Canon EOS 2000D review
If you want to take your DSLR photography to a whole new level then Canon EOS 2000D is perfect for you. It is the latest entry-level model, which has replaced all other similar models due to its superior features.
It has all the core features that a good camera has and have other supplementary features as well which enhances its appeal. The thing that differentiates it from its predecessors is the upgrade in sensor resolution.
It offers a boosted route into the world of DSLR photography without a heavy price tag.
So if you want something good within a limited budget then go for this superb piece of equipment by canon. It has excellent functionality, performance, built, and design. Canon as always has succeeded in keeping true to its brand and have proved that it reflects quality.
Let us look at its performance, feature, built, and design in detail so that you can gauge how it really works
Both the Design and layout of this camera is pretty cool. The body is similar to the EOS 1300D but is more compact and well-rounded. It is extremely lightweight that makes it really easy to carry.
It has a plastic feels to it but the touch is regardlessly rubberized to give a secure handgrip. It is designed in a manner to provide maximum hold.
The control layout is clean and clear like all the Canon’s tried-and-tested predecessors. It follows the same format and the main exposure dial is to the right of the top plate. The on/off switch along with the flash pop-up button, shutter release button, and input dial are right next to it.
You will find the main controls on the rear right next to the LCD monitor. They include a four-way dial, which has been nicely arranged so that operation for beginners become easy. The LCD monitor is exactly what photographers require.
It is bright and clear and has a sharp screen. Even though it lacks high resolution and tilting facility which you find inexpensive models, it is quite good for normal use. It also lacks touch functionality.
Another thing which is equally competent is the viewfinder display. It offers above the norm and fulfills the needs adequately. It has a sharp screen which provides a useful level of exposure information. Moreover, a key selling point of this entry-level lens is its ease of use.
The EOS 2000D scores highly when it comes to being user-friendly. From the color-coded menu system to the well-labeled buttons, and shortcuts to functions makes it convenient to use and ensures that the users are well-guided and can change settings without any hassle.
The range of features is wide and are adequate for every photographer’s needs. The resolution is excellent and the CMOS sensor also works efficiently. The choice of processor is also good, with the EOS 2000D using the fast DIGIC 4+.
This gives it a power which may be less than some of the more expensive camera but is satisfactory. The sensitivity range is rather limited to ISO 100-6400 which is a drawback. It also sports video recording at Full HD (1080p) which is perfect for videographers.
Another area which meets the requirements is the AF system. It features nine AF points in a diamond array. Even though it lacks Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF system but is responsive, so users won’t have a problem using it.
It is very basic but is good for general shooting and can sufficiently fulfill the needs of photographers. Though it is a shame that such an amazing camera lacks advanced focusing capabilities.
The metering system is based on 63-zone dual-layer sensor which is a bit old but is not an issue, because the Evaluative patterns have proven to be a consistent performer. It also has partial and center-weighted metering modes if needed.
The exposure modes is an area which is well covered as it comes with a full set of manual, aperture and shutter priority modes, and scene modes supporting program. The flash modes are also well-catered for, as they have first- and second-curtain sync as well as flash exposure compensation. These features add to its appeal.
There is a variety of choice of Picture Styles such as Portrait, Landscape, etc. There is also a choice of five creative filters which include grainy B&W, toy camera, soft focus, miniature effect and fish-eye which can be applied post-capture to JPEGs.
This allows novices to experiment with editing in-camera. There is also Wi-Fi and NFC capability in this EOS 2000D, which allow the camera to be connected with smartphones and tablets so that images can be transferred.
The performance is also on point as promised by Canon. The brand never ceases to amaze me as the EOS 2000D upgraded sensor works better than ever and AF is also pretty responsive for general use. The tracking of moving subjects is also good, and it tackles bar backlighting and mixed lighting situations well.
The Image sharpness is also on point good and noise is handled well as well. The dynamic range is good and better than rivals. So, the overall performance of Canon EOS 2000D proves to be quite competent and up to the mark.
Summing it up, I was wowed by all the aspects of this camera. From image quality and performance to build and design, everything was as I wanted. That means this one was designed with users expectation in mind and its construction was well-planned.
Hats off to canon for superb workmanship and quality. Do try it if you wish to carry out professional photography with the best equipment.
• Sensor: 24.1MP APS-C CMOS
• Screen: 3.0-inch, (7.5 cm) 920k-dot TFT LCD monitor
• Resolution: 920,000 dots
• Inbuilt Feature Guide: Yes
• Lens mount: Canon EF-S
• Burst shooting: 3fps
• Autofocus: 9-point AF
• Video: Full HD 1080p
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• NFC: Yes
• Battery life: 500 shots
• Weight: 475g
• Processor: DIGIC4+
• ISO range: 100-6400
• Expandable ISO range: 12800
• Video: Full HD 1080p up to 30fps
• Scene Intelligent Auto mode: Yes
• Creative filters: Yes
What’s in the box?
• 1 x EOS 2000D body
• 1 x Eyecup EF
• 1 x Battery charger LC-E10E
• 1 x Battery Pack LP-E10
• 1 x Power cable for battery charger
• 1 x Getting started guide
• 1 x Camera strap EW-400D
• 1 x One year warranty
• It is easy to use so it is perfect for beginners
• The autofocus is very responsive
• It has practical control layout
• The sensor has high-resolution
• It has in-built Wi-Fi
• The controls are logically laid out
• It has a decent battery life
• It lacks the updated processing power
• Some of its features are outdated
• The screen is non-touch and fixed
• It doesn’t have 4K video
Canon always delivers when it comes to entry-level DSLRs, and it hasn’t failed with this EOS 2000D as well. It is a budget camera – see on eBay – which delivers results within the price.
It offers great value for money as its feature far outweigh the cost. In this completive market where many brands cannot be trusted, this camera is a safe choice.
So go for it if you wish to add more colors to your images and videos!