Canon Eos 4000D Review

Canon Eos 4000D Review

canon eos 4000d review

Introduction

The Canon EOS 4000D (also known as the Digital Rebel T100 in North America) is Canon’s cheapest ever DSLR camera and is aimed squarely at first-time interchangeable lens camera buyers.

As with the EOS 2000D that we recently reviewed, the new Canon 4000D is heavily based upon the previous EOS 1300D model. You will also notice some key differences in the EOS 4000D and slightly more expensive 2000D models: the EOS 4000D has 18 megapixels and the 2000D has 24; the 2000D only offers wi-fi connectivity and NFC while the 2000D features a pop-up flash and an auto-flash. The EOS 4000D comes with a smaller, lower-resolution screen of 6.8cm compared to the larger, higher resolution 7.5cm LCD. Other than that, it is hard to distinguish them.

The EOS 4000D inherits the same 18 megapixel sensor and Digic 4+ processor as the EOS 1300D, so image quality should be very similar. This means the 4000D still retains ISO 6400’s maximum standard sensitivity and 3FPS continuous shooting rate of the 1300D (expandable at 12800). The aggressive pricing also allows for full HD video at 30fps and not 4K recording.

Canon EOS 4000D may be bought body-only, for PS329.99 /EUR379.99. It also comes bundled together with the EF-1855mm f/3.5-55.6 III lens kit for PS369.99 /EUR429.99.

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Simple Use

The Canon EOS 4000D externally is almost identical to its predecessor, the 1300D, that we reviewed two years ago. It also looks nearly the same as the more costly EOS 2000D sister model. Both the control panel and buttons are nearly identical across all three cameras. The same goes for the physical dimensions. Although the dimensions are almost identical at 129mm, 101.6mm high, 77.1mm deep and 77.1mm thick, the 4000D weighs in at 436g. This is 39g more than the 1300D/2000D. It is also slightly lighter than the Nikon D3400, but the Nikon still measures 124x98x75.5mm.

Only the EOS 4000D can be distinguished from the EOS 2000D through its plastic lens mount. Although we kind of hate the idea of a plastic lens mount, out of the two cameras we’d probably pick the EOS 4000D and save a few pounds/dollars to spend on a nice camera bag or towards a second lens. If the majority of buyers are not changing their lenses frequently, durability will be less important. Looking at the buttons: The EOS 4000D has all graphic printed on it, not on any individual control. This was presumably done to lower manufacturing costs. They probably would have no difference in appearance if you were to compare them.

Although the 4000D’s plastic body is light and sturdy, it’s not weather-proof. The ergonomics of the 4000D are excellent. There is a generous-sized thumb rest at the rear and exposure compensation, playback zoom and playback zoom buttons conveniently placed on both sides. As on the 2000D the thumb rest is smoother than the textured version and can be a bit more challenging to grasp. However, while the overall grip of the device is excellent, it’s a little difficult for large hands to grasp.

Front of the Canon EOS 4000D

For first DSLR buyers, the Canon EOS 4000D’s ease-of-use is a major selling point. Nothing has changed in this respect from the 1300D, but that’s no bad thing. While the Nikon D3400 has dedicated ISO and white-balance buttons, the 4000D retains them. You can also access other settings like exposure mode and file quality by using the Q button. This button will allow you to adjust the large +/-5EV exposure compensation. But it’s faster and more convenient to use the dedicated exposure compensate button immediately above the Q while turning the top-panel control wheels.

The main menu has a clear, functional and quick-access menu. It is easy to use and well designed. The control wheel and rear panel directional buttons can be used to scroll through ten menu tabs. These tabs are divided into playback, shooting, camera settings, and My Menu customization. Although most menu functions are well-placed, there are a few less accessible features. You can hide the expanded ISO 12800 sensor on page 2, under the Custom Functions menu.

