Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D review

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

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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 EOS 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.

Rivals

Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7

The EOS 2000D is identical in most respects, although it has a 24.1MP sensor, a metal lens mount, Wi-Fi and a higher-resolution LCD screen among other changes.

Canon EOS 1300D / Rebel T6

This older model has a larger LCD screen and NFC as advantages over the newer EOS 4000D, and is currently priced very similarly.

Nikon D3400

Nikon's entry-level offering boasts a 24MP sensor and a better LCD screen than the EOS 4000D's, together with 5fps burst shooting and an 11fps AF system.

Canon EOS 4000D key specs

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor 
  • DIGIC4+ processor 
  • ISO 100-6400 (exp. to 12800) 
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording, up to 30fps
  • Video Snapshot mode 
  • 3fps burst mode
  • 9-point AF system 
  • Pentamirror optical viewfinder, approx. 95% coverage
  • 2.7in LCD, 230k dots
  • Wi-Fi (no NFC)
  • 500-shot (approx.) battery life
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot