Canon Announces EOS R8 Full-Frame, Portable EOS R50 Mirrorless Cameras, and RF-S 55-210mm Telephoto, RF 24-50mm Wide Lenses; YouTube First Look and More Info at B&H
The Canon releases include the EOS R8 and EOS R50 camera bodies in black and the EOS R50 in white, the new RF-S 55-210mm telephoto zoom lens, the ET-60B Lens Hood, the RF 24-50mm wide-to-normal zoom lens for full-frame cameras, an EOS R50 kit featuring an 18-45mm zoom lens in both black and white, an EOS R50 kit featuring both the 18-45mm and the 55-210mm zoom lenses, and an EOS R8 kit featuring the RF 24-50mm zoom lens.
Canon has designed the EOS R50 to be the streamer and content creator's first choice for upgrading. Lightweight and compact, the EOS R50 can be used as a web camera, streaming live video in full HD at 30 fps, and can record podcasts and vlogs for longer than 30 minutes at a time. The camera also renders uncropped, 4K video at up to 30 fps oversampled from 6K and full HD video at up to 120 fps, and features a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC X Image Processor, powering its automatic capabilities. For streamers, the Movie for Close-Up Demos Mode ensures that objects presented close to the lens, such as in unboxing videos or makeup tutorials, are properly in focus. The Advanced A+ Assist simplifies auto mode in settings with difficult lighting, and the Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus II covers the entire sensor area with 651 autofocus zones capable of detecting and tracking people, animals, and vehicles. Pair that with continuous shooting, up to 15 fps with the electronic shutter, and you'll hard-pressed to miss the shot.
Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera
Canon EOS R8 Mirrorless Camera
To further entice streamers, both cameras feature a Vertical Movie Mode, which allows videos to be played in vertical composition when viewing on a smartphone, and an Aspect Markers function, which indicates the various social media aspect ratio for simplified compositions. Additionally, both cameras support wired and wireless connection to your smartphone via its USB-C port and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.
The Canon RF 24-50mm wide-to-normal zoom lens is a lightweight standard zoom alternative for full-frame cameras, featuring an f/4.5-6.3 maximum aperture with optical image stabilization. The lens has two aspheric elements and Canon Super Spectra Coating to minimize ghosting and flare. The stepping motor focus drive is well suited for smooth, quiet autofocus when taking video. On APS-C size image sensors, the lens has an approximate equivalent coverage of 38-80mm.
Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM Lens
The RF-S 55-210mm telephoto zoom lens for full-frame and APS-C cameras featuring an f/5-7.1 maximum aperture with optical image stabilization. The lens coverage on APS-C size sensors is roughly 88-336mm. The image quality comes from two ultra-low dispersion glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon Super Spectra Coating to minimize ghosting and flare. The stepping motor focus drive provides smooth, quiet autofocus when taking video. The lens is also compatible with the optional ET-60B Lens Hood to block sunlight, prevent glare and lens flare, and protect the lens from debris and abrasions.
Canon EOS R8 and EOS R50 YouTube First Look Video
Learn and read more about the Canon EOS R8 and Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Cameras at B&H Explora
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