Level-up and Elevate Your Content Creation and Professional Video Making Journey with the new EOS R8

Capture high-quality source footage for your video production and content creation with Canon’s latest full-frame camera – the EOS R8


Manila, Philippines, 31 March 2023 – Canon today announced the EOS R8, a new entry full-frame camera that combines many of the powerful video and still shooting features of the EOS R6 Mark II, such as Canon Log 3 and up to 40 fps continuous shooting with the portability of the EOS RP.

“Canon understands the importance of producing and creating high-quality videos that meet the constantly evolving demands of serious video professionals. The new EOS R8 offers advanced hybrid video shooters with top-notch features like 4K quality videos at 60p and superior imaging quality of 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that will allow video professionals and serious content creators to elevate their creative storytelling to the next level,” said Benny Yu, Head and Director of Consumer Imaging and Information (CII) Division, Canon Marketing (Philippines).

“Without a doubt, the EOS R8 offers real value-for-money for video professionals and advanced content creators who want to get more serious about video and require a full-frame camera capable of recording source footage that fits into more advanced production workflows,” Yu concluded.
Stay Agile with Canon’s Smallest and Lightest EOS Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

20g lighter than the EOS RP at approximately 461g (with battery pack and SD card), the compact and lightweight EOS R8 keeps users agile, giving them an edge when it comes to creative camera angles and transitions.

Camera shake would no longer pose a problem when shooting handheld videos as the EOS R8 is equipped with Movie Digital IS, which digitally performs tilt correction as well as 5-axis image stabilization during video shooting. Hence stable handheld videos can be ensured even when using lenses with no optical image stabilization (Optical IS). When combined with a lens that has Optical IS, the two systems perform coordinated control for enhanced image stabilization results.
A Variety of Recording Options to Meet Different Production Needs

From run-and-gun event coverage to documentaries and short films that require more post-production work, the EOS R8 is well-equipped to tackle the different requirements and workflows to produce stunning video.

High-quality Source Footage from 6K Oversampling—up to 4K 60p

The quality of a video is largely dependent on the quality of the source footage. The EOS R8’s newly developed 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor enables 6K data to be obtained from its entire width, producing high-quality cropless oversampled 4K UHD footage at up to 60p.

For productions where you need to leave the camera rolling, the EOS R8 has heat suppression measures which allow you to shoot up to 4K 30p with no recording time restriction, and up to 30 minutes at 4K 60p.

Dramatic 6x Slow Motion Video with Full HD 180p

For more dramatic scenes, shooting in Full HD at as high as 180p will produce 30p output with action slowed down to 1/6 the speed. Rolling shutter distortion is reduced to almost half that on the EOS RP when shooting at 4K 30p/25p.

HDR PQ Video and Canon Log 3: High Dynamic Range Options to Suit Your Post-Production Workflow

Besides normal 8-bit recording, the EOS R8 offers two options for recording 10-bit 4:2:2 high dynamic range video. HDR PQ provides amazing dynamic range and beautiful colors straight out of camera when viewed on a HDR display. Meanwhile, Canon Log 3 offers the same level of information that is not “baked-in”, offering more flexibility for heavier post-processing workflows that involve color grading.

Consistent and Seamless Focus

Focus is crucial in both photography and videography and is near impossible to correct in post-production. The EOS R8 nails it effortlessly during both still and video shooting with the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II technology as the EOS R6 Mark II.

Acquire Focus in As Fast As 0.03 seconds

Experience fast, accurate focusing: the EOS iTR AF X system not only detects and tracks people, animals, and vehicles by deep learning, it also identifies other subjects and “locks” onto them using characteristics like shape, color, and brightness. This helps the camera to acquire focus in as fast as 0.03 seconds, and track subjects tenaciously over 100% x 100% (horizontal x vertical) of the image frame. Hence, this is ideal for capturing birds, wildlife, and action.

Works Even In Low Light

The low light limits of up to EV-6.5 for stills and EV-42 for video mean that the AF operates even in dark conditions. This works with the camera’s high native ISO speed ranges of up to ISO 102,400 (still shooting) and ISO 25,600 (video shooting) to enhance low light usability.
Professional Cinema Camera Features

These features in the EOS R8 will help to elevate your video creations:

Focus breathing correction: reduces visible fluctuations in the angle of view during focusing.

False colours and zebras: advanced visual aids for exposure adjustment and setting.

Aspect marker display: for easier framing of video to fit various social media dimensions.

UVC (USB Video Class)/UAC (USB Audio Class) support: Plug-and-play direct transmission of audio and Full HD video to a computer with just a USB connection; ideal for livestreaming.

It also features the Multi-function Shoe, a digital interface that enables a cordless digital setup with compatible accessories such as external microphones.

Two New Lenses: RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM

In addition to the EOS R8, Canon also announced two new additions to the RF lens lineup, both of which offer up to 4.5 stops’ equivalent Optical IS and support for focus breathing correction.

RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: The Smallest, Lightest RF-mount Zoom Lens for Full-frame Camera

Weighing approximately 210g and measuring 5.8cm when retracted, the RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM complements the compact EOS R8, to form a 671g combination that is lighter than the EOS R5 body alone! It covers a wide-angle to standard view on a full-frame camera, offering compositional flexibility that sets it apart from similarly sized prime lenses.

Equipped with 4.5 stops’ Optical IS, the lens will empower users to explore new angles. It also supports enhanced stabilization through Coordinated Control IS with cameras that feature Movie Digital IS and In-Body IS: for the latter, up to 7 stops’ IS is possible.

RF-S55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM: An Ultra-Portable Telephoto Zoom Lens for APS-C EOS R camera body

APS-C EOS R camera users who want a compact, lightweight telephoto lens to match their camera bodies now have the RF-S55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM, which weighs approximately 270g. The new lens provides a full-frame equivalent angle of view of approximately 88 to 336mm, with semi macro capabilities (up to 0.28x magnification) and close-up shooting (closest focusing distance of 0.73m) at the tele end. The use of two UD lenses and two optically placed aspherical lenses correct chromatic aberrations, delivering high-resolution and sharpness with excellent color throughout the entire zoom range.

EOS R8 Local Pricing and Availability

Level-up your video content and vlogging with the new Canon EOS R8 which is locally priced at Php 122,998 for the KIT variation (with RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM) and BODY ONLY variation at Php 107,998 and can be purchased in all Canon Image Squares, Concept Stores, Canon Online Flagship Stores and select authorized partner retailers nationwide.

The EOS R8 customers can get a FREE 128GB SD Card and a free Lens Loan Voucher worth P5,000! Part of the perks of having bought a Canon EOS R8 would be an access to a discounted rates for the Basic Videography Workshop! The EOS R8 will be available starting Mid-April of 2023.

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Camera Model


Image Processor


Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels

Effective sensor size: Full-frame CMOS

Camera effective pixels: Max approx. 24.2 megapixels

Metering System

384 zone (24 × 16) metering using image sensor output signals

Autofocus Method

Spot AF, 1-point AF, Expand AF area (above/below/left/right or around), Flexible Zone AF 1 / 2 / 3, Whole area AF

Subject to Detect

Auto, People, Animals (dogs / cats / birds / horses), Vehicles (motorsports cars or motorsports motorcycles / aircraft / trains)

Image Stabilizer (IS) System

Movie Digital IS

Effective ISO

Stills: 100–102,400 (L:50 / H:204,800)

Movie: 100–25,600 (H:102,400) 

Canon Log movies: ISO 800–25,600 (L:100-640, H:32,000 - 102,400)

HDR PQ movies: ISO 100–25,600*

*HDR mode [Moving sub] requires min speed of ISO 800

Continuous Shooting

Electronic 1st curtain: Up to 6 fps

Electronic shutter: Up to 40 fps

Max Shutter Speed

1/16,000 sec. (Electronic Shutter)


0.39-inch OLED, approx. 2.36million dots 

59.94/119.88 fps Refresh Rate


4K UHD / 4K UHD Crop (3840 x 2160)

59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC)

50.00 fps / 25.00 fps (PAL)

Full HD (1920 x 1080)

179.82 fps / 119.88 fps / 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 23.98 fps (NTSC)

150.00 fps / 100.00 fps / 50.00 fps / 25.00 fps (PAL)

Maximum movie recording time

2 hr. 00 min. 00 sec. (Normal movie)

20 min. 00sec. (High Frame Rate movie)

Recording Media

Single Card Slot (SD, SDHC*, SDXC*)

*UHS-II cards compatible

Power Supply


USB charging / Optional Power 

Supports charging via USB Power Adapter PD-E1 / 

AC Power (AC Adapter AC-E6N and DC Coupler DR-E18)


Approx. 132.5 (W) × 86.1 (H) × 70 (D) mm


Approx. 461 g (incl. battery and memory card)


Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Low Energy Technology 

Lens Model

RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

RF-S55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM

Focal Length



Maximum Aperture



Minimum Focusing Distance

0.3m (f=24mm),

0.35m (f=50mm)

0.73m (f=210mm),

1.0m (f=55mm)

Maximum Magnification

0.11x (f=24mm),

0.19x (f=55mm)

0.28x (f=210mm),

0.05x (f=55mm)

Lens Construction

8 elements in 8 groups

11 elements in 8 groups

Filter Size Diameter



Aperture Blades



IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect)

Yes (up to 4.5 stops)

Yes (up to 4.5 stops)

Coordinated Control IS (With IBIS equipped Camera)

Yes (up to 7.0 stops)

Yes (up to 7.0 stops)

Maximum Diameter and length

approx. 69.6mm × 58.0mm (retracted)

approx. 69.6mm × 87.4 mm (wide)

approx. 69.0mm x 92.9mm (wide)

approx. 69.0mm x 135.0mm (tele)


Approx. 210g

Approx. 270g

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