Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D Review

Canon’s EOS 4000D is an entry-level DSLR aimed at beginners, students and those upgrading from smartphone photograph. For those camera professsionals who spend a lots of money in their first interchangeable lens, DSLR is still cheapest option, and with the EOS 4000D, also known as the Rebel T100. Canon has aimed to get the price down this year. Canon hopes the less priced EOS Rebel T100/EOS 4000D will appeal to new users who have been drawn into photography via smartphones and other devices, hence they are ready to take next step.

Canon has given it the same 18MP APS-C format sensor and DIGIC 4+ processing engine as the 1300D / Rebel T6. These feature allowing it to film 1080p video up to 30p. In addition, the lens mount is made of plastic rather than metal. Continuous shooting is available up to 3fps through the viewfinder that is JPEG limited by memory and it can capture six frames per seconds. There’s an optional guided interface for beginners, and also built-in Wifi for wireless remote control and transfer of images.

Features

Apart from the different sensors and lens mount material, the 4000D has a lots of features common as compared to 2000D camera. The camera controls and button placements is good. At 129mm wide, 101.6mm high and 77.1mm deep, the 4000D has almost exactly the same dimensions, although it does weigh a little less at 436g ready to shoot, a whole 39g lighter than the 1300D/2000D. That also makes it ever so slightly lighter than a Nikon D3400, although the Nikon is still smaller than the 4000D in every dimension, measuring 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm.

The DIGiC 4+ processing engine also enable a maximum shooting rate of 3fps continuously. Full HD (1920×1080) video can be recorded at 30,25 or 24fps (frames per second) in a clip of 30 minutes. As compared to EOS 2000D which contain 24.1MP APS sensor, however canon has opted for an 18MP APS-C sensor here. The camera has been designed with Wi-Fi, though without NFC, and while it can shoot unlimited JPEGs, it can only capture six Raw files in a burst. It’s offered with an 18-55mm III kit lens that has no image stabilisation, one that sadly doesn’t employ Canon’s quiet USM or STM autofocus motors.

The optical viewfinder delivers 95% coverage, which is pretty typical on a entry-level DSLR. CIPA testing rates the 4000D battery life at 500 shots or 1 Hour 15 mins of HD video recording. Many mirrorless camera users would be quite envious of that longevity.

Build and Handling

Canon has built the 4000D to a price with the aim making its with very comfortable model of DSLR. It is also not very high weighted camera and it has a body of polycarbonate (plastic) body and controls. The EOS 4000D has also done away with a dedicated on/off switch – instead there’s now an ‘off’ setting on the mode dial on the top of the camera. Speaking of the mode dial, the normally green-labelled ‘Scene Intelligent Auto‘ mode is now the same color as all the other settings, allowing Canon to cut costs further, and yet more penny pinching has been carried out at the rear, with the icons for the controls printed on the body, rather than on each individual button. Autofocus has a features of 9-point AF system, coverage biased towards centre of frame, sluggish live view performance.

Performance

The Canon EOS 4000D has the same sensor and processing engine as the 1300D / Rebel T6 and this means that its images don’t hold any surprises. The best performance with pixel count high by smartphone and the most compact camera standard  sensors. Small noise in the camera doesnot affect sensitivity of the camera. The extra expensive lens kit delivers pretty good experinace with sharp images. The EOS Rebel T100/ EOS 4000D’s metering is handled by a 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that’s linked to all AF points, which we found to be pretty consistent for most situations, although it tended to overexpose the scene when presented with high-contrast lighting.

The price of this camera is around $429 in US(appox 35000Rs ) with body. if you want to buy 18-55mm IS lens than price will be high.

SPECS

  • Processor – DIGIC4+ 
  • Maximum shooting rate – 3fps
  • Sensitivity range – ISO 100-6400 (exp. to 12800) 
  • Lens mount – EF/EF-S
  • Maximum video resolution – Full HD (1080p) video recording, up to 30fps
  • Storage – SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Sensor Size – APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)
  • battery life – 500-shot (approx.) 
  • Wi-Fi (no NFC)
  • 7in LCD, 230k dots
  • Pentamirror optical viewfinder, approx. 95% coverage
  • 9-point AF system 
  • Video Snapshot mode

 

 

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