Canon India strengthened its mirrorless camera portfolio with the launch of Canon EOS R8 and EOS R50. The Canon EOS R8 is a full-frame camera which will help wedding professionals and serious amateurs to capture high-quality source footage for new productions. Whereas, the compact, lightweight entry-level EOS R50 with smart features will make vlogging and content creation a breeze without having to get fiddly with settings.
The EOS R8 gets features from both the EOS R6 Mark II and EOS RP—including Canon Log 3 and 40fps shooting. While the EOS R50 features APS-C sensors and is set to replace the EOS M50 Mark II. The entry-level camera offers many fun, creative tools and automated features. Thus, allowing users to create high-quality vlogs and images easily with minimal camera operation. Let us know more about the features of these mirrorless cameras in this article.
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Canon EOS R8: Specifications
As per the company’s claims, the EOS R8 is Canon’s lightest full-frame mirrorless camera. It comes with Movie Digital IS, which digitally performs tilt correction as well as 5-axis image stabilization during video shooting. Thus, a camera shake would no longer pose a problem when shooting handheld video. Moreover, stabilisation can be ensured even with lenses that don’t support optical image stabilization (Optical IS). It comes with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and can record in cropless oversampled 4K at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 180p—allowing for dramatic slow motion footage.
The EOS R8 offers two options for recording 10-bit 4:2:2 high dynamic range video HDR PQ and Canon Log 3. Furthermore, the camera carries support for UVC and UAC support—making it ideal for live streaming. The low light limits of up to EV-6.5 for stills and EV-4 for video mean that the AF operates even in dark conditions.
- Focus breathing correction: This reduces visible fluctuations in the angle of view during focusing.
- False colours and zebras: Offers 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 live streaming.
Canon EOS R50: Specifications
The camera comes with a 24.2-megapixel sensor but in APS-C format. This sensor results in sharper, more detailed images and videos, and less noise (graininess) even in low light. Moreover, it is the first EOS-series APS-C mirrorless camera to shoot 6K-oversampled Uncropped 4K video. It is designed especially for vlogging and has been made as light as possible—weighing in at 375g. Moreover, its Dual Pixel CMOS AF II makes it easy to track people, animals, and vehicles based on their characteristics.
Furthermore, it comes with two different Movie IS levels for 5-axis camera shake correction and an auto level mode that automatically corrects horizontal tilt, ensuring that footage remains steady.
- Advanced A+: Automatically captures and blends exposure-bracketed images for better night and backlit portraits, and focus-bracketed images for images that are in focus from front to back.
- Creative Bracket: Automatically generates multiple versions of a shot taken by the user with different brightness and colour tone settings. The settings of the autogenerated shots are shown so that users can learn.
- Subject blur guide: Available in the Panning SCN mode. Helps the user practice panning and improve the success rate of panning shots.
Alongside EOS R8 and EOS R50, Canon has also launched new RF mount zoom lenses—RF24-50mm and RF-S55-210mm. The RF24-50mm is designed for full-frame bodies, while the RF-S55-210mm is designed for APS-C bodies.
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