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Another aspect of the Canon EOS 4000D which isn’t immediately intuitive is the mode dial. The dial contains many settings for scene modes, including Night Portrait, Food, Sports, Macro, Nature, Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Macro, Macro, and Landscape presets. Creative Auto works in the same manner as regular Auto but with the ability to alter a virtual slider that controls how far background blur is applied behind your subject. Creative Auto does nothing but adjust the lens aperture. This is because once you know aperture well, Creative Auto will be useless. The 4000D has the option to select between auto, semi-automatic, and manual modes. It also offers the ability to choose the video mode.

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Features

Except for the difference in lens mount material and sensor size, the 4000D is very similar to the 2000D. It also has the same 9-point autofocus (AF), system that detects when images are being composed in the viewfinder. You can also use the ISO 100-6 400 sensitivity range (expandable by ISO 12,800).

DIGIC 4+ processor engine can also allow a maximum shooting rate up to 3fps (3 frames per second). You can keep going for as many raw files as you like or till your memory card runs out of jpegs. Full HD (1920×1080) video is also possible at 30 or 25 frames per second (frames/second) and in clips up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

The 4000D is designed for beginners and features Scene Intelligent Auto, Creative Auto. It also has Portrait, Landscapes, Close-ups, Sports, Food, Night Portrait, and Sport modes. This can assist novice photographers in getting exposure and colour correct. Additionally, you can choose between program, shutter preference, aperture priority, manual mode and priority. These can be useful if you are gaining experience and feel the need to have control.

Canon’s feature guide is also available. This allows new photographers to learn about the settings. Unfortunately, however, the Guided Mode which is seen on the EOS M50, announced the same day, has not been made available.

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Screen

On the back of the camera is a 2.7-inch LCD with 230,000 dots. While it’s not the most advanced LCD, it can be used to display images and allow you to compose photos in live view mode.

It is touch-sensitive, and cannot be tilted to make it easier to view.

Canon’s EOS 200D / EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS Rebel T7 cameras use a superb phase detection autofocus system, Dual Pixel CMOS AF. You can use the screen for composition and live view.

However, in another bid to keep costs down, the EOS 4000D has contrast detection focusing that operates when you compose images on the screen. It is quite slow. The fixed screen isn’t touch-responsive so live view camera has lost its appeal.

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Canon Eos 4000D Review

Although many people like the idea of their photos appearing on a cover for a magazine or two …)., we are not all professionals photographers. If you’re looking for a good quality, entry-level DSLR that still has a whole lot of excellent design features, the Canon EOS 4000D could be what you’re after Read on for our review, where we’ll outline the 4000D’s key technical specs and features, and give you some pros and cons so you can make a better-informed buying decision.

Canon EOS 4000D body design 4000D is made of plastic with a sleek and modern design. There are no corners to speak of, and it feels nice to hold in your hand. Although it’s a very affordable entry-level model, its build quality is excellent. In fact, it has a similar size and weight to Canon’s more expensive models.

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There are however a couple of unique features to this particular body design. A few unusual features include the fact that the power button of the camera is accessible via the rotating dial. This is in place of a separate switch. The lens mount, which is plastic, rather than metal, is an unusual feature for Canon. This may not have any effect on the camera’s long term reliability, but we weren’t able to use it for a prolonged period of time. It could be that these unusual features are how Canon have got the price down.

The general camera controls work well and intuitively, but as you’d expect they are a little more basic than on a higher-end camera. It is a small screen, but it does work for basic photography. Pop-up flashes don’t pop up by themselves. You have to manually lift them up. It works just fine, though.

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Intro

Canon’s EOS 4000D DSLR, an entry-level DSLR for students or beginners who want to improve their photography skills from smartphones, is available. In February 2018, it was revealed as the EOS 4000D, the most affordable model of the EOS Series. Canon wants to make DSLR photography more accessible than ever.

EOS 4000D features an 18 Megapixel APSC camera and the DIGIC 4+ process, which allow it to record 1080p video to 30p. While the optical viewfinder allows you to compose, it uses either a 9-point or contrast-based AF systems. However, continuous AF for video is not an option. The viewfinder allows continuous shooting up to 3fps (JPEGs are limited to 6 frames, RAWs can be reduced to 5), and there is an option for a guided interface. There’s also Wifi built in for remote control of image transfers and wireless remote control.

