Today we would like to compare two exciting new cameras from Canon Cameras in the EOS R series. The two cameras are the Canon EOS R8 and the Canon EOS R50. Both cameras offer very lightweight mirrorless cameras options allowing for easy portability.
Both the Canon EOS R8 and the Canon EOS R50 come with an approximate 24.2-megapixel full frame rate CMOS sensor with auto focus and zoom lenses . Also known as the Dual Pixel CMOS AF II. This directly contributes to offering amazing image quality on both images and video recording.
These EOS R50 entry level camera in the Canon R series and the EOS R8 are built in with the Canon Cameras Digic X image processor for signal processing and control units, which offer noise reduction and sharpness-based image processing.
An RF mount is available for both Canon Cameras allowing you to mount the camera on a tripod or mount of your choosing.
Whether taking images or video recording, the EOS R8 and the EOS R50 both have one SD card slot. The EOS R8 SD Card slot for memory cards are compatible with UHS-II and the EOS R50 is UHS-I.
Both cameras are fantastic for the beginner, to content creators and vloggers looking to be able upload images and video to social media. You can connect the cameras via USBC or micro HDMI to a computer, TV or compatible smartphone or tablet using the Canon Camera Connect software for printing and editing.
Let’s review and compare some of the specs from the EOS R8 and the EOS R50.
Images and Stills
The Canon EOS R8 is a full frame mirrorless camera.
Both the EOS R8 and the EOS R50 have continuous shooting capabilities via the electronic shutter. Images can be viewed via the LCD screen or the touchscreen EVF (electronic viewfinder). The zoom lenses on these cameras can ensure that even images taken at a fair distance will produce solid, vibrant and crisp images. Being able to accommodate an interchangeable lens is key as there will
Video Recording on the EOS R8 and EOS R50 can be shot in uncropped 4K and Full HD. The Canon EOS R8 is rated at 4K 60fps and Full HD at 180fps. The Canon EOS R50 is rated at 4k 30fps and Full HD at 120fps. Both are Canon Cameras video recordings are up sampled from 6fps.
The camera also has the ability to use an APS-C crop mode when shooting in UHD 4K or HD.
The EOS R8 and the EOS R50 come with a lp-e17 battery.
The EOS R8 Battery life on full 60 fps exceeding 40fps recording on the lp-e17 battery of video which can last up to 2 hours usually drains a bit quicker than that with all of the image stabilization and processing. EOS R50 Battery life on full 30 fps recording on the lp-e17battery of video which can last up to 1 hour. However, it can drain a bit quicker than that, if used with full function of features and power of the image stabilization and processing (just like most cameras). Both Canon Cameras are rated differently for the amount of images and video recordings they can take whether using the LCD screen or the more power consuming OLED Electronic View Finder.
Power saver mode which is available on both the EOS R8 and the EOS R50 should increase the amount of usage time. Due to the image processor power we recommend purchasing a spare battery due to this. Spare batteries are affordable and help significantly.
The EOS R8 and the EOS R50 can be purchased with the IS STM lenses previously referenced or as Camera Bodies (Body Only)
Our favorite model in the Canon Cameras EOS R8 series in black with RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens in black.
Which Canon Camera is for You
You may find yourself asking, wow both of these Canon Cameras sound amazing and which one is right for me?
The entry level Canon EOS R50 can also suit those individuals as the specs are very much like the EOS R8 with several nuances that differentiate the two. This camera is designed more for the beginning user and Content Creators in the full frame mirrorless camera environment.
The middle ranged Canon EOS R8 with it’s specs at it’s unbelievable price point make it a great camera for Content Creators, Vloggers or Professionals in various industries.
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