Canon R8: A look at the current R system

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Canon confirms the rumors of the last few months and renews the mirrorless R series fleet by officially launching the new R8 and the entry level R50 on the market

Canon has confirmed reports that have been circulating for months about the launch of new products for its R-range mirrorless camera range. The company has in fact officially announced an important reinforcement in the range of mirrorless by launching the new Canon R8 on the market, High-end full-frame mirrorless that takes the legacy of the R6 mark II.

However, the renewal does not end here, because Canon has also announced the R50 mirrorless entry level range of very compact dimensions that takes the legacy of the M50 mark II of which production has ceased.

Canon EOS R8: main features

The EOS R8 is equipped with a 24.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, the same resolution as the EOS R6 Mark II, offering all the image quality benefits of the full-frame sensor. This premium sensor offers a high readout speed that allows for rolling shutter reduction, and allows for 40fps continuous shooting speed, up to ISO 102,400 with low noise. The EOS R8 is therefore perfect for shooting in dimly lit environments with moving subjects. The wide dynamic range also means you can take stunning photos with vibrant colors while the full-frame sensor offers a shallow depth of field that creates out-of-focus backgrounds against which subjects stand out.

Weighing approximately 461g (including card and battery), The EOS R8 is the lightest full-frame camera in the EOS R System. Its compact body, whose dimensions resemble those of the EOS RP model (132.5 x 86.1 x 70 mm), packs a host of additional professional-level features. The EOS R8 features a high-resolution 2.36 million-dot EVF with a 120 fps refresh rate and supports UHS-II SD cards. The intuitive interface makes using the camera on the go easy with a helpful mode dial with 12 shooting modes and a dedicated switch to switch between still and video shooting.

  • Sensore full frame CMOS da 24.2 megapixel
  • 4K video recording at 60p oversampling 6K across the entire width of the sensor and full HD recording at 180 fps
  • High resolution 2.36 million dot EVF with 120 fps refresh rate
  • Intelligent subject detection for animals, vehicles and people
  • Always on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection
  • Key features of the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • 2x standard zoom with wide-angle coverage starting at 24mm
  • Optical image stabilization up to 4.5 stops
  • Up to 7 stops with coordinated control of OIS x IBI
  • Linear-type STM for smooth video AF

The mirrorless EOS R8 will be available from the end of April 2023 at a price of €1,899.99 body only.

Canon Eos R50: main features and price

Canon R8: A look at the current R system

A new car which overall will have an almost identical body to the Rp and very similar characteristics to the R6 currently on the market and which will probably still remain in production, but with slightly lower prices.

As for the entry level range, Canon replaces the M50 after the discontinued production, with the necessary introduction of a mirrorless of the same range: the R50.

The new APS-C mirrorless system has a 24 megapixel sensor, 15 FPS burst, 4K video at 30p with a weight of 375 grams and for all its characteristics it is very close to the needs of vloggers and content creators. It appears more accessible in terms of price than the R10 because it also has some differences, namely that the AF system does not recognize moving subjects and the lack of the two Raw formats, Dual Pixel Raw and Burst Raw.

The Canon R50 will be available in late March at a price of €899 body only with a price that appears slightly high for an entry level that should bring photography enthusiasts closer to a camera for the first time. However, we await the official availability of the machine on the market in order to be able to confirm its potential.