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Canon EOS R8, R50 Cameras & RF 24-50mm, RF-S 55-210mm Lenses Officially Announced

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Canon announces new full-frame R8  and APS-C R50 cameras, plus two new kit lenses. The Canon EOS R50 is a new APS-C format entry-level mirrorless camera, targeting a similar audience as Canon’s very popular EOS M50 Mark II. For full-frame fans, the new Canon EOS R8 sports the same large 24.2-megapixel sensor and autofocus system as the Canon R6 Mark II at a much lower price of $1,499, perfect for advanced amateurs and budget-conscious enthusiasts.

The RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a retractable kit zoom that will be bundled with the EOS R8. The compact kit lens that’ll be sold alongside the R8 or separately for $299.99. The 24-50mm retracts down 58mm (3.1″) long and expands to 86mm (3.4″) at the telephoto end. It’s 70mm in diameter and it takes a 58mm filter.

The Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM is an entry-level mid-telephoto zoom lens that will be sold separately and in a kit with the new R50, When purchased separately, it’ll sell at a recommended price of $349.99. The 55-210mm lens delivers an 88-336mm equivalent focal length, well-suited to a wide range of telephoto tasks, like sports and even some wildlife.

Pre-orders: Adorama | B&H Photo

A brief overview of the new products:

  • EOS R8 Body – Combines high-performance full-frame capabilities with a new compact design
  • EOS R50 Body – Experience joy of creativity with APS-C camera that makes photography fun, simple and convenient.
  • RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM – An affordable, versatile telephoto zoom lens that gets you closer to the action
  • RF 24-50mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM – A wide to standard 2X zoom lens, ideal from everyday photos to special occasions.

Canon EOS R8 Key Features

  • 24.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Weight 461g with card and battery
  • Up to 40 fps
  • ISO 102,400 (Expandable to 204,800)
  • Vari-angle screen
  • Weather sealing
  • Scene modes
  • Eye, face, head and body detection
  • Cats, dogs, horses and bird detection
  • Cars, bikes, trains and aircraft detection
  • AF down to -6.5EV
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • No IS in body
  • RAW burst mode 30fps
  • Multi-function smart shoe
  • Single SD card
  • LP17 battery
  • OVF Assist (electronic OVF simulation)
  • 180fps Full HD video
  • 4K 60p (6K oversampling)
  • 3 or 5-second pre-record
  • C-Log3
  • Over 30 minutes of recording
  • 2.4GHX WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Apple MFI
  • Compatible with Canon Camera Connect

Canon EOS R50 Key Features

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Digic X processor
  • 15fps
  • Some limited weather sealing
  • Small grip and compact dimensions
  • Weight 375g
  • 2.36M dot EVF
  • Creative Bracketing
  • Vari-angle screen
  • LP17 battery
  • Subject detection – but not horses, planes and trains as with the R8
  • 4K 30p video
  • Multi-function smart shoe
  • 2.4GHZ WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Compatible with Canon Camera Connect

Press release:


MELVILLE, NY, February 7, 2023 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the new EOS R50 camera body, ideal for entry level users, and the EOS R8, an extremely compact, full-frame camera aimed at advanced amateur photo and video enthusiasts looking for budget-friendly options that don’t sacrifice performance. Additionally, two new RF-Mount lenses are being introduced to the ever-growing R-mount lens lineup.


Compact, lightweight and ideal for those looking to step up their video quality, the EOS R50 provides an impressive movie-shooting experience thanks to the APS-C sensor, with 4K video, uncropped 4K capture (at all frame rates), and outstanding Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. With the addition of whole area tracking, subject detection, and movie-prerecording, difficult photo and movie opportunities can be easier to capture with a 24.2-million-pixel, APS-C sized image sensor. In addition, the EOS R50 is equipped with an eye-level electronic viewfinder to help achieve shot steadiness and ease viewing in bright sunlight conditions. A great camera for those who are looking to lean into interchangeable lenses, the EOS R50 camera can capture travel adventures, family portraits, sports, wildlife and even help a small business with marketing imagery. For those who are budding content creators, the EOS R50 will be available later in 2023 as part of a Content Creator Kit – packaged with a microphone, lens and grip. Overall, the EOS R50 is truly a jack of all content creation trades.

