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Canon Rebel T8i Review Rundown

CanonPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Dual Pixel Autofocus in live view
  • 4K video
  • Excellent battery life
Cons**
  • Not as good as T7i

Summary

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.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
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. This is a T7i with minor tweaks, and after three years, that's not enough. The small, relatively dark optical viewfinder doesn't deliver the real DSLR experience.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 4K video
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster optical viewfinder
  • Not the best value for money

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The T8i's 24MP APS-C sensor dates back a few generations. You'll get JPG shots with crisp detail and accurate color through ISO 3200. The camera will range higher, to ISO 6400, out of the box. The EOS M6 Mark II is a stronger choice for 4K video.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent image quality
  • Autofocus with face and eye detection
  • Wide viewfinder
  • Full autofocus
Cons[**]
  • No 4K video support

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i / EOS 850D is a good choice for beginners. It has Canon's famous Dual Pixel phase detection AF system. Autofocus behavior is different in the 4K video mode to Full HD video. It's the less effective contrast detection AF which is more prone to focus hunting. Image quality in low light is also very good, with the camera able to produce sharp images.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Good image quality in low light
  • Compact and compact
  • Good build quality
Cons[**]
  • No telephoto viewfinder
  • Crop factor

References

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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