Canon EOS Rebel T8i (EOS 850D/EOS Kiss x10i): Low-budget and quite decent

Canon 850D

New Canon EOS Rebel T8i: Overview

This new Canon seems to be a good choice for anyone with a limited budget. But, as often, also in this case one must compromise.

Let’s have a look at its specifications.

The Rebel T8i is a new DSLR with a 24MP dual-pixel APS-C sensor. It supports up to 4K/UHD shooting at up to 24 frames per second. Its manufacturer refers to it as a “compact and lightweight” DSLR. The camera has a 7fps continuous still shooting rate, 45-point cross-type autofocus system and has 5-axis image stabilisation built-in. The AF also has eye-tracking, for more accurate snaps of people. As a DSLR, it comes with an optical viewfinder, while a vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor can be found on the rear.


The EOS Rebel T8i comes also with a built-in flash, which is a good option for those who don’t want to buy additional lamps at the beginning of their path as a dental photographer.



The body is compatible with any Canon EF or EF-S lenses, which means it won’t be compatible only with the ones for the R series of mirrorless cameras.


Canon EOS Rebel T8i in Dental Photography

But for dental photographers, there is a flaw, and we can see it at first sight. The lack of C1 and C2 settings might be a hindrance in every day’s work. Every dental photographer knows how useful this feature can be when it comes to portrait and intraoral photography. Especially for beginners – and this low-budget camera seems to be aiming for them. This is a lack worth taking under consideration, as it costs time and causes an additional work: one has to adjust the settings for a portrait and then change them for intraoral photography, remembering to do it every time in the very same way.

What can we do then?

Maybe it’s time to think about the older brother of the Rebel T8i, the EOS 90D.  Let’s have a look at some 90D’s features that differs it from the Rebel:

  • The EOS 90D is more expensive (with a $300 difference)
  • Its matrix has more pixels
  • The camera itself is more stable
  • Possibility to choose a mechanical or electronic shutter and take more photos in a series.
  • The EOS 90D maximum flash sync is limited do 1/250, while in the Rebel T8i the result is 1/200.T
  • The battery performance in favor of the EOS 90D.

There is one important similarity, though: we can boldly compare the ISO of both cameras and they look almost the same.

Our recommendation: if you’re looking for a small, light and not very expensive camera, the new Rebel is a good choice, as the photos quality is expected to be very similar to the ones taken by its older brother. But, if the weight is not a priority and you can spend an extra $300, you should definitely consider purchasing the older EOS 90D, which will provide comfort at every day’s work.

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Canon 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.
  • Vertical Video Support.
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF.
  • ISO 100-25600

Here you can find more about Canon 90D:



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