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The Canon EOS R8 is a full-frame prosumer mirrorless camera that offers UHD 4K 60 fps video capture, 40 fps continuous still shooting with the silent electronic shutter, advanced autofocus, and 5-axis image stabilization. Key features include:

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor; DIGIC X processor

  • 4K60p 10-bit internal video; Canon Log 3

  • Livestreaming-capable without additional software

  • 5-axis image stabilization; dual-pixel autofocus

What’s Changed? Rather than being a direct successor to the EOS R7, the Canon EOS R8 essentially combines the body design of the entry-level EOS RP with the sensor and autofocus system from the higher-end EOS R6 Mark II. That said, the absence of a mechanical first-curtain shutter means the R8 can’t seriously compete with the still-shooting speeds found in higher-end cameras.

24.1MP Full-Frame Sensor and DIGIC X Processor. The EOS R8’s 24.1MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor works in tandem with the DIGIC X processor to produce high-resolution stills and video with a fair amount of speed. Its back-illuminated design lets in plenty of light, giving you reduced noise, high clarity, and smooth color rendering, even when you’re shooting in low light. The native ISO range of 100-102,400 can be expanded to 100-204,800, making this camera suitable for working in a wide range of lighting conditions.

High-Quality Still Shooting. The R8 supports up to 40 fps continuous shooting with a silent electronic shutter and 6 fps with an electronic first-curtain shutter with autofocus and autoexposure readings between each frame. A 30 fps RAW burst mode gives you the option of capturing frames up to a half-second before you press the shutter release, and includes all the shots from each burst under a single thumbnail designated by a special icon.

UHD 4K Video Capture. The EOS R8’s 24.1MP sensor lets you capture UHD 4K RAW video at up to 60 fps using the sensor’s full width, and lets you work with 10-bit sampling using Canon Log 3. You can also get oversampled 4K video at 60 fps from a 6K recording area for greater sharpness, less noise, and reduced moiré. There’s 180p recording at up to Full HD resolution for slow-motion playback, and there’s a HDR-PQ recording option for in-camera HDR production and external recording via the micro-HDMI port, which outputs clean 4K at up to 60 fps. Finally, audio in and out are available through standard 3.5mm jacks for both microphones and headphones.

Livestreaming. The R8’s UVC/UAC compatibility means you can use it as a webcam to stream live video in Full HD to video-conferencing software like Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams without the need for additional software. The full-frame image sensor gives you versatile exposure options in addition to strong subject-background isolation when using bright-aperture lenses.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization. The in-body five-axis image-stabilization system compensates for up to seven stops of camera shake, making it great for shooting hand-held at lower shutter speeds. This camera’s image stabilization works in tandem with lens-based optical image stabilization on native RF lenses and adapted EF lenses to give you up to eight stops of compensation depending on the lens. Movie Digital IS uses optical and sensor-shift stabilization to keep your footage steady while you’re moving.

Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus II. This camera incorporates a Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus II system almost identical to the one seen in the EOS R6 Mark II. Its 1,053 automatic autofocus points cover 100% of the image frame to give you smooth, fast, accurate focusing similar to what you’d find on a camcorder, while its use of Deep Learning tech gives you improved subject tracking and more precise eye, face, and head detection. There are subject-tracking modes designed to follow humans, animals, and vehicles, while a new Auto mode uses a combination of all the subject-tracking modes to automatically apply the best algorithm to the subject you’re shooting. Movie Servo AF mode lets you dictate tracking sensitivity, autofocus speed, and face-tracking priority, and video shooters can even use the rear touchscreen LCD to rack focus. If you’re shooting a subject that disappears from the frame, the new video-only Detect-Only mode instructs the camera to leave focus where the subject left off instead of trying to lock onto a new subject.

Body Design. The large OLED live viewfinder has a 2.36m-dot resolution, 0.70x magnification, and 120 fps refresh rate that make it great for easy eye-level composition. The 3.0-inch, 1.62m-dot rear touchscreen LCD monitor allows you to pull focus in video mode and make quick adjustments in the camera’s menu system, while its vari-angle design makes it great for vlogging and other front-facing recording applications, and for shooting at high and low angles. A tank-like build and weather sealing keep out the elements and dust.

Next-Gen Multi-Function Shoe. This camera’s next-gen Multi-Function Shoe is an update to the conventional hot shoe that adds a row of pins at the front to give you expanded accessory functionality and to power certain accessories that typically need separate batteries. You can use the Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter to use select legacy shoe-mounted accessories, such as the Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter – V2 and Canon Speedlite EL-1, with the shoe.

