Canon EOS Rebel T8i Review (by PhotographyBlog)

The Photography Blog has published the Canon EOS Rebel T8i (850D) DSLR camera review: “As an entry-level DSLR, the Canon EOS 850D is a very capable and comfortable shooter.”.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i Key Features:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K24p Video and Vertical Video Support
  • High-Speed Continuous Shooting of up to 7.0 fps
  • Canon EF mount
  • ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
  • 45-point All Cross-type AF System with Face Detection
  • Quick Control Dial and AF-ON Button

Conclusion from Photography Blog:

The ‘headline’ inclusion of 4K video to bring the EOS 850D up to speed (and set it apart from older rival DSLRs) is in reality extremely limited through a significant crop factor and with the loss of phase detection AF.

If video is in your sights, we’d go for a mirrorless alternative.

To set the EOS 850D apart, we feel that Canon should have majored more in the areas where a DSLR holds the upper hand over mirrorless; better battery life and a bright optical viewfinder.

The viewfinder display is a let down and the battery unit is small and its performance dips in live view mode.

Does all this make the Canon EOS 850D a bad camera? Not at all!

It’s still competitive with a 24.1 megapixel sensor, rapid and reliable dual pixel AF, a polished vari-angle touchscreen and 7fps continuous shooting.

The Canon EOS 850D is a good all-rounder for photography, if a little expensive for what you get.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i body: $749 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS Rebel T8i with 18-55mm Lens: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon T8i and Best Memory Cards for Canon T8i.