Here we are with Canon camera review, which is EOS Rebel T100, also known as the EOS 4000D outside the US, and this is Canon’s latest stripped-back entry-level DSLR, or while the naming convention may suggest otherwise, it sits below the new EOS Rebel T7 or 2000D in Canon’s range.
With the current technology, which provides us with smartphones, which are increasingly capable of taking breathtaking photographs, it seems that camera manufacturers are finding it more challenging to manufacture cameras that compete with this market. Who needs the hassle of carrying a bulky camera when a decent one is already in their pocket?
The Canon EOS 4000D is Canon’s attempt to fight this change, trying to influence some of those smartphone fans by including certain features such as easily sharing social networks from the Wi-Fi that comes embedded in the camera and a touch sensor.
Until now, the EOS model line designated by four digits (in all regions except the US, where we’ve had the Rebel T3, T5, and T6) has been Canon’s no-frills entry-level DSLR.
Until recently, the 2000D held that dubious honor, but Canon thinks that there is room for another camera that shaves the fat even more, and – confusing nomenclature aside – the EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D is the outcome.
With this, Canon does not forget professional camera operators or its clients. This model is achieved thanks to the fact that it is an economical type of camera that is excellently fulfilling its functions.
Canon EOS 4000D Review
Canon hopes that the aggressively priced EOS 4000D will easily appeal to the new users who have been drawn into photography through their smartphones, and they are now ready to take the next step.
The 4000D is designed to hook first-time buyers who don’t have a lot of money to spend but are still interested in exploring the world of DSLR photography. As such, design and features are the most basic you can get.
However, these new users have become habituated to large and intuitive touchscreen displays as they have in their smartphones, and, significantly, Canon hasn’t seen fit to include that one on the EOS 4000D – so will it feel like a step back instead of a step forth…
Product: Canon EOS 4000D
My rating: 4 out of 5
The EOS 4000D carries an 18MP sensor inside this it, which allows for compelling storytelling with superb control over depth of field for beautifully blurred image backgrounds or which also sets the tone for the rest of the features.
For a start, the build quality of the 4000D is very cheap and straightforward. One of these apparent features is how the dials and buttons are constructed, particularly the shooting mode’s selection dial.
DIGIC 4+ is a fast and responsive image processor that enables the Full HD(1920 x 1080) video recording, and it is capable of recording at 30, 25, and 24 frame rates. To put it in perspective, we are now on the 8th iteration of Canon’s DIGIC processor, although
the latest EOS DSLRs are using DIGIC 7 chips.
It is widespread in many other products to find an on/off switch, which surrounds most of the dials on Canon DSLR cameras. However, on the 4000D, this option is not in place. It is replaced with a space on the mode dial, in which you have to turn from “off” to the shooting mode you want to use.
It can be somewhat annoying having to move the dial every time you want to turn off the camera or select your shooting mode in which you wish to use the camera, as this may cause you to choose the wrong shooting mode turning the dial too fast.
Good ISO range
The ISO of the camera is also expandable from 6400 to 12800 through which you can take the shooting rich, atmospheric photos even during the night-time, and this made the camera capable of low light photo shooting.
All the buttons on the back of the camera are familiar to all users who are familiar with Canon products. Still, instead of having their functions directly printed on the button, their labels are printed on the camera’s body.
This was done so that the camera is somewhat more economical. The fascinating aspect of the buttons is that they are distributed, allowing easy access to certain functions such as ISO, operating mode, white balance, etc.
The EOS 4000D features 18 megapixels, making it below the range for Canon’s DSLR cameras, just below the EOS 2000D, which is a bit odd given the traditional Canon convention several Higher series usually means a more capable camera.
Autofocus system is pretty dated – it contains a 9-point system when composing through the optical viewfinder or a contrast-based system when shooting in live view with the 2.7in / 230k dot LCD screen; note continuous AF is not available for the video.
The EOS 4000D is a simple camera, which is not packed with features, but it does have enough to draw attention. One of those characteristics is the built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to transfer photos or videos to a smartphone or tablet with great ease. It is even possible to control the camera from your phone with the Wi-Fi connection, not risk shaking the shutter when taking long exposure shots.
