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Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Mar 03, 2021 at 09:14 am
Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D Picture
6.9
Travel Photography
6.9
Landscape Photography
6.2
Sport & Wildlife Photography
3.3
Vlogging
3.5
Studio Video
3.1
Action Video
Body Type
DSLR
Mirrorless
No
Sensor Size
APS-C
Tested Lens
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III

The Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D is a simple APS-C DSLR camera. It offers little in the way of frills or extra features, with no 4k recording capability and limited recording options in FHD. Instead, it's better suited as a photography camera, as it takes sharp images that are low in noise and have a fairly high dynamic range. Its autofocus system also works well for still images, as it manages to track subjects consistently and quickly. Unfortunately, it isn't as comfortable to use or as well-built as more premium options.

Our Verdict

6.9 Travel Photography

The Canon Rebel T100 is alright for travel photography. Images are sharp and low in graininess even at high ISO settings, and the autofocus system does a good job of tracking and maintaining focus on subjects that move across the frame. However, it's somewhat bulky and not especially comfortable to use for extended periods. It also feels quite plasticky and, depending on your usage patterns, has short battery life.

Pros
  • Great image quality.
  • Good autofocus performance in photography.
  • Fairly wide shutter speed range.
Cons
  • Bulky, plasticky design.
  • Mediocre battery life.
  • Can be uncomfortable to use.
6.9 Landscape Photography

The Canon Rebel T100 is decent for landscape photography. It offers great image quality, with a high dynamic range, good color accuracy, and low levels of graininess even at high ISO levels, which is great for nighttime shoots. However, its primarily plastic construction doesn't feel especially sturdy and isn't rated as being weather-sealed, though we don't currently test for that. It's also significantly bulkier than point-and-shoots or compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras that can be stored in a pocket or a pouch. Its dim fixed screen can also be a bit of a challenge to see under direct sunlight, and while its kit lens lets in a good amount of light, it exhibits noticeable light falloff that makes the corners of an image darker than its center.

Pros
  • Great image quality.
  • Fairly wide shutter speed range.
Cons
  • Bulky, plasticky design.
  • Can be uncomfortable to use.
6.2 Sport & Wildlife Photography

The Canon Rebel T100 is passable for sports and wildlife photography. Its slow maximum shooting speed can make it challenging to capture distinct images of moving subjects, though its fast maximum shutter speed does allow you to freeze their movement. Image quality is impressive, with little in the way of graininess even at high ISO levels, and it's fitted with a quick and consistent autofocus system. That said, the camera can be uncomfortable to use for long periods and isn't very well-built.

Pros
  • Great image quality.
  • Good autofocus performance in photography.
  • Fairly wide shutter speed range.
Cons
  • Bulky, plasticky design.
  • Can be uncomfortable to use.
  • Low maximum shooting speed.
3.3 Vlogging

The Canon Rebel T100 is a bad choice for vlogging. Its fixed screen doesn't allow you to see what you're recording when the camera is pointed at you. Its bulky design can make it a nuisance to carry around for extended periods, and it also can't record in 4k. Also, FHD videos are blurry and somewhat grainy, especially in low-light environments. It doesn't support continuous autofocus, meaning that it can't refocus on subjects' faces by itself. Fortunately, video stabilization performance is fairly decent, and you shouldn't notice too much camera shake in handheld recordings.

Pros
  • Good video stabilization performance.
Cons
  • Bulky, plasticky design.
  • Poor video recording quality in FHD.
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • Fixed screen can't be seen when camera is pointed at you.
  • No continuous tracking autofocus feature while recording video.
3.5 Studio Video

The Canon Rebel T100 is terrible for studio video. Video quality in FHD is bad, with ample amounts of visual noise and an overall lack of sharpness. It's also lacking in inputs and outputs for various videography accessories, with no headphone or microphone jacks to help monitor audio levels more accurately or improve the audio quality in your videos. It doesn't support 4k video or continuous autofocus either, forcing the user to refocus constantly. On the plus side, its menu system is easy to understand.

Pros
  • Simple menu system.
Cons
  • Mediocre battery life.
  • Poor video recording quality in FHD.
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • No continuous tracking autofocus feature while recording video.
  • Limited selection of inputs and outputs.
3.1 Action Video

The Canon Rebel T100 isn't designed for action video. It's too big to be attached to a chest or helmet rig and isn't weather-sealed, though we don't currently test for that. It also can't record in FHD at high-speed frame rates for generating smooth action video or slow-motion footage. Thankfully, it does a good job in smoothing out camera shake in handheld video.

