Interested in one of the best Canon DSLR that shoot HD video? Here we've rounded up the the best ten (out of 13) DSLRs that shoot HD video from Canon. You might also be interested in checking out DSLRs that shoot HD video from other manufacturers such as Nikon, Sony or Pentax.

DSLR

Digital SLRs (also called DSLRs) are the digital equivalent of the old film SLRs. SLR cameras all have interchangeable lenses, and an optical viewfinder that lets you look through the lens and see exactly what the camera will capture when you take a photo.

Shoot HD video

Only recently have manufacturers started making DSLRs that shoot video. Most new DSLRs shoot 720p or 1080p HD video. Shooting video with a DSLR is usually not as simple/easy as with a regular digital camera, but the results can look incredible, especially with wide aperture lenses.

Canon EOS 6D
$1,699 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 6D
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
True resolution
High true resolution
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20.9 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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25,600 ISO
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
$250 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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81.0
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
True resolution
High true resolution
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22.3 MP
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Canon Rebel T3i
$200 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T3i
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
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External flash not needed
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Canon EOS 70D
$200 Pro DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon EOS 70D
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
True resolution
High true resolution
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20 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
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Shoot in extreme weather
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Canon Rebel T5i
$200 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon Rebel T5i
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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Canon EOS 1D X
$6,799 Pro DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon EOS 1D X
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Overall image quality
Great image quality
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82.0
Screen size
Large screen
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3.2"
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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51,200 ISO
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Canon Rebel SL1
$494 Entry-level DSLR, announced over a year ago
Canon Rebel SL1
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
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Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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Canon EOS Rebel T5
$499 Entry-level DSLR, announced 7 months ago
Canon EOS Rebel T5
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
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Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
Announced
New
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February, 2014
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Canon Rebel T4i
$200 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T4i
Movie format
Full HD
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1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
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Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
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Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
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Combines multiple exposures
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Canon Rebel T3
$290 Entry-level DSLR, announced over 2 years ago
Canon Rebel T3
Movie format
HD movies
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720p @ 30fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
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300 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
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197 lenses
Weight
Light-weight
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459 g
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discussion about the best canon DSLRs that shoot HD video

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Avatar for Khaleesi Khaleesi (7:04 PM, June 27, 2014)
SL1 has hybrid cmos af II, wich is better for AF video
 
Avatar for jospian jospian (8:05 PM, May 16, 2014)
what is the difference between in SL1 & T5i
 
DeadParrot (4:54 PM, November 04, 2013)
You forgot about Canon 5D ii
 
jabelone (10:36 AM, October 31, 2013)
Have a look at the panasonic G6 - way better than any of these cameras for video. (except the 1D which shoots 4k) It is also way under $1000. http://www.panasonic.com.au/Products/Lumix+digital+cameras/G+micro+series/DMC-G6/Overview
 
thelimemind (6:37 PM, August 28, 2013)
I have a T3i and it has been nothing but great.
 
Avatar for bioglassmusic bioglassmusic (2:53 AM, August 09, 2013)
should I start with the T3i? or T5i?
 
Cameron (7:59 AM, August 07, 2013)
oooh the 70d gonna be good
 
Canon Videographer (3:26 AM, July 24, 2013)
KISS X5/600D. -.-"
 
Avatar for Suresh Kumar Suresh Kumar (7:20 AM, April 30, 2013)
Yeah T3i :)
 
guy (4:23 PM, April 29, 2013)
the t3i = 600d
 
Avatar for Suresh Kumar Suresh Kumar (6:13 PM, April 02, 2013)
You missed 600D that also a great camera