Hot off the press! Canon have today announced two brand new EOS R System Cameras, the EOS R8 and the EOS R50 mirrorless cameras.

The EOS R8 is a new full frame mirrorless camera, replacing the original and popular Canon EOS R. It's a new entry point to Canon's EOS R Full Frame Mirrorless camera lineup and is also the smallest and lightest full frame EOS R system camera to date.
As well as this, we have a new entry point to the Canon EOS R system as a whole, with the brand new EOS R50 APS-C Sensor (crop sensor) camera. This looks to be a replacement to EOS M50 Mark II, with enhanced features, including the RF lens mount.

Oliva and Alex have had the opportunity to put both cameras to the test both at a Canon press event and in the Lake District. Alex will tell you all about both new models in our full review videos on our YouTube Channel. As well as sample pictures and videos she covers all the key details you need to know about these cameras and the full features you'll find in each.


Canon EOS R8

The EOS R8 is aimed at hybrid stills and video shooters who want the ability to take impressive stills and create high-end video. With this in mind, the top of the camera features a photo/video mode toggle, recently also seen on the Canon EOS R6 Mark II, on the left hand side so you can choose which dedicated mode you want to use when you use it. This is a feature we’ve seen more and more in modern camera, not just from Canon but in other brands' new releases as well.

  • see the difference with next-level image quality
  • get serious about video
  • lightweight design, heavyweight features
  • intelligent and smart autofocus
  • connected to your workflow

The Canon EOS R8 will suit enthusiast photographers who are looking to step up to full frame mirrorless from DSLRs like the EOS 90D, the EOS 6D. It's also ideal for beginners to photography with an interchangeable lens camera and want the advantages that a full frame camera can offer without the same expense as models higher up the range.


Pre-Order EOS R8 now:

Pre-order with just a £99 deposit!

Canon EOS R8 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body - £1699

Canon EOS R8 & RF 24-50mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens - £1899


Watch the full Canon EOS R8 test and review here:



One thing that you'll notice is that the EOS R8 shares many features in common with the EOS R6 Mark II including:

  • RF Lens Mount
  • Full Frame sensors
  • Digic X Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II: Intelligent subject detection and tracking, including Auto mode that detects the subject
  • 40fps electronic shutter: Capture microscopic moments in time at up to 40fps, with AE and AF tracking.
  • 30fps Pre-shooting burst mode with 0.5 sec Pre-shooting
  • 24.2 megapixel sensor: An ideal balance of resolution, speed and low-light performance
  • Full width oversampled 4K 60p
  • Full HD at 180p: Capture fast action in smooth slow motion
  • H.264/H.265: 8-bit H.264 or next-generation 10-bit H.265 codecs
  • HDR: HDR PQ and HDR Movie
  • Focus breathing correction: Pull focus like a pro, without distracting optical effects
  • -6.5 EV AF performance: That’s less than the light from a half moon
  • Max ISO 102,400
  • Some weather sealing


Canon EOS R6 Mark II vs EOS R8:

  • Mechanical Shutter: 12fps vs 6fps
  • Image stabilisation: Optical (lens-based) IS and IBIS vs Optical  IS only & Digital IS for video
  • 6K RAW Capture using an external Atomos Ninja V+ recorder, via the camera’s clean HDMI output available on R6 Mark II
  • Expandable ISO to 204,800 on R6 Mark II only
  • Viewfinder: 3.69M dot EVF vs 2.36M dot EVF
  • Card slots: Dual vs Single
  • Weather sealing: some vs professional grade
  • Handling: more professional handling on R6 II with more control options and larger grip
  • Build: small and light vs professional build quality
  • Battery - LP-E6 style vs LP-E17


Buy the EOS R8 if you want a small, light hybrid camera with professional features at a lower budget.

Buy the EOS R6 Mark II if you need a professional workhorse for stills and professional video in a compact and relatively light weight body.


Canon EOS R8 vs EOS RP:

The EOS R8 offers faster, better autofocus, better low light autofocus and better video specifications.
Upgrade from the Canon EOS RP if you want the benefits of the new and improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II Autofocus and higher end video functions with more professional options.


Canon EOS R8 vs EOS R7

The key differences between the two models will come down to your intended use and you'll need to consider:

  • Resolution: 24.2MP vs 32.5 MP
  • Sensor Size: Full frame vs APS-C
  • Weather Sealing: Some vs professional grade
  • Size: 132.5 × 86.1 × 70.0 mm vs 132.0 x 90.4 x 91.7
  • Weight: 414g vs 530g
  • Low light performance: the R8 is much better in low light with higher ISO and reduced noise vs EOS R7 as well as better low-light autofocus.


Buy the Canon EOS R7 if you need a higher resolution camera and the added reach an APS-C camera offers you.

Buy the Canon EOS R8 if you need the added creativity and field of view a full frame camera has to offer and low light performance is a key concern.



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Canon EOS R50



The Canon EOS R50 is an APS-C sensor (aka crop sensor) mirrorless camera and the new entry point into Canon's EOS R mirrorless system of cameras. It's an ideal beginner camera or for those looking to step away from DSLRs such as the EOS 250D or EOS 70D and into mirrorless cameras. It's also an ideal camera for people who are currently using a phone and want to improve their photography. Existing EOS M series users will welcome the familiarity this small and light camera offers them with the extensive range of RF lenses available in the EOS R Range.

Vloggers will also love how compact and lightweight it is and features including vertical video and the ability to export straight to your mobile phone ready to upload straight to TikTok or Instagram.



Watch the full Canon EOS R50 test and review:


Canon EOS R50 Key Features:



Pre-order the EOS R50 now!

Pre-order with just a £99 deposit

Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera Body - Black - £789

Canon EOS R50 & RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens - Black - £899

Canon EOS R50 & RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens - White - £899

Canon EOS R50 Black & RF-S 18-45mm & RF-S 55-210mm Twin Lens Kit - £1099

Canon EOS R50 Black & RF-S 18-45mm Creator Kit - £949