Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R8

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      Overview

      In this comparison, we will evaluate the Canon EOS R50 and the Canon EOS R8, highlighting the advantages of each over the other, discussing their pros and cons, shared strengths and weaknesses, and providing a rating based on their available features and specifications to assist you in choosing the one that best suits your needs.

      Both cameras were introduced in February 2023. Let us first list highlights of the models.

      Canon EOS R50 Highlights

      • 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 32,000 Native ISO
      • 651 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 1,620k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • 0.39" 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
      • 12.0 fps Mechanical and 15.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
      • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
      • Built-in Flash
      • Built-In Wi-Fi

      Canon EOS R8 Highlights

      • 24.2 MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
      • 100 - 102,400 Native ISO
      • 1053 Focus Points
      • 3.0" 1,620k dot Fully Articulated Screen
      • 0.39" 2,360k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
      • 6.0 fps Mechanical and 40.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
      • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
      • 2 h Video Recording Limit
      • Canon Log 3, HDR-PQ
      • Built-In Wi-Fi
      • Wheather Sealed Body

      Now that we've looked at the most essential specifications and gained a basic understanding of these cameras, we can delve into more details and see the differences between them.

      Pros and Cons

      In this section we present pros and cons of Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8.

      PROS

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      •   Cheap
      •   Video Capture
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
      •   Digital Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Built-in Flash
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Unlimited Video Recording
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   USB Charging
      •   Orientation Sensor
      •   Video Capture
      •   Large Sensor
      •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
      •   Digital Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
      •   High DxO Overall Score - 93
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)
      •   USB Charging
      •   Orientation Sensor

      CONS

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Short Battery Life - 290 shots


      And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

      AVERAGE

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Price
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   -6.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Advantage of Canon EOS R50

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS R50 over Canon EOS R8.

      Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R8
      Cheaper $679 body only ($799 with 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS) vs $1499 body only ($1699 with 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS)
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 12.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
      Built-in Flash vs
      Unlimited Video Recording vs
      Lighter 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz) vs 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)
      Longer Battery Life 370 shots vs 290 shots

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      Advantage of Canon EOS R8

      This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Canon EOS R8 over Canon EOS R50.

      Canon EOS R50 vs Canon EOS R8
      Larger Sensor APS-C vs Full Frame
      Higher Native ISO 32,000 vs 102,400
      Higher Boosted ISO 51,200 vs 204,800
      Lower Min AF Detection -4 EV vs -6.5 EV
      Higher Max AF Detection +20 EV vs +21 EV
      More Focus Points 651 vs 1053
      Higher Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.59x vs 0.70x
      Higher Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) 1/8000 sec vs 1/16000 sec
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting (Electronic) 15.0 fps vs 40.0 fps
      Higher Max Continuous Shooting 15.0 fps vs 40.0 fps
      Higher Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec vs 1/250 sec
      Lower Min Metering -2 EV vs -3 EV
      Headphone Output vs
      Wi-Fi Version 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz vs Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz
      Environmental Sealing vs

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      Common Strengths and Weaknesses

      We already listed pros and cons of each model. However, you may also find useful to look at their common strengths and weaknesses shown side-by-side.

      STRENGTHS Canon EOS R50 Canon EOS R8
        Video Capture
        Many Focus Points6511053
        Touch-to-Focus
        Face Detection
        Live View Autofocus
        Animal Eye Detection
        Vehicle Tracking Mode
        Digital Image Stabilization
        Screen TypeFully ArticulatedFully Articulated
        Touch Screen
        High Video Resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
        No crop on 4K Videos
        Webcam Functionality
        High USB SpeedUSB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec)USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec)
        HDMI Output Micro Micro
        Built-In Wi-Fi
        Built-In Bluetooth
        Light375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)
        USB Charging
        Orientation Sensor
      WEAKNESSES Canon EOS R50 Canon EOS R8
        No Image Stabilization
        No Built-in GPS
        Short Battery Life370 shots290 shots

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Screen

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 have 3.0" Fully Articulated screens with 1,620k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes cameras selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting. Both models feature touchscreen which has advantages such as easy menu navigation, intuitive controls, quick setting adjustment and most importantly a Touch-to-Focus functionality allowing users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording.

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      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 with Fully Articulated screen


      Viewfinder

      Cameras have built-in 0.39" Electronic (OLED) viewfinders with 2,360k dot resolution. They both have 100% coverage.

      Sensor

      Canon EOS R50 features a 24.2 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with dimensions of 22.3 x 14.9 mm and a total area of 332.3 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 32,000 and expands to 100 - 51,200 in boosted mode. Canon EOS R8 features a 24.2 megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor with dimensions of 35.9 x 23.9 mm and a total area of 571.2 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 102,400 and expands to 50 - 204,800 in boosted mode.


      Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how different sensors compare with each other:

      Sensor size chart
      Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
      Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
      Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
      Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
      Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
      Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
      Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

      Photography Features

      Cameras are equipped with DIGIC X processor and can take pictures up to 6000 x 4000 resolution.


      Lens Mount

      Cameras have Canon RF lens mount. Due to APS-C sensor in Canon EOS R50 its crop factor is equal to 1.6x, this means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.6. Due to Full Frame sensor in Canon EOS R8 its crop factor is equal to 1x, this means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length.


