Canon EOS R8 launch: Budget EOS R6 full frame camera now in PH

Canon EOS R8 Philippines launch

PHILIPPINES – Canon Philippines has recently unveiled the EOS R8, a new entry full-frame camera that offers a plethora of video and still shooting features. It is a powerful and portable camera that offers advanced hybrid video shooting capabilities and top-notch features. The camera comes with 4K quality videos at 60p and a superior imaging quality of 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that will allow video professionals and serious content creators to elevate their creative storytelling to the next level.

What sets the EOS R8 apart from other cameras is its lightweight design, weighing 20g less than the EOS RP. It is perfect for agile users, allowing them to achieve creative camera angles and transitions with ease. It also features Movie Digital IS, which digitally performs tilt correction as well as 5-axis image stabilization during video shooting. This feature ensures stable handheld videos even when using lenses with no optical image stabilization.

The EOS R8 is equipped to tackle different requirements and workflows to produce stunning videos. It is capable of producing high-quality cropless oversampled 4K UHD footage at up to 60p. The camera also offers HDR PQ video and Canon Log 3, two options for recording 10-bit 4:2:2 high dynamic range video. The EOS R8 ensures consistent and seamless focus with its Dual Pixel CMOS AF II technology, making it ideal for capturing birds, wildlife, and action.

This camera is also capable of producing professional cinema-like features, including focus breathing correction, false colors and zebras, and an aspect marker display. Canon has also released two new lenses to complement the EOS R8, the RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF-S55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM, which offer up to 4.5 stops and 5 stops of image stabilization, respectively.

Overall, the EOS R8 is a fantastic camera that offers excellent video and still shooting capabilities in a portable and lightweight design. It is perfect for video professionals and advanced content creators who want to take their creative storytelling to the next level.

Philippine price, availability

The new Canon EOS R8 is priced in the Philippines at Php 122,998 for the KIT variation (with RF24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM), while the BODY ONLY variation is priced at Php 107,998.

It is available for purchase at in all Canon Image Squares, Concept Stores, Canon Online Flagship Stores and select authorized partner retailers nationwide.

The EOS R8 customers can get a FREE 128GB SD Card and a free Lens Loan Voucher worth P5,000! Part of the perks of having bought a Canon EOS R8 would be an access to a discounted rates for the Basic Videography Workshop! The EOS R8 will be available starting Mid-April of 2023.