Canon EOS 4000D Review

June 4, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Canon EOS 4000D Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 18 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5Mb.

The Canon EOS 4000D produced images of good quality during the review period. This camera produces noise-free images at ISO 100 up to ISO 800, with some noise appearing at ISO 1600. The faster setting of ISO 3200 is still usable, although we'd suggest avoiding ISO 6400 and especially 12800 if possible.

The built-in pop-up flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was very good, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and Bulb mode allowing you to capture enough light in most situations.

Noise

The Canon EOS 4000D has seven sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100 to 6400. This can be expanded one stop to add a High (ISO 12800) sensitivity by enabling ‘ISO expansion’ via the main menu. The camera’s auto ISO upper limit can also be configured, with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 6400. However, the 4000D’s sensitivity scale only changes in 1EV steps and there’s no option to add 1/3EV increments.

JPEG

RAW

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)

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ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)

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ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

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ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

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ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

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ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

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File Quality

Numerous file quality and size options are available. At full 24MP resolution you can shoot in raw (average 29MB file size), JPEG Fine (7-10MB) and JPEG Normal (3-5MB). There’s also a RAW+JPEG Fine setting.

Fine (7.69Mb) (100% Crop) Normal (3.60Mb) (100% Crop)
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RAW (29.7Mb) (100% Crop)
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Flash

The built-in flash has relatively few options. From the Flash Control entry in the main menu, you can configure it to operate in first or second curtain sync modes, dial in +/- 2EV of exposure compensation, and select between evaluative or average TTL metering. Red-eye reduction is also enabled or disabled via the main menu.

The flash did produce some minor vignetting when shooting a white surface at a distance of 1.5m with an 18mm focal length, but falloff was gone by 55mm.

Flash Off - Wide Angle

ISO 64

Flash On - Wide Angle

ISO 64

Flash Off - Telephoto

ISO 64

Flash On - Telephoto

ISO 64

With or without red-eye reduction, the Canon EOS 4000D successfully avoided red-eye during our testing.

Flash Off

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Flash On

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Night

The Canon EOS 4000D's maximum shutter speed is 30 seconds and there's a Bulb mode for even longer exposures, which is excellent news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 30 seconds, aperture of f/8 at ISO 100.

Night

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Picture Styles

Canon's Picture Styles are preset combinations of different sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone settings. You can tweak these Picture Controls to your liking, and there are also User Defined styles so that you can create your own look.

Standard

Portrait

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Landscape

Neutral

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Faithful

Monochrome

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Creative Filters

The entry-level nature of the EOS 4000D means Canon has seen fit to equip it with five Creative Filter effects, however they can only be applied to saved photos in playback mode.

Grainy B&W

Soft Focus

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Fish-eye Effect

Toy Camera Effect

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Miniature Effect
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