Canon has announced the EOS 2000D, known as the EOS Rebel T7 in the US, as the replacement to the EOS 1300D (Rebel T6). However, it doesn’t occupy the bottom position in Canon’s DSLR line-up because the EOS 4000D (Rebel T100) has been announced to sit beneath it.
The two new cameras have a lot in common with each other and the 1300D. The 9-point phase detection autofocus system, metering system and viewfinders, for example, are the same.
In this post, we take a look at their specifications and build to identify the key differences between them.
While the 4000D (Rebel T100) has the same 18Mp APS-C format sensor as the 1300D (T6), the 2000D (T7) has a 24Mp chip. This means that the 2000D produces images that are approximately 33% larger than those from the 4000D.
As well as enabling larger prints to be made, having more pixels gives more scope for cropping an image. This can be useful if you have a restricted lens range as you can crop images for tighter framing of the subject rather than using a longer lens at the shooting stage.
Both cameras have a maximum continuous shooting rate of 3.0fps (frames per second). However, as they also have the same DIGIC 4+ processing engine, the lower resolution 4000D has a slight advantage, it can shoot at 3fps until the inserted memory card is full with jpeg images. The 24Mp 2000D can only shoot at 3fps for 150 jpegs – but to be fair that means it can shoot for 50 seconds, which is likely to be more than enough for most occasions.
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Both cameras have Wi-Fi connectivity built-in, but the 2000D also has an NFC chip whereas the 4000D doesn’t. That chip in the 2000D is useful for Android smartphone and tablet users because it enables the camera and smart device to be connected with just a tap. Photographers who use iOS devices can connect their camera using a password.
The wireless connectivity is useful for those occasions when you want to control the camera remotely, perhaps to take a group shot with yourself in it, or when you want to transfer images to your phone to share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram etc.
Canon has given the 2000D the same 3-inch 920,000-dot LCD as the 1300D it replaces but the 4000D has a 2.7-inch 230,000-dot screen – maybe the engineers found a few down the back of the sofa?
The 4000D’s screen won’t show as much detail as the 2000D’s and that means it’s likely to be harder to focus manually in live view and video mode.
The power switch for the 4000D is incorporated into the mode dial on the top-plate. This means that you turn on the camera by selecting the mode you want to shoot in. Meanwhile, the 2000D has a separate power switch. This has the advantage of allowing you to quickly flick the power on without having to worry about looking at a dial, but it also means you may forget to switch from the last mode you were using and use the wrong mode.
The 2000D has a metal lens mount instead of the plastic lens mount of the 4000D. This should prove harder-wearing. It may also mean that the 2000D is better able to cope with being used with long, heavy lenses.
Nevertheless, as the 2000D is still lightweight, if a long lens is mounted it would be advisable to support the lens and not let the camera take its weight.
Canon has kept production costs as low as possible for the 4000D and as a result, the mode dial is a cheaper-feeling dial than the one on the top-plate of the 2000D. There’s also no green paint to distinguish Scene Intelligent Auto mode on the dial – it’s just marked with a white square rather than a green one.
Also, on the back of the camera, the button labels are on the body to the side of the controls rather than on the buttons themselves. Not a huge point, but interesting to note.
The 4000D is designed to be Canon’s most affordable DSLR, so it’s cheaper than the 2000D as follows:
EOS 2000D body only – £369.99/€429.99
EOS 2000D + EF-S 18-55mm lens – £469.99/€549.99
EOS 4000D body only – £329.99/€379.99
EOS 4000D + EF-S 18-55mm IS lens – £369.99/€429.99
|Camera Name||Canon EOS 2000D / EOS Rebel T7||Canon EOS 1300D / EOS Rebel T6||Canon EOS 4000D / EOS Rebel T100|
|Date announced:||26th February 2018||10th March 2016||26th February 2018|
|Price at launch:||£369.99/€429.99 body only, £469.99/€549.99 with EF-S 18-55mm lens||$549.99 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II||£329.99/€379.99 body only, £369.99/€429.99 withEF-S 18-55mm IS lens|
|Sensor size:||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)||APS-C (22.3 x 14.9mm)|
|Effective pixel count:||24.1 million||18.0 million||18.0 million|
|Processor:||Digic 4+||Digic 4+||Digic 4+|
|Sensitivity range:||ISO 100-6400 expandable to ISO 12,800||ISO 100-6400 expandable to ISO 12,800||ISO 100-6400 expandable to ISO 12,800|
|Reflex AF system:||9-point with 1 cross-type||9-point with 1 cross-type||9-point with 1 cross-type|
|Live View AF system:||Contrast detection||Contrast detection||Contrast detection|
|Max shooting rate:||3fps||3fps||3fps|
|Max video resolution:||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)||Full HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Viewfinder:||Optical with pentamirror 95% coverage||Optical with pentamirror 95% coverage||Optical with pentamirror 95% coverage|
|Screen:||3-inch TFT with 920,000 dots||3-inch TFT with 920,000 dots||2.7-inch TFT with 230,000 dots|
|Dimensions:||129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm||129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm||129.0 x 101.6 x 77.1mm|
|Weight:||485g (body only – CIPA testing standard inc battery and memory card)||475g (body only – CIPA testing standard inc battery and memory card)||436g (body only – CIPA testing standard inc battery and memory card)|