Elevate Your Content “cR8tion” with the EOS R8 - Canon Malaysia

    Elevate Your Content “cR8tion” with the EOS R8

    Capture high-quality source footage for your new productions with Canon’s latest full-frame camera, EOS R8.

    EOS R8 with RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

    RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

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

    SHAH ALAM, 8 February 2023 - Canon Marketing Malaysia (“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 is proud to acknowledge the ever-increasing significance of videography and is dedicated to fulfilling the unique needs of all video creators. The EOS R8 is the perfect solution for content creators looking to elevate their video game and take their productions to the next level with a full-frame camera that captures stunning source footage that seamlessly integrates into advanced workflows. With its seamless compatibility with existing professional EOS R systems and Cinema EOS cameras, it's also a fantastic addition for professional videographers and hybrid shooters looking to expand their set-up" said Hunter Zhang, Director of Image Communication Business Division at Canon Marketing Malaysia.

    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 stabilisation during video shooting. Hence stable handheld videos can be ensured even when using lenses with no optical image stabilitsation (Optical IS). When combined with a lens that has Optical IS, the two systems perform coordinated control for enhanced image stabilisation 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 EOSR8’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 timerestriction, 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 outputwith 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 colours 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 colour 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 seconds1

    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, colour, 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-6.52 for stills and EV-4 2 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 digitalsetup 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 Cameras

    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 stabilisation through Coordinated Control IS with cameras that feature Movie Digital IS3 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 bodies

    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 colour throughout the entire zoom range.

    [1] At a focusing brightness of EV 12 (ISO 100), at room temperature, in M mode, with RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM, shooting still photos with the shutter button, 1-point AF (center AF point), and One-Shot AF
    [2] When paired with an f/1.2 lens (except lenses with DS coating), central AF point, One-Shot AF, normal temperature, ISO 100
    [3] Angle of view becomes narrower when Movie Digital IS is turned on.


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    Camera Model EOS R8
    Image Processor DIGIC X
    Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels Effective sensor size: Full-frame CMOSCamera 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 oraround), Flexible Zone AF 1 / 2 / 3, Whole area AF
    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

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

    1hr. 00 min. 00sec. (High Frame Rate movie 180p)

    Recording Media
    • Dual Card Slots (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)
    Size Approx. 132.5 × 86.4 × 88.4 mm
    Weight Approx. 461 g (incl. battery and memory cards)
    Network 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 24-50mm 55-210mm
    Maximum Aperture f/4.5-6.3 f/5-7.1
    Minimum Focusing Distance

    0.3m (f=24mm),

    0.35m (f=50mm)

    0.73m (f=210mm),

    1.0m (f=55mm)


    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 Ø58mm Ø55mm
    Aperture Blades 7 7
    IS (CIPA StandardCorrection Effect) Yes (up to 4.5 stops) Yes (up to 4.5 stops)
    Coordinated Control IS (With IBIS equippedCamera) Yes (up to 7.0 stops) Yes (up to 7.0 stops)
    Maximum Diameter and length approx. 69.6mm × 58.0mm(retracted)approx. 69.6 × 87.4 (wide) approx. 69.0mm x 92.9mm
    Weight Approx. 210g Approx. 270g