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Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60p 10-Bit Internal Video, Canon Log 3
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
A lightweight, travel-friendly, full-frame camera body, the Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera offers powerful photo and video capabilities for both photographers and multimedia content creators. Utilizing a newly developed sensor also found in the EOS R6 Mark II, the R8 features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC X processor. Together, this combination provides outstanding stills performance, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and fast autofocus.
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Canon R8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 224.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processing
  • 3Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4HDR PQ and Canon Log 3
  • 5Vertical Movie Mode and Aspect Markers
  • 6Livestreaming
  • 7Movie Digital IS
  • 82.36m-Dot EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • 9Flexible Connectivity
  • 10Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe

A lightweight, travel-friendly, full-frame camera body, the Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera offers powerful photo and video capabilities for both photographers and multimedia content creators. Utilizing a newly developed sensor also found in the EOS R6 Mark II, the R8 features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC X processor. Together, this combination provides outstanding stills performance, impressive 4K 60p 10-bit video, and fast autofocus.

24.2MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processing
Pairing a powerful full-frame 24.2MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor, the R8 delivers high resolution imagery with rich and accurate colors. Designed to work in a variety of lighting condition, this camera offers a flexible ISO 100-102400 range that is expandable to ISO 204800 for working in difficult lighting conditions. Using the full width of the sensor, 6K oversampled UHD 4K 60p video recording is supported as is Full HD 1080 180p for slow motion playback. The R8 offers 4:2:2 10-bit shooting and up to 2-hours of video recording is now available at 29.97 fps, allowing you to keep your project rolling. Capable of processing high speed bursts, the DIGIC X image processor also supports up to 40 fps continuous shooting and offers pre-shooting support, which allows the camera to start recording images 0.5 seconds prior to pressing the shutter release button.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
Featuring 1053 automatic AF points that cover the entire sensor area, the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system provides extremely fast and accurate focusing performance. This phase-detection focusing system offers enhanced subject detection and tracking, with the ability to intelligently recognize people, animals, and vehicles while automatically locking onto these subjects and maintaining sharp focus throughout burst and video captures. Additionally, this autofocus system's low-luminance limit focuses down to an impressive -6.5 EV for accurate focusing in dark conditions.
HDR PQ and Canon Log 3
Though the EOS R8 camera can record impressive video straight out of camera, content creators looking to take the next step in their imaging journey have the choice of two powerful video recording options in HDR PQ or Canon Log 3 video recording. With HDR PQ recording a 10-bit color file is recorded that does not require additional editing. This 10-bit HDR file is compatible with HDR displays such as TVs, monitors, and smartphones, which display your video with even more color accuracy and dynamic range than standard displays. For creators who like to edit their video files, Canon Log 3 is also available, creating a 10-bit log file which allows for powerful recovery of highlights and shadows as well as creative color grading capability.
Vertical Movie Mode and Aspect Markers
Movie rotation information can be set during or after movie recording, allowing videos to be played in vertical composition when viewing on a smartphone. The Aspect Markers function displays visual markers for different aspect ratios that may be desired for posting the same file to various social media sites. This display provides consideration for proper composition for the different deliverable files that can be created when editing.
Livestreaming
UVC/UAC compatibility allows the R8 to be used as a web camera to stream live video in Full HD, without additional computer software, to applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and similar video conferencing software. Thanks to the full-frame image sensor, you'll be able to have versatility in your exposure, as well as strong background separation when using bright aperture lenses for video conferencing or livestreaming content.
Movie Digital IS
Record stable videos efficiently with minimum equipment, even when shooting handheld, with Movie Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization. Camera-shake vibrations are reduced even more through coordinated control of Movie Digital IS when using a RF lens featuring optical image stabilization.
2.36m-Dot EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
Providing high-resolution eye-level viewing, the R8 is designed with a bright and clear 2.36m-dot OLED EVF for a pleasing electronic viewfinder experience. The EVF supports up to a 120 fps refresh rate and has been designed to provide a bright, sharp, and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand.

Additionally, a large 3.0" 1.62m-dot vari-angle touchscreen makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle. With touch and drag functionality, you can intuitively and swiftly move the autofocus point on the touch-panel LCD.
Flexible Connectivity
  • Wired and wireless connectivity options allow for multiple methods of transferring photos and videos, livestreaming, as well as for remotely controlling the camera. Physically, the camera features a remote port, a USB-C port, a micro-HDMI port, a microphone input, and a headphone jack for monitoring sound.
  • Built-in Bluetooth pairing lets you easily connect the camera to compatible smart devices using the free Canon Camera Connect app. This low-energy wireless connection helps preserve battery life, while providing remote control of the camera. It also sends continuously updated GPS location data from your phone, letting you geotag what you've captured so you know precisely where you captured the photo.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables wireless functions, such as remote live view, file viewing, and transfer, by connecting to Wi-Fi quickly and seamlessly. Using the Canon Camera Connect app, you can also transfer files to your mobile device to browse and share on social media.
  • Built-in USB-C allows you to connect the camera to a smartphone or computer. All Canon Camera Connect app features that can be used with Wi-Fi are now available when the camera and smartphone are connected via USB, using a compatible cable for your device.
Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe
An update to a conventional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe adds a row of pins at the front of the design to permit greater accessory functionality as well as provide power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries.
UPC: 013803351354

