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Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera

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Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera
Key Features
  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K24p Video, Vertical Video Support
Designed for first-time shooters, but capable enough for advanced imaging tasks, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i is a versatile DSLR with well-rounded photo and video capabilities. Featuring a 24.1MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video recording are supported, along with a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Benefitting the imaging attributes, the sensor's design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses phase-detection autofocus for quick, accurate, and smooth focusing performance when recording movies or shooting stills in live view. When shooting stills using the optical viewfinder, a 45-point all cross-type phase-detection system is used for quick and accurate focusing in a variety of shooting scenarios.
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Canon Rebel T8i Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 345-Point All Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems
  • 4UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 5Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • 6Other Camera Features
By B&H Photo's

Designed for first-time shooters, but capable enough for advanced imaging tasks, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i is a versatile DSLR with well-rounded photo and video capabilities. Featuring a 24.1MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video recording are supported, along with a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Benefitting the imaging attributes, the sensor's design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses phase-detection autofocus for quick, accurate, and smooth focusing performance when recording movies or shooting stills in live view. When shooting stills using the optical viewfinder, a 45-point all cross-type phase-detection system is used for quick and accurate focusing in a variety of shooting scenarios.

The physical design incorporates a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which uses a vari-angle design to permit easier viewing from high, low, and even front-facing angles. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC is available for quick and convenient pairing with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth is also featured for image sharing to and remote camera control from a mobile device.

24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor
Both a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor are used to deliver high sensitivity and fast performance to suit both stills and video applications. A flexible native ISO 100-25600 range suits working in a variety of lighting conditions, and the processing capabilities minimize noise for notable clarity and expandable sensitivity up to ISO 51200. The processor also enables up to 7 fps continuous shooting as well as UHD 4K video recording to suit working with moving subjects.
45-Point All Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems
Benefitting stills shooting with the optical viewfinder, a wide-area 45-point all cross-type phase-detection autofocus system provides quick and precise focusing in difficult lighting conditions. The cross-type design of the sensors affords greater accuracy in low-contrast and mixed lighting conditions, and the broad coverage of the 45 sensors is ideal for tracking and maintaining focus on moving subjects. Additionally, EOS iTR AF also prioritizes detected faces in a scene in order to maintain accurate focus during portrait shooting.

When recording video or shooting in live view, a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system is employed that offers smooth and fast focusing performance in a similar manner to how a camcorder acquires focus. This system integrates two separate photodiodes within each pixel to provide a broad and dense network of phase-detection gathering elements across a majority of the image sensor to reduce focus hunting for faster, more direct control of focus placement. When working with still imagery, this focusing system works to acquire focus quickly and accurately, making it ideally suited to shooting and tracking moving subjects so that critical focus is attained with each shot. Eye Detection AF can also be employed to prioritize focus on a recognized subject's eye. When shooting video, a Movie Servo AF mode offers smooth and natural focusing when changing from different subjects or different distances within the scene, as well as the ability to specify tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and Face Tracking priority. Benefited by the Touch AF system, rack focus is possible simply by touching elements within the scene on the touchscreen in order to change focus in an intuitive manner. Subject tracking in movies is also heightened due to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system's ability to recognize subjects and maintain focus when working within changing or cluttered scenery.
UHD 4K Video Recording
In addition to stills, the T8i also sports UHD 4K video recording at up to 24 fps, as well as Full HD and HD recording, and supports vertical video output for vlogging applications. Video recording is benefitted by the inclusion of Dual Pixel CMOS AF and the Movie Servo AF focusing functions, as well as the touchscreen design of the LCD monitor for intuitive control. Movie Digital IS also helps to steady recordings by minimizing the appearance of camera shake across five axes for smoother footage. Additionally, an external microphone jack is incorporated in the body design for greater control over your recorded sound.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
  • Large 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD provides an intuitive method for controlling focusing points, navigating menus, and reviewing imagery. This screen also features a vari-angle design to better enable working from high and low angles.
  • Optical pentamirror viewfinder serves a clear means for eye-level shooting.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows for easy wireless sharing of both photos and movies to a linked mobile device.
  • Bluetooth permits linking a smartphone or tablet for quick image sharing between devices as well as remote control capabilities.
Other Camera Features
  • A 220,000-pixel AE metering sensor benefits both autofocus and exposure metering precision and enables Color Tracking for more accurately detecting skin colors.

