Monday, February 26, 2018

Canon EOS 4000D - Canon announces a new plastic-fantastic entry level DSLR

Canon has officially announced the cheapest DSLR ever produced – the EOS 4000D . The camera , aimed at beginners and bargain hunters who want a reliable starter kit ,feature an easy to use interface , an almost basic button layout and a bargain price of GBP 330 ($385) .

The camera , designed with polycarbonate/ABS plastic – including the lens mount (strangely) is durable and mostly resistant to the knocks and scratches most beginner users may subject this to . The camera is , like most Canon bargain bin offerings , feature mostly obsolete hardware including the 18mp sensor technology from the 9 year old EOS 7D and the Digic 4+ processor from 2014 , this list also includes the 2.7” LCD which was last seen on Canon entry level cameras from 2011 , although the camera is mostly assembled from the parts bin , there will be an audience – especially beginners who may enjoy using the camera to its highest potential . Video features include 1080p recording and don’t expect any Dual Pixel AF with the camera as well. The camera is also said to include a 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 III kit- lens without IS in the package .

Overall the EOS 4000 looks to be a basic bargain entry camera for the masses , the specs and some of the recycled parts almost make this a cheaper EOS 1000 series camera – a superlaggera of some sorts , but with this model being only a few dozen dollars behind older(but slightly better) generation EOS 1000D or Nikon D3xxx models , it will certainly be a hard sell to somewhat well informed buyers.

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, 920k dots
Wi-Fi (no NFC)
500-shot (approx.) battery life
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

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