Canon EOS R8 Dynamic Range Graphs Published (same same as R6 II, R5, R3)

Canon EOS R8

Specialised site Photons To Photos posted their Canon EOS R8 dynamic range test results.

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

As you can see in the image on top, the dynamic range of the Canon EOS R8 is very close to the DR of its more expensive siblings, the EOS R6 II, EOS R5, and the current top of the line EOS R3. That’s a sound result for the EOS R8.

All Canon EOS R8 coverage is listed here.

The Canon EOS R8 is in stock and ready to ship at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.

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, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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No More Supply Issues For Latest Canon Cameras (and some accessories)

Canon Eos R8 Review

Canon Japan posted a statement where they communicate that supply issues affecting their recently announced cameras are now solved.

The latest Canon product advisory says there is supply shortage only for two lenses.

RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM
We are planning to ship in order, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

The following gear is no longer experiencing supply issues:

Stay tuned.

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, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

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Canon Already Notifies About Supply Shortage For EOS R8 (and more stuff)

Canon Eos R8 Review

In what seems to be a regular appointment after every recent gear announcement, Canon let’s know that there are supply shortages for the Canon EOS R8. Check all Canon EOS R8 coverage here.

From Canon Japan:

Apology and information regarding product supply status

Updated: February 10, 2023

Thank you for your continued patronage of Canon products.

Currently, we have received more orders than expected for the following products, and due to the global supply of parts, delivery delays are occurring. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and business partners.
We apologize again for making our customers wait so long. We will continue to take measures for stable product supply so that we can deliver products as soon as possible. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

Record

product nameAbout supply
EOS R6 Mark II
Canon EOS R7
Canon EOS R8
RF135mm F1.8L IS USM
RF400mm F2.8L IS USM
RF800mm F5.6L IS USM
Speedlite EL-5
We are planning to ship in order, but it may take longer than usual to deliver.

All new Canon gear is already available for preorder 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, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Here Are The Canon EOS R8 And EOS R50 (plus RF and RF-S lenses)

Canon Eos R8 Review

As expected, Canon announced the new Canon EOS R8 and Canon EOS R50.

The Canon EOS R8 will be available at $1,499. The Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R8 will have an estimated retail price of $1,699. The Canon EOS R50 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $679.99. The EOS R50 with the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of $799.99. The EOS R50 with the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,029. The RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $299.99 while the RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $349.99. All products are currently scheduled to be available in Spring 2023.

All Canon gear announced today are already available for preorder at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Canon EOS R8 preorder:

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 EOS R50 preorder:

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 press release:

Canon Adds EOS R50 and EOS R8 to the Growing EOS R Mirrorless Camera System

Plus, Image Story Telling Through R-Mount Lenses Is Ramped Up With Additions of the New RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM and RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lenses 

MELVILLE, NY, February 7, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R50 camera body, ideal for entry level users, and the EOS R8, an extremely compact, full-frame camera aimed at advanced amateur photo and video enthusiasts looking for budget-friendly options that don’t sacrifice performance. Additionally, two new RF-Mount lenses are being introduced to the ever-growing R-mount lens lineup.

EOS R50

Compact, lightweight and ideal for those looking to step up their video quality, the EOS R50 provides an impressive movie-shooting experience thanks to the APS-C sensor, with 4K video, uncropped 4K capture (at all frame rates), and outstanding Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. With the addition of whole area tracking, subject detection, and movie-prerecording, difficult photo and movie opportunities can be easier to capture with a 24.2-million-pixel, APS-C sized image sensor. In addition, the EOS R50 is equipped with an eye-level electronic viewfinder to help achieve shot steadiness and ease viewing in bright sunlight conditions. A great camera for those who are looking to lean into interchangeable lenses, the EOS R50 camera can capture travel adventures, family portraits, sports, wildlife and even help a small business with marketing imagery. For those who are budding content creators, the EOS R50 will be available later in 2023 as part of a Content Creator Kit – packaged with a microphone, lens and grip. Overall, the EOS R50 is truly a jack of all content creation trades.

