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Canon EOS 2000D Review - Performance

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Canon EOS 2000D Performance

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

Speed - We took a number of shots to test the camera's responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed etc. We take a number of shots and then use the average to ensure accurate and consistent tests, making it easy to compare with other cameras.

Shutter Response <0.1secs - (same for live view)
Wide - Focus / Shutter Response 0.15secs - live view: 1.75s
Full zoom - Focus / Shutter Response  0.175secs - live view: 1.55s
Switch on Time to Taking a Photo 0.4secs
Shot to Shot without Flash 0.45secs
Shot to Shot with Flash 0.6secs
Continuous Shooting - JPEG
(shots before slow down)
3fps (~)
Continuous Shooting - Flash 2fps
Continuous Shooting - RAW 3fps (9 shots)

Focus and shot to shot times were both good, although the 3fps continuous shooting is looking a little dated, with competitors offering faster continuous shooting speeds. Tested with the EF-S 18-55mm lens. Live view focus remains horribly slow, which makes it both frustrating and annoying to use.


Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) Sample Photos

Sample Photos - As you would expect from a Canon camera, the images produced have very pleasing colour reproduction, with colours that are saturated, but not too saturated. Exposure is reliable, and there is a good level of dynamic range in photos, thanks to the Auto Lighting Optimiser (ALO) option. Unfortunately, there is no automatic HDR shooting mode. If there isn't enough dynamic range captured in your photos, then you'll need to process the raw files. 

For better portraits, you're likely to want a brighter lens than the standard kit lens for softer, blurred backgrounds (with "Bokeh"), and lenses like the 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.8 STM (£92), would make an excellent second lens.


Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) Lens test images

Lens Performance - Detail and sharpness of the kit lens, the 18-55mm IS II, is quite good. The biggest problem with this lens, is that Chromatic aberration is not good, and is visible in a range of images. Image stabilisation is effective. Macro performance is reasonable, with it possible to get quite close to your subject. Peripheral illumination correction is available in camera, based on whether there is data on the attached lens, but the camera doesn't offer as much correction as models higher up in the EOS range. This means that chromatic aberrations and purple fringing can often be seen, and will need correcting later in software if it annoys you. 


Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) ISO test images

ISO Noise Performance - Noise is well controlled up to and including ISO1600 and detail remains fairly good. At ISO3200 noise becomes more noticeable and colour saturation drops which means results are a little disappointing. Things get worse at ISO6400 and above with higher noise and random white dots in images. Unfortunately, there's little improvement in noise performance compared to the 1300D.

The ISO range is limited to ISO100 to ISO6400, which can be extended to ISO12800 (in Custom settings). This is quite limited compared to almost every other camera in this class, and even cameras with smaller sensors, which also give better noise performance. 

Noise compared to the competition...

You would expect a higher resolution sensor to produce images with more noise, but you'd also hope that a newer generation sensor would produce cleaner images. Noise performance is no worse than the 18mp 1300D, but also no better, which is unfortunate, because the 1300D's noise performance wasn't particularly good. 

If we compare the 24mp 2000D to the 2-year-old Nikon D3400 (also 24mp), the Nikon gives better noise performance. If we compare the 24mp 2000D to the nearly 4-year-old Sony Alpha A6000 (24mp), whilst the Sony gives softer results, it also gives images with significantly lower noise, particularly chroma noise. 


Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) White-balance test images

White Balance Performance - The camera has two options for auto white balance (AWB) one that retains ambient lighting conditions, and one that has a white priority. This option is designed to work under tungsten lighting, but also works with mixed lighting, and fluorescent lighting, so that you can choose what results you want, for example choosing warm results for portraits or white results for product shots. Thanks to this, it's possible to get very good results, even in mixed lighting.


Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7) Digital filters

Digital Filters - In playback there are options for Photobook Set-up and Creative Filters (Grainy B+W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye effect, Toy camera, Miniature). You can also use Creative Auto to apply a number of different effects, with the camera guiding you through the settings. Creative Auto shooting modes are: Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker, Monochrome.


Video - Video quality is good, recording FullHD at 1080p at 30, 25 or 24fps. You can also select from ISO100 to ISO6400 for movie shooting. The camera records mono sound, and there isn't a microphone socket on the camera. Video recording benefits from the use of a lens with image stabilisation, or alternatively a tripod or steady surface is recommended. 


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


mannypr 10 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 14 11 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 9 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2018 7:43PM
These sort of dslr are really looking dated now.

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