Meet EOS R8 : Canon’s Lightest Ever Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon has just unveiled the lightest full-frame camera in their EOS R series, called the EOS R8, along with a new “all-rounder” full-frame standard zoom lens, the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM. The camera features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, oversampled 4K60p 4:2:2 10-bit video recording capabilities, Canon Log 3 and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with people, animals and vehicles recognition.

Canon EOS R8 is a lightweight, travel-friendly, full-frame camera body, offering powerful photo and video capabilities for both photographers and multimedia content creators. Utilizing a newly developed sensor, the same as Canon EOS R6 Mark II, Canon EOS R8 features a 24.2MP CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC X processor.

Canon EOS R8 costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at B&HPhotoAdorama.

Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM costs $299, first available for pre-order at B&HPhotoAdorama.

Canon EOS R8 Key Features

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Weight 461g with card and battery
  • Up to 40 fps
  • ISO 102,400 (Expandable to 204,800)
  • Vari-angle screen
  • Weather sealing
  • Scene modes
  • Eye, face, head and body detection
  • Cats, dogs, horses and bird detection
  • Cars, bikes, trains and aircraft detection
  • AF down to -6.5EV
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • No IS in body
  • RAW burst mode 30fps
  • Multi-function smart shoe
  • Single SD card
  • LP17 battery
  • OVF Assist (electronic OVF simulation)
  • 180fps Full HD video
  • 4K 60p (6K oversampling)
  • 3 or 5-second pre-record
  • C-Log3
  • Over 30 minutes of recording
  • 2.4GHX WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Apple MFI
  • Compatible with Canon Camera Connect


The RF 24-50mm lens includes 8 elements in 8 groups, including a pair of aspherical lens elements. It also includes Canon’s Super Spectra Coating (SSC). The lens uses an STM focusing drive and can focus as close as 0.35m (13.8 in.) at 50mm, resulting in a max magnification of 0.19x.

The cameras that can use the RF mount are:

Canon EF to RF Lens Mounts Adapter

Mount Name Check Price
EF to RF Amazon | BHphoto
EF to RF + Control Ring Amazon | BHphoto
EF to RF + Filter V ND Amazon | BHphoto
EF to RF + Filter Polarizer Amazon | BHphoto

See also Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2022-2023

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