Canon EOS 4000D Review 2020

by Ahmad Raza Capture it All

With the Canon EOS M50 and Canon EOS 2000D system cameras, the Canon EOS 4000D announced on February 26, 2018. It is Canon's new entry-level SLR camera.

The Canon EOS 4000D is available from April 2018 with the 18-55mm DC lens of the EOS 4000D Kit at a suggested retail price of 40 409.99. It makes the Canon 4000D probably the cheapest SLR camera.

Sharp Price: Canon EOS 4000

Canon is the first brand to bring a digital SLR camera, the EOS 300D, below the.00 1000.00 marks a few years ago. The EOS 4000D goes one step further.

Of course, the price of digital devices has dropped dramatically since those early years, but it doesn't seem likely to buy a sudden Canon SLR with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom glasses for less than 300.00. To keep prices low, Canon is working.

The Canon EOS 4000D is made entirely of plastic, including the mount. The same is true of the EF-S 18-55mm f / 3.5-5.6 zoom lens. The two, therefore, form a very light object. It weighs 630 grams for a standard zoom camera, and you can easily carry a 4000D.

Zoom lenses were explicitly made for this camera and do not have image stabilization. It, of course, reduces costs, but it does mean that you have to speed up the camera in low light to avoid blurred shots.

The 18-megapixel sensor was an older model incorporated into almost all APS-C models from Canon a few years ago. Canon has secured a vision without a diopter adjustment, a small screen for a new size, and a limited number of buttons.

There is no separate or off switch, but the 'off' position is only in the selector. What do you get for less money? A new camera that gives you access to the full range of Canon's EF-S and EF lenses. Thanks to Canon's easy-to-use body for excellent interface and with which you can shoot with Canon features that many photographers appreciated. A camera and a glass with which you can take great photos, with enough light.

Canon EOS 4000D versus Canon 2000D & 1300D and Nikon D3400

The Canon D4000D is the cheapest DSLR kit you can buy right now with an 18-55mm lens. The Nikon D3400 is a bit more expensive, and the same is true for the Canon 2000D and 1300D.

The Canon EOS 2000D has a modern 24-megapixel sensor and metal mount, and the 1300D has a 4000D-like sensor, but a metal mount and Wi-Fi NFC. Nikon is another option, with a more sophisticated 24-megapixel sensor and (slightly) expanded AF system, and - again - a metal mount.

Nikon doesn't have Wi-Fi, but Bluetooth tooth with Snapbridge. It works slower than Wi-Fi but offers the option to keep the camera connected to your smartphone and transfer your files automatically. The Nikon Kit Lens also has VR, Vibration Reduction.

None of these competitors have a touch screen, but the screen is bigger and better. For a little more money, you get more cameras. If you are looking for a 4000D camera with image quality but with controls that look like a smartphone, take a look at Canon EOS M10. It is Canon's compact mirrorless camera without a viewfinder but with a touchscreen.


The central part of EOS 4000D is the study of cost savings. First of all, it's made entirely of plastic, including the stand. Other than those mounts, we didn't have any problems with the plastic body. They can easily withstand years of amateur use.

This mount means you don't have to change lenses too much. If you want much telephoto, you can consider upgrading to 18-135mm or 18-200mm, so you only need to attach the lens once.

We did not find the on/off button on the body. It integrated into the option dial for exposure mode. It is a simple and effective solution, and sometimes you have to change the selectors further to use your favorite settings. With a separate off/on a switch, you can leave the camera in the mode you like to work.

There is no button to fold the flash. Folding and shrinking is a matter of moving the flame by hand. On the back, we get a 2.7 screen and regular Canon buttons. Usually, only the text on the dial now printed on the body, so Canon does not need to write every button. Oddly enough, almost all buttons have different sizes.

You will say: Do everything the same. It is also cheaper to produce. The endurance is good, and the 4000D has nothing to break. Also, in this price range, Canon knows how to build a sound body.

Screen and appearance

Canon's entry-model VFinder is, as usual, quite small. But with other brands, it's no different unless you go for a mirrorless camera with an electronic viewfinder. Larger optical viewfinders are more expensive and, of course, bigger and heavier than the 4000D compact Pentaprism view viewer.