Canon R8 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.6 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital, 5-Axis (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 102,400 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 40 fps for up to 120 Frames (JPEG) / 56 Frames (Raw)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [340 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/150/180 fps [270 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.2 Control
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium Polymer (Approx. 150 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25.6 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1x
Additional Modes: 1.6x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Image Stabilization
Digital, 5-Axis (Video Only)
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter
1/8000 Up to 30 Second
1/16000 Up to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/16000 Up to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 Up to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo/Video
100 to 102,400 (Extended: 50 to 204,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Precise Scan Rate Control
Yes
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 20 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Shade, Tungsten
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 40 fps for up to 120 Frames (JPEG) / 56 Frames (Raw)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2 Raw
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
3:2 JPEG
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
10.6 MP (3984 x 2656)
5.9 MP (2976 x 1984)
3.8 MP (2400 x 1600)
1:1 JPEG
16 MP (4000 x 4000)
7.1 MP (2656 x 2656)
3.9 MP (1984 x 1984)
2.6 MP (1600 x 1600)
4:3 JPEG
21.3 MP (5328 x 4000)
9.5 MP (3552 x 2664)
5.3 MP (2656 x 1992)
3.4 MP (2112 x 1600)
16:9 JPEG
20.2 MP (6000 x 3368)
8.9 MP (3984 x 2240)
5 MP (2976 x 1680)
3.2 MP (2400 x 1344)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
C-RAW, HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [340 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/150/180 fps [270 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
HDMI
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Canon Log 3, HDR-PQ
Recording Limit
Up to 120 Minutes in 4K
Up to 120 Minutes in 1080p HFR
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output on Camera Body
Power I/O
1x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Bluetooth 4.2 Control
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"
Resolution
1,620,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.39"
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point
22 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 70x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +1
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo
Phase Detection: 4897
Video
Phase Detection: 4067
Autofocus Sensitivity
-6.5 to +21 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
Auto
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 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 Polymer (Approx. 150 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.22 x 3.39 x 2.76" / 132.59 x 86.11 x 70.1 mm
Weight
1.0 lb / 461 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
0.9 lb / 414 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11 x 7.5 x 6.1"

Canon R8 Reviews

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can R8 be powered via USB type C using a ...

can R8 be powered via USB type C using a powerbank for recording videos ?
Asked by: Shivneel
The Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera can be powered and used while attached to a usb C PD battery.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-07-01

Can this record 4K60 externally to an Atomos ...

Can this record 4K60 externally to an Atomos Ninja V, Apple ProRes 422 without crop?
Asked by: Jackson
The Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera cannot record 4K externally to an Atomos Ninja V in Apple ProRes 422 without a crop.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-05-01

Does the Canon R8 support video recording in ...

Does the Canon R8 support video recording in ALL-I compression? If yes, please specify the resolution and number of frames.
Asked by: Vanja
The Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera does not currently offer All-I compression.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-03-22

Is the camera compatible with the WFT-E7A?

Is the camera compatible with the WFT-E7A?
Asked by: Skyventure
The Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera is not compatible with Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter (Version 2). You can use Canon Camera Connect application to transfer images shot with Canon R8 to smartphone/tablet.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-07-06

Is it limited to 30 mins video recording per ...

Is it limited to 30 mins video recording per clip? Or total? If I have a high capacity SD card can I record more?
Asked by: Daniel
the overviews indicate up to hours! what's up?
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-02-12

Will this focus specifically on eyes? For ...

Will this focus specifically on eyes? For instance, for bird or animal photography.
Asked by: Christine
Yes Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera does offer animal eye detection. Here in the manual page 468 it does list it. https://cam.start.canon/en/C013/manual/c013.pdf
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-04-25

How can I change settings to shoot in 1080x ...

How can I change settings to shoot in 1080x 180fps as it is stated in the specs that it is capable of such fps.
Asked by: Sean
The 3rd or 5th page of the Red submenu has an option to enable HFR. Add it to one of the custom menu favorites, pretty quick to switch back and forth
Answered by: Collin
Date published: 2023-11-27

Can I shoot Shorts with this camera would it ...

Can I shoot Shorts with this camera would it enable me to do vertical movies for youtube 1 min long without formating needed?
Asked by: sergey
Yes, the Canon R8 has a vertical video mode. And it is good for video and still.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-10-09
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