Canon’s latest funds full-frame mirrorless digicam will shoot 60 fps 4K video

Enlarge / Canon’s new EOS R8 full-frame mirrorless digicam.


Canon is introducing a pair of budget-minded mirrorless cameras for individuals who wish to purchase into its RF lens system and shoot easy 4K video however who do not wish to pay 1000’s of {dollars} to do it.

The brand new EOS R50 ($680 for the physique solely) has a 24.2 megapixel APS-C crop sensor and might shoot 30 fps 4K video—it is $80 costlier than the EOS M50 Mark II, however that mannequin is tied to the older EF-M lens mount. The upper-end EOS R8 ($1,500 for the physique solely) has a full-frame 24.2 megapixel sensor and might document 4K video at as much as 60 fps or 1080p video at as much as 180 fps. Each cameras will likely be out there in “spring 2023.”

One key enchancment of each cameras for videographers is that they do not impose a 30-minute time restrict on steady recording. The R50 can document constantly for as much as an hour, and the R8 can document 30 fps 4K or 1080p video for as much as two hours so long as your reminiscence card has house for that a lot video (larger framerate movies do nonetheless have shorter cut-off dates).

As entry-level cameras, neither the R8 nor the R50 options in-body picture stabilization, although they will nonetheless reap the benefits of lenses with built-in optical picture stabilization (OIS). Additionally they embrace only a single SD card slot, and so they use smaller batteries than a few of their high-end counterparts. Each cameras embrace OLED digital viewfinders, nevertheless.

The R8 is not the most cost effective full-frame mirrorless digicam that Canon presently presents; that might nonetheless be the EOS RP, which fits for about $1,000 (or $900 refurbished). However the RP can also be lacking just a few options—amongst different issues, the RP solely helps 24 fps 4K video recording as a substitute of 60 fps, has a 30-minute restrict on taking pictures movies, and is a shade heavier than the R8.

Canon can also be introducing a pair of recent entry-level RF lens choices for each cameras and all the opposite RF-mount cameras in its lineup. The RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a primary compact package lens that may promote for $300 by itself or $200 in the event you purchase it with both the EOS R50 or R8. The RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM is an entry-level telephoto lens that may promote for $350.

Canon and different digicam makers have gone all-in on mirrorless cameras as gross sales for cumbersome DSLR cameras have fallen and smartphone cameras have continued to enhance. Canon has mentioned it’s going to proceed to develop entry-level DSLR fashions however that its full-frame cameras will all be mirrorless going ahead.

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