Comparison entry-level DSLRs Canon EOS 2000D and 4000D
In addition, printed keys have fallen victim to the savings dictation, and there is no longer a dedicated on/off switch, instead the camera is switched on via the program selector wheel. Even with a set lens, savings are made, it has to get by without an optical image stabilizer. Canon even saved a lot on the rear screen: it measures only 6.8 centimeters in the diagonal of the 4000D and resolves a measly 230,000 pixels. After all, the 2000D uses a 7.5 centimeter screen with a resolution of 920,000 pixels.
After all, the 2000D gets an image sensor with 24 megapixels higher resolution in APS-C format (crop factor 1.6), while the 4000D, like the old 1300D, has to get by with 18 megapixels. The maximum sensitivity reaches ISO 6.400, an extension to ISO 12.800 is possible after activation in the menu. Also the image processor Digic 4+ is an old acquaintance, it already drives the 1300D. 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 35mm 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 function only takes it to three frames per second.
Even with the video function, the entry-level photographer must be satisfied with Full HD standard fare (1,920 x 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 2000D and 4000D recognize subjects automatically, but can also be controlled manually by the photographer. They also offer some creative filter functions. WLAN is also on board on both models to transmit photos wirelessly to computers, smartphones or other devices and to control the cameras remotely via app. NFC for simple coupling, however, only offers the 2000D. Both the cameras themselves and the Canon Photo Companion App offer helpful instructions for taking different photo motifs.
- One important thing buyers of the 2000D and 4000D should still consider: Although these are fully compatible with the many EF and EF-S lenses, Canon alone offers over 80 different models, but the flash shoes no longer have center contacts. The Speedlite flashes from Canon don’t bother about that, but to what extent they affect other manufacturers’ flashes can’t be said at the moment. Simple center contact flashes logically do not work anyway. The 2000D and 4000D also differ in one small respect when it comes to the flash: the on-board flash of the 4000D has to be flipped up manually, while the 2000D has an automatic function and a button to unfold.From April 2018 the Canon EOS 2000D and 4000D will be available, whereas the 2000D with the EF-S 18-55 mm F3.5-5.6 IS II will cost about 500 Euro, while the 4000D together with the EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 III (without IS) will be available for about 400 Euro. The predecessor model 1300D, on the other hand, is already available with an image-stabilized lens from a good 370 Euros, so that we can’t recommend the poorly equipped and more expensive 4000D to anyone with a clear conscience. After all, the 2000D offers a higher sensor resolution.