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Top 10 Most Popular Canon Cameras and Lenses of 2020

In a few hours, this unique 2020 year will draw to a close. Let’s hope 2021 is a lot less chaotic than how 2020 turned out. All the best to our CPW readers in 2021!

It’s a CPW tradition to countdown the popular Canon items of the year. We compiled statistics via our street price program as well as through our posted deals (new and refurbished), and we sorted by number of copies purchased. You can compare with 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016’s list.

  1. EOS 1D-X Mark III (Honorable Mention)

    The year has been so long, it’s easy to forget that the EOS 1D-X Mark III was also introduced at the beginning of the year, in January. It barely missed the list, at #11 in sales. Many expect that this was Canon’s last 1-series EF-mount camera, but time will tell.

  2. RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM

    Despite all the early supply challenges this unique lens has proven to the most popular of Canon’s 2020 lens releases, and a good-warmup before the rumored RF 100-400mm.

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  3. EOS 5D Mark IV

    We said last year that the 5D Mark IV would drop off the list, after two years at #1 and one year at #2. We were wrong! The camera continues to be popular in its fourth full year, grabbing #9 on this year’s list.

  4. EOS 90D

    The EOS 90D was the first crop-sensor body to have made it onto our annual top-10 list, and we’re surprised to see it cling on for yet another year. If the rumors turn out to be true, its position on the list will be replaced by an RF-mount crop-sensor body next year.

  5. EOS RP

    With a stint at $899 for the EOS RP (and $999 when paired with the respectable RF 24-105 STM), the RP has continued to be popular and keeps its position relative to the similarly-classed EOS R.

  6. EOS R

    This camera was #1 last year, the first time a mirrorless product topped our list, a clear sign of Canon imaging’s transformation away from SLRs. We knew its position was only temporary, paving the way for newer mirrorless cameras and products to come. This camera is still a great performer and fills an important niche and price point.

  7. RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
  8. RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
  9. RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

    No surprise, the RF zoom trinity is together on our list! At #5 and #4, respectively, are the RF 15-35mm and RF 24-70mm “twin” lenses, designed with a similar aesthetic, launched on the same day, and with an identical price. They continued to have almost identical sales figures through the year with the RF 24-70mm slightly ahead due to a great end-of-year refurbished deal. The final member of the f/2.8 zoom trinity (and in our opinion the lens most worth upgrading to), the RF 70-200mm, joined them on this year’s list, and pulled ahead to the #3 position with an incredible end-of-year refurbished deal. We expect these mainstays to be on the top 10 lists for years to come. Cameras come and go, but great lenses are forever.

  10. EOS R6
    In any other year, the EOS R6 would have been a #1 camera. Next-generation mirrorless, with 12 fps, 4K60 video, and in-body image stabilization, all at a $2499 introductory price point? This is a very impressive camera and many copies were purchased, but it will forever be overshadowed by the next item on our list.

  11. EOS R5

    Overheating problems? Supply issues? Conspiracy theories? The EOS R5 was definitely the most talked about camera in 2020 — especially with its groundbreaking 8K video (albeit only 20 minutes at a time). Many questioned whether the “overheating issue” was an excuse for a camera deliberately crippled via software. For the first months, with the cameras impossible to find, conspiracy theories abounded about secret recalls and supply issues.

    The explanation was simpler though: this is an astounding camera and everyone wanted it, we’ve seen more interest on this camera than any other item in the last ten years of tracking Canon. In the end Canon pulled through and supplied enough EOS R5 to make it also the best selling item this year (at least amongst our readers!), and the top of our list. Will it stay there in 2021, or does Canon have more in-store for RF mount? An exciting time to be a Canon shooter.



Another Refurb “Restock” — Last Chance to Order at 15%-Off Prices



The Canon Direct Store just “restocked” some refurbished inventory. These probably aren’t really in-stock, but consider this an opportunity to get your order in during this great stacking 15%-off sale, for a future shipment. This is likely the last chance, as the deal ends today.

In other news — readers are starting to receive shipping notices for orders placed earlier in the sale (including the RF lenses that restocked on December 11th and 12th), so it looks like things are finally starting to move!

See our refurb stock tracker for the full list of available items.



Super Hot: Canon Refurb “Restocks” RF Lenses & More, 15%-Off


RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
RF 28-70mm F2 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Deal Expired
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM Standard Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM Wide Angle Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS R Mirrorless Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS RP Mirrorless Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4L Mirrorless Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS 5D Mark IV Digital SLR Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS 6D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EOS M6 Mark II (Black) Mirrorless Camera
Deal Expired
EOS M50 with 15-45mm Lens (Black) Mirrorless Camera
Deal Expired
EOS M200 with 15-45mm Kit (Black) Mirrorless Camera
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
Deal Expired
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Telephoto Lens
Sold Out
3 weeks ago
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Macro Lens
Deal Expired


The Canon Direct Store just “restocked” most of their refurbished inventory. There’s a very hot 15%-off stacking sale that ends on Thursday, so this is likely the last restock in the sale. Check out our refurbished stock tracker for the details of everything that is now in-stock.

We write “restock” in quote because many readers report not yet receiving items purchased earlier in the sale. These are great prices, but we’d expect a long wait to receive them, please be patient. Purchase quickly and use expedited shipping to increase your chances of receiving sooner.



Last Minute: EOS R for $1549, Bundle with BG-E22 Grip for $1599


We have a last minute street price deal on the EOS R — it’s bundled with the BG-E22 Battery Grip for only $1599.00. The battery grip regularly goes for $249, so this is a nice price! Click here to check out that deal — it is brand new from authorized Canon dealers, with free shipping, and no tax collected.

You can also consider the EOS R body-only at at street price of $1549. There is limited quantity available of both deals.



Last Call for 24%-off Refurbished EOS R ($1223)? Less than 20 Left


It’s likely the last call to purchase the refurbished EOS R for $1223.15 (a total of 24% discount after a stacking 15%-off sale + $180 discount), as the store is now showing less than 20 copies left in-stock of this camera (and less than 3 of the kit).

When it sells out, we don’t know if it will be restocked before the sale ends on December 24th. See our refurbished stock tracker to see all refurbished items available.



Canon Store 15%-Off Refurbished Sale — Some Items Still Available



The Canon Direct Store‘s 15%-off refurbished sale has been quite popular, and many items have sold out, but a good number of items are still available. The sale lasts until December 24th, but we expect many items to be sold out before then. See our refurbished stock tracker for the full list of items available.



Street Price Back In Stock: RF 70-200mm ($2599), EOS R ($1749)


Two popular items are now back in-stock via our street price program. The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM ($2599) and the EOS R ($1749.00) are available from Canon authorized dealers, with a 1-year Canon USA warranty, free shipping, and no sales tax is collected by the dealers.