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Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera

by Canon
Original price $1,499.00
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The Canon EOS R8 camera combines high-performance full-frame capabilities with a lightweight and compact design for creators ready to step up their content creation. With a 24.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, RF mount allowing access to various creative lenses, and powerful stills and video functionality, the EOS R8 camera helps you capture stunning imagery to empower your creative vision.


The Lightest Full-Frame Canon EOS Camera
Weighing less than a pound (body only), the EOS R8 camera is incredibly lightweight and compact while offering a high-quality full-frame imaging experience, utilizing the RF lens mount and providing access to a catalog of high-performance creative lens options. This offers photographers and content creators a convenient and portable camera in a comfortable, ergonomic package for travel, hiking or everyday shooting.

High Image Quality Featuring a 24.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
The EOS R8 camera captures stunning, detailed images with speed and accuracy, even in low light, due to the Canon-developed 24.2-million-pixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor. The full-frame sensor allows for improved resolution at low ISO speeds and low noise at high ISO speeds, wide dynamic range of still pictures, and significant improvement in rolling shutter compared to previous Canon cameras when shooting fast-moving subjects and quick panning.

In-Camera Compositing
With its built-in image processing, the EOS R8 camera provides in-camera compositing including Moving Subject HDR, Depth Compositing, Panoramic Shot, HDR Night Scene, and HDR Backlight control so you can capture creative imagery that is challenging with conventional single-shot techniques.

High-Speed, High-Precision Autofocus
Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is a highly responsive system that covers up to approximately 100% x 100% of the picture area, breaking the image into up to 1,053 automatically-selected AF zones during Whole Area AF. This enables outstanding AF coverage on the EOS R8 camera, and the compositional freedom to focus sharply on a subject nearly anywhere in the frame.

Accurate Subject Detection and Tracking
Developed using Deep Learning Technology, horses, trains, and airplanes are detectable, in addition to conventional subjects like people, animals including dogs, cats and birds, and vehicles — cars and motorcycles — especially in a motorsports environment. For more ease of use, Auto mode is now available, in which the camera automatically selects the type of subject without the need to switch the Subject Detection setting in the menu. The EOS R8 camera will continue to track the movement and continuously focus on the subject.

Head, Face, and Eye Detection
The EOS R8 camera can locate and focus upon a person’s head, face, or eye when the Subject Detection menu is set to People. This allows for more ease of use, fast acquisition of your subject, and improvements to accuracy when capturing videos or still images, even in difficult shooting situations where many cameras may struggle to detect a subject. Additional control is now available for detecting the subject’s left or right eye – which can be also programmed to a Custom Button making it easy to focus on the preferred eye in the moment.

Animal Detection
Effectively track the whole body, face, or eye of cats, dogs, birds, and now horses, for speed and precision — regardless of the animal’s size, posture, or orientation of the face.

Ample Features for Video Creators
With video recording features such as 6K oversampled uncropped 4K movie at up to 60 fps, Full-HD High-frame rate movie recording at up to 180 fps, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF tracking, the EOS R8 camera makes it easy to step up your video content.

Continuous Movie Recording That Exceeds 30 Minutes
The EOS R8 camera can continuously record 4K UHD or Full HD video for up to 2 hours at 29.97 fps, allowing you to set up your video and keep your project rolling without worrying about it stopping.

HDR PQ / Canon Log 3
Though the EOS R8 camera can record impressive video straight out of camera, content creators looking to take the next step in their imaging journey have the choice of two powerful video recording options in HDR PQ or Canon Log 3 video recording. With HDR PQ recording a 10bit color file is recorded that does not require additional editing, this 10bit HDR file is compatible with HDR displays such as TVs, monitors and smartphones which display your video with even more color accuracy and dynamic range than standard displays. For creators who like to edit their video files, Canon Log 3 is available, creating a 10bit log file which allows for powerful recovery of highlights and shadows as well as creative color grading capability.

Vertical Movie Mode and Aspect Markers
Movie rotation information can be set during or after movie recording, allowing videos to be played in vertical composition when viewing on a smartphone. The Aspect Markers Function displays visual markers for different aspect ratios that may be desired for posting the same file to various social media sites. This display provides consideration for proper composition for the different deliverable files that can be created when editing.