“The first time I picked up the EOS R50, I noticed how light it was. When I saw the footage, I wondered how the quality can be so good when it’s this lightweight in my hand. My mind was blown!” Bianca Matisse Taylor – Content creator and blogger


The EOS R8 — affordable and functional — is a full-frame mirrorless camera aimed at the up-and-coming video or photo enthusiast. This camera comes with class-leading autofocus while still extremely capable for everyday and general photography use. Equipped with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor and DIGIC X image processor, the EOS R8 is optimal for full-frame RF lenses — allowing enhanced wide-angle field of views when compared to APS-C sensor cameras. Extremely lightweight and compact, the EOS R8 shoots up to 6-fps with 1st-curtain Electronic shutter, and up to 40-fps with full electronic. For users who’ve already explored interchangeable lens cameras but haven’t yet broken into mirrorless, the EOS R8 should be the camera that takes them over the threshold to capture events, weddings, still life, travel and pets.

“My work is a lot about movement and not missing a beat with the fast shutter on the EOS R8 is so important to me as an artist.” Jasper Soloff – Photographer and Director

Additional product specs include:

Video performance

  • Uncropped 4K video to 59.94p (29.97p with EOS R50) (with 6k oversampling)
  • Full-HD to 59.94 fps, and High Frame Rate to 119.8 fps (Full HD 180p EOS R8)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, with subject detection for people, animals and vehicles
  • Up to 2 hours of continuous recording (one hour with EOS R50); no 30 min limit
  • Focus breathing correction

Enhanced usability for video correction

  • Vertical Video Metadata
  • Movie Self Timer
  • Audio Noise Reduction (only in EOS R8)
  • UVC/UAC Support, for USB livestreaming
  • Recording Emphasis
  • Aspect Markers


  • Easy wireless connection from camera to compatible smartphone
  • Camera Connect with USB connection to compatible smartphone
  • USB streaming direct to computer via Zoom™, Teams™, or Skype™
  • MFI Certified (Apple); WPA3-Personal protected access
  • Convenient firmware updates via compatible smartphone
  • Cloud RAW processing

Alongside the camera bodies, Canon will release two new lenses. The RF-S lens line, optimized for the smaller APS-C sensor size, expands with the Canon RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens. This is a telephoto zoom, giving coverage equivalent to an 88–336mm lens on a full-frame camera. The lens opens the door to telephoto photography and videography, with 4.5 stops optical image stabilization, and close-focusing that can fill the frame with a subject roughly 2×3 inches in size (at its 210mm zoom setting, and minimum focus distance). And it does all this in an incredibly lightweight and compact package.

The Canon RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is a new, compact standard zoom lens for full-frame EOS R-series cameras. Ranging from true wide-angle to traditional “standard lens” coverage at 50mm, the lens is a travel friendly design with an extremely compact exterior. The RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is just over 2 inches long when fully retracted, and under 3.5 inches when extended — weighing less than half a pound. Optical Image Stabilization, with 4.5 stops of shake-correction, further enhances its appeal for video and still-image shooting. It’s also useable on an APS-C sensor Canon camera, where the lens’ effective coverage is equivalent to what a 38–80mm would deliver on a full-frame camera.

Price & Availability

The Canon EOS R8 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,499.00*. The Canon RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens with the EOS R8 will have an estimated retail price of $1,699.00*. The Canon EOS R50 camera body will be available for an estimated retail price $679.99*. The EOS R50 with the RF-S18-45mm 4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price of $799.99.* The EOS R50 with the RF-S18-45mm 4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lenses will be available for an estimated retail price of $1,029.00* The RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for an estimated retail price $299.99* while the RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens will have an estimated retail price of $349.99*. All products are currently scheduled to be available in Spring 2023.

For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

* Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

See also Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2022-2023

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