Canon Rebel T8i Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.8 Megapixel
Effective: 24.1 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital, 5-Axis (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
Video
100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Continuous Shooting
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 7 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 7.5 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps [12 to 60 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output
1x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.1
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1040 mAh (Approx. 1240 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon EF-S
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.8 Megapixel
Effective: 24.1 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor
1.6x
Image Stabilization
Digital, 5-Axis (Video Only)
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
Video
100 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-2 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 7 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 3 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 7.5 fps at 24.1 MP for up to 40 Frames (Raw) / 170 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
3984 x 2656
2976 x 1984
2400 x 1600
4:3 JPEG
5328 x 4000
3552 x 2656
2656 x 1992
2112 x 1600
16:9 JPEG
6000 x 3368
3984 x 2240
2976 x 1680
2400 x 1344
1:1 JPEG
4000 x 4000
2656 x 2656
1984 x 1984
1600 x 1600
3:2 Raw
6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98 fps [120 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps [12 to 60 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94 fps [26 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080p
1280 x 720
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x Mini-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output
1x Canon E3 (2.5 mm Sub-Mini) Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.1
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Canon Camera Connect
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Adjust Settings, Firmware Update, Remote Control, View Live Feed
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Optical (Pentamirror)
Eye Point
19 mm
Coverage
95%
Magnification
Approx. 0.82x
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +1
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 45 (45 Cross-Type)
Autofocus Sensitivity
-3 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Manual, Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number
39.37' / 12 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
eTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1040 mAh (Approx. 1240 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Polycarbonate
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.16 x 4.04 x 3" / 131 x 102.6 x 76.2 mm
Weight
1.13 lb / 515 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.405 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.3 x 9.9 x 6.4"

Canon Rebel T8i Reviews

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Is the T8i worth upgrading from the T6i, or are ...

Is the T8i worth upgrading from the T6i, or are they about the same?
Asked by: Marilyn
That's an extremely specific question and someone would had to of owned the T6i AND a T8i to answer. We upgraded a 5 year old rebel for the T8i and love it.
Answered by: Caroline
Date published: 2021-01-29

What is the write speed to the card? I'm ...

What is the write speed to the card? I'm interested in doing multiple 2 or 3 sec exposures, in the order for 200 to 300 hundred at a time, for astro photography, without a telescope. Will I have to leave multiple sec delays between each exposure for the buffer to be written to the card?
Asked by: David
Depends on the card actually. This camera's SD slot is UHS-I, it cannot take advantage of the UHS-II SD cards so don't spend the extra money. UHS-I cards max out at about 90 MB write speeds. For what you're doing though it's more than enough. I would turn off the Noise reduction in camera, so you can get quick 2-3 second exposures for you to stack. If you have noise reduction on you'll have to set extra seconds per interval to leave room for the buffer.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-01-04

I'm considering the canon t8i va the sl3 but I'm ...

I'm considering the canon t8i va the sl3 but I'm stuck. I currently have the t6i and I'm trying to upgrade my camera for better videography. Which one would be best?
Asked by: Michael
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i would be closest to the control layout of your current T6i, as well as more AF points and digital stabilization for video.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-10-06

what comes with a t8i body only?

what comes with a t8i body only?
Asked by: Francis
The camera body, a charger, and a battery.
Answered by: Caroline
Date published: 2021-07-07

Does the T8i have face tracking focus for video?

Does the T8i have face tracking focus for video?
Asked by: carson
Yes, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera has Face Tracking Auto Focus during video.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-10-02

Photo location gps

Photo location gps
Asked by: Anonymous
Geotagging of images is possible on the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera with the use of a Bluetooth enabled smartphone, or with the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, BH #CAGPE2 (https://bhpho.to/3BdB3ZB).
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-09-13

does it have live view when shooting pictures?

does it have live view when shooting pictures?
Asked by: Simon
Yes. Pages 94-96 and pages 99-100 of the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T8i DSLR Camera's Advanced User Guide indicates how to use the Live View Shooting/Movie Recording Mode in the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T8i DSLR Camera. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/590705.pdf
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2023-05-21

Does the T8i have clean HDMI output at 1080 also? ...

Does the T8i have clean HDMI output at 1080 also? Do you have to use Canon's EOS utility to achieve this?
Asked by: Kelly
Yes, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera (Body Only has clean HDMI output at Full HD (1920 x 1080). In movie mode, go to "HDMI info disp." in the menu and and select "Clean / FHD Output". You do not use the Canon EOS Webcam Utility. You will need a video capture card. Connect the HDMI cable to your video capture card, then plug in the USB cord from the capture device into your computer.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-09-06
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