EOS R8

Mirrorless Cameras

Canon EOS R8

Step up to full-frame photography and video and realise your creative ambitions.

MAKE THE LEAP TO FULL FRAME

Give your creativity a full-frame upgrade. Better bokeh, wider angles of view and image quality that will blow you away – even in low light.

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Full-frame video too

The full-frame advantage also extends to video for spectacular cinematic results.

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Intelligent autofocus

Stills or video: keep subjects in sharp focus as they move around the frame.

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“The quality of the shots is, to me, mind- blowing.”

– Alexandra Andreeva

The full-frame advantage

Enjoy wider dynamic range, reduced digital noise and crystal-clear detail – that’s the EOS R8’s full-frame advantage

Shoot shallower

Shoot shallower

Perfect for powerful portraits. With a larger sensor comes shallower depth of field and more dynamic range. Make your subject stand out against a smooth, out-of-focus background with beautiful bokeh. Capture more details in highlights and shadows.

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Shoot wider

Shoot wider

Transform the way you see the landscape, and get up close for immersive documentary images.

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“You can see how clean it all turned out.”– Alexandra Andreeva.

Full-frame cameras, like the EOS R8, are great for capturing atmospheric images in low-light conditions.

FULL FRAME DEPTH OF FIELD

Compare the EOS R8’s background blur with that of an APS-C camera. Pin-sharp subjects are emphasised better against smooth, out-of-focus backgrounds.

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Smaller APS-C sized sensor

EOS R8's full frame sensor

FULL FRAME ANGLE OF VIEW

See how a 15mm lens looks on the full-frame EOS R8, compared with an EOS camera with a smaller APS-C sensor. Any given focal length gives a 1.6x wider angle of view.

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Taken with an EOS R7 with an APS-C sensor

Taken with an EOS R8 with a full frame sensor

FIND YOUR INNER FILMMAKER

By oversampling 6K sensor data, the EOS R8 produces high-quality 4K video footage at frame rates up to 60p.1 If you’re new to video, you’ll love how simple the camera makes it to get creative with different frame rates and resolutions. You’ll appreciate its advanced features as you become an accomplished filmmaker.

Professional colour grading

Use the EOS R8’s low-contrast Canon Log 3 colour profile for more options while colour grading. This footage preserves detail in bright highlights and dark shadows, thanks to its wide, dynamic range.

The nuances of slow motion

Add feeling and emotion to movement, shooting at up to 180p in Full HD.2 When viewed at normal playback speeds, this shows subjects in sumptuous slow motion – revealing hidden details of their movement.

Professional video functions

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False colour indicator

Gauge the perfect exposure. Six coloured overlays show the distribution of luminance in a scene.

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Focus peaking

Master critical sharpness when focusing manually. In-focus areas are outlined with a distinctive (and customisable) colour.

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Zebras

Striped overlays make it quick and simple to judge the correct exposure

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Digital zoom

Change your view, even when shooting video with prime lenses, with up to 10x digital zoom.3

BIG ON FEATURES SMALL IN SIZE

The EOS R8 is our lightest full-frame, mirrorless camera yet, weighing in at just 461g.4
Enjoy the full-frame advantage everywhere you shoot, from decisive moments on the streets to remote landscapes and adventures.

GAME-CHANGING AUTOFOCUS

Inside the EOS R8 is our renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing system. It recognises and tracks different subjects and is accurate even in very low light – down to -6.5EV.10

Intelligent AF that knows what you’re shooting

The EOS R8 has been programmed using a state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithm that lets it track moving subjects as they move about the frame.

Finds and tracks a multitude of subjects

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People

Finds eyes, faces, heads and bodies.

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Cats

Wild and tame, big and small.

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Dogs

From dachshunds to dingos.

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Horses

Including zebras.

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Birds

Even those in flight.

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Cars

Tracks drivers in open-top cars.

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Motorbikes

On racetrack or road.

Trains

Steam, electric and diesel.

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Aircraft

Aeroplanes and helicopters.

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Amazing AF for both stills and video

No matter how you’re shooting, the EOS R8 tracks and follows moving subjects right to the edges of the frame.11 Even if the main subject is obscured for a moment, the camera anticipates its movement and reacquires focus as soon as it reappears.

