Canon Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) vs Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) Comparison

Entry level DSLRs Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) Compared

With the Rebel T7 (Canon EOS 2000D in the rest of the world) and especially the Rebel  T100 (Canon EOS 4000D elsewhere), Canon introduces two low-cost DSLRs for the entry-level market, which are mainly characterized by their low price, but still offer DSLR image quality. Thereby, Canon does not even shy away from a plastic bayonet in the Rebel T100  (4000D), but in the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D), the successor of the Canon Rebel T6 (Canon EOS 1300D elsewhere) , a metal bayonet is used.

Surely nobody missed this, but Canon still brings back the plastic bayonet with the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D). [Photo: Canon]

The Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D), on the other hand, uses a more robust metal bayonet, and the image sensor also has a higher resolution of 24 megapixels than both the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) and its predecessor, the Canon Rebel T6 (Canon EOS 1300D elsewhere), which both have to make do with 18 megapixels. [Photo: Canon]

Furthermore, printed buttons have fallen victim to the austerity dictates, and there is also no longer a dedicated on/off switch; instead, the camera is switched on via the program dial. Even with a set lens, savings are made; it has to get by without an optical image stabilizer. Canon has even made considerable savings on the rear screen: it measures just 6.8 centimeters diagonally on the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) and has a resolution of a measly 230,000 pixels. After all, the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) uses a 7.5 centimeter screen with a resolution of 920,000 pixels.

Save on the back of the Canon Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D): The screen is 6.8 centimetres small and the buttons are not printed, instead the functions are on the housing. [Photo: Canon]

The Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) has the larger 7.5 cm screen and has printed buttons. [Photo: Canon]

The Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) at least gets an image sensor with 24 megapixels higher resolution in APS-C format (crop factor 1.6), while the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) has to get along with 18 megapixels like the old Canon Rebel T6 (Canon EOS 1300D elsewhere). The maximum sensitivity reaches ISO 6,400, an extension to ISO 12,800 is possible after activation in the menu. The Digic 4+ image processor is also an old acquaintance, already driving the Canon Rebel T6 (Canon EOS 1300D elsewhere). The reflex viewfinder of both cameras has to make do with a simple mirror construction instead of a high-quality pentaprism. At 0.8x magnification (0.5x in 35 mm equivalent), it covers 95 percent of the image field. The autofocus works in viewfinder mode with nine measuring points, only the middle autofocus point is a cross sensor. The continuous-advance mode only takes three frames per second.

Even on the upper side, the Canon Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) has a budget dictate: the camera is switched on and off via the program dial instead of via a separate switch. [Photo: Canon]

The Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D), on the other hand, has a proper switch for switching on and off. This way the program selector wheel remains in the last used position. [Photo: Canon]

Even with the video function, the entry-level photographer has to be satisfied with Full HD standard fare (1,920 by 1,080 pixels at 30 frames per second). During live viewing and video recording, only a contrast autofocus is available, while the faster dual-pixel CMOS AF is reserved for higher-quality EOS models. Both the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) detect subjects automatically, but can also be controlled manually by the photographer. They also offer some creative filter functions. WLAN is also on board in both models to transfer photos wirelessly to computers, smartphones or other devices and to control the cameras remotely via app. NFC for simple coupling, however, is only offered by the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D). Both the cameras themselves and the Canon Photo Companion app provide helpful instructions on how to take various photo subjects.

The Canon Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) is available in a set with the EF-S 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 III for just under 400 dollars. [Photo: Canon]

The Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) is available in a set with the EF-S 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 IS II for just under 500 dollars. [Photo: Canon]

One important thing buyers of the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) should still keep in mind: Although they are fully compatible with the many EF and EF-S lenses, Canon alone offers more than 80 different models, the flash shoes no longer have center contacts. The Speedlite flashes from Canon don’t mind this, but to what extent third-party flashes are affected can’t be said at the moment. Simple center contact flashes logically do not work anyway. The Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) differ in one small additional point when it comes to the flash: the on-board flash has to be folded up manually on the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D), while the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) has an automatic and a button to fold it out.

The Canon Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) and Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) are available since 2018, whereas the Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) with the EF-S 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 IS II should cost almost 500 Euros, while the Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) together with the EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 III (without IS) should be available for almost 400 Euros. The predecessor model Canon Rebel T6 (Canon EOS 1300D elsewhere), however, is already available with an image stabilized lens from a good 370 euro, so that we can’t recommend the worse equipped and more expensive Rebel T100 (EOS 4000D) to anyone with a clear conscience at the moment. The Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) offers a higher sensor resolution after all.

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Peter Dench
I am Peter Dench. Digital Photographer, born in London 1972, currently living in Deerfield, near Chicago. I have numerous photography expositions and also working in model photography. In this website, PhotoPoint, I usually review cameras provided by local dealers in Illinois and by the manufacturers. Sometimes I, Peter Dench, review lenses too, but only when I have a suitable camera for them. Please let me know in the comments if I can improve any of these articles.