Canon will release a compact and lightweight full-size mirrorless camera “EOS R8” and a compact and portable standard zoom lens “RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM” in late April 2023. The suggested retail price is open, and the Canon online shop sales price is as follows.
EOS R8 Body: 264,000 yen including tax
EOS R8/RF24-50 IS STM lens kit: 293,700 yen including tax
RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM: 50,380 yen including tax
The EOS R8 is a full-size mirrorless camera that is compact and lightweight while inheriting the high basic performance of the high-end model “EOS R6 Mark II” (released in December 2022). In combination with the highly portable standard zoom lens RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, it meets the needs of users who want to enjoy full-fledged photography with ease.
Main Features of EOS R8
Achieving both rich expressiveness and a compact, lightweight body
A full-size CMOS sensor with a maximum effective pixel count of approximately 24.2 million pixels and the image engine “DIGIC X” achieve high image quality, and the rich expression unique to full size, such as large bokeh and a wide dynamic range, can be achieved. In addition, high-sensitivity shooting with a maximum ISO of 102400 (when shooting still images) enables a high degree of freedom in shooting expressions even in dark scenes at night or indoors. It also supports still image/movie recording in the “HDR PQ” method, and “HDR mode (D range priority)” that performs bracket shooting at high speed and combines three photos into one in the camera.
Despite its rich expressive power, it measures approximately 132.5mm (width) x 86.1mm (height) x 70.0mm (depth), and weighs approximately 461g, the lightest among EOS R series full-frame mirrorless cameras. and provide excellent mobility.
It also supports the new service ” Neural network Image Processing Tool ” (paid) that can be used with the Windows version of “Digital Photo Professional” and the “Neural network Upscaling Tool” (paid) scheduled to be released in mid-April 2023, and deep learning technology . image processing technology that doubles the number of vertical and horizontal pixels and quadruples the area of JPEG and TIFF images (96 million pixels in the case of 6000 x 4000 pixels), making it possible to generate images with a sense of detail. .
High-speed AF/high-speed continuous shooting
Inherits the high basic performance of the high-end model “EOS R6 Mark ll”, such as high-speed, high-precision AF that covers a wide range of shooting areas with “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” and excellent subject detection. When shooting with the electronic shutter, high-speed continuous shooting at a maximum of approximately 40 fps with AF/AE tracking is possible, and when shooting with the electronic front curtain, continuous shooting at a maximum of approximately 6 fps with AF/AE tracking is possible.
In addition, “EOS iTR AF X” that utilizes deep learning technology achieves excellent subject detection performance and tracking performance. “People” can detect human eyes, faces, heads, and torsos, and “animal priority” can detect eyes and faces of dogs, cats, birds, and horses.
Video performance that meets shooting needs such as Vlog
With 4K / 60P video recording with 6K oversampling without cropping, full HD / 180P high frame rate video recording, and “pre-recording” function that allows you to record video from 5 seconds or 3 seconds before pressing the video recording button, Vlog It also responds to the growing demand for video shooting on SNS and SNS.
“Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” realizes AF area setting, subject detection performance, and tracking performance similar to still images. In addition, when shooting movies, the standard ISO25600 enables high-quality images with reduced noise even in dark scenes. In addition, it is possible to record continuously for more than 30 minutes and record up to 2 hours.
Main features of the RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
With a total length of about 58 mm and a weight of about 210 g, it is compact, lightweight, and comfortable to operate. The optical design of 8 elements in 8 groups, including 2 aspherical lenses, reduces various aberrations that cause image quality deterioration. In addition, it covers a wide-angle focal length of 24mm, which is effective for shooting vast landscapes, large buildings, and narrow rooms, and a zoom range of 50mm, which is suitable for everyday snapshots. It is also suitable for video recording such as Vlog.
The in-lens optical image stabilization mechanism provides 4.5 steps of image stabilization, and coordinated control with a camera equipped with an in-body image stabilization mechanism provides 7.0 steps of image stabilization. Furthermore, by installing a lead screw type stepping motor (STM), natural and smooth video AF is possible.