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Canon EOS R8 Video Recording Limits

Canon EOS R8

The Canon EOS R8 has a maximum video recording time of 2 hours, but only for some formats. That limit is also dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Canon EOS R8
Format Limit

1If the recording time reaches 1 hour, 59 minutes, 59 seconds, recording will stop automatically.

2If the recording time reaches 29 minutes, 29 seconds, recording will stop automatically.

3If the recording time reaches 19 minutes, 29 seconds, recording will stop automatically.

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) 29.97 fps 2 hours1
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 29.97 fps 2 hours1
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) 59.94 fps 30 minutes2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 119.88/100 fps 30 minutes2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 179.82/150 fps 20 minutes3


  • Time available for continuous shooting in 23°C / 73°F environment, from a cold start. If the camera is in LV mode standby before shooting or the ambient temperature is high, the shooting time may be shorter.
  • All times listed according to Canon measurement conditions when using UHS-II cards conforming to Canon testing standards.
  • The maximum duration of shooting may be shorter under some circumstances even if recording begins from "cold start," due to a rise in temperature inside the camera caused by pre-shooting camera setting operations or by prolonged use of the Live View mode. When the card is full, movie recording stops automatically. In this case, duration time when you erase the data and restart shooting.


  1. Canon EOS R8 Full Specifications
  2. Canon EOS R8 Product Page (