“The first time I picked up the EOS R50, I noticed how light it was. When I saw the footage, I wondered how the quality can be so good when it’s this lightweight in my hand. My mind was blown!” Bianca Matisse Taylor – Content creator and blogger

EOS R8

The EOS R8 — affordable and functional — is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at the up-and-coming video or photo enthusiast. This camera comes with class-leading autofocus while still extremely capable for everyday and general photography use. Equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC X image processor, the EOS R8 is optimal for full-frame RF lenses — allowing enhanced wide-angle field of views when compared to APS-C sensor cameras. Extremely lightweight and compact, the EOS R8 shoots up to 6-fps with 1st-curtain Electronic shutter, and up to 40-fps with full electronic. For users who’ve already explored interchangeable lens cameras but haven’t yet broken into mirrorless, the EOS R8 should be the camera that takes them over the threshold to capture events, weddings, still life, travel and pets.

“My work is a lot about movement and not missing a beat with the fast shutter on the EOS R8 is so important to me as an artist.” Jasper Soloff – Photographer and Director

Additional product specs include:

Video performance

  • Uncropped 4K video to 59.94p (29.97p with EOS R50) (with 6k oversampling)
  • Full-HD to 59.94 fps, and High Frame Rate to 119.8 fps (Full HD 180p with the EOS R8)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, with subject detection for people, animals and vehicles
  • Up to 2 hours of continuous recording (one hour with EOS R50); no 30 min limit
  • Focus breathing correction

Enhanced usability for video correction

  • Vertical Video Metadata
  • Movie Self Timer
  • Audio Noise Reduction (only in EOS R8)
  • UVC/UAC Support, for USB livestreaming
  • Recording Emphasis
  • Aspect Markers

Connectivity

  • Easy wireless connection from camera to compatible smartphone
  • Camera Connect with USB connection to compatible smartphone
  • USB streaming direct to computer via Zoom™, Teams™, or Skype™
  • MFI Certified (Apple); WPA3-Personal protected access
  • Convenient firmware updates via compatible smartphone
  • Cloud RAW processing

Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release two new lenses. The RF-S lens line, optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size, expands with the Canon RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens. This is a telephoto zoom, giving coverage equivalent to an 88–336mm lens on a full-frame camera. The lens opens the door to telephoto photography and videography, with 4.5 stops optical image stabilization, and close-focusing that can fill the frame with a subject roughly 2×3 inches in size (at its 210mm zoom setting, and minimum focus distance). And it does all this in an incredibly lightweight and compact package.

The Canon RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a new, compact standard zoom lens for full-frame EOS R-series cameras. Ranging from true wide-angle to traditional “standard lens” coverage at 50mm, the lens is a travel friendly design with an extremely compact exterior. The RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is just over 2 inches long when fully retracted, and under 3.5 inches when extended — weighing less than half a pound. Optical Image Stabilization, with 4.5 stops of shake-correction, further enhances its appeal for video and still-image shooting. It’s also useable on an APS-C sensor Canon camera, where the lens’ effective coverage is equivalent to what a 38–80mm would deliver on a full-frame camera.

​​​Price & Availability

​​​​​​​The Canon EOS R8 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,499.00*. The Canon RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R8 will have an estimated retail price of $1,699.00*. The Canon EOS R50 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $679.99*. The EOS R50 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of $799.99*. The EOS R50 with the RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,029.00*. The RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $299.99* while the RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $349.99*. All products are currently scheduled to be available in Spring 2023.

Here Is What Canon Is Going To Announce On February 8, 2023 (EOS R8 and more)

Canon's Teaser For The February 8, 2023, Announcement

Just a friendly reminder of the gear we expect Canon to announce on February 8, 2023, the Canon EOS R8, EOS R50, and lenses.

Canon EOS R8

  • Body only and kit with the RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • $1,499 for the body only and $1,699 for the kit
  • …and here are the rumored specifications:
    • Resolution: 24 million pixels full size CMOS sensor
    • Kit lens: RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
    • Weight: 461g
    • DIGIC X processor
    • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
    • Object detection (aircraft, railroad, car, animal)
    • 40 fps maximum
    • 4K 60p (6K oversampling)
    • Full HD 180fps
    • C-Log3
    • No in-body image stabilization
    • vari-angle monitor
    • 3.5mm microphone jack
    • Streaming over USB-C
    • Positioned between EOS R7 and R10
    • new form factor
    • A new kind of vari-angle monitor

Canon EOS R50

  • Might come with two color options
  • Two kits:
    • with RF-S 18-45 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
    • with RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM
  • $679 for the body only option
  • $1,029 for both kits

Canon RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • $299 (most likely)

Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM

  • Nothing known so far

Expect more leaks today and tomorrow, and stay tuned on canonwatch.com for all the hot news.