Canon EOS R8

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Canon EOS R8

The lightest full-frame camera from Canon the EOS R8 balances quality speed and performance in photography and video features. The EOS R8 is an ideal step into full frame photography to get the most out of the Canon RF lens lineup. Canon has also released a compact zoom lens RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM a lightweight compact zoom lens that is a handy zoom range for the R8.

The Canon EOS R8 body-only £1699
The Canon EOS R8 with 24-50mm IS STM lens £1899

The Canon EOS R8 and kit is available to pre-order. Just contact our sales team on or call us on 0207 582 3294.

Canon EOS R8 Key Features

Full-frame sensor: The Canon EOS R8 boasts a 24.2 megapixel full frame imaging sensor, the same sensor technology seen in the EOS R6 Mark II with phase detect pixels for autofocus on the imaging sensor, sensitive to -6.5 EV. The sensor can capture photos up to ISO 102,400.

Electronic shutter by default: The EOS R8 does not have a manual first curtain to the shutter, the exposure starts with an electronic first curtain and is closed by a mechanical 2nd curtain up to 6fps or in complete electronic shutter mode for exposures up to a blistering 40fps burst rate and completely silent operation.

Compact and Lightweight: at only 461g the EOS R8 is a very light and compact camera body, easy to pack and carry for holidays and events ensuring you always have a high quality camera in reach for any moment. The EOS R8 uses LP-17 batteries which are small and light lithium rechargeable batteries.

Connectivity: 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in to share images quickly direct to a phone. The Canon EOS R8 has a single UHS II SD card slot.

Video features: The Canon R8 is a hybrid body with features dedicated to video as well as photography. A dedicated switch on the top of the camera switches between stills and video features and the ports inclide a mic input and headphone output jack along with an HDMI out for external recording. The hot-shoe is the new digital shoe seen on the Canon EOS R5C whhich offers connections to an additional Microphone or canon Tascam audio unit with XLR ports for full professional audio inputs.
• 4K at up to 60p (oversampled from 6K sensor data)
• Full HD up to 180p for slow motion
• Canon Log 3 for extra dynamic range and more colour-grading possibilities
• In camera Focus Breathing Compensation and False Colour Indicators

New kit lens: The RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a compact wide-standard zoom that is portable, fast to focus and ideal for beginner photographers and videographers starting in the EOS R system. Its optical Image Stabilizer offers up to 4.5 stops of protection from camera shake when used with the EOS R8. From this versatile starting point photographers have a wide range of options from the RF lens range as they specialise. Our selase team are always happy to advise on the next lens to take your photography forward and you can rent from our partners at Wex Rental for specialist lenses needed for a one-off shoot.

The Canon EOS R8 body-only £1699
The Canon EOS R8 with 24-50mm IS STM lens £1899

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