Canon has put Sony and its different rivals on blast with the launch of the $1,500 24-megapixel EOS R8, its least expensive full-frame digital camera but. Launched alongside the $680 R50 APS-C mannequin, it is focused to photographers and video creators on a finances. Nonetheless, it is received some spectacular options like uncropped, oversampled 4K video up 60 fps, capturing speeds as much as 40 fps and Canon’s glorious Twin Pixel autofocus. 

On the images entrance, the R8 can shoot at as much as 6 fps with the first-curtain digital shutter (just like the R50, there is no absolutely mechanical shutter) or a whopping 40 fps with the digital shutter. That sounds nice, however rolling shutter could also be a problem in digital mode for fast paced topics. It will possibly seize as much as a really respectable 100 C-RAW + JPEG recordsdata at a time to the one UHS-II card slot. The autofocus techniques appears sturdy, utilizing Canon’s Twin Pixel AF together with AI topic detection for individuals, animals and autos. 


For video, you may seize 4K video as much as 60 fps with 6K oversampling, or Full HD at as much as 180 fps — fairly spectacular contemplating the worth. Modifying-friendly ALL-I seize is supported as much as 4K 30p with a 470Mbps knowledge fee. It helps as much as two hours of steady recording with no 30-minute restrict, although 4K 60p and 180 fps Full HD capturing instances are thermally restricted to round half-hour. You may shoot 10-bit HDR PQ or Canon Log-3 video, so this is able to be the proper finances vlogging digital camera if not for the overheating state of affairs. It additionally has focus respiration compensation (for choose lenses).

The primary factor lacking in comparison with the $2,500 EOS R6 II is 5-axis in-body stabilization. Nonetheless, it does have optical stabilization with supported lenses and Canon’s Film Digital IS, which works in live performance with lens stabilization. 

Canon's 24-megapixel EOS R8 is its most affordable full-frame camera


Different options embrace a micro-HDMI port that helps as much as 4K 60p, mic and headphone ports, an LP-E17 battery (no CIPA battery life supplied but) and USB webcam assist. The three-inch, 1.62 million dot show flips out for vloggers, however the OLED digital viewfinder is a low-end unit with 2.36-million dots of decision.

Regardless of the low worth, there are not any crimson flags I can see on the R8 (pending a full evaluate, in fact). At a full $1,000 under the R6 II, it appears like an important digital camera notably for vloggers and content material creators. Canon additionally launched a finances full-frame package lens, the RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, promoting by itself for $300. The EOS R8 goes on sale within the spring of 2023 for $1,500, or $1,700 with the aforementioned lens. 

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