Our Top 4 Canon Cameras for Wedding Photography

Purchasing the best camera for an adventure wedding or elopement is a top asset to photographers capturing the most epic and breathtaking scenery.  This is especially true in the West where incredible scenery is abundant wherever you go.  The question is: "Which kind of camera should I buy for weddings?"  These cameras below get high marks from both casual and professional users, with some of them being used first-hand by ZB-recommended vendors

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Before we get into it, you've probably gone the rounds with this question: Canon or Nikon? It’s the eternal question with photographers. But which one is better? Truth is that both Canon and Nikon offer excellent options when it comes to adventure elopement photography, and the photographers on our list use both. Today we are reviewing the top Canon camera for your next adventure elopement. Want to see our Nikon list?  Click here.  

First things first, we are recommending full frame cameras. While there are some awesome crop sensor cameras available on the market, in order to catch the sweeping wide views of Zion or other amazing spots, a full sensor camera is highly recommended.

With that out of the way, here are the top professional Canon cameras for wedding photography.


1. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Summary: When it comes to capturing those wildlife details, this one packs a big punch! Photos taken on this will blow up huge, and when it comes to the incredible scenery of Zion, bigger is always better! This model is also very straightforward and user friendly for even beginners.  

Still Res: 30.4 MP           
Weight:  1.76 lbs   

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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2. Canon 7D Mark II

Summary: This was voted the top Canon camera several years in a row, and it’s easy to see why. This camera has it all! It can take photos in almost any light which easily sets it apart, combined with its lightning fast frame rate, you won’t miss a beat on adventure! 

Still Res: 20.2 MP           
Weight:  2.01 lbs   

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Canon 7D Mark II

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3. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Summary: If video is your passion, look no further than this camera. While this boasts incredible image quality, videography is where this camera really comes to play!

Still Res: 22 MP           
Weight:  2.09 lbs   

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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4. Canon EOS 6D Mark II (Top Budget Choice)

Summary: This camera may come in under budget, but it still has all the extreme power of some of its bigger, badder competitors. With an impressive focus system and image quality, this camera is also compatible with the best lenses on the market making it an excellent pick for any wedding professional!

Still Res: 26.2 MP           
Weight:  3.45 lbs   

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II

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If you're planning to be a photographer for destination weddings in Southern Utah, Arizona, Nevada, or anywhere in the West with an epic venue (indoors or out), you'd be hard-pressed to find better Canon cameras than the models mentioned above.  


Know of any other amazing camera recommendations?  Drop them in the comments below!


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