If you’re in the market for a new full-frame camera and you’re looking for a budget-friendly option that still offers high-quality results, the Canon EOS R8 is a great choice, at just USD 1499. Here are some of the key features that make the Canon EOS R8 the best entry-level full-frame camera on the market today.

Key Features

  • 4K60p 10-bit internal video with Canon Log 3.
  • 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for high-quality viewing.
  • Movie Digital IS for stabilization video recording.
  • Vertical movie mode for easy social media sharing.
  • Microphone input and headphone output.
  • Multi-function shoe that works with digital microphones
  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor for high-resolution images.
  • 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for high-quality viewing.
  • 3.0″ 1.62m-dot vari-angle touchscreen for flexible shooting.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II for fast and accurate autofocus.
  • 40 fps electronic shutter for fast-moving action.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for setup and wireless tethering.

It has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor also found in the EOS R6 Mark II pro camera and DIGIC X processor that delivers excellent stills and 4K 60p 10-bit video. The camera has an advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system, HDR PQ and Canon Log 3 video recording options, and a vari-angle touchscreen LCD. The camera supports live streaming and has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, USB-C (including PD charging) with a microphone and a heaphones jack, making this the best camera full-frame camera on the market today at this price point. The lack of IBIS may be a deal breaker for some and they could look at the R7 full-frame camera.

For low light conditions, this camera offers an expandable ISO of 100-204800.

4K 60p video and Full HD 180 fps slow motion for video enthusiasts. It also offers 4:2:2 10-bit shooting and up to 2 hours of video recording at 29.97 fps.

This camera can shoot up to 40 fps continuous shooting and supports 0.5 second pre-shooting mode. That means you get 0.5 images prior to pressing the shutter button.

Apart from all the AF detection capabilities, it now supports a quick focus for objects you may bring closer to the camera for a second and then refocus on the subject, once the object is out of the way.

No top display for a quick look at the settings, but I never use that anyways.

In conclusion, this camera is amazing with all these features packed into a lightweight full-frame mirrorless camera. I am sure I am going to miss the IBIS but with a good RF lens with built-in IS, this should not be a problem for anyone to use. Technology is jumping ahead with leaps and bounds.

If you are looking for your first full-frame camera, on a budget. Look no further, nothing comes close to the new Canon EOS R8.