Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D / EOS 3000D review

Canon’s new entry-level DSLR focuses on value first and features second

Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D / EOS 3000D review

Digital Camera World Verdict

Everyone loves a bargain, and there’s no denying that the EOS 4000D represents great value for money. Over time, we would expect the 4000D’s price to fall to perhaps the lowest point ever for a Canon DSLR, but there is a downside. To achieve these prices Canon has resorted to relatively old technology, low-spec autofocus and cheap kit lenses.


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    Great value for money

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    Massive range of compatible lenses


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    Poor kit lens

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    Slow live view AF

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For those investing in their first interchangeable lens camera, a DSLR is still the cheapest option, and with the EOS 4000D – also known as the Rebel T100 in North America and the EOS 3000D in the Asia-Pacific region – Canon has aimed to get the price down lower than ever. It’s one of two new entry level cameras announced by Canon, and the other is the slightly more upmarket EOS 2000D (aka Rebel T7).

These two cameras have broadly similar specifications, but differ in some important key details. It’s easiest to think of the EOS 4000D as a whole new model with whole new levels of economy, and the EOS 2000D as an improved replacement for Canon’s previous cheapest model, the EOS 1300D (aka Rebel T6). Here, we focus on the former of the two.

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