

Since the M50 Mark II has a Canon EF-M mount,  you need to use lenses that fit this mount. 

However, you can still use EF/EF-S lenses on your M50 Mark II as long as you use the right adapter. 

There is also the downside of 4K being cropped just like in the T8i and the SL3. You also lose the dual pixel autofocus in 4K mode too. 


  • Very portable
  • Uses Digic 8 processor
  • Can shoot 24 frames per second in both 1080p and 4k 
  • Eye-detect autofocus in photos and videos
  • Continuous shooting at up to 10fps for stills
  • 143 autofocus points


  • Less choice in lenses due to the EF-M mount
  • No weather sealing
  • 4k is cropped
  • You lose dual-pixel autofocus in 4K
  • Low battery life (rated to 305 shots)

Check out the current price and availability of the M50 Mark II at the link below:

If you want further information on the M50 Mark II then check out the useful video below.

Canon EOS M200

The M200 is also a Canon mirrorless camera that provides 60fps recording at 1080p.

It is also a bit more affordable compared to the Canon M50 Mark II, but we don’t really recommend it due to some of its drawbacks.

For example, the M200 does not have a viewfinder and does not have 120fps in any recording mode. 

On the other hand, the Canon M50 Mark II does have a viewfinder and allows for 120fps recording in 720p. 

Another major drawback of the M200 is that there is no option to add external audio because there is no external microphone jack on the M200

This is a downside specifically for filmmaking because audio is such a big part of high-quality videos and most of the time built-in microphones on cameras just aren’t that good. 

Another downside is that the flip-out screen only flips out in one direction and is not fully articulating like in the M50 Mark II. This means it’s not quite as convenient to use if you want to look at the screen to help you see what you are recording.

The M50 Mark II also beats out the M200 when it comes to the continuous shooting frame rate. 

On the M200 you only get 6.1fps in continuous shooting mode, but on the M50 Mark II, you get 10fps in continuous shooting.

This makes the M50 Mark II way better when it comes to not missing that perfect frame.

If anything, the main benefit of the M200 is that it has a more compact style compared to the M50 Mark II and it feels more like a point-and-shoot whereas the M50 Mark II is more like a DSLR. 

Just like with the M50 Mark II, you will get the same sensor with 143 autofocus points and a Digic 8 processor so in terms of actual image quality you are not really losing out.

If you just want an easy-to-use camera for some basic photos and videos where you don’t really care for high-end external audio, then the M200 could be the camera for you. 

But in my opinion, it’s worth spending a bit more and going for the M50 Mark II because the improvements in value are well worth the slight increase in price. 

Positives of M200:

  • Very compact
  • Affordable
  • Slightly higher battery life (rated to 315 shots compared to 305 shots on the M50 Mark II)
  • Digic 8 processor
  • 143 autofocus points

Negatives of M200:

  • No external audio option
  • Flip/tilt out the screen instead of fully articulating
  • Only 6.1 fps continuous shooting
  • No viewfinder
  • No 120fps option in any mode
  • 4K is cropped
  • 4K has no dual pixel autofocus

Check out the current price and availability of the Canon M200 at the link below.

Check out the video below for further information on the Canon EOS M200.

Overall in terms of the mirrorless cameras, the M50 Mark II is your best bet if you want something affordable that has 60fps at 1080p. 

If you like the portability of the M200 you could be better off getting a point-and-shoot like the G7X Mark III which we mention in the next section.

Point And Shoot

G7 X Mark III

YouTubers probably buy about 90% of these cameras, but there’s a good reason for that. The camera is light, easy to use and has amazing specs.

With this camera, you can just turn it on and start recording and know that you don’t need to mess with settings or lenses. 

Not only does the G7X Mark III have 60fps at 1080p, but it can record in 4k with no crop applied.

There was one downside which was that you could not record at 24fps when the camera was released. Since the launch of this camera, Canon has released a firmware update that allows you to record at 24fps.

While some people may see the lack of 24fps as a downside, if you are going for the G7X Mark III you’re not getting it to max out your cinematic abilities.