LINKED TO YOUR WORKFLOW

When you’ve finished shooting, the EOS R8 gives you a plethora of ways to get started with your digital workflow.

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EASY CONNECTIVITY

Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® ensures your EOS R8 connects to smart devices, Wi-Fi networks and laptops. Share photos and movies with followers and friends, and control the camera remotely.

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How do you want to connect?

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Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Transfer photos and video to computers and devices, and remotely control your camera.

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Your gateway to cloud storage, plus RAW processing in the cloud for the ultimate in image quality. Learn more >

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Camera Connect

Our app for iPhone® and Android lets you control your EOS R8 remotely and share images and movies with your followers. Learn more >

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UVC/UAC streaming

Use your EOS R8 as a high-quality webcam. Just plug into your PC or Mac – no drivers needed.

SHOT ON THE EOS R8

See how photographer Alexandra Andreeva made the leap to full frame with the EOS R8

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What's in the box

  • EOS R8 Body

  • Strap ER-EOS R8

  • Camera cover R-F-5

  • Battery charger LC-E17E

  • Battery pack LP-E17

  • Battery pack cover

  • Shoe cover

  • Power cord

  • User manual

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RELATED PRODUCTS

  • RF Lenses

    RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

    A small and beautifully lightweight RF series 24-50mm zoom lens that you can use every day for travel, landscapes and more.
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    Accessories

    EG-E1 Extension Grip

    A lightweight grip to extend the height and handling characteristics of the EOS RP camera
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    Accessories

    LP-E17 Battery Pack

    A spare or replacement genuine Canon battery for your compatible camera
  • Accessories

    DM-E1D Directional Stereo Microphone

    For pure, clear digital audio, choose the Multi-function shoe directional stereo microphone DM-E1D for its reliability plus quick access to settings via a compatible camera’s LCD screen.
  • Accessories

    Multi-Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD-P1

    Connect your smartphone and camera with this multifunctional adapter for new workflow possibilities

    • Designed for the EOS R3 camera
    • Keep your Android smartphone and camera connected
    • Small, compact, lightweight
  • Accessories

    Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1

    Maintaining weather sealing, this adaptor converts Speedlites with a conventional 5-pin foot, for use on cameras with a Multi-function shoe.
  • RF Lenses

    RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM

    The RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM offers close-up versatility with subtle telephoto compression and 5-stop image stabilisation in a compact, lightweight body.
  • Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

    RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

    A compact and lightweight RF 15-30mm zoom, perfect for travel including cityscapes, landscapes, architecture and vlogging on the move.
  • RF Lenses

    RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM

    A fast-aperture 35mm f/1.8 MACRO lens for wide-angle perspective, close focusing and Hybrid IS.
  • Standard Lens

    RF 50mm F1.8 STM

    A compact, quiet and lightweight 50mm RF prime lens, with a wide f/1.8 aperture, perfect for harnessing your creative vision.
  • Speedlite Flash

    Speedlite EL-5

    A powerful, advanced flash with fast recycling, great creative control and outstanding performance for all situations.
  • EF-EOS R Mount Adapter

    Lenses for EOS R

    Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

    The standard Mount Adapter EF-EOS R allows EF-S and EF lenses to be used on EOS R cameras seamlessly.
  • THE EOS R8 COMPARED

    EOS R FF

    EOS RP

    EOS R APS-C

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    Lens compatibility

    RF
    EF/EF-S with Mount Adapter
    RF
    EF/EF-S with Mount Adapter
    RF
    EF/EF-S with Mount Adapter

    Effective pixels (approx. MP)

    26.2 megapixels full-frame
    24.2 megapixels full-frame
    24.2 megapixels full-frame

    Stabilisation

    Movie Digital IS
    Coordinated control of IS: Movie Digital IS x lens Optical Image Stabilizer
    5-axis In-body IS Up to 8-stops when used with compatible RF lenses

    Subject detection

    Eye Detect
    Body, face, eye, animal+, vehicles+
    Body, face, eye, animal+, vehicles+

