- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 102400 (Raise to 204800)
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Canon RF Mount
- 461g - 133 x 86 x 70mm
- Announced February 2023
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon R8 summary
Canon R8 is Canon's Advanced Mirrorless camera initially introduced on February of 2023. It comes with a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame size sensor with a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The R8 is placed #2 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #23 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon R8 family
The Canon R8 is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list underneath.
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Canon R8 Gallery
You can view the R8 from several angles in the gallery here.
Canon R8 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Canon R8 based on criterias which are oftentimes regarded as useful in a camera.
Canon R8 Sensor information
The size of the sensor on the Canon R8 is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 102400. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to 50 to 204800. RAW files are saved so the user has more margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the R8's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The R8 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is showcased in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon R8 dimensions
Canon R8 weighs about 1.02 lbs (461 gr or 16.26 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 133mm x 86mm x 70mm (5.2" x 3.4" x 2.8"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453 gr and the Canon R8 is similar as compared to various rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a shot of the Canon R8 beside a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show you the button layout on the R8.
Canon R8 Lens information
The R8 works with the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses to choose from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the R8.
Canon R8 Connectivity
The R8 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and oftentimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon R8 Video information
The highest possible video resolution on the Canon R8 is 3840 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 2160p gives you a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to downsample to 1080p to get cleaner results. Be wary of the large file sizes and make sure you own high quality SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and microphone jack making it really useful while capturing audio.
Canon R8 Weather Sealing
Canon R8 has got weather proofing making it a excellent selection to use during rough conditions. This can be particularly helpful any time you are uncertain about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Canon R8 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon R8 comes with a 3.00" fully articulated display with a resolution of 1,620k dots.
It possesses a selfie friendly display to get self portraits and even group photos if required. Moreover the display is touch friendly so you will be able to switch focus points as well as adjust settings using your finger.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Canon R8 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Canon R8 Shutter information
Canon R8 is able to shoot continuously at 6.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could result in "rolling shutter" in some conditions.
Canon R8 Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon R8 boasts external flash support but comes without in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Canon R8 Autofocus information
Canon R8 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is helpful for portraits.
It comes with 1053 focus points to pick from. Canon R8 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to shift focus points. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Canon R8 boasts manual focus when required during low light scenarios or you want more accurate control on focus.
Canon R8 Battery life
The battery life (LP-E17) for the Canon R8 is made to last for 290 shots as per the CIPA standards which is lower than its competitors. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 features the best (810) battery life within this category of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Canon R8 for different styles of photography
The following diagram gives a outline of the Canon R8 for different styles of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.
Canon R8 Portrait photography info
The Canon R8 receives a score of 88 which is terrific, and means the camera is a brilliant option to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to work with external flash.
Canon R8 Street photography info
Having a great score of 78, the Canon R8 is a terrific option for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.
Canon R8 Sports photography advice
A nice sports photography score of 73 indicates the Canon R8 is a very decent option for photographing sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon R8 Travel photography info
Weight is super critical when buying a travel camera. Overall, the Canon R8 gets a very high 77 as a travelling camera which is a superb fit to buy for your travels.
Canon R8 Landscape photography features
In case you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Canon R8 with it's impressive grade of 79 for a landscape camera is a great choice among its competitors.
Canon R8 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really come with a moving screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon R8 is a great pick for vlogging as it comes to a very high rating of 77.
Canon R8 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the R8, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line chart listed below offers you a bird's eye view of the R8 versus it's highest scoring competitors suggested above.
Here are a few more cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.