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Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2

Portability
71
Imaging
79
Features
85
Overall
81
Canon EOS R8 front
 
Fujifilm X-T2 front
Portability
76
Imaging
67
Features
79
Overall
71

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Key Specs

Canon R8
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 102400 (Raise to 204800)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 461g - 133 x 86 x 70mm
  • Revealed February 2023
Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Bump to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Revealed July 2016
  • Replaced the Fujifilm X-T1
  • Successor is Fujifilm X-T3
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Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Overview

The following is a comprehensive review of the Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras by competitors Canon and FujiFilm. The resolution of the R8 (24MP) and the Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) is pretty comparable but the R8 (Full frame) and Fujifilm X-T2 (APS-C) posses different sensor sizing.

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The R8 was launched 6 years after the Fujifilm X-T2 which is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the R8 scores vs the Fujifilm X-T2 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon R8 over the Fujifilm X-T2

 R8 Fujifilm X-T2 
RevealedFebruary 2023July 2016Newer by 81 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1620k1040kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Canon R8

 Fujifilm X-T2 R8 
Screen dimensions3.2"3.00"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon R8 and Fujifilm X-T2

 R8 Fujifilm X-T2 
Manual focus Very exact focusing

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to travel with your camera, you need to factor its weight and volume. The Canon R8 features external measurements of 133mm x 86mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") having a weight of 461 grams (1.02 lbs) while the Fujifilm X-T2 has sizing of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") with a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs).

Look at the Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you use during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the R8 and the Fujifilm X-T2.

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the R8 and Fujifilm X-T2 is 71 and 76 respectively.

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 top view buttons comparison

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to imagine the gap in sensor dimensions only by going through specifications. The pic below will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the R8 and Fujifilm X-T2.

Plainly, both cameras have the same megapixels albeit different sensor dimensions. The R8 has the bigger sensor which should make achieving shallower DOF less difficult. The fresher R8 provides a benefit with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 sensor size comparison

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon R8 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm X-T2 Portrait photography advice
87
focusing manually
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
includes face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
80
you can focus manually
MP count decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon R8
Street photography with Fujifilm X-T2
78
fully articulated screen
large sensor size (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
weather sealing
good high ISO (102,400)
does not have image stabilization
75
has a tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R8 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm X-T2 as a Sports photography camera
72
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
decent megapixels (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
includes tracking focus
weather sealing
comes with phase detect AF
max fps low (6.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
bad battery pack (290 per charge)
72
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent mode (1/32,000 seconds)
MP count decent (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (340 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Canon R8 Travel photography features
Fujifilm X-T2 Travel photography features
77
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
bad battery pack (290 CIPA)
63
weather sealing
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
not so great battery pack (340 CIPA)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon R8 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm X-T2 Landscape photography advice
78
focusing manually
change lenses (Canon RF mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inches)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (102,400)
supports RAW formats
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
bad battery pack (290 per charge)
75
you can focus manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
supports RAW files
weather sealing
has dual storage slots
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (340 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon R8
Vlogging with Fujifilm X-T2
77
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
includes face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone jack
does not have image stabilization
33
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
comes with external microphone jack
does not contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
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Canon R8 vs Fujifilm X-T2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R8 and Fujifilm X-T2
 Canon EOS R8Fujifilm X-T2
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon EOS R8 Fujifilm X-T2
Category Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2023-02-08 2016-07-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - X-Processor Pro2
Sensor type CMOS CMOS X-TRANS III
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 368.2mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 102400 12800
Max enhanced ISO 204800 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 200
RAW images
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 1053 325
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon RF Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses 37 54
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen size 3.00" 3.2"
Screen resolution 1,620k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x 0.77x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000s 1/32000s
Continuous shutter speed 6.0fps 14.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 461g (1.02 pounds) 507g (1.12 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 86 x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8") 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 93 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 14.5 not tested
DXO Low light score 3295 not tested
Other
Battery life 290 photographs 340 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 NP-W126S
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media Single UHS-II SD card slot Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II
Storage slots One Two
Pricing at release $1,499 $1,600