    Low light AF

    Sensitive to -5EV 10
    Sensitive to -6.5EV 10
    Sensitive to -6.5EV10

    Continuous shooting speed (fps)

    5 fps fixed AF 4 fps Servo AF
    40fps electronic Servo AF, 6fps Electronic 1st curtain Servo AF
    40fps, 20fps or 5fps electronic, 12fps mechanical

    Movies

    4K (25fps) Full HD (60fps)
    4K (60fps) oversampled from 6K Full HD (180fps)
    Full-width 4K/60p oversampled 6K ProRes RAW external Full HD (180fps)

    Touchscreen Vari-Angle LCD

    7.5cm / 3 inch 1.04M dot LCD
    7.5cm / 3 inch 1.62M dot LCD
    7.5cm / 3 inch 1.62M dot LCD

    Viewfinder

    2.36 million dot OLED Electronic viewfinder 22mm eyepoint 0.70x magnification
    2.36 million dot OLED Electronic viewfinder 22mm eyepoint 0.70x magnification
    3.69-million dot OLED 23mm eyepoint / 0.76x magnification Up to 120fps

    Weight (with battery + memory card)

    485g
    461g
    670g

    Card slots

    1 x UHS-II SD
    1 x UHS-II SD
    2 x UHS-II SD

    Body size (WxHxD)

    132.5 × 85 × 70mm
    132.5 × 86.1 × 70.0mm
    138.4 × 98.4 × 88.4mm

    Battery life

    250 shots (CIPA) USB charging
    220 shots (CIPA) USB charging
    LP-E6NH 450 shots (EVF Power saving mode) 760 (LCD Power saving mode) USB charging via PD-E1

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    The EOS R8 is a part of the EOS R family – an advanced system of full-frame and APS-C cameras lenses and accessories that empowers you to shoot your best photos and video yet.

    1. [4K HQ mode] or oversampled mode is not available from a menu item; High-quality 4K UHD movies are generated from 6K oversampling when set to uncropped 4K @ 59.94/50.00/29.97/25.00/23.98 fps. HDR PQ movie recording is also supported.
    2. When set to 179.82/150.00 fps, only exFAT-formatted cards can be used for recording. Maximum shutter speed when set to 179.82 fps is 1/200 sec.
    3. Digital zoom is available when set to Full HD at 29.97 / 25.00 / 23.98 fps using RF / EF lenses: approx. 1–10x; with movie cropping or RF-S / EF-S lenses: approx. 1.6–10×. Zooming is also possible with Wireless Remote Control BR-E1. Can be used with Movie digital IS.
    4. Including battery and card based on CIPA standard.
    5. Live View images differ from shooting results. When set to [OVF sim. view assist: On], Live View images do not reflect these settings: Picture Style, white balance, Auto Lighting Optimizer, brightness based on exposure settings (Display simulation), high ISO speed noise reduction, Highlight tone priority, or HDR shooting (HDR PQ). Applies to both the viewfinder and screen.
    6. Card/battery storage lid, terminal cover, and shoe cover etc. that can be opened must be securely attached or closed to maintain dust and water resistance. Although the camera features dust- and water-resistant construction, this cannot completely prevent dust or water droplets from entering the camera.
    7. Using conventional accessories equipped with a dust- and water-resistant adapter on the mounting foot requires Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1 (which is also dust- and water-resistant).
    8. Video Speed Class V60 or higher is recommended for recording 4K 50p/60p or Full HD high frame rate movies, or to capture still images with High-Speed Continuous Shooting modes.
    9. When using the LCD screen based on CIPA standards. For more details, please see specifications.
    10. During still photo shooting, with an f/1.2 lens, Centre AF point, One-Shot AF, at 23°C/73°F, ISO100. Excluding RF lenses with Defocus Smoothing coating.
    11. 100% Auto Focus area coverage applicable when subject frame is shown while tracking and a compatible lens is attached to the camera while the full-range AF is active, or the subject is detected successfully in another area mode. For details on supported lenses, refer to [Supplemental Information] for [EOS R8] in “cam.start.canon”.
    12. ® Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Bluetooth® word, mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under licence. iPhone® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.