You’re getting it because you want something easy. So even if you don’t end up getting the firmware update it’s not the end of the world.

You can also record up to 120fps in full HD 1080p which makes it really easy to get some high-quality slow-motion footage too. 

The lens on this camera gives you a decent range too as it’s equivalent to about 24-100mm and you have a maximum aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.8 depending on the focal length you’re using.

In terms of megapixels, the G7X Mark III is lacking compared to the other cameras in this post, but it does have 20 Megapixels which is still decent enough for anyone who just wants an easy-to-use camera for vlogs or basic family videos. 

This G7 X Mark III also has an external microphone input, but it can be a bit finicky because there’s no mount for the mic so you’ll want to get an attachment to make this work. 

In terms of autofocus, it does a decent job with face tracking so if you are doing standard vlogs or ‘talking head’ type shots, then you won’t have a problem with focusing. 

One downside though is that the G7X Mark III does not have dual pixel autofocus (which all the DSLRs and mirrorless cameras in this post do have).

Dual pixel autofocus would have made the autofocus in this camera perform much better.


  • Extremely easy to use
  • 4K footage with no crop
  • No stress messing with lenses or settings
  • Extremely portable (it can fit in your pocket)
  • Has 120fps in 1080p
  • Has a Digic 8 processor which is used in a lot of Canon’s DSLRs and mirrorless cameras
  • Has an external audio jack (but it is a bit awkward)
  • Decent range of focal lengths
  • Built-in ND filter


  • Can’t be too creative in terms of lenses and apertures because you cannot change the lens
  • Low battery life (rated to 235 shots)
  • No viewfinder

Check out the current price and availability of the Canon G7 X Mark III at the link below.

G7 X Mark II

If you like the G7X Mark III but want to save a bit of money then the G7X Mark II could be an option for you. The G7X Mark II has most things that the G7X Mark III has, but there are some things missing. 

For example, you can still record in 60fps at 1080p on the G7X Mark II, but you have no 4K modes. You also cannot use 120fps in any video mode.

If you are just doing YouTube vlogs then this is fine because 1080p is plenty.

There is no external microphone input on the G7 X Mark II, but if you were not going to bother with an external mic then this isn’t a downside anyway. 

Another downside of the G7 X Mark II is that you only have 8.0fps in continuous shooting whereas the G7X Mark III has 30.0fps.

While it is less than the G7 X Mark III, 8.0 fps for burst shooting is still decent and it’s only specifically important if you plan on doing photography where you need that speed (like in sports or wildlife photography).


  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Has 60fps in 1080p 
  • Decent range of focal lengths
  • More affordable than the Mark III


  • No 4K mode
  • No external audio jack
  • No 120fps setting in any mode 
  • Low battery life (rated to 265 shots)
  • No viewfinder
  • Older processor
  • Lower continuous shooting fps for stills. (8.0fps compared to 30.0fps on Mark III)

Check out the current price and availability of the Canon G7 X Mark II at the link below.

Check out the video below for further information on the G7 X Mark II.

Conclusion – Which Should You Get?

Hopefully, by now you know which Canon camera is best for you if you need 60 frames per second at 1080p.

To recap, if you just want something that is easy to use, portable, and don’t care too much about having the most cinematic footage, then the G7 X Mark III is the best option for you. 

This would be the perfect camera for a YouTuber who just wants to record some basic vlogs and doesn’t want to spend too much time worrying about camera lenses and settings. 

On the other hand, if you want to get into photography and videography seriously but want a beginner camera then you should get a DSLR or mirrorless camera. 

The choice depends on you, but I would recommend the Canon Rebel T8i if you want a DSLR and the Canon EOS M50 Mark II if you prefer mirrorless.

Go for the DSLR if you want longer battery life and more choice of lenses straight out of the box, but go for mirrorless if you prefer a more portable setup.

If you’re struggling to decide between the T8i and the M50 Mark II then you should watch the video below.

Cameras mentioned in this post:



Point and Shoot

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