Canon has announced a new budget DSLR for those looking to start their journey in DSLR photography. The EOS 4000D appears to reuse parts from older Canon cameras, all packaged in a modern yet low-priced body.
The all-plastic construction (including the lens mount) shares the body design and viewfinder from the modern DSLRs, but the sensor is the 18MP unit from the EOS 7D released almost a decade ago. Image processing is done using the DIGIC 4+ chip, which was released in 2014.
There is a 2.7-inch LCD at the back, but it isn’t touchscreen. The 95% coverage optical viewfinder may lose out in clarity when compared to EVFs, but it is good enough for an entry-level DSLR like the 4000D. That said, it still manages to have 1080p video capture.
Canon did include some modern touches with the supposedly entry level camera. It has WiFi connectivity for wireless control and image transfer from the camera to a smartphone. The JPEG processing of the camera is also in-line with modern Canon DSLR so it should be a capable JPEG shooter, which is the main target audience for the model. This is assisted with the built-in easy-mode feature guide for novice shooters.
The Canon EOS 4000D will be available in either body-only or in a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 III kit lens and is expected to retail in Europe for about €380 (RM 1,831) for the body only.