Canon Australia has launched a new full frame mirrorless camera, the EOS R8, which inherits key specifications from the EOS R6 Mark II.

Offering all the benefits of full frame image quality, the EOS R8 features a 24.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor capable of achieving the same resolution as the EOS R6 Mark II. The class-leading sensor offers a fast read out speed to unlock advanced features including a reduced rolling shutter that enables up to 40fps continuous shooting and low noise high ISO up to 102,400.

Weighing approximately 461 grams (with card and battery), the EOS R8 is Canon’s lightest full frame EOS R System camera to date. The EOS R8 has a high resolution 2.36m dot EVF working at up to 120fps and UHS-II SD card support. The intuitive interface is supported by a mode dial featuring 12 modes across still and video shooting and a dedicated switch for moving between photo and movie capture.

The advanced sensor of the EOS R8 captures full width 4K 60p footage that is oversampled from 6K sensor data for sharp, detailed video content, as well as 180fps Full HD recording for slow motion videos. The camera also supports Canon Log 3 at 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 H.265 internal recording for greater dynamic range and more flexibility post-production.

Featuring the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF II as the EOS R5 and EOS R6 Mark II, the EOS R8 focuses in as little as 0.03 seconds, even at 40fps with the electronic shutter. This intelligent system detects and tracks a range of subjects including animals, vehicles and people, offering head, face and eye detection for precision focus. To simplify detection across subjects, users can choose the auto setting which selects the subject based on the composition of the image.

With built in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, users can share their work and use the Camera Connect app, while the WPA/WPA2/WPA3-Personal authentication ensures a secure connection. For those seeking a fast and easy wired connection for direct download and operation via the Canon Connect app, the EOS R8 is iOS MFI certified for iPhone. Android users can enjoy the same benefits via USB-C to USB-C cable.

The EOS R8 is launching alongside the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with a 2x zoom and 24-50mm focal length. It offers advanced image stabilisation up to 4.5 stops which increases to up to 7 stops when attached to an EOS R camera with IBIS. The STM focusing motor is fast and quiet with extra control from a customisable lens control ring that lets users switch between different modes.

The EOS R8 and RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will be supported by Canon Australia’s five-year warranty when purchased from an authorised reseller. Both will be available from late April 2023 with pricing to be confirmed.