Canon’s EOS 4000D was launched alongside its slightly more powerful EOS 2000D/ Rebel T7 for a slightly higher cost. You get a 24 Megapixel sensor with a bigger screen (3in), NFC to initiate Wifi touchably, deeper burst photography, and a greater resolution. However, the 4000D gives you all the essentials and saves you money with the plastic lens mount and the flash that you must raise manually. Labeling is also done next to the buttons rather than printed on them. It is an appealing option for those interested in creating photography and anyone looking to save money on their camera. But do compare it closely with the earlier EOS 1300D / Rebel T6 which shares the same sensor, processor, movie mode, AF system and burst speed, but with a metal lens mount, NFC to complement the Wifi and a larger and more detailed 3in / 920k dot screen. The price of an older model may be comparable. In fact, it is still being sold in many markets. See my Canon EOS 1300D or Rebel T6 review to find out more.

To help you pick the right budget DSLR, I will compare them in my review! Let me start by giving you a brief overview.

EOS 4000D bodies look very similar and are approximately the same in size as the Rebel T7 EOS 2000D. The EOS 4000D body is shaped like its less expensive brother and has large controls that are easy to access. You can adjust the aperture and shutter speed using the manual or semi-auto exposure modes, or the exposure compensation setting in program auto mode by moving the control dial to the right of the shutter release. The mode dial on any Canon DSLR doubles as an on/off switch, but unlike other models it’s not mounted directly around the dial. It is important to pick the proper shooting mode whenever you turn your camera on. The off position for program auto and intelligent auto modes can conveniently be located opposite each other.

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The EOS 4000D’s smaller price tag is offset by the screen at 2.7 inches 230k dots. This was my biggest disappointment. When shooting movies and in live view mode it’s noticeably smaller and less detailed than the 3 inch 920k dot screen on the ESO 2000D / Rebel T7. The optical viewfinder on the ESO 2000D / Rebel T7 is the same so if your primary focus is stills, it may not be as important. Both models have the exact same control layout, although the EOS 4000D labels are located on the back of the camera. It doesn’t seem to make any difference, and it won’t matter if there is no Wifi light for the 4000D.

EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 / 4000D hotshoes might be unmistakable to flash photographers who have an eagle-eyed eye. They only carry the four tiny pins unique to Canon flashguns and lack the standard XY-sync connector. This makes it impossible for either camera to work with third-party flashguns which rely on the central pin for sync. Canon says this saves money, however it drives Canon owners to Canon Speedlite flashguns and other companies that use their interface. Canon’s EOS 1300D/ Rebel T6 was not affected by this restriction.

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In the USA and Japan, Canon EOS 4000D are not available.

The 4000D features an 18 MP APS-CCMOS sensor. It is the same sensor as the 1300D. The 4000D has 9 AF points and shoots at 3fps, less than the Canon EOS 600D , which we reviewed in 2011. The new Canon EOS 2000D is introduced as the upper entry-level camera, with a 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, more refined camera body, and built-in NFC.

This camera offers full manual controls and scene intelligent mode. It also has a variety of effects. For entry-level or younger photographers, the built-in WiFi will make the camera more attractive. The Wi-Fi allows for quick and simple connection to a compatible phone, the transfer of photos, and remote control.

On the back, there is a 2.7inch screen, with 230K dots. If you do not want to use an optical viewfinder, the live view camera allows you to view the rear screen and compose or shoot photos.

canon eos 4000d review

Canon Eos 4000D Review

In a world that is increasingly complex and costly, it’s rare to find an affordable DSLR camera. The Canon EOS 4000D is reviewed in detail. We discuss all the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing this model.

Canon EOS 4000D in this instance is a brand new Canon product, which joins Canon’s current entry-level lineup of 1300D and 2000D.

The 4000D is not a replacement for the original, but rather a collection of new features. It has a strong focus on accessibility and ease-of-use.

The new Canon digital camera may be a great addition to Canon’s portfolio, but will it compromise on the price? Let’s have a closer look.

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