Canon’s EOS R8: A Very Inexpensive Full-Body Mirrorless

Newly introduced at $1,499, Canon’s EOS R8 is among the most inexpensive full-frame mirrorless cameras available on the market. As such, it’s choice for folks simply getting into full-frame mirrorless or Canon EOS R-users who need a well-priced backup for his or her increased finish R-series fashions.

It’s constructed across the identical 24-megapixel sensor as its extra subtle sibling, the EOS R6 Mark II. Different trickle-down specs from the R6 Mark II embody Canon’s glorious Twin Pixel AF and DIGIC X Processor. Topic detection and monitoring can be found with choices for numerous animals and automobiles in addition to folks.

Canon's EOS R8 mirrorless

Videographers and content material creators will respect Canon’s EOS R8 for its means to seize un-cropped 4K video at as much as 60p, amongst different options. The R8 is able to stay streaming, focus respiratory correction and as much as two hours of steady recording. Topic detection is accessible in video in addition to stills. Due to the absolutely articulated LCD, vloggers can simply set the digicam up for first-person movies. Vertical and facet markers are good for getting probably the most out of posting to varied social media websites given the totally different format necessities. And though the R8 doesn’t have built-in picture stabilization, digital IS will assist maintain footage steady when taking pictures films.

Wanting additional on the digicam specs, one can see why the worth is so inexpensive. There’s no in-body picture stabilization and solely a single SD card slot. The R8 forgoes a mechanical shutter for digital shutters. The R8 is relatively sluggish a as much as 6fps with the digital first curtain shutter however jumps to 40fps with the complete digital shutter.

Canon's EOS R8 top view

However we’ve got nice hope for this little digicam’s picture high quality given its 24-megapixel sensor inherited from the R6 Mark II. And if you happen to’re on the lookout for a compact, light-weight full-frame digicam, at round one pound (physique solely) and measuring 5.22 x 3.39 x 2.76 inches, the R8 gained’t disappoint.

On the identical time, Canon introduced the entry degree APS-C EOS R50 ($680 physique solely). Pattern kits for the R8 and R50 embody:

Canon’s EOS R8 and RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens: $1,699

Canon EOS R50 and RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3: $800

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