It is possible, although spectacle wearers may regret the lack of diopter settings. The screen is smaller than most of Canon's entry models we've been using, and the resolution isn't too high at 23,330,000 pixels. If this is your first camera, of course, you won't mind applied to a bigger camera.

Menus and applications

The menu is precisely what we expect from Canon: logical and clear. And of course, they're a little smaller, for example, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Less in this camera. But what's in it, you can easily find it, and it won't take long to understand the 4000D.

Image quality

With the EOS 4000D's 18-megapixel sensor, you can take beautiful, sharp shots with much detail. It is the kit lens that is the limiting factor in terms of image quality rather than the sensor.

Plug the Canon (or Yongnu) 50mm f / 1.8 into this camera, and you'll suddenly see a significant improvement in sharpness. Of course, the sensor isn't as good as on the EOS 80D or M50, but then we're talking about a camera that has twice the body of this kit alone.

Dynamic range

The sensor indicates your age as you begin to push the dynamic limit to the maximum. Canon's standard profile is excellent, with deep contrasts and shadows. If you open it to reveal extra detail or if you try to brighten up an unexpected image, you will immediately notice the noise. There is still room for manipulation in RAW files, but not as much as modern sensors. Of course, you won't see much if you don't edit any posts or use JPG directly from the camera.

Color diffusion

Color reproduction the strength of Canon over the years. That is why so many photographers have remained loyal to a brand. Striking colors and sharp contrasts, but at the same time, slightly noticeable overtones of skin patches or shadows ensure beautiful reproduction.


At ISO 100, everything looks good on EOS 400D, and you can increase the sensitivity until the first noise starts to appear on its own. The sensor may be many years old, but ten years ago, the Canon was at its peak when it came to excellent performance with high sensitivity.

And you can still watch it on the Canon EOS 4000D. The highest sensitivity is ISO 6400, with an extension value of 12,800. Try to avoid both, and the image will look good even in low light. If you want to use International standard organizations 6400, you can use RAW files. With a little bit of post-processing, you can improve ISO 6400 too.


The Canon EOS 4000D can shoot movies in full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) at 30 or 24 frames per second. Slow-motion is also possible in HD format (1280 × 720 pixels) with 60 images per second. The bitrate is 46 Mbps, and that's natural. Canon uses H.264 as a compress, and it makes for accessible files that are easy to playback.

To record, you have to rely on a small, not sharp-edged screen at the back of the camera, and you can't rotate or fold it. Therefore, 4000D is not suitable for selfies. The camera also has no microphone or headphone input. Of course, you want to say almost considering the price. It means that you rely entirely on the built-in microphone for voice recording, which only records in mono.

Image stabilization

We can summarize this. The lens of the 18-55 mm kit associated with the Canon EOS 4000D lacks image stabilization. As long as you shoot in good light, of course, there is no problem. But it limits the camera as soon as it gets dark or you want to shoot indoors.

And it's a shame because it can easily be a source of frustration for emerging photographers. The high ISO 4000D isn't as good as most new cameras, and the 18-55mm isn't as bright. Then you should immediately use a flash or buy a lens that is bright or stable.


The 4000D AF system is an old 9-point system that has been around for almost a decade. It works, but it certainly doesn't offer the comprehensive coverage or advanced tracking options that modern (very) expensive in-camera systems provide.

New abilities

The 4000D doesn't have Bluetooth or NFC to connect your smartphone quickly, but thanks to a Wi-Fi connection, you can easily send pictures to your phone or tablet. It makes the 4000D a state-of-the-art camera that you can use for social media.

Conclusion: Review of the Canon EOS 4000D


  • Competitive price
  • Lights
  • Familiar action


  • Simple AF system
  • Small Wifefinder
  • Small screen with low resolution
  • Plastic holder
  • No touchscreen
  • No image stabilization

The Canon EOS 4000D is Canon's new entry-level model, loaded with some older parts and tried and tested components. The 18-megapixel sensor and DIGIC IV processor aren't the latest generation, but you can still take great photos with both.

There are the best cameras, but not for the money. And the idea behind the entry camera is that it is a tool to take your first steps in photography. And the 4000D does better. If you switch from a smartphone, you'll miss modern features like the (larger) touchscreen, and the 4000D might feel a little simpler. On the other hand, you get some access to a very comprehensive photography system.

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