Canon EOS R8 Review (does a lot of things really well, D. Abbott)

Canon EOS R8 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R8 review by our favourite gear reviewer.

Canon 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

Dustin Abbott reviewed the Canon EOS R8, and here are his findings. Please note that Mr. Abbott’s review are thorough and exhaustive and you shouldn’t stop at what we feature here. The review covers everything you might want to know about the EOS R8 and I encourage you to have a closer look. From the conclusion:

[given its price] the EOS R8 is destined to be one of Canon’s best selling cameras. Most of the time the camera options near this price point have a smaller APS-C sensor, so this will almost certainly entice some people to take the plunge to the larger full frame sensor and the resulting image quality that comes with it.

If you like the form factor of the EOS RP but are ready for an upgrade, the EOS R8 is a great option. It has a much better sensor, a much better focus system, and far better video specs (this was a real weakness in the EOS RP). There are still some limitations, but this camera does a lot of things really well and can make beautiful images…and be a lot of fun doing it.

My single greatest regret here is the lack of in-body-image-stabilization, as this has become a fairly ubiquitous feature on competing cameras and some of Canon’s best lens matches for this camera don’t have lens stabilization. But other than that I definitely prefer the Canon EOS R8’s ergonomics to, say, Sony’s a7C series of cameras, and the Canon costs less, too. 

Read the review at

Mr. Abbott also provides a video-review, see below.

There a lot of people who likes to be called “reviewer”. Dustin Abbott is one of the few I check when I am about to buy new gear. More Canon EOS R8 review stuff is listed here.

Canon EOS R8:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon Released A New Specialised Imaging Sensor, The LI5030SA


Canon has released the LI5030SA, an imaging sensor for industrial and scientific applications, like microscopes, automation, surveillance, machine vision, to name a few.

The Canon LI5030 features a global shutter that simultaneously exposes all 19MP of the sensor’s resolution. Perfect for subject moving with high speed, like propeller blades (seen in countless videos to demonstrate artefacts caused by a rolling shutter). he sensor delivers 5688 x 3334 video resolution at 57.99 fps and 12bit via 24 channels of digital signal output. The LI5030SA family has these siblings: LI5030SAC (color), LI5030SAI (RGBIR, raffic monitoring cameras and industrial cameras that can simultaneously capture visible and near infrared areas), LI5030SAM (monochrome), and LI5030SAN (Naked, no microlens or color filter for electron microscopes and X-ray detection cameras).

Element structureimage size35mm full size
Effective number of pixels5688(H)×3336(V)
pixel size6.4μm×6.4μm
package182pin ceramic LCC
filter typeRGB, Mono, RGB-IR, Naked
Basic drive modeEffective pixel readout5688 (H) × 3336 (V) 12bit 57.99fps

New Canon Firmware For Five Telephoto Lenses (1200mm, 800mm, 600mm, 400mm, 100-300mm)

RF 1200mm F/8L

Canon released firmware updates for five telephoto lenses. Here they are.

Please note: we linked Canon Japan (machine translated) because they are the first to publish the firmware updates.

Have fun…

Canon EOS R5 Mark II, EOS R1 And RF 35mm F1.4L Undergoing Final Field Tests? (announcement May 21-23?)

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Latest murmuring from usually well informed Asian sources suggest that Canon might have already put some new gear into the hands of selected photographers. Field tests, so to say.

A rumor surfaced on Weibo suggests:

[…] that Canon’s marketing department has begun training on the new product today to make final preparations for the upcoming release.

According to previous rumors, Canon’s new product EOS R5 Mark II, EOS R1 camera and RF 35mm F1.4L lens will be announced on May 21-23, and the R1 may be announced in development.

We think this rumor has a high likelihood to be reliable. But then: who knows.

Don’t waste time with rumors; take your camera and go out snapping pictures.

[via asobinet]

Canon EOS R5 Mark II To Start Shipping In June-July 2024?

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

This is a new one: rumors about shipping of a camera that has yet to be announced (the EOS R5 Mark II).

Latest has it that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II will start shipping around June or July 2024. The rumores announcement date was late April or early May 2024.

The source of the rumor thinks…:

[…] a May announcement will make the most sense. There are a few things that happen before a major launch and the timeline they follow has been relatively similar for years. We can’t expand on that.

We have also been told from a retail source, that they are preparing for the EOS R5 Mark II to begin shipping in late June/July of this year.

Another source claims that production of the EOS R5 Mark II has begun, how far into the production process they are is unknown at this time.

Take it with a grain of salt, and spend your time snapping pictures.

Source: Canon Rumors

Today Only: Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (RF Mount) – $349 (reg. $599)

Sirui 35mm

Only for today (3/28/2024) B&H Photo has a solid discount on a specialised lens, the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x for Canon RF-mount.

At a glance:

  • Anamorphic 2.4:1 de-squeezed format in 16:9
  • Maximum f/1.8 aperture for low-light advantage, a deeper depth of view, and increased area of focus
  • Lens construction of 13 elements in 9 groups for smooth, circular bokeh
  • 191.2° focus ring rotation
  • Markings in feet and meters
  • 71mm maximum diameter, 67mm filter thread
  • Equivalent to 37mm full-frame lens horizontally
  • 1:10.63 vertical magnification, 1:13.83 horizontal magnification

Get the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x lens on sale at $349. Compare at $599.

This 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens from Sirui adds 1.33x anamorphic squeeze to your images to achieve standard 2.4:1 widescreen aspect ratios. Designed for Super35/APS-C cameras with a Canon RF mount, the lens features an aperture range of f/1.8 to f/16. A lens construction of 13 elements in 9 groups creates the characteristic, stretched oval bokeh of anamorphic lenses for a unique cinematic look.

The focus ring is capable of rotating 191.2° for intuitive control. A 67mm filter thread allows you to add compatible filters and customize your exposure. Markings on the lens are in both feet and meters. When used with a full-frame sensor, the 35mm lens is equivalent to a 37mm lens horizontally.

Sirui 35mm

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