Canon T8i

Canon EOS Rebel T8i front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 515g - 131 x 103 x 76mm
  • Released February 2020
  • Additionally referred to as EOS 850D / EOS Kiss X10i Specs
  • Old Model is Canon T7i
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon T8i overview

Canon T8i is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially announced on February of 2020. It comes with a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000. It is referred to as "EOS 850D / EOS Kiss X10i Specs" in some regions.

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The T8i comes in at #1 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #71 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can test our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon T8i family

The Canon T8i is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T8i front thumbnailCanon T8i24MPAPS-C7.5 fps2020
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7 front thumbnailCanon T7
T8i vs T7
24MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-T7i front thumbnailCanon T7i
T8i vs T7i
24MPAPS-C6.0 fps2017
Canon-EOS-T6 front thumbnailCanon T6
T8i vs T6
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6i front thumbnailCanon T6i
T8i vs T6i
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6s front thumbnailCanon T6s
T8i vs T6s
24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
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Canon-EOS-700D front thumbnailCanon 700D
T8i vs 700D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-650D front thumbnailCanon 650D
T8i vs 650D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-600D front thumbnailCanon 600D
T8i vs 600D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-550D front thumbnailCanon 550D
T8i vs 550D
18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
Canon-EOS-500D front thumbnailCanon 500D
T8i vs 500D
15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
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Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
T8i vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
T8i vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
Canon-EOS-350D front thumbnailCanon 350D
T8i vs 350D
8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Canon-EOS-300D front thumbnailCanon 300D
T8i vs 300D
6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003

Canon T8i Pros and Cons

Below is a list of good and bad points of the Canon T8i based on things which are oftentimes seen as crucial in a camera.

above average high ISO (25,600)
above average min ISO (100)
built-in flash
exports RAW files
good battery power (800 per charge)
has bluetooth
has focus via touch
has HDMI socket
has microphone socket
has phase detect auto focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes face detect focus
includes tracking focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
manual focus
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
resolution is good (24MP)
screen articulates
screen is selfie friendly
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good screen resolution (1,040 k dots)
lack of headphone socket
no image stabilization
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Canon T8i Sensor info

The Canon T8i features the DIGIC 8 processor chip. The size of the sensor on the Canon T8i is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 24MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. This ISO can be extended electronically to a high of 51200. RAW files are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.

The graphic underneath shows the T8i's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The T8i sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon T8i dimensions

Canon T8i is 1.14 pounds (515 gr or 18.17 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 131mm x 103mm x 76mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr and the Canon T8i is very similar in comparison with its competitors.

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Down below is a picture of the Canon T8i alongside a soft drink so you can get a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button design on the T8i.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i topview buttons dials

Canon T8i Lens info

The T8i fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the T8i.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-14mm-F2.8-IF-ED-MC-Aspherical-Canon-EF lensSamyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical14mmf/2.8 552g
Sigma-35mm-F1.4-DG-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM35mmf/1.4 665g
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Tamron-AF-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3-XR-Di-II-LD-Aspherical-IF-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF Macro18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 398g
Canon-EF-28-80mm-f3.5-5.6-II lensCanon EF 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 II28-80mmf/3.5-5.6 220g
Tamron-SP-24-70mm-F2.8-Di-VC-USD-Canon-EF lensTamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD24-70mmf/2.8 825g
Canon-EF-S-18-200mm-f3.5-5.6-IS lensCanon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 IS18-200mmf/3.5-5.6 595g
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Canon-TS-E-135mm-F4L-Macro lensCanon TS-E 135mm F4L Macro135mmf/41110g
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Canon T8i Connectivity

The T8i has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • GPS Yes

Cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually alter camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Canon T8i Video info

The highest video resolution on the Canon T8i is 3840 x 2160 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives an excellent resolution for video recording. You can crop to Full HD to get clearer results. Be wary of the large file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. Even though the camera has a microphone socket, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone socket which means that you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Canon T8i Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Canon T8i so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty situations.

Canon T8i Display and Viewfinder

The Canon T8i comes with a 3" fully articulated display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.

It features a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and group photos if necessary. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can adjust focus points and adjust settings using your fingers.

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The View Finder details for Canon T8i are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent
  • Magnification 0.51x

Viewfinders are pretty handy during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Canon T8i Shutter info

Canon T8i is able to shoot continuously at 7.5 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Canon T8i Flash and Hot shoe info

Canon T8i has both inbuilt flash as well as external flash ability.

Canon T8i Autofocus info

Canon T8i has both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be helpful for portraits.

The Sensor comes with 45 focus points to pick from. Canon T8i has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for things that move. Canon T8i features manual focus in case it is required during low light or you require more exact control on focus.

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Canon T8i Battery life

The battery power on the Canon T8i is fashioned to last for 800 photographs with respect to the CIPA requirements which is higher than average ın comparison with its class. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x comes with the highest (1900) battery life within this group of cameras.

Below is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
T8i vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Canon T8i for different categories of photography

The following graph presents a overview of the Canon T8i for different categories of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.

Canon T8i Portrait photography info

The Canon T8i has a rating of 82 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a awesome pick to use for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the capability to work with external lighting.

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manual focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detect focus
supports RAW formats

Canon T8i as a Street photography camera

Getting a above average points tally of 73, the Canon T8i is a respectable option for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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fully articulated screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
offers focus via touch
great high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization

Canon T8i Sports photography information

A brilliant sports photography points total of 76 means the Canon T8i is a awesome fit for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery pack (800 per charge)
sensor has phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization

Canon T8i Travel photography factors

Portability is pretty crucial in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Canon T8i gets a awesome 80 for a travelling camera which makes it a great pick for your trips.

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good battery power (800 shots)
supports bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
decent MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display

Landscape photography with Canon T8i

When you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon T8i at it's wonderful rating of 79 for a landscape camera is a excellent pick compared to its competition.

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has manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
good battery power (800 shots)
does not have image stabilization

Canon T8i Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon T8i is a good option as a vlog camera as it comes to a nice score of 74.

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screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has mic jack
does not have image stabilization

Canon T8i Alternatives

If you are shopping for replacements to the T8i, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the category of Entry-Level DSLR.

The chart just below will give you a bird's eye view of the T8i versus it's top scoring rivals mentioned previously.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may have a look at as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.

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General Information
Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Otherwise known as
EOS 850D / EOS Kiss X10i Specs
Entry-Level DSLR
Physical type
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW data
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Canon EF/EF-S
Available lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
3 inch
Resolution of display
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
7.5 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
515 grams (1.14 lb)
Physical dimensions
131 x 103 x 76mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
Battery life
800 pictures
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Card slots
Cost at launch