Canon has introduced the Canon EOS R8, a full-frame mirrorless digital camera the corporate says is aimed toward beginner photographers and videographers.
The R8 options the identical 24-megapixel sensor because the Canon R6 Mark II in addition to the identical Twin Pixel AF, the DIGIC X processor, and its AI-driven topic recognition. Whereas a lot is identical, the R8 is lighter and extra compact and makes some concessions to get to a decrease value of entry.
Canon EOS R8: Design and Construct
The digital camera shoots six frames per second (FPS) however can stand up to 40 FPS with a totally digital shutter. There isn’t a mechanical shutter within the Canon R8, and the digital camera additionally lacks in-body picture stabilization, making it depend on image-stabilized lenses to scale back vibration.
The Canon R8 can also be able to focus stacking and, when used together with the automated A+ artistic mode (see beneath), can mechanically do HDR stacking based mostly on topic detection.
The digital camera weighs simply over a pound (461 grams) with a battery, SD card, and no battery cap. It measures 5.22 x 3.39 x 2.76 inches (132.5 x 86.1 x 70.0 millimeters). Externally, the R8 seems to be just like the Canon R6 Mark II, although it lacks a joystick and the picture score buttons on the rear of the digital camera.
The R8 makes use of Canon’s smaller battery which can also be discovered on the Canon R50. Canon didn’t present CIPA scores for the battery within the R8, although in PetaPixel’s testing, the battery ran out earlier than a full day of combined video and nonetheless capturing.
An replace could be discovered on the recent shoe on the Canon R8, because it — just like the R6 II — is a more moderen digital type, permitting the R8 to work with some direct-connect microphones, eliminating the necessity to use an exterior cable.
Underneath moisture-sealed covers, the R8 has a microphone and headphone jack, a Micro HDMI, and a USB port for charging and UVC/UVA internet streaming.
The flip-out touch-sensitive LCD display is 3.0 inches and has 1.62 million dots. The display can be utilized for AF level choose, Contact AF, Contact Shutter, Menu Choice, Fast Management, Magnification, and extra.
Canon EOS R8: Fast Management
The Canon R8 incorporates a new automated capturing mode activated by turning the mode dial to the A+ setting. This mode gives superior capturing help and unlocks a number of artistic modes. The PetaPixel R50 overview and R8 overview have a look at these modes and the difficult interplay with the digital camera they create. In brief, it feels unlikely these modes will see a lot use on the Canon R8.
Canon EOS R8: Video
The R8 has a micro-HDMI port, which may output clear HDMI as much as 4K 60p. Internally the R8 can file 4K UHD at 60p for as much as half-hour. It might probably additionally seize uncropped 4K UHD 30p and Absolutely HD 30p for 2 hours, in addition to Full HD at 180p, 150p for 20 minutes, and 120/100p for half-hour.
The R8 can file in C-Log 3 and seize as much as 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 HEVC. The EOS R8 gives vertical video metadata, film self-timer, and audio noise discount.
Canon EOS R8: Pricing and Availability
Canon additionally introduced a brand new RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM full-frame lens, which might be obtainable in a bundle with the Canon R8. Physique alone, the R8 will value $1,500. The equipment with the R8 and 24-50mm are set to be priced at $1,700. The R8 and the brand new RF 24-50mm lens are scheduled to be launched in “spring 2023.”
For extra on the Canon EOS R8, be sure that to take a look at PetaPixel’s overview.