The mirrorless full frame EOS R family is even more complete. Two new models were announced, namely the EOS R8 and EOS R50. These two cameras will fight in the entry segment with a series of very attractive features in their price class.
Features of the Canon EOS R8
The EOS R8 will accompany the previous EOS RP which was in Canon’s full frame mirrorless entry segment. One of the most tempting things about the EOS R8 is its specifications. This camera carries the same sensor, processor and autofocus technology as the EOS R6 II , which costs around 51 million Rupiah. The EOS R8 relies on a 24 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X processor. So, on paper the performance and results of video photos will be the same as the EOS R6 Mark II.
Canon EOS R8 specifications at a glance:
- 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
- Up to 40fps continuous shooting with e-shutter
- 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 difference is that the EOS R8 comes with a more compact and lighter body design. If you look at the dimensions, the EOS R8 is slightly larger than the EOS RP. The body dimensions are 133 x 86 x 70mm. Meanwhile, the EOS RP is 132.5 x 85 x 70mm. You could say that the EOS R8 is a combination of the EOS R6 Mark II and the EOS RP. With these specifications, this camera deserves the title of Canon’s entry-class mirrorless full frame, the most sophisticated.
In addition to the dimensions of the physical is also slightly different. On the EOS R8 there is no joystick on the side of the screen like the EOS R6 Mark II. Another difference is in the stabilizer feature. The EOS R8 does not feature a stabilizer directly on the body like the EOS R6 Mark II.
The stabilization ability will depend on the lens used. The shutter system is also slightly different. The EOS R8 uses an electronic first curtain shutter system and an electronic shutter. Meanwhile, the EOS R6 Mark II with mechanical and electronic shutters.
The impact is on the speed of shooting. The EOS R8 with an electronic first curtain shutter system can shoot non-stop at 6fps and up to 40fps with a fully electronic shutter. The EOS R6 Mark II can shoot up to 12fps with the mechanical shutter and up to 40fps with the electronic shutter. This compromise, in our opinion, is quite reasonable. Considering that the EOS R8 is targeted at beginners and the selling price is much cheaper.
In video mode, the EOS R8 can record video up to 4K 60fps using the entire sensor area or without cropping. At 4K 30p or Full HD resolution, the EOS R8 can record up to about 2 hours. Meanwhile, video recording at 4K/60p and Full HD/120p is limited to 30 minutes. The video mode is also supported by 10-Bit video recording using Canon Log 3 or HDR PQ. This camera also provides headphone and microphone sockets, a flexible screen that can be folded and rotated, and a hot shoe that can be attached to accessories. Very ready to support content creation.
Canon EOS R8 price
The EOS R8 is planned to be available around March 2023. The price for the Canon EOS R8 body only is US$1499 or around 22 million Rupiah. The kit package with the new RF 24-50mm lens costs US$1700.