Canon Rebel T8i Review Rundown

CanonPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Canon EOS Rebel T8i APS-C DSLR Camera
Neoscore* 67%
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus in live view
  • 4K video
  • Excellent battery life
  • Not as good as T7i


Canon EOS Rebel T8i is still the best Rebel yet — but just. The new controls make for one worthy improvement, but the half-hearted 4K video mode doesn't do enough to keep the camera current. Most beginner photographers and first-time camera buyers will be more comfortable with a mirrorless camera.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
For a camera line with such an audacious name, the Canon Rebel has grown tired and old. Available for $749 for the body only or with the 18-55mm f/4-5.6 kit lens for $899 (tested) In the year 2020, 4K is basically a requirement on all but the most basic cameras.
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  • Excellent build quality
  • 4K/30p video
  • Dual dial control
  • Dual-button autofocus
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i ($749, body only) doesn't offer a lot of upgrades over the outgoing T7i. Its release comes as the industry shies away from SLRs in favor of newer, better mirrorless designs. The camera sports micro USB and mini HDMI ports, a UHS-I SDXC memory card slot, and a 3.5mm microphone input.
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  • Compact, lightweight design
  • 7fps burst shooting
  • Autofocus locks on quickly
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Shorter battery life than mirrorless models


Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Canon EOS Rebel T8i / EOS 850D feels a few steps behind the best beginner mirrorless cameras. As an entry-level DSLR, it is a very capable and comfortable shooter. The viewfinder display is a let down and the battery unit is small. The camera's performance dips in live view mode.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent optical viewfinder
  • 4K video
  • 1,040mAh battery


1. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i review: Nothing to see here. digitaltrends. 2020-09-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i Review. pcmag. 2020-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i / EOS 850D review. techradar. 2020-10-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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