Optical viewfinder delivers 95% coverage, which is pretty typical or very rare to see on an entry-level DSLR – so, as we always warn, it’s worth paying particular attention to the edges of the frame when you are reviewing your images, as there is a little bit
chances that you’ll find unwanted elements creeping into your shots.
It can be seen that the 4000D model has been thought of more economically compared to previous models, such as the differences between the 24.1MP of the EOS 2000D camera, with the 18MP here. The rear screen of the EOS 4000D also measures 2.7 inches in size and has a resolution of just 230k dots, against the 3-inch, 920k-dot display of its sister model.
The camera has been designed with Wi-Fi, which gives it a nice touch, including the fact that it can shoot JPEG files unlimitedly. One drawback is that it can only capture six RAW data in a burst.
It features all the essential specifications you’d expect from a DSLR like an APS-C sensor, Wi-Fi for sharing images via Canon’s Camera Connect app, manual control, numerous creative filters, and so on.
Lightweight but long-lasting
The EOS 4000D has a dull finish, made of plastic, it is a lightweight camera, weighing only 436 grams. It has a battery capable of allowing about 500 shots, allowing it to cover an entire day.
Contrary to what many might think, its plastic construction is comfortable and allows its users to be pleasant. The simplified controls and rounded contours are what would enable ease of use.
Another detail to consider when using the 4000D model is that you should not wait for the automatic flash when you want to obtain photographs in dark areas since, in this model, you must raise the Flash manually when you want to employ it.
Simply put, the EOS 4000D can be considered to work perfectly fine. It works as an introductory camera to DSLR photography, providing everything the cameraman needs: a decent sensor and enough manual control to develop his skills.
The screen of the EOS 4000D is where you can see the cost savings that Canon has had, with a device smaller than the 2.7-inch average that has only 230,000 points.
Lens compatibility – EF/EF-S mount lenses
Sensor type – APS-C type (Approx. 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Pixels – Effective 18.0 megapixel or Total Approx. 18.7 megapixels.
Image sensor aspect ratio – 3:2
Image format – JPEG and RAW
Video – H.264 interframe (IPB)
Burst shooting – 3 frames per second
Shutter type – Electronically-controlled
Shutter speed –30-1/4000 sec
Focus type – Contrast detection AF
Focus point – 9 AF points (f/5.6 cross-type at center)
AF mode AI Focus (Switches between One-Shot and AI servo AF
Battery life – Approx. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) around 881 shots.
Monitor type – 2.7″ LCD monitor
Number of dots – 230K
Flash – Built-in
Flash synchronization speed – 1/200 sec
Dimensions – 129.0 x 101.6 x 77.1 mm
Weight – Approx. 436 g (including battery and memory card)
What’s in the box:
- EOS 4000D body
- Eyecup Ef
- Camera strap EW-400D
- Battery Pack LP-E10
- Battery Charger LC-E10E
- Power cable for battery charger
- Getting started guide.
In the end…
It is a good camera with excellent picture quality, but most important – a good deal for the price.
The Canon EOS 4000D is a model that works more like the equipment to enter the photography world for those novices who do not yet know about it.
Canon uses somewhat old parts in this camera, but they have also been tested and have worked. The 18-megapixel sensor is not quite the latest generation, but you can still obtain excellent photos with this camera.
There are indeed better cameras, but they are not as cheap as the Canon EOS 4000D, and this product carries out its job well to serve as the bridge to start taking steps in the world of photography.
If you just have made the switch from a smartphone, you will likely miss modern conveniences like a large touchscreen, and the 4000D may look a little old. But on the other hand, you gain access to a complete system in photography.
Despite all this, the camera’s price is low compared to the professional cameras, making the EOS 4000D a camera profitable enough to compete against other teams and capable of taking decent pictures. Bloggers and camera operators may feel they should look elsewhere, but this is a reasonable proposition for those budget-conscious photographers.
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