Canon EOS R8 Full Review

Canon EOS R8 Full Review

The Canon EOS R8 is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring the 24.2MP CMOS sensor from the EOS R6 II. It brings Canon’s latest AF capabilities and much improved video to the same body size and style as the existing EOS RP.

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Canon EOS R8 Key specifications:

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 40fps continuous shooting with e-shutter (6fps with mechanical)
  • 30fps Raw Burst mode with 1/2-second pre-buffering
  • Full-width 4K video from 6K capture at up to 60p
  • 10-bit C-Log3 or HDR PQ video capture
  • 10-bit HDR HEIF option
  • 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder (0.7x magnification)
  • Fully-articulated rear screen
  • 4-channel audio with optional XLR adapter

The EOS R8 will be available from Spring 2023 at a recommended price of $1499. This is $200 more than the launch price of the EOS RP that it closely resembles, though Canon says the RP will stay in the lineup for around $1000. It’s $800 less than the EOS R’s launch price, with Canon heavily implying that the $2500 EOS R6 II and $1500 EOS R8 share the responsibility for replacing that model.

The EOS R8 will also be available as a kit with a new retractable 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS kit zoom lens, for $1699.