Canon EOS 2000D Review

Canon EOS 2000D Review - Canon's entry level 2000D sits slightly above the 4000D, and replaces the 1300D with a 24mp sensor.

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Canon EOS 2000D in Digital SLRs



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Quick Verdict

The Canon EOS 2000D is this year's update to the 1300D, and it's beginning to look seriously out of date compared to the competition, in almost every way. 

+ Pros

  • Wi-Fi and NFC built-in
  • Good colour reproduction
  • Good ergonomics and handling
  • Easy to use
  • Decent battery life
  • Auto White Balance options of warm or white

- Cons

  • Disappointing ISO range, with poor noise control
  • Only 3fps continuous shooting
  • Lacks auto-HDR shooting
  • Horribly slow live view focusing
  • Chromatic aberrations
 

 

The Canon EOS 2000D is an update to the Canon EOS 1300D, with the 2000D now featuring a 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor. There's built-in Wi-Fi and NFC as well as a number of scene modes and effects. The 2000D is available for £459 with kit lens with IS.

Canon EOS 2000D Features

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The Canon EOS 2000D (known as the Canon EOS Rebel T7 in the US) uses a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an improvement over the 18mp sensor in the 1300D. The new Canon EOS 4000D is introduced as the entry-level camera, with an 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and more basic camera body.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity which makes the camera much more appealing for entry-level and younger shooters. On the back, there is a 3inch screen, with 920K dots.

Continuous shooting speed is a rather pedestrian 3fps, and the ISO range is the same at ISO100 to ISO12800 (extended). The camera records FullHD video at 30,25,24fps, with mono sound, and there is no mic socket. The camera features 9 AF points. 

The camera has full manual controls, as well as scene intelligent auto mode and a number of creative effects, including a grainy black and white effect. Wi-Fi and NFC are built in, which will make it quick and easy to connect to compatible smartphones. You can connect to Android smartphones using NFC, if they support it, and this makes it very easy to connect and transfer photos, as well as remotely control the camera.  

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The Canon EOS 2000D has access to all of Canon's EF and EF-S lenses, and when combined with one of the prime lenses, it becomes a quite compact Digital SLR and for those that want the smallest possible Digital SLR system, then there are a number of compact prime lenses available, such as the 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens, 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens, and 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens.

We've compared the Canon EOS 2000D to other entry-level Digital SLRs from Canon, plus the next model up, the Canon EOS 200D: 

Canon EOS 1300D Canon EOS 4000D Canon EOS 2000D Canon EOS 200D
18mp 18mp 24mp 24mp
3inch screen, 920K 2.7inch screen, 230K dots 3inch screen, 920K 3inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1040K
0.80x OVF 0.80x 0.80x OVF 0.87x OVF
DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 4+ DIGIC 7
1080p FullHD Video 1080p FullHD Video 1080p FullHD Video 1080p FullHD 60fps
ISO100 to ISO12800 ISO100 to ISO12800 ISO100 to ISO12800 ISO100 to ISO51200
Wi-Fi / NFC built-in Wi-Fi Wi-Fi / NFC built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
3fps continuous shooting 3fps continuous shooting 3fps continuous shooting 5fps continuous shooting
9 AF points 9 AF points 9 AF points 9 AF points (Dual-Pixel AF)
500 shots 500 shots 500 shots 650 shots
485g inc battery and card 436g inc battery and card 475g inc battery and card 453g inc battery and card
£329 with kit lens* £369 with kit lens (non-IS) £459 with kit lens (IS) £559 with kit lens (IS)

* While still available.

The 2000D is available body only, or with the 18-55mm IS kit lens and we'd recommend the 18-55mm IS kit lens for those likely to want to shoot in lower light conditions, or for those that want to record hand-held video, as the Image Stabilisation (IS) will help under these shooting conditions. 

EOS 2000D

Key Features

  • 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Canon EF lens mount
  • DIGIC 4+ image processor
  • 3inch screen, 920k dot resolution
  • 0.80x magnification, optical viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi and NFC built-in
  • FullHD 1080p video recording
  • ISO100-ISO6400 expands to ISO12800
  • 3fps continuous shooting
  • 9 AF points

Canon EOS 2000D Handling

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The Canon EOS 2000D features a solid plastic body and ample rubber grip surrounding the grip and rear thumb grip of the camera. This means it feels similar in value to an older EOS camera like the EOS 600D, although without the side access to the memory card slot. The memory card slot can be found under the camera, in the battery compartment. 

The mode dial has a metallic finish, giving the camera a more premium look and feel, compared to plastic mode dials. The layout of controls on the camera will be familiar to anyone who's used an entry to mid-level Digital SLR from Canon, such as the 1300D or 800D cameras. 

The buttons are clearly labelled and a good size, with easy access to a number of useful settings, including ISO, AF, WB and Drive mode on the 4-way controller. With good controls and rubber grip, the 2000D feels good in your hand, with a relatively compact camera body. 

The optical viewfinder has a soft rubber surround making it more comfortable to use, and there is a dioptre adjustment dial next to it. The optical viewfinder is clear and shows the focus points so that you know where the camera has focused. There are 9 focus points and these are quite central, which means you'll need to master focusing and re-composing if you want your subject off-centre.

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Menus – The menus on the 2000D are well designed and easy to use with each main section colour coded and the screen is clear and easy to read. Although unfortunately, it's not a gapless screen. There's a Q button to give quick access to controls on the rear screen so that you don't have to go into the menus. 

Canon 1300d Remote App
Canon 1300d Remote App Menu

 

Using Canon's Camera Connect app, (available for Android and iOS devices), you can view and transfer images on the camera, shoot remotely as well as change camera settings. Setting up the connection is particularly easy if you have an Android smartphone with built-in NFC. 

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Battery life - Battery life is rated at 500 shots according to Canon / CIPA test results, which is reasonably good for a Canon Digital SLR, although other Digital SLRs sometimes offer longer battery life. 



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3 May 2018 7:57PM
Sample photos quality is so bad...

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3 May 2018 11:52PM
I think it's about time Canon ditched the relic that is the 18-55 EF-S kit lens....
It was barely palatable on the 300/350/400D (albeit the non-VR version) - it's woefully inadequate on a 24mp sensor.... and the Digic 4's heavy handed NR isn't helping....
6 May 2018 1:50PM
Pentax KS2 and the newer Pentax K 70 offer far more features for not much more.

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mannypr 7 9 Puerto Rico
6 May 2018 9:17PM
The reviewer says that the video quality is good but the sample he shows in the article is downright terrible . The question we have to ask ourselves is why would Cannon put on the market such an outdated product where practically all the other alternatives are much better . Could it be that Cannon is starting to concentrate its efforts in a full new line of mirrorless cameras ? In any event this is bad for Cannon . I haven't read such a reviewers negative comments on a product in a very long time .
ElSid 10 8 United Kingdom
8 May 2018 4:26PM
I remember reading an interview with a senior Canon figure, possibly on here, in which it was admitted that Canon are falling behind in innovation and this camera certainly seems to back up the comment...

As for the sample images I'd say 3 pics hardly constitutes a fair examination of the lens quality. It would also have been interesting to see what the camera is capable of with a better lens, even a few shots with the old cheapo 50mm MkII would have been useful.
Flymoman 5 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2018 7:43PM
These sort of dslr are really looking dated now.

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