Just like me, you probably had to get over the fact that DSLRs are dying, and mirrorless cameras are taking their place.
So I had to figure out which Canon cameras are mirrorless and which are full frame or APS-C (otherwise known as crop sensor).
Here’s a list of every Canon APS-C (crop sensor) mirrorless camera that has been produced up to today (in chronological order):
- Canon EOS R100 (2023) – Best budget pick
- Canon EOS R50 (2023) – 💄 Best for make up tutorials (I know that’s specific, it’s just really good at autofocusing on close ups)
- Canon EOS R10 (2022) – 👶🏻 Best for beginners in my opinion (unless you do make up and beauty tutorials)
- Canon EOS R7 (2022) – 🏆 *Top pick overall and best for professionals
- Canon EOS M50 Mark II (2020) (Get the R50 over this)
- Canon EOS M6 Mark II (2019) (Get the R10 over this)
- Canon EOS M200 (2019) – 🎒 (Best for portability / affordability)
- Canon EOS M50 (2018)
- Canon EOS M100 (2017)
- Canon EOS M6 (2017)
- Canon EOS M5 (2016)
- Canon EOS M10 (2015)
- Canon EOS M3 (2015)
- Canon EOS M2 (2013)
- Canon EOS M (2012)
Just as a quick note, if you were going to buy one of the cameras in the list, I would opt for one of the EOS R cameras instead of the EOS M cameras.
This is because the EOS R cameras have newer technology and Canon is putting their resources into developing the EOS R lineup.
They’ve pretty much stopped working on the EOS M lineup now. Although they do have a decent amount of lenses you can still use with the EOS M cameras.
In summary, go for EOS R, not EOS M.
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What’s the Most Recent Canon APS-C Mirrorless camera?
The newest and most recent Canon crop sensor mirrorless camera is the Canon EOS R100 which was released in May 2023.
The Canon EOS R100 is a budget camera for complete beginners that just want to get started in photography and the next step up would be the Canon EOS R50 (which is quite a bit better).
The best way to describe the R50 is that it’s a slightly smaller and cheaper version of the Canon EOS R10 with about 90% of the features.
One feature it does have which makes it better than the EOS R10 is the ‘close-up demos’ mode.
This mode is specifically good for people that do product close-ups like make up and beauty tutorials.
If you create make up tutorials on YouTube and you want a Canon APS-C mirrrorless camera, then get the Canon EOS R50.
If you wanna know more, then read this post about the differences between the R50 and the R10 to help you decide which to get.
What’s the Oldest Crop Sensor Canon Mirrorless Camera?
The oldest and first mirrorless APS-C Canon camera is the Canon EOS M which was released all the way back in 2012.
Can you beleive mirrorless Canon cameras have been around for over 10 years?!
This was way before Canon produced any full frame mirrorless cameras and before Canon started taking the mirrorless game seriously.
*Spoiler alert Canon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera was released in 2018*
How many APS-C mirrorless Canon cameras are there?
To date Canon have produced 15 crop sensor mirrorless cameras starting from the Canon EOS M in 2012.
It can sometimes be confusing because there are two ranges of mirrorless cameras for Canon cameras.
There’s the EOS M range and the EOS R ranges and both line ups have both full frame and APS-C cameras!
You should now know every mirrorless crop sensor camera made by Canon up to present day.
If you’re deciding between the R50 and R10 then read this comparison post:
There are less full frame mirrorless Canon cameras, but you can check out my list of all of Canon’s full frame cameras that have been released.