Canon - R8 EOS Mirrorless Camera Body
The compact and lightweight Canon R8 camera is ideal for capturing full-frame images.
It features an image sensor that's capable of shooting high-quality videos and stills, and it has a built-in RF lens mount.
This allows users to take advantage of a variety of creative lens options.
The R8 features a 24.2-million-pixel image sensor, which is capable of capturing detailed images even in low-light conditions.
Its built-in DIGIC X image processor helps users get the most out of their photos.
Its fast shooting speeds and low noise also make it ideal for capturing videos and stills.
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Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera Body
The Canon EOS R8 is a compact and lightweight camera that is ideal for capturing high-quality images. It features a 24.2-megapixel image sensor and is capable of shooting full-frame videos and stills. Its built-in RF mount allows users to access a variety of creative lenses. A 24.2MP full-frame sensor, capable of shooting up to 40 frames per second in continuous mode, with mechanical or e-shutter, and with 1/2 second pre-buffering. It can also be used with a 30 fps Raw Burst mode. Its built-in 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder is equipped with a 0.7x magnified screen and four-channel audio. The R8 features a 24.2-million-pixel image sensor, which is capable of capturing detailed images even in low light conditions. Its built-in DIGIC X image processor helps users get the most out of their photos. Its fast shooting speeds and low noise also make it ideal for capturing videos and stills. The R8 features built-in image processing, which allows users to create complex and challenging images using various techniques. These include moving subject, depth characterization, panoramic shot, and high dynamic range (HDR) backlight control.
Canon R8 Features
- Dual-pixel CMOS AF II Image Processor
- 24.2 MP Full-frame
- 3.0" Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen
- Built-in RF Mount
- OLED Viewfinder
- Uncropped 4K at up to 60 FPS
- DIGIC X Image Processing
CMOS AF II
The R8's Dual-pixel CMOS AF II image sensor is designed to provide a responsive and accurate AF system. It can automatically set up 1,053 AF zones during whole-area shooting. This feature allows users get the best possible coverage of their photos. The R8 uses deep learning technology to detect various types of subjects, such as airplanes, trains, and horses, in addition to humans and animals, such as cats and dogs. It can also take photos of cars and motorcycles in a variety of environments. One of the most convenient features of the R8 is its Auto mode, which allows users to select the type of subject they want to focus on without having to switch the settings.
Canon Log 3 and HDR PQ
While the EOS R8 camera excels in capturing impressive video straight out of the camera, content creators seeking to elevate their imaging endeavors can choose between two robust video recording options: HDR PQ and Canon Log 3 video recording. The HDR PQ recording produces a 10-bit color file that requires minimal additional editing. This 10-bit HDR file is specially designed for compatibility with HDR displays, such as TVs, monitors, and smartphones. These displays present your video with heightened color accuracy and a broader dynamic range, surpassing the capabilities of standard displays.
For creators who prefer a hands-on approach to video editing, the Canon Log 3 option is also available. This feature generates a 10-bit log file, providing significant flexibility in post-production. It allows for powerful recovery of highlights and shadows, enabling creators to fine-tune the visual nuances of their footage. Additionally, the Canon Log 3 format opens up creative possibilities for color grading, allowing content creators to express their artistic vision with precision and control. Whether you opt for the straightforward HDR PQ or the more hands-on Canon Log 3, the EOS R8 offers a versatile video recording experience tailored to the preferences and expertise of a diverse range of content creators.
Livestreaming, Vertical Movie Mode and Aspect Markers
The R8 camera's UVC/UAC compatibility extends its functionality to serve as a versatile web camera for seamless live video streaming in Full HD. This impressive capability eliminates the need for additional computer software, streamlining the process for applications like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other popular video conferencing software. The camera effortlessly integrates into your virtual meetings, ensuring a hassle-free experience for users seeking high-quality video communication.
Leveraging the power of a full-frame image sensor, the R8 delivers exceptional exposure versatility, enabling you to adapt to various lighting conditions effortlessly. This becomes particularly advantageous when utilizing bright aperture lenses during video conferencing or live streaming sessions. The larger sensor size not only enhances the overall image quality but also contributes to strong background separation, allowing you to achieve a professional and visually appealing aesthetic.
Whether you're engaging in virtual meetings, hosting webinars, or creating live content, the R8's advanced capabilities as a web camera elevate your visual presence. The combination of UVC/UAC compatibility and a full-frame image sensor ensures a seamless and high-quality video experience, empowering you to make a lasting impression in your virtual interactions.
The R8 camera offers a user-friendly feature that enhances your video playback experience and optimizes video composition for different platforms. You have the flexibility to set movie rotation information either during or after recording, enabling you to seamlessly play videos in vertical composition when viewed on smartphones. This functionality caters to the contemporary trend of mobile viewing, ensuring your content looks natural and engaging on handheld devices.
Additionally, the Aspect Markers function is a valuable tool for content creators who intend to share their videos on various social media platforms. Visual markers representing different aspect ratios are displayed, providing a guide for proper composition. This feature becomes particularly handy when you plan to post the same video file across multiple social media sites, each with its preferred aspect ratio. The Aspect Markers function serves as a thoughtful aid during the editing process, allowing you to consider and adjust the composition for the specific deliverable files required for diverse platforms.
By integrating these user-friendly features, the R8 camera empowers videographers and content creators with the tools they need to enhance the visual appeal of their videos across different devices and social media channels. Whether you're a vlogger, filmmaker, or social media enthusiast, these functionalities contribute to a more polished and adaptable video creation process.
Effortlessly capture steady and professional-quality videos with minimal equipment using the advanced Movie Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization feature on the R8 camera. This innovative technology is designed to mitigate the impact of camera shake, ensuring your videos remain smooth and stable, even when shooting handheld. By employing a sophisticated 5-axis stabilization system, the R8 compensates for movements along multiple axes, enhancing the overall quality of your footage.
