Comparing the Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D to the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D

With the Rebel T8i data loaded into our specifications table, the Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D can easily be compared to the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D.
At first glance, I found the changes in the Rebel T8i uninspiring but, after digging in, discovered the overall improvements in the new flaghip Rebel model to make a solid upgrade.
Here are the differences:

  • Has 4K video with clean 4K HDMI output
  • 7 fps continuous shooting (7.5 fs in Live View) vs. 6 fps
  • Has eye detection AF in Live View
  • DIGIC 8 vs. DIGIC 7
  • Has CRAW vs. M-RAW, S-RAW
  • AF working range of EV -4—18 EV vs. EV -3—18
  • 220,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor vs. 7560-pixel RGB+IR, 216 segments (18 × 12) vs. 63 (9 × 7)
  • Spot metering uses approx. 2.0 % of viewfinder vs. 3.5%
  • Built-in flash GN of 12 vs. 13.1 recycling in approx. 5 sec. vs. 3
  • Has a "Smooth Skin" and "Group Photo" shooting modes
  • Many mode dial options moved the Special Scene (SCN) mode
  • Has an M-series-like rear dial vs. control (arrow) keys
  • Has an AF-ON button, loses the WiFi and Av buttons
  • The flash release button has returned and NFC is gone
  • Supports vertical video
  • Battery life of approx 800 vs. 600 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
  • Battery Indicator — 5 levels vs. 4 levels
  • CIPA weight of 18.2 vs. 18.8 oz (515 vs. 532g)

Check out the visual comparison between these two cameras.

Posted: 2/18/2020 9:48:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
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