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Canon EOS 4000D Review (South Africa)

Canon EOS 4000D review

In this Canon EOS 4000D review, we will be looking at the specifications as well as the key features, camera performance and image performance of the Canon EOS 4000D DSLR camera.

Choose your quick section of our Canon EOS 4000D review below.

A Quick Overview of our Canon EOS 4000D Review:

Canon EOS 4000D specifications at a glance

Body typeCompact SLR
Max resolution5184 x 3456
Effective pixels18 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ISOAuto, ISO 100-6400, expandable to 12800
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.7″
Screen dots230,000
Max shutter speed1/4000 sec
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries)436 g (0.96 lb / 15.38 oz)
Dimensions129 x 102 x 77 mm (5.08 x 4.02 x 3.03″)
GPSNone

Canon 4000D Overview

The Canon EOS 4000D is a 18MP compact frame, APS-C format DSLR camera with a DIGIC4+ processor and a plastic lens mount (other cameras lens mounts are usually metal). It is Canon’s lowest budget DSLR camera aimed at photographers on a very tight budget.

The camera is built specifically with entry level photographers in mind and incorporates built in features such as a built-in-features guide, scene modes, creative filters and picture. The camera also comes out with a big mode wheel assisting beginner photographers which includes the additional shooting modes such as Programmed Automatic (P), Aperture priority (Av), shutter priority (Tv) and Manual (M) shooting modes which one would expect to see.

Being in the very entry level region and designed with beginner photographers in mind the camera is slow due to its DIGIC 4+ processor.

Canon 4000D Design and operation

The camera body of the Canon EOS 4000D is plastic and the lens mount is also plastic, where most cameras lens mounts are metal. The viewfinder is not very big. The body of the camera is not weatherproofed.  Buttons on the camera are multifunction and functions are depicted in either white or blue symbols. The white symbols functions while shooting, and the blue symbols indicate functions during playback and when reviewing the images.

Canon 4000D Performance

The 18 MP CMOS DIGIC4+ does not afford for much dynamic range.  

The 2.7” LCD screen is equipped with 230000 dots, which is very low resolution. The LCD screen is a fixed screen, is not touch screen nor can the screen tilt / swivel. With an ISO range of Auto, ISO 100 – 6400 which is expandable to 12800, a maximum shooting speed of 1/4000sec. With a maximum shooting speed of 3fps and 9 auto focus points the Canon EOS 4000D performance is what is expected in the low entry level class of DSLR cameras.

Canon 4000D Video capabilities

The Canon EOS 4000D camera has the ability to take Full HD video (1920 x 1080) at 30fps, 25fps or 24fps.

Canon 4000D Connectivity

The Canon EOS 4000D connects via USB2.0 and has Wi-Fi capabilities enabling you to share images via Canon’s connect app.

Canon 4000D Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Very good value for money entry level camera if on a very tight budget
  • Can maybe be used as a back-up camera

Cons

  • Very low-resolution LCD display
  • Lens mount plastic
  • Uses a DIGIC 4+ processor, low frame rate, low ISO range, low dynamic range.

Conclusion

The Canon EOS 4000D is the cheapest DSLR camera manufactured by Canon camera on the market aimed at beginner photographers. If you are one an extremely tight budget and you need a DSLR then go for it, BUT the low-resolution LCD screen will irritate you, the low dynamic range due to the DIGIC4+ processor will irritate you and the low ISO range due to the processor will irritate you too. Plastic lens mounts also crack easier than the metal ones. This camera might make a good back-up camera, but we doubt it.

If you are on a tight budget and can only afford the Canon EOS 4000D then do so, but there are many other makes and models of cameras which were launched just after this camera was launched with much better specifications.

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