Movie Digital IS
Record stable videos efficiently with minimum equipment, even when shooting handheld, with Movie Digital IS 5-axis image stabilization. Camera-shake vibrations are reduced even more through coordinated control of Movie Digital IS when using a RF lens featuring optical image stabilization.

UVC Livestreaming
UVC/UAC compatibility allows the EOS R8 camera to be used as a web camera to stream live video in Full HD, without additional computer software, to applications such as Zoom™, Microsoft Teams™, Skype™, and similar video conferencing software. Thanks to the full-frame image sensor, you’ll be able to have versatility in your exposure, as well as strong background separation when using bright aperture lenses for video conferencing, or livestreaming content.

Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
Featuring a 3.0-inch, 1.62 million dot Clear View LCD II Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD, the EOS R8 camera makes it easy to compose and shoot from virtually any angle. With touch and drag functionality, you can intuitively and swiftly move the autofocus point on the touch-panel LCD.

Precise Electronic Viewfinder
The EOS R8 camera is equipped with a high-precision 0.39-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) EVF with approx. 2.36 million dots and a 22mm eyepoint which displays a bright image and extensive shooting information. The EVF supports up to a 120 fps refresh rate and has been designed to provide a bright, sharp and colorful 100% view of the subject at hand. There’s also an Optical Viewfinder (OVF) Simulation setting, which provides a higher dynamic range viewfinder image for outstanding viewing in harsh, contrasty lighting situations.

Shoot, download and share with Wired and Wireless Communications
The EOS R8 camera supports both wired and wireless connections to your smartphone via its USB Type-C7 port, built-in Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth® technology, making it easy to upload and share movies and photos to your favorite social network services.

Built-in Bluetooth® Capability
Bluetooth® pairing helps you connect the camera to compatible smart devices using the free Canon Camera Connect app. This low-energy wireless connection helps preserve battery life, while providing remote control of the camera. It also sends continuously updated GPS location data from your phone, letting you geotag what you've captured so you know precisely where you captured the photo.

Built-in Wi-Fi Capability
Enable wireless functions, such as remote live view, file viewing and transfer, by connecting to Wi-Fi quickly and seamlessly. Using the Canon Camera Connect app, you can also transfer files to your mobile device to browse and share on social media.

USB-C Connection
The EOS R8 camera can be connected to a computer or smartphone via USB-C7. All Canon Camera Connect app features that can be used with Wi-Fi are now available when the camera and smartphone are connected via USB, using a compatible cable for your device.

What’s in the Box
  • EOS R8 Body
  • Camera Cover R-F-5
  • Strap ER-EOSR8
  • Battery Charger LC-E17
  • Battery Pack LP-E17
  • Battery Pack Cover
  • Shoe Cover

Glazer's SKU 88993
Manufacturer Canon
MFG SKU 5803C002
In The Box EOS R8 Body Camera Cover R-F-5 Strap ER-EOSR8 Battery Charger LC-E17 Battery Pack LP-E17 Battery Pack Cover Shoe Cover
Product Specs


Type Digital interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera
Image Processor DIGIC X
Recording Media(One) SD card slot
• Compatible with UHS-II
• Eye-Fi cards and Multimedia cards (MMC) are not supported.
Compatible Lenses

 Canon RF lens group (including RF-S lenses)

When using Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: Canon EF or EF-S lenses (excluding EF-M lenses)


Lens Mount CanonRF mount


Image Sensor


TypeFull-frame CMOS sensor (compatible with Dual Pixel CMOS AF)
Effective Pixels Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Screen Size Approx. 36.0 x 24.0 mm
Pixel Unit Approx. 6.00 μm square
Total Pixels Approx. 25.6 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Installed in front of the image sensor, non-detachable
Dust Deletion Feature

(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
• Auto cleaning: At power off / Enable / Disable
* Automatically performs the sensor cleaning during Power OFF/ON.
• Clean now
* Performs cleaning immediately. After the cleaning ends, the camera automatically restarts
(Power OFF to ON).
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

• The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and append-
ed to subsequent images.