      No Image Stabilization

      The cameras do not have image stabilization. On Canon EOS R50 it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS R8 nothing can be done. On Canon EOS R8 it means that you need lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction. As for Canon EOS R50 nothing can be done.

      Connectivity, Battery and Storage

      Built-in Wi-Fi

      Cameras have built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g 2.4 GHz on Canon EOS R50, Wi-Fi 5 802.11ac/b/g/n 2.4/5 GHz on Canon EOS R8) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
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      Bluetooth

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 have built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
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      USB Inputs and HDMI Outputs

      Both models have USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) Type-C inputs for data transfer and battery charging. Canon EOS R50 has a Micro HDMI and Canon EOS R8 has a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


      Battery

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 come with LP-E17 battery pack with battery life of 370 shots on Canon EOS R50 and with battery life of 290 shots on Canon EOS R8.


      External Storage Slots

      Cameras have a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slot.

      Other Features

      Shutter

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 have Electronic 1st curtain shutter and Electronic. shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/8000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with electronic 1st curtain shutter on Canon EOS R50, and up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with electronic 1st curtain shutter on Canon EOS R8. Canon EOS R50 can shoot continuously up to 15.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 12.0 fps with electronic 1st curtain shutter. Canon EOS R8 can shoot continuously up to 40.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 6.0 fps with electronic 1st curtain shutter.


      Focusing

      Both cameras have Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system with Canon EOS R50 having 651 focusing points and from -4 to +20 EV detection range and with Canon EOS R8 having 1053 focusing points and from -6.5 to +21 EV detection range. and Canon EOS R50 having from -4 to +20 EV detection range and Canon EOS R8 having from -6.5 to +21 EV detection range.


      Exposure

      Exposure meterings of Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 range from -2 to +20 EV and -3 to +20 EV respectively and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±3 EV range on Canon EOS R50 and ±3 EV range on Canon EOS R8. You can also do exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS R50 and exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment on Canon EOS R8.


      Flash

      Canon EOS R50 has a built-in flash with maximum range of 6m at ISO 100 and also accepts external flash which can be connected via Intelligent Hot Shoe. Canon EOS R8 has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Intelligent Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/200 sec on Canon EOS R50 and 1/250 sec on Canon EOS R8.

      Physical Parameters

      Canon EOS R50 body has dimensions of 116 x 86 x 69 mm (4.57 x 3.39 x 2.72") and Canon EOS R8 body has dimensions of 133 x 86 x 70 mm (5.24 x 3.39 x 2.76"). Canon EOS R50 weighs 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz) and Canon EOS R8 weighs 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz).

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      116 mm

      86 mm

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      133 mm

      86 mm

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      86 mm

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      86 mm

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      69 mm

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      70 mm

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      Size comparisons of Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8

      Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 for Different Types of Photography

      We give scores to the cameras for six types of photography based on their features and specifications. Let us see how suitable they are for each type of photography.

      Landscape Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      GOOD
      72
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      EXCELLENT
      88
      •   Large Sensor
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing

      Sports Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      GOOD
      76
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      81
      •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
      •   Short Battery Life - 290 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Wildlife Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      GOOD
      74
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor
      GOOD
      80
      •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Short Battery Life - 290 shots
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Portrait Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   Large Sensor
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
      •   Orientation Sensor

      Street Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      EXCELLENT
      90
      •   Large Sensor
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)

      Travel Photography

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      85
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 290 shots

      Evaluations

      We evaluate Canon EOS R50 and Canon EOS R8 and give them scores of 76 and 81 out of 100 recpectively. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      OVERALL
      76
      OVERALL
      81

      Sensor

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      AVERAGE
      62
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   32,000 Highest Native ISO
      GOOD
      75
      •   Large Sensor
      •   Sensor Resolution - 24.2 Megapixel
      •   100 Lowest Native ISO
      •   102,400 Highest Native ISO
      •   High DxO Overall Score - 93

      Photo

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      AVERAGE
      68
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/8000 sec
      •   Max Continuous Shooting - 15.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/200 sec
      GOOD
      74
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
      •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
      •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
      •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

      Video

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      GOOD
      79
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality
      •   Unlimited Video Recording
      AVERAGE
      61
      •   No Image Stabilization
      •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
      •   No crop on 4K Videos
      •   Webcam Functionality

      Focusing

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      93
      •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
      •   651 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
      EXCELLENT
      94
      •   -6.5 EV Min AF Detection
      •   1053 Focus Points
      •   Touch-to-Focus
      •   Face Detection
      •   Live View Autofocus
      •   Animal Eye Detection
      •   Vehicle Tracking Mode

      Screen and Viewfinder

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot
      EXCELLENT
      87
      •   Fully Articulated Screen
      •   Touch Screen
      •   Screen Size - 3.0"
      •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
      •   Viewfinder Resolution - 2,360k dot

      Connectivity

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      EXCELLENT
      94
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Headphone Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth
      EXCELLENT
      96
      •   High USB Speed
      •   HDMI Output
      •   No Built-in GPS
      •   Built-In Wi-Fi
      •   Built-In Bluetooth

      Battery, Storage and Physical

      Canon EOS R50

      Canon EOS R8

      POOR
      42
      •   No Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 375 g (0.83 lb / 13.23 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 370 shots
      AVERAGE
      68
      •   Environmental Sealing
      •   Light - 461 g (1.02 lb / 16.26 oz)
      •   Short Battery Life - 290 shots


      For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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