Top positive review
Canon EOS 4000 DSLR Camera
4 April 2018
This is Canon’s new ‘entry level,’ camera, which is ideal for a beginner. So many people rely on smartphones now, but this is a camera designed to get people away from using these and back to cameras. This cuts costs by using a plastic, rather than metal, lens mount. On the plus side, this is fairly easy to use, with well laid out controls and good battery life. It is also well priced, compared to many cameras on the market and so is obviously marketed at those who want to try using a camera again, rather than those cellphones. However, one of the things that Canon have not included is, oddly, a touchscreen – which, obviously, anyone who uses their phone for taking pictures/videos will be used to. This seems an odd omission, but is, perhaps, another way of cutting costs.
The camera does have Wi-Fi connectivity, plus a Quick Menu, which allows you to easily access commonly used settings. For beginners, or those getting back into photography, this is obviously a plus. For those who are very keen on photography and more likely to experiment with changing lenses often, they will not like the plastic feel of the camera and lens mount, which is obviously more liable to wear than metal. That said, this is aimed at the lower end of the market. So, although it a little slow to focus and not ideal for anyone wanting to use the longer, heavier lenses, it does do everything that a learner would need.
The menu setting, with the Quick Menu, the control and ease of accessing what you need, make up for the fixed LCD screen, smaller optical viewfinder and the plastic feel of the camera. It is light to carry and that is something that I personally like. After all, not everyone wants something too complicated and this is affordable and a good introduction/re-introduction to photography – allowing video recording and continuous pictures. The quality may not excite photography enthusiasts, but it is certainly better than using a smartphone and it is great to have the feel of the camera and the greater control it gives you. You receive everything you need here – camera body, strap, lens, etc – to get you started taking photographs again.