• The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the EOS software to automatically
erase the dust spots.
• Not available with RF-S/EF-S lenses, in cropped shooting, during focus bracket shooting, in RAW
burst mode, multiple-exposure shooting, or HDR mode, or when Multi Shot Noise Reduction or the
interval timor or digital tele-converter is set.
(3) Manual cleaning (by hand) not supported


Recording Sensor 


Recording Format Compliant to Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 and Exif 2.31*
Image Format JPEG (.JPG), HEIF (.HIF), RAW, C-RAW, Dual Pixel RAW, RAW
File NumberingThe following file numbers can be set:
1. File numbering methods
a. Continuous numbering
i. The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card.
b. Auto reset
i. When you replace the card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new SD
card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in
the card.
2. Manual reset
a. Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
* When manually resetting the file number, folders can also be renamed.
Simultaneous recording of any combination of RAW/C-RAW and JPEG/HEIF image-recording quality is
Color SpaceSelectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Picture Style(1) Auto
(2) Standard
(3) Portrait
(4) Landscape
(5) Fine Detail
(6) Neutral
(7) Faithful
(8) Monochrome
(9) User Defined 1–3
• In Scene Intelligent Auto, [Auto] will be set automatically.
• [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1–3].


White Balance



(1) Auto (Ambience priority/White priority)
(2) Daylight
(3) Shade
(4) Cloudy*1
(5) Tungsten light
(6) White fluorescent light
(7) Flash
(8) Custom (Custom WB)
(9) Color temperature*2
*1: Effective also in twilight and sunset.
*2: With an EX / EL-series Speedlite having the color temperature information transmission feature, the color temperature setting

changes to match the color temperature when the flash is fired. Set to approx. 6000 K if the flash unit does not have the color tem-
perature communication feature.

Auto White BalanceOption between ambience priority and white priority settings, using SET button
White Balance ShiftBlue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
• Shifted from the color temperatue of the current WB mode.
• Blue/amber and magenta/green shift can be set at the same time.
WB Bracketing available, up to ±3 levels Blue/amber or magenta/green, via Quick Control Dial




Type OLED color electronic viewfinder; 0.39-inch, approx. 2.36 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100% (at JPEG Large image quality, 3:2 aspect ratio, approx. 22 mm eyepoint)
Magnification / Angle
of View
Approx. 0.70× / 33.0° (3:2 aspect ratio, with 50mm lens at infinity, –1 m–1)
EyepointApprox. 22 mm (at –1 m-1 from eyepiece lens end)
Dioptric Adjustment
Approx. –4.0 to +1.0 m-1 (dpt)




Focus Method Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Number of AF zones
available for
Automatic Selection
AF area: Horizontal: Approx. 100% x Vertical: Approx. 100%
(100% x 100% AF coverage in Face Detect + Tracking AF; coverage can vary, depending upon lens
being used)
Stills: Max. 1053 zones (39 x 27)
Movies: Max. 1053 zones (39 x27)
Selectable Positions
for AF Point
AF area: Horizontal: Approx. 90% x Vertical: Approx. 100%
Stills: Max. 4897 positions (83 x 59)
Movies: Max 4067 positions (83 x 49)
Focusing brightness
(still photo shooting)
EV –6.5 to 21 (with an f/1.2 lens,* center AF point, One-Shot AF at room temperature, and ISO 100)
* Except RF lenses with a Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating.
Focusing brightness
(movie recording)
4K: EV –4.0 to 21
Full HD: EV –4.5 to 21
(with an f/1.2 lens,* center AF point, One-Shot AF at room temperature, ISO 100, and
29.97 / 25.00 fps.)
* Except RF lenses with a Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating.
Available AF Areas• Spot AF
• 1-point AF
• Expand AF area: Above/below/left/right
• Expand AF area: Around
• Flexible Zone AF 1
• Flexible Zone AF 2
• Flexible Zone AF 3
• Whole area AF
Available Subject
• Auto
• People
• Animals (dogs / cats / birds / horses)
• Vehicles (motorsports cars or motorcycles / aircraft / trains)
* Certain types of animals or vehicles may not be detected, depending on shape and appearance
Eye DetectionAuto:
• Selects the eye closer to the camera (as detected from the angle of the face).
• At the same distance from the camera, selects the eye closer to the center of the image.
Right Eye:
• Prioritizes the subject’s right eye.
Left Eye:
• Prioritizes the subject’s left eye.


