Canon has announced the latest in its consumer range of DSLR cameras, the Canon 850D.
Sporting a 24.1-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS APS-C sensor and Canon’s proprietary DIGIC 8 image processing, the 850D is capable of 4K video recording in up to 25 frames-per-second, while 1080p recording can be done in 60fps.
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 pictures of people.
The ISO range is 100 – 25,600, which can be extended to 51,200.
Connectivity is provided through 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with iOS and Android transfer possible through the Canon Camera Connect mobile app. This then enables images to be uploaded to cloud or social media platforms.
As a DSLR, it comes with an optical viewfinder, while a vari-angle 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor can be found on the rear.
There is a built-in flash too.
The Canon EOS 850D will be available from April.
It is also known as the Canon EOS Rebel T8i in the States.
22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS
Approx. 24.10 megapixels
Approx. 25.80 megapixels
EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens
Movie: In-camera 5-axis Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS
AF System / Points
Via optical viewfinder:
45 cross-type AF points
(45 f/5.6 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points (9 cross-type), centre point is f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type)
Via liveview on LCD screen:
Maximum 143 AF points via camera automatic selection
Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3×3 grid) via manual selection
AF working range
-4 – 18 EV
AF Point Selection
Via optical viewfinder:
Automatic selection: 45 point AF (with iTR Face Priority)
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Zone AF
Manual selection: Large Zone AF
Selected AF point display
Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and Quick Control screen
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON Button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash (effective range up to 4.0 m) or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Selected on lens
Via optical viewfinder: EV 1-20 (at 23 °C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO 100) Via liveview on LCD screen: EV -2-20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, evaluative metering) Movie: EV 0-20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, evaluative metering)
Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.Manual: By AE Lock Button in creative zone modes.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
3 shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 51200During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
AWB (Ambience priority, White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, WhiteFluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber bias +/-9 levels2. Magenta/ Green bias +/-9 levels
Custom White Balance
Yes, 1 setting can be registered
+/-3 levels in single level increments3 bracketed images per shutter release.Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Approx. 95 %
Approx. 0.82x 7
Approx. 19 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 IS USM or shorter)
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation, AF area selection mode Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB. Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light, AI Bounce mode active Image information: Card information, maximum burst (1 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+). Composition information: Grid, Aspect RatioOther information: Warning icon, Flicker Detection
Depth of field preview
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Vari angle touchscreen 7.5 cm (3.0″) 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: approx. 28mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
Approx. 5 seconds
Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Yes – with red-eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain Synchronisation
HotShoe / PC terminal
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi-flash support
External Flash Control
via camera menu screen
Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Self Portrait
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
Highlight Tone PriorityAuto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)Long exposure noise reductionHigh ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)Multi Shot Noise ReductionAuto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination, Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion correction, Diffraction correctionCreative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Fish-eye effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR art standard, HDR art vivid, HDR art bold, HDR art embossed)Multi-exposure Resize, Crop (JPEG only)
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (continuous, continuous panning, 2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Max. approx. 7fps via viewfinder.Max. approx 7.5fps via Live View
Live View Mode
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single)One-shot AF and Servo AF selectable for Stills and Movie
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor.Evaluative metering, partial metering, spot metering, center-weighted average metering.
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram
Still Image Type
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)RAW: RAW (CR3 14-bit), CRAW (Compact RAW)Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
RAW, RAW + L possible.
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400×1600, JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328×4000, (M) 3552×2664, (S1) 2656×1992, (S2) 2112×1600, JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000×3368, (M) 3984×2240, (S1) 2976×1680, (S2) 2400×1344, JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000×4000, (M) 2656×2656, (S1) 1984×1984, (S2) 1600×1600, RAW: (RAW) 6000×4000
MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
Max duration 29min 59sec
New folders can be manually created and selected
(1) Consecutive numbering(2) Auto reset(3) Manual reset
14 Custom Functions
User copyright information (can be set in camera)Image rating (0-5 stars)
1.5x – 10x
(1) Single image with information (2 levels) (2) Single image (3) 4 image index(4) 9 image index(5) 36 image index(6) 100 image index(7) Jump Display
Choose images with Image SearchPlayback time: 1/2/3/5/10/20 secondsRepeat: On/OffBackground music: On/OffTransition effect: Off, Slide in 1, Slide in 2, Fade 1, Fade 2, Fade 3
Brightness: Yes RGB: Yes
Erase: Select image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)Protection: Single image, select range, all images in folder, all images on a card, all found images (during image search)
Menu interface adjustable by the user between standard and guided (1) Shooting menu(2) Playback menu (3) Wireless menu(4) Setup menu (5) Display Options menu(6) My Menu
29 LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Ukraine, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Indonesian, and Japanese
Compatible with GPS receiver GP-E2
Update possible by the user.
Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch)
Camera Access Point: WPA2-PSK with AES encryption or open
Infrastructure: Shared key, with WEP encryption, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption or open
Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) 8
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)