Canon announces 850D DSLR coming in April
Announced at the same time as Canon's upcoming EOS R5 (You can read about it here), the Japanese-company have also announced a new DSLR, the EOS 850D.
The 850D features a 24MP APS-C format CMOS sensor paired with a Digic 8 processor, which enables 7fps continuous shooting and 4K video capture (including 24p), with Canon's impressive Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus.
A new 45-point all cross-type AF system handles autofocus duties, and when shooting with live view and in video modes there's also Face and Eye-detection.
Previously only available in Canon's higher-end DSLRs, these features make the T8i the most powerful Rebel-series camera yet, at least on paper. Meanwhile, Canon will be hoping that the usual suite of wireless connectivity options, plus a vlogging-friendly vari-angle touchscreen will make it accessible to first-time ILC buyers.
Finally there's also a vari-angle touchscreen, integrated 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity allowing for swift connection via the Canon Camera Connect app.
The Canon EOS 850D will be available for purchase from April 2020 from official local Canon retailers. No local pricing has been confirmed, but in the US it is expected to retail for $749.99USD body only ($1,119AUD), and $899.99USD ($1,343AUD) in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens.
As with all Canon's products, the EOS 850D will be supported in Australia by Canon Australia’s 5-year local warranty. You can find out more at Canon.