Canon 4000D

Canon EOS 4000D front
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 12800)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 436g - 129 x 102 x 77mm
  • Launched February 2018
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Canon 4000D overview

Canon 4000D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera initially announced on February of 2018. The camera has a 18MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 5184 x 3456.

The 4000D is placed #41 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #319 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal factors.

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Canon 4000D history

The Canon 4000D is part of a family of cameras. You can read the full list underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-4000D front thumbnailCanon 4000D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
Canon-EOS-450D front thumbnailCanon 450D
4000D vs 450D
12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Canon-EOS-400D front thumbnailCanon 400D
4000D vs 400D
10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006

Canon 4000D Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of positives and negatives of the Canon 4000D based on factors which are generally seen as crucial in a digital camera.

change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
exports RAW files
flash built-in
good min ISO (100)
has face detect focusing
has HDMI support
has phase detect AF
has tracking focus
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
you can focus manually
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (500 shots)
low fps (3.0 frames per second)
no headphone jack
no mic jack
no Time Lapse mode
screen has low resolution (230 k dot)
screen is fixed
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
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Canon 4000D Sensor information

The Canon 4000D houses the Digic 4+ chip. The sensor measurement on the Canon 4000D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor can resolve 5184 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 18MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can be widened electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW format is saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the 4000D's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 4000D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is highlighted in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 4000D dimensions

Canon 4000D weighs 0.96 lb (436 gr or 15.38 ounces) & the size of the camera is 129mm x 102mm x 77mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.0"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr and the Canon 4000D is lighter compared to other competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Canon 4000D besides a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS 4000D dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the 4000D.

Canon EOS 4000D topview buttons dials

Canon 4000D Lens information

The 4000D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to choose from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the 4000D.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-EF-28-200mm-f3.5-5.6-USM lensCanon EF 28-200mm f3.5-5.6 USM28-200mmf/3.5-5.6 500g
Sigma-105mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-Canon-EF lensSigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro105mmf/2.8 460g
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Canon-EF-S-18-135mm-F3.5-5.6-IS-USM lensCanon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM18-135mmf/3.5-5.6 515g
Tamron-SP-24-70mm-F2.8-Di-VC-USD-G2-Canon-EF lensTamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G224-70mmf/2.8 905g
Sigma-20mm-F1.8-EX-DG-Aspherical-RF-Canon-EF lensSigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF20mmf/1.8 520g
Lensbaby-Sol-45-DSLR-Canon-EF lensLensbaby Sol 45 DSLR45mmf/3.5144g
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Canon-EF-24-105mm-F3.5-5.6-IS-STM lensCanon EF 24-105mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM24-105mmf/3.5-5.6 525g
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Canon 4000D Connectivity

The 4000D has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer images and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.

Several apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.

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Canon 4000D Video information

The highest video quality on the Canon 4000D is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality provides a good balance for video quality and file size but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to crop. The body doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to buy a different model in case you want better audio for your videos.

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Canon 4000D Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Canon 4000D so you have to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.

Canon 4000D Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon 4000D has a 2.7" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for Canon 4000D are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
  • Coverage 95 percent

Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.

Canon 4000D Shutter information

Canon 4000D can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

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Canon 4000D Flash and Hot shoe information

Canon 4000D comes with both built in flash as well as external flash ability.

Canon 4000D Autofocus information

Canon 4000D comes with both Phase Detect Autofocus as well as Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which makes it useful for people photography.

The Sensor has 9 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Autofocus for objects on the move. Canon 4000D boasts manual focus when needed for low light situations or you want more precise focus control.

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Canon 4000D Battery life

The battery power on the Canon 4000D is designed to last for 500 shutters based on the CIPA requirements which is lesser as compared to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x offers the highest (1900) battery life for this class of cameras.

Underneath is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
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Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
4000D vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

Canon 4000D for specific types of photography

The following diagram presents a summation of the Canon 4000D for specific types of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Canon 4000D Portrait photography details

The Canon 4000D has a points total of 78 which is wonderful, and means the camera is a awesome fit for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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you can focus manually
good resolution (18MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
supports RAW files

Canon 4000D Street photography information

Having a modest rating of 60, the Canon 4000D is reasonably adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization

Canon 4000D as a Sports photography camera

A modest sports photography points tally of 60 suggests the Canon 4000D is fairly appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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resolution is good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
comes with phase detect AF
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery power (500 per charge)

Canon 4000D Travel photography advice

Size is very crucial when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon 4000D gets a decent 56 as a travel camera which is fairly acceptable to take with you on your journeys.

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decent megapixels (18MP)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
bad battery power (500 shots)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen

Canon 4000D as a Landscape photography camera

If you are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 4000D and it's moderate grade of 60 as a landscape camera is relatively appropriate within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
decent megapixels (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (2.7")
no image stabilization
terrible battery power (500 CIPA)
missing Timelapse mode

Canon 4000D Vlogging information

A vlogging camera preferably should posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon 4000D is just not good for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 28.

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features face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
does not have microphone support

Canon 4000D Alternatives

If you are in the market for alternatives to the 4000D, below is a collection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the class of Entry-Level DSLR.

The chart followed below will give you a summary of the 4000D vs it's highest scoring competitors mentioned earlier.

Following are several cameras you may look at as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Canon EOS 4000D
Entry-Level DSLR
Body design
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Processor Chip
Digic 4+
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
5184 x 3456
RAW data
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Lowest native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Total lenses
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed
3.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
9.20 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 46 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
436 grams (0.96 lbs)
Physical dimensions
129 x 102 x 77mm (5.1" x 4.0" x 3.0")
Battery life
500 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
Storage slots
Price at launch