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Canon revs EOS Rebel line with T8i, adds cheap full-frame zoom for R series

Canon revs EOS Rebel line with T8i, adds cheap full-frame zoom for R series


The again of the T8i now bears extra resemblance to the EOS 77D than the older Rebels.


Canon’s triannual replace to its EOS Rebel i-series DSLR cameras has arrived with the standard mixture of minimal upgrades. In this case, the EOS Rebel T8i improves on the T7i with the newer Digic eight picture processor, which helps ship 4K/24p video, higher battery life and eye-tracking autofocus. It additionally will get barely higher steady taking pictures pace utilizing the extra succesful metering sensor from the higher-end 90D.

The T8i is $750 for the physique and $900 for a equipment with the 18-55mm f4-5.6 STM lens. Outside the US it is the EOS 850D, and costs for the equipment are probably £895 and AU$1,400, the identical as its predecessor at launch.

At this level, I can solely consider one motive to purchase the T8i over the much more succesful, however equally priced mirrorless EOS M50: battery life. If you are still wedded to the concept of a Rebel-series DSLR, look for offers on the T7i, particularly throughout low cost seasons.



Where the Rebels are the previous and the EOS M-series cameras are the current, Canon’s EOS R series is its future. At the second, the long run is simply too costly, although. That’s partly as a result of full-frame our bodies are comparatively dear, however on this case it is also as a result of Canon did not have a inexpensive lens choice to bundle with kits. Even consumers of the entry-level, full-frame EOS RP mirrorless digital camera solely had the selection of $900-plus RF lenses in the event that they wished a zoom. 

Now, Canon’s unleashed the sunshine, compact RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM lens as a standalone choice for $400, and plans to incorporate it in R-series kits.

It has all of the specs you’d count on from a cheap lens in its class. That consists of positives like 5 stops of optical stabilization and a video-friendly stepper motor for quiet, clean focus throughout recording, and negatives like a sluggish most aperture of f7.1 when zoomed all the best way in.



And for the mobile-first photographer, Canon is increasing its line of Selphy transportable dye-sub printers. The Selphy Square, which spits out — you guessed it — sq. prints a la the Fujifilm Instax Square, albeit just a few millimeters bigger.

Available in black, white, pink and white or inexperienced and white, the Selphy Square printer is $150, with packs of paper plus ink rolls for 20 prints operating $15 every. 


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