Introducing the Canon EOS R8 and R50

News Summary:

  • Given its feature set and specifications, the EOS R8 appears to offer excellent value for the money. It is essentially a smaller version of the EOS R6 Mark II and costs the same as the EOS R7.

  • New EOS R8 and R50 mirrorless hybrid cameras from Canon have been introduced. The EOS R8 is being specifically marketed as a full-frame entry-level camera for YouTubers and content producers.

The 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor found in the EOS R8 appears to be the exact same sensor found in the EOS R6 Mark II.

Additionally, it utilizes the same DIGIC X Processor as the R3 and R6 Mark II. Both 4K high-resolution video and high-speed bursts can be processed by this processor.

At first glance, the EOS R8 and EOS R6 Mark II appear to have many of the same features and capabilities. It has the same sensor, 3.0′′ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system, among other things. The 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF used in the EOS R6 Mark II is replaced by a 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder in the EOS R8.

The DIGIC X can shoot continuously at up to 40 frames per second (fps) using a silent electronic shutter or at 6 fps using a mechanical shutter (the EOS R6 Mark II can shoot continuously at 12 fps). Additionally, a 30 fps RAW Burst mode is available, with pre-release capture allowing you to capture events that occurred up to 0.5 seconds before you press the shutter.

Performance in low light conditions is improved by improved processing. The sensitivity range spans ISO 100-102400 and can be increased to ISO 204800 for use in extremely challenging lighting conditions.

A dedicated switch is also present for switching between photo and movie capture.

A 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input and a 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone/Mic Headphone Output are also included with the camera. The EOS R8 is currently Canon’s lightest full-frame EOS R System camera, weighing about 461g (16.26 oz) (with card and battery). The camera is very similar in size to the EOS RP, measuring 132.5 x 86.1 x 70mm in its physical dimensions.

Like the R6 II, the EOS R8 has internal recording capabilities of up to UHD 4K60 10-Bit in C-Log 3. In order to increase sharpness, lessen moiré, and lower noise, a 6K recording area can also be used for oversampled 4K shooting at 30p. Additionally, 180p recording at up to Full HD resolution is supported for slow-motion playback. When shooting in UHD 4K or HD, the camera can also use an APS-C crop mode.