Built-In Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi let you use Canon’s Camera Connect app to instantly transfer images to your mobile device so that you can easily share them on social media, in email, and to the cloud. You can also use it to shoot remotely, livestream, and to remotely control the camera. There are also wired connectivity options, and this camera includes a remote port, a USB-C port, a micro-HDMI port, a microphone input, and a headphone jack.

User Flexibility. The R8 records images/video to UHS-II SD memory cards (not included) for broad compatibility in a familiar format, but please be aware that it only has one memory-card slot. The camera is powered by the popular LP-E17 rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


  • Manual
  • Camera Connect app - iOS
  • Camera Connect app - Android



    Camera Type



    Operating Temperature

    • 32 to 104°F
    Operating Humidity
    • 0 to 85%


    Exposure Control

    Shutter Type

    • Electronic Shutter
    Electronic Shutter Speed
    • 1/16000 Up to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
    • 1/16000 Up to 30 Seconds in Time Mode
    • 1/8000 Up to 30 Seconds
    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Speed
    • 1/4000 Up to 30 Seconds
    Bulb/Time Mode
    • Bulb Mode, Time Mode
    ISO Sensitivity
    • Photo/Video: 100 to 102,400
    • Extended: 50 to 204,800
    Metering Method
    • Center-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
    Exposure Modes
    • Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation
    • -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range
    • -3 to 20 EV
    White-Balance Presets
    • Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Kelvin, Shade, Tungsten
    Continuous Shooting – Electronic Shutter
    • Up to 40 fps for up to 120 Frames (JPEG) / 56 Frames (RAW)
    • Up to 6 fps for up to 1000 Frames (JPEG) / 1000 Frames (RAW)
    Interval Recording
    • Yes
    • 2/10-Second Delay



    Built-In Flash

    • No
    Flash Modes
    • Auto
    Maximum Sync Speed
    • 1/200 Second
    Flash Compensation
    • -3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System
    • eTTL
    External Flash Connection
    • Intelligent Hot Shoe



    Focus Type

    • Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Modes
    • Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus Points – Photo
    • Phase Detection: 4897
    Autofocus Points – Video
    • Phase Detection: 4067
    Autofocus Sensitivity
    • -6.5 to +21 EV



    Battery Type

    • 1x LP-E17 Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
    Tripod Mounting Thread
    • 1x 1/4"-20 Female
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • 5.22 × 3.39 × 2.76″
    • 1.0 lb. (With Battery, Recording Media)
    • 0.9 lb. (Body Only)



    Sensor Resolution

    • Effective: 24.2 Megapixel
    Sensor Type
    • 35.9 × 23.9mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
    Image Stabilization
    • Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis (Video Only)
    Built-In ND Filter
    • None
    Capture Type
    • Stills & Video



    Media/Memory Card Slot

    • Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Video I/O
    • 1x Micro-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input on Camera Body
    • 1x 1/8" / 3.5mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Headphone Output on Camera Body
    Other I/O
    • 1x USB-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2)
    • 2.4 / 5 GHz Bluetooth 4.2 Control
    Mobile App Compatible
    • Yes
    Global Positioning (GPSGLONASS, etc.)
    • None


    Item Type


    Mfr. Model Number




    • 3"
    • 1,620,000 Dot
    Display Type
    • Articulating Touchscreen LCD



    Canon RF

    Still Image Capture

    Aspect Ratio

    • 3:2
    Image File Formats
    Bit Depth
    • 14-Bit


    Video Capture

    Internal Recording Modes
    H.264/H.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit

    • UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
    • 1920 × 1080 up to 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120/150/180 fps
    External Recording Modes
    • None
    Gamma Curve
    • Canon Log 3, HDR-PQ
    Recording Limit
    • Up to 30 Minutes in 4K
    • Up to 30 Minutes in 1080p HFR
    Broadcast Output
    • NTSC/PAL
    Built-In Microphone Type
    • Stereo




    • Built-In Electronic (OLED)
    • 0.39"
    • 2,360,000 Dot
    Eye Point
    • 22mm
    • 100%
    • Approx. 70x
    Diopter Adjustment
    • -4 to +1

    Canon EOS R8

    Battery - Canon LP-E17

    Camera Strap

    Canon RF Body Cap

    Charger - Canon LC-E17