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Canon Rebel T8i (EOS 850D) Release Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic, Report

Canon Rebel T8i Review
The Canon Rebel T8i

It was to expect that he Coronavirus pandemic would disrupt supply and production chains, and the upcoming Canon Rebel T8i seems to be the company’s first product to get delayed.

DC Watch reports that Canon postponed the release of the Canon Rebel T8i (EOS 850D in Europe, Kiss X10i in Japan). The Rebel T8i was announced in February 2020 and scheduled to be released in April 2020. Well, according to the report we have to wait until June 2020. I’d like to say “at least” until June 2020. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 might also get delayed in some way.

You can still preorder the Rebel T8i:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

After the break you’ll find a short description of the Canon Rebel T8i.

Key features:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K24p Video, Vertical Video Support

Designed for first-time shooters, but capable enough for advanced imaging tasks, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i is a versatile DSLR with well-rounded photo and video capabilities. Featuring a 24.1MP APS-C-format CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, high-resolution stills and UHD 4K video recording are supported, along with a wide ISO 100-25600 sensitivity range to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Benefitting the imaging attributes, the sensor’s design also facilitates Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which uses phase-detection autofocus for quick, accurate, and smooth focusing performance when recording movies or shooting stills in live view. When shooting stills using the optical viewfinder, a 45-point all cross-type phase-detection system is used for quick and accurate focusing in a variety of shooting scenarios.

The physical design incorporates a 3.0″ 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which uses a vari-angle design to permit easier viewing from high, low, and even front-facing angles. Additionally, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC is available for quick and convenient pairing with a smartphone or tablet for wireless image sharing, and Bluetooth is also featured for image sharing to and remote camera control from a mobile device.

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