For an extra layer of stability, the Movie Digital IS function collaborates seamlessly with RF lenses equipped with optical image stabilization. The coordination between these stabilization systems significantly reduces vibrations caused by camera shake, resulting in exceptionally clear and crisp video recordings. This synergy between in-camera stabilization and lens-based stabilization is a testament to the R8's commitment to providing users with a reliable and efficient tool for achieving professional video results.
Whether you're capturing dynamic scenes on the go or shooting handheld in challenging environments, the Movie Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization on the R8 ensures that your videos maintain a polished and professional appearance. This feature is a game-changer for content creators, filmmakers, and videographers, offering enhanced stability without the need for extensive equipment, ultimately simplifying the video recording process and expanding creative possibilities.
Delivering an immersive and high-resolution eye-level viewing experience, the R8 is meticulously crafted with a state-of-the-art 2.36m-dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). This cutting-edge EVF ensures a visually pleasing encounter, offering a bright and clear perspective that enhances the overall electronic viewfinder experience. With a remarkable 120 fps refresh rate, the EVF delivers smooth and responsive performance, providing a vivid, sharp, and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand.
Complementing the advanced EVF, the R8 features a generously sized 3.0" 1.62m-dot vari-angle touchscreen. This versatile touchscreen design empowers photographers to compose and capture shots from virtually any angle with ease. The vari-angle functionality adds flexibility to shooting scenarios, allowing for creative exploration and experimentation with different perspectives.
Intuitive and swift autofocus point adjustments are made possible through the touch and drag functionality incorporated into the touch-panel LCD. This user-friendly feature provides a seamless and efficient way to precisely position the autofocus point, enhancing the overall responsiveness of the camera's autofocus system. Whether you're framing shots through the EVF or the vari-angle touchscreen, the R8 ensures a sophisticated and user-centric interface, elevating your photography experience with its advanced viewing and composition capabilities.
The camera offers a diverse range of connectivity options, accommodating both wired and wireless methods for transferring photos and videos, livestreaming, and remote camera control. Physically, it is equipped with a remote port, a USB-C port, a micro-HDMI port, a microphone input, and a headphone jack, providing a comprehensive array of connection possibilities to suit various needs.
For seamless wireless communication, the built-in Bluetooth pairing feature simplifies the connection process to compatible smart devices through the Canon Camera Connect app. This low-energy wireless connection not only facilitates remote camera control but also helps conserve battery life. Additionally, it continuously updates and transmits GPS location data from your phone, allowing precise geotagging of your captured photos, ensuring you have accurate location information.
The built-in Wi-Fi connectivity further enhances wireless capabilities, enabling functions such as remote live view, file viewing, and transfer. Connecting to Wi-Fi is quick and seamless, providing a convenient way to control the camera remotely and share files on social media. Through the Canon Camera Connect app, you can effortlessly transfer files to your mobile device, enhancing accessibility and sharing options.
With the built-in USB-C port, you can establish a direct connection between the camera and a smartphone or computer. Notably, all Canon Camera Connect app features available with Wi-Fi connectivity are accessible when the camera and smartphone are connected via USB, utilizing a compatible cable for your device. This versatile range of connectivity options ensures that the camera seamlessly integrates into your workflow, offering flexibility and convenience for a variety of photographic applications.
Multi Function Shoe
An enhancement to the traditional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe introduces an additional row of pins at the front of its design. This innovation not only expands accessory functionality but also facilitates the provision of power to specific accessory types. This improvement is particularly beneficial for accessories that traditionally operate on separate batteries.
In The Box
The Canon R8 Body comes with a variety of accessories such as a battery, charging cable, carrying strap, and body cap.
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|Photography Product Series
|Canon EOS R
|Memory Card Type
|36.0 x 24.0 mm
|> Electronic 1st-curtain shutter: 1/4000th sec - 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1/2-step increments > Electronic shutter: 1/8000th sec - 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1/2-step increments > 1/16,000th possible, if user-set in Tv or M shooting modes
|Evaluative metering, Partial metering, Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering
|Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
|+/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
|EV -3 - 20
|Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Shade, Tungsten
|Up to 40 FPS with Electronic Shutter
|2, 10 Second Delay
|>H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit >UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps >1920 x 1080 up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/150/180 fps
|External Recording Modes
|Up to 30 Minutes in 4K
|Auto & Manual Focus
|Auto and Manual Focus
|>Photo: Max. 4897 positions>Movie: Max 4067 positions
|-6.5 to +21 EV
|OLED color electronic viewfinder
|Approx. 2.36 million dots
|Viewfinder Eye Point
|Approx. 22mm (at -1 m-1 from the eyepiece lens end)
|Approx. 0.70x / Approx. 33.0 degrees (3:2 aspect ratio, with 50mm lens at infinity, –1 m–1)
|Approx. -4.0 to + 1.0 m-1
|Approx. 1.62 million dots
|TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
|Dedicated Flash System
|Maximum Sync Speed
|-3 to +3 EV
|External Flash Connection
|Memory Card Slot
|Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
|1 x Micro-HDMI Output, 1 x USB-C
|2.4 / 5 GHz Bluetooth 4.2 Control
|32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
|1 x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
|Camera Body Weight
|Approx. 14.6 oz (414g) (body only; without battery, card or body cap)
|Total System Weight
|1 Year Canon Warranty
|In The Box
|>EOS Canon R8 Body >Camera Cover R-F-5 >Strap ER-EOS R8 >Battery Charger LC-E17 >Battery Pack LP-E17 >Battery Pack Cover >Shoe Cover