Exposure Control



Metering ModesReal-time metering from CMOS image sensor (384 [24x16] metering zones)
(1) Evaluative metering (AF point-linked)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 5.9% of the area at the center of the screen)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 3.0% of the area at the center of the screen)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering RangeStill Photo Shooting: EV -3 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Movie Recording: EV –1 to 20
Exposure Modes(1) Scene Intelligent Auto
(2) Hybrid Auto
(3) Special Scenes
(4) Creative Filters
(5) Flexible-priority AE
(6) Program AE
(7) Shutter-priority AE
(8) Aperture-priority AE
(9) Manual Exposure
(10) Bulb Exposure
(11) Custom Shooting Modes C1, C2, C3
AE Lock(1) Auto AE lock
• AE is locked as soon as subjects are in focus using One-Shot AF when set to selected metering
mode in [C.Fn2: AE lock meter. mode after focus].
(2)User-set AE lock
• Use the AE lock button (update by pressing the button again) in Fv, P, Tv, Av, and M mode.
• Enabled in all metering modes.





Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
(1) Electronic first curtain
(2) Electronic shutter
* Not equipped with a mechanical first curtain.
* When set to [Electronic], the camera makes no mechanical shutter sound. (An electronic shutter
sound can be configured in [Beep] and [Volume: Shutter volume]). Note that the camera may make
sounds other than the shutter release sound, such as sounds for aperture adjustment or the lens focus
drive, or beeps. Moreover, using long exposure noise reduction with shutter speeds of 1 sec. or longer
involves a mechanical second-curtain shutter, which produces a mechanical sound.
* Bands of light may be displayed and captured images may be affected by light and dark banding

when shooting under fluorescent lighting or other flickering light sources with the camera set to [An-
ti-flicker shoot.: Disable].

Shutter SpeedsElectronic 1st-curtain shutter:
1/4000th sec – 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1⁄2-step increments
Electronic shutter:
1/8000th sec – 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1⁄2-step increments (1/16,000th possible, if user-set in Tv or M
shooting modes)
X-sync SpeedElec. 1st-curtain: 1/200 sec.
Shutter ReleaseSoft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay, Continuous


Video Shooting


Shooting TimesResolution and Frame RateApprox. Continuous Shooting Time*1,2,3
4K UHD 59.94 fps
 30 min.
 4K UHD 29.97 fps 2 hr. 00 min.
 Full HD 29.97 fps 2 hr. 00 min.
 Full HD 179.82 / 150.00 fps 20 min.
 Full HD 119.88 / 100.00 fps .30 min

LCD Screen


Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 

3.0-inch (screen aspect ratio of 3:2)

2.95 in./7.5cm diagonal (2.44 in./6.2cm width, 1.65 in./4.2cm height)

Dots Approx. 1.62 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100% vertically/horizontally
Brightness Control Manually adjustable to one of seven brightness levels



Supported for AF Point selection; Touch AF; Touch Shutter; Menu selection; Quick Control Menu;
Magnified View; Volume Touch Sounds: 0 (silent) to 5


Power Source


BatteryCanon LP-E17 battery pack
• With the AC Adapter AC-E6N + DC Coupler DR-E18, AC power is possible (AC Adapter Kit ACK-E18
can also be used).
• USB Power Adapter PD-E1 supports in-camera charging of Battery Pack LP-E17 when the camera
is turned off and can supply power when the camera is turned on.
Optional Battery GripNot supported
Battery Check

Automatic battery check with 4-level display when the power switch is turned ON.

* Can be checked on the screen and in the viewfinder.

Start-up Time

Approx. 0.4 sec.

• Based on CIPA testing standards.


Dimensions and Weight


(W x H x D)
Approx. 5.22 x 3.39 x 2.76 in. / 132.5 x 86.1 x 70.0mm
• Based on CIPA standards.
WeightApprox. 1.01 lbs. / 461g (including battery, SD memory card; without body cap)
Approx. 0.91 lbs. / 414g (body only; without battery, card or body cap)


Operating Environment


Working TemperatureRange 32–104°F / 0–40°C
Working HumidityRange 85% or less