Canon’s New EOS R8 Shoots 24 Megapixel Photos at up to 40fps

New Canon EOS R8 announced

Canon has announced its new R8 body, offering an affordable entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera in a light and compact size.

With the same 24-megapixel sensor and Dual Pixel AF, DIGIC X processor, and AI-driven subject recognition as the Canon R6 Mark II, the R8 comes in at a considerably lower cost of entry.

Canon EOS R8 touchscreen

Weighing in at 461g with battery and SD card, this body is Canon’s lightest full-frame EOS R system to date. It comes in a compact size, with physical dimensions of 133 x 86 x 70mm. The R8 boasts a wider dynamic range, reduced digital noise, and crystal-clear detail.

Shooting at six frames per second (fps), the R8 has the capability of shooting up to 40 fps with a fully electronic shutter.

There, however, is no mechanical shutter, and the camera does lack in-body stabilisation, making it rely on image-stabilised lenses for vibration reduction.

It is capable of focus stacking and has multiple options for HDR, even with moving subjects, both for photos and video.

Canon EOS R8

The body also features a fully articulated 3-inch LCD touchscreen with 1.62 million dots. The screen can be used for AF point selection, Touch AF, Touch Shutter, Magnification, and more.

The R8 comes with a new automated shooting mode that can be activated by turning the dial to A+. This new mode provides advanced shooting assistance and unlocks several creative modes.

Canon EOS R8

The full-frame advantage of this body extends to the R8’s video capabilities, which include 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60p.

It can also record in C-Log 3 and capture up to 10-bit 4:2:2 H.265 HEVC. The camera offers a Vertical Movie Mode, movie self-timer, and audio noise reduction.

The Canon EOS R8 will be available from Spring 2023 at an RRP of £1,699.99/$1,499.


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