Canon EOS R8 DxOMarked, Gets A 93 Score (almost like EOS R3 and EOS R5)

Canon Eos R8

The sensor specialists at DxOMark tested the imaging sensor of the Canon EOS R8.

EOS R8 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 4K60p 10-Bit Internal Video, Canon Log 3
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 40 fps Electronic Shutter
  • Movie Digital IS
  • Vertical Movie Mode
  • Microphone Input, Headphone Output
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

DxOMark tested the performance of the imaging sensor of the new Canon EOS R8. It gets a score of 93. Not bad. They say:

The full-frame Canon EOS R8 is touted as an ideal travel camera, and its mix of affordable pricing, relatively compact dimensions and strong feature set make for a compelling argument. Initially, though, the adoption of a conventional front-side illuminated 24.2 MP CMOS sensor appears to be a weak link. However, it’s clear, from our tests, the Canon EOS R8 sensor is capable of producing extremely high image quality. Indeed in terms of color depth and dynamic range, it is on par with the leading BSI-type CMOS sensors. What’s more, that’s throughout the ISO sensitivity range not just at the ‘headline’ maximum or peak value measured at base. While it remains unclear exactly how Canon has achieved such a significant performance uplift with an FSI-type CMOS sensor, competition like this is always good to see.

It’s rather interesting to see how well the imaging sensor of EOS R8 compare to its much more powerful (and expensive) siblings. See the image below.

The full Canon EOS R8 imaging sensor test can be seen here.

The Canon EOS R8 is available for order at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Canon EOS R8 world-wide preorder:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Yongnuo Might Soon Release A 85mm F1.8R DF DSM Lens For The RF Mount, Rumor


Rumor has it that lens manufacturer Yongnuo might release a 85mm F1.8R DF DSM lens for the EOS R system.

Asobinet reports:

This lens has a new logo design, a lens configuration of 9 elements in 8 groups, a 7-element aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m, a 58mm filter, a stepping motor, 67 x 88mm, and approximately 380g.

Well, I hope the rumor is reliable :-)

Today Only: Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for Canon EF & RF – $99.95 (reg. $199.95)

Creative Bokeh Optic

Only for today (3/22/2023) B&H Photo has a $100 discount on the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for Canon EF and RF mounts.

At a glance:

  • EF/RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 50mm Selective Focus Optic
  • Aperture Range: f/2.5 to f/22
  • Lensbaby Optic Swap System
  • Produces Sweet Spot of Focus
  • 9 Creative Aperture Disks
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.25′
  • 12-Blade Diaphragm

Get the Lensbaby Fixed Body with Creative Bokeh Optic for Canon EF and RF mounts at $99.95. Compare at $199.95.

Learn more about the lens in the short video below.

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After 25 Years DPReview Shuts Down For Good


Well, if this didn’t come as a surprise. DPReview says goodbye after 25 years of activity.

However, some of the staff already announced they will go on with what I thought has always been DPReview’s main competitor, PetaPixel. Guess we will never get to know the real reasons of DPReview going out of business. It’s a pity for sure.

Here is a statement by two of their most famous reviewers, Chris and Jordan. Both already announced they will work for PetaPixel in the future.

Canon Set To Release A RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS Lens?

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

EDIT: Thanks to Robert M for having pointed out in the comment section that there is a patent for a very similar lens.

Canon might release a Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS for the EOS R system, according to a new rumor.

A low rated rumor (by the source itself) suggests Canon might soon release an RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS lens. Says the source:

[…] we have an anonymous report that Canon plans to announce a Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS in the first half of 2023. On the surface, that is a lot of overlap of focal ranges. There is the RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, RF 24-105 f/4-7.1 IS STM and the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS. Adding a 4th lens to this range just doesn’t feel likely. It does remind us of the EF 24-70 f/4L IS Macro, a lens a lot of people thought didn’t make sense with the overlap, but actually turned out to be a pretty popular lens.

Time will tell. In the meantime, stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors