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Canon EOS Rebel T8i APS-C DSLR Camera (2020)

MSRP 749 USDNeoscore 51%NEX score 66%

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Product Overview

Canon EOS Rebel T8i (EOS 850D) is a DSLR camera in the Canon EF-mount system. Introduced by Canon in 2020, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution.
The camera has an excellent battery life, and you may just get away without a second battery. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i's 7.5 fps burst rate limits its use for certain types of photography, but it is hardly something that most photographers should worry about.
The EOS Rebel T8i comes with a fully articulated touch display and 45 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 51% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fully articulated LCD
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Low 7.5 fps burst rate
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Viewfinder coverage is cropped at 95%

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good build quality
  • Fantastic 4K video
  • Excellent image quality
Cons
  • Slow autofocus
  • Poor video stabilization performance in FHD and 4k
  • No viewfinder as standard
  • Lackluster optical viewfinder
  • Lacks a wide-angle zoom lens
  • No 4K video support
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
DSLR camera
Image Size
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Lens Mount
Canon EF-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
76 mm / 2.99 in
Size | Height
103 mm / 4.06 in
Size | Width
131 mm / 5.16 in
Weight
515 g / 18.20 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Fully articulated TFT LCD
Resolution
1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
95%
Viewfinder | Magnification
0.82x
Viewfinder | Type
Optical (pentamirror)

Function

Autofocus
45 focus points (45 cross type)
Crop Factor
1.6
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash
Built-in
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 25600 (expands to 51200)
Processor
Digic 8
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
4K 24 fps, 1080p 60 fps
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Battery Life
800 shots
Flash Range
4.00 m
Max Burst Rate
7.5 fps
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)

Production

Battery
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2020-02-12

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i is a well-featured mid-range DSLR. It sits at the top of the triple-digit EOS or Rebel series. It delivers a comfortable step-up in features and handling over the cheaper entry-level models, making it a good choice for anyone who wants a decent DSLR without breaking into four figures.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent 1080p video
  • Dual-pixel autofocus
  • Easy to use app
Cons
  • 4k video isn’t great
  • No viewfinder as standard

digitaltrends[2]

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

dpreview[3]

Sentiment Score 64%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
Canon T8i has a 1.6x focal length crop on top of the crop imposed by its APS-C sensor size. Autofocus system can be confusing if you're frequently switching between live view and viewfinder shooting. Full HD seems more prone to moiré and false color artifacts. But it does give you pretty good still image quality and usable video capture.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 4K video
  • Good still image quality
  • Compact, lightweight design
Cons
  • Limited 4K video capabilities
  • Limited range of lenses
  • Slow autofocus

pcmag[4]

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

rtings[5]

Sentiment Score 31%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Canon T8i is a good option for landscape photography. Images are low in noise and graininess even at high ISO levels. Its touchscreen interface is bright enough to be seen clearly even under direct sunlight. Video quality in FHD and 4k is sub-par, but it's passable for vlogging.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fast, reliable autofocus system
  • Wide variety of inputs and outputs
  • Fully-articulated screen can be fully rotated to let you see yourself when the camera is pointed at you
  • Very good image quality
Cons
  • Poor video stabilization performance in FHD and 4k
  • Bulky and bulky
  • No high-speed frame rate options in 4k or FHD

techradar[6]

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

digitalpicture[7]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
Canon EOS Rebel T8i is available as a body-only kit (no lens included) or in a kit with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens. Know upfront that, especially with a high-resolution imaging sensor in the camera, the image quality will be only as good as the lens in front of the camera permits.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Excellent image quality
  • High-resolution imaging sensor
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Lacks a wide-angle zoom lens

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon EOS 850D Rebel T8i review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/canon-eos-850d-rebel-t8i-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
2. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i review: Nothing to see here. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/canon-eos-rebel-t8i-review/. 2020-09-11. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Review: Does the Canon Rebel T8i DSLR make sense in an increasingly mirrorless world?. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-rebel-t8i-dslr-review. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
4. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-eos-rebel-t8i. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i Camera Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/camera/reviews/canon/eos-rebel-t8i. 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
6. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i / EOS 850D review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/canon-eos-rebel-t8i-eos-850d. 2020-10-02. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
7. ^ Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T8i.aspx. Retrieved 2022-02-02.

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