DxOMark Published the Canon EOS R8 Review: 93 Points

DxOMark published their Canon EOS R8 sensor review and test results – Canon EOS R8’s 24 .2Mp full-frame CMOS sensor achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 93 points (just 2 point behind the EOS R5).

Canon EOS R8 Key Features:

  • 24.2 million pixel CMOS image sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus II
  • Covering up to 100% x 100% area with 1,053 autofocus zones
  • 3.0” 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in 0.39” 2.36 million dots OLED electronic viewfinder up to 120 fps
  • Video recording at 6K oversampled uncropped 4K movie at up to 60 fps
  • Full-HD High-frame rate movie recording at up to 180 fps
  • Supports smartphone connection via USB-C, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
  • Variety of options with in-camera compositing features
  • Head, face, eye detection, and animal detection too

Conclusion from DxOMark:

The full-frame Canon EOS R8 is touted as an ideal travel camera, and its mix of affordable pricing, relatively compact dimensions and strong feature set make for a compelling argument. Initially, though, the adoption of a conventional front-side illuminated 24.2 MP CMOS sensor appears to be a weak link. However, it’s clear, from our tests, the Canon EOS R8 sensor is capable of producing extremely high image quality. Indeed in terms of color depth and dynamic range, it is on par with the leading BSI-type CMOS sensors. What’s more, that’s throughout the ISO sensitivity range not just at the ‘headline’ maximum or peak value measured at base. While it remains unclear exactly how Canon has achieved such a significant performance uplift with an FSI-type CMOS sensor, competition like this is always good to see.

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