Pros
  • Good video stabilization performance.
Cons
  • Bulky, plasticky design.
  • Poor video recording quality in FHD.
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • Limited selection of frame rates while recording.
  • 6.9 Travel Photography
  • 6.9 Landscape Photography
  • 6.2 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 3.3 Vlogging
  • 3.5 Studio Video
  • 3.1 Action Video
  1. Updated Apr 22, 2022: Corrected an error in 'FHD Video Frame Rate.' We previously showed that this camera was incapable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps, but it is in fact able to record 1080p / 30 fps video, as long as the 'NTSC' setting is enabled in 'Video Selection'.
  2. Updated Apr 22, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.
  3. Updated Jan 13, 2022: Updated 'Lens Mount' from 'EF' to 'EF/EF-S'.
  4. Updated Mar 03, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 26, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.2
Design
Portability
Height
3.9" (10.0 cm)
Width
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Depth
3.2" (8.1 cm)
Volume
62.8 in³ (1,028.7 cm³)
Weight
1.00 lbs (0.45 kg)
Weight With Lens
1.42 lbs (0.64 kg)
5.5
Design
Build Quality

  • Body is made of plastic, which doesn't feel quite as solid as the material used on the Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D
  • Buttons feel somewhat sluggish to respond to inputs but offer decent physical feedback
  • Flash mechanism feels fairly sturdy
  • No dedicated power switch
  • Input/output compartment is covered by a rubber flap
  • Screen doesn't tilt or articulate, so you can't see it when the camera is pointed at you

Design
Body
Water Resistance
No
Rugged
No
Hot Shoe
Yes
Customizable Button
No
Command Dial
1
Tripod Mount
Yes
Lens Mount
EF/EF-S Mount
Built-In Flash
Yes

Update 01/13/2022: Corrected lens mount type from 'EF Mount' to 'EF/EF-S Mount'.

Design
In The Box

  • Canon EOS 4000D body
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III lens
  • Lens cover
  • Lens cap
  • Shoulder strap
  • 1x LP-E10 battery
  • Sensor cap
  • AC adapter
  • AC adapter cable
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Instruction manual

6.5
Design
Ergonomics & Comfort
Hand Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Extra-Large Hand
No

  • Rubber eyecup around the viewfinder can feel uncomfortable against the eye during longer shooting sessions
  • Hand grip is a little small for users with large hands, as the shutter button can fall in a somewhat uncomfortable position, and there isn't sufficient space for your pinky to rest
  • Hand grip has a textured surface that provides a secure hold
  • Backrest doesn't have a grippy, textured surface
  • Adjusting aperture requires that you hold a separate button while turning the command dial
  • Lack of dedicated controls makes it difficult to change ISO while looking through the viewfinder
  • More comfortable to use with the right eye pressed against the viewfinder. When shooting with your left eye, your thumb may be pressed against your right eye

Design
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Optical
Advertised Coverage
95%
Advertised Resolution
N/A
Advertised Magnification
0.8
2.5
Design
Screen
Screen Articulation Type
No Articulation (Fixed Screen)
Screen Max Brightness
408 cd/m²
Advertised Resolution
N/A
Size
2.7" (6.8 cm)
Touchscreen
No
8.0
Design
Menu System
Guide Mode
No
App Name
Canon Camera Connect

  • Menu is easy to use, and functions in roughly the same way as older Canon models like the Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D
  • No guide mode feature to explain some of the camera's functions to novice users
  • Video recording options are only visible after you've selected video mode on the mode dial
  • Some other options are only visible in LiveView mode

Design
Assistance Functions
Level Display
No
Grid Lines
Photo & Video
Histogram
Photo & Video
Zebra Pattern
No
Focus Peaking
No
Waveform
No
6.4
Design
Lens
Lens Type
Interchangeable
Maximum Aperture
3.5 - 5.6
Max Aperture (Full-Frame Equivalent)
f/5.6
Minimum Focal Length
18 mm
Maximum Focal Length
55 mm
Max Focal Length (Full-Frame Equivalent)
89 mm
Optical Image Stabilization
Yes
Luminance
75.9%
Light Falloff
46.7%
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
18 MP
Processor
Digic 4+
Extended ISO Minimum
N/A
Native ISO Minimum (Base ISO)
100
Native ISO Maximum
6,400
Tested Firmware
Ver. 1.0.1
6.4
Design
Battery
Battery Type
Canon LP-E10
USB Charging
No
Use When Charging
No
Advertised Battery Life In Photo
500 photos
Tested Battery Life In Video
84 min
Photo General
Photo General
Photo Features
JPEG File Format
Yes
Raw File Format
CR2
Shutter
Electronic and Mechanical
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 s
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4,000 s
Silent Shooting
No
HDR
No
Time Lapse
No
3.8
Photo General
Photo Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
N/A
High Speed Continuous
3 fps
Silent Shooting Continuous
N/A
Raw Buffer Size
7 Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
10,000 Photos
Buffer Empty Time
4 s
8.1
Photo General
Photo Autofocus
Object Tracking Success Rate
90%
Face Tracking Success Rate
79%
Face Detection Distance
39" (99 cm)
Eye Detection
No
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Focus Points
9
7.3
Photo General
Photo Image Stabilization
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/20 s
In-Body Image Stabilization
No
Photo Image Quality
8.1
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Dynamic Range
SNR 18% After Exposure Recovery
24.69 dB
Dynamic Range At Base ISO
11.1 f-stops
Dynamic Range At ISO 800
10.0 f-stops
Dynamic Range At ISO 3200
9.0 f-stops
7.7
Photo Image Quality
Photo Sharpness
JPEG Sharpness At Base ISO
1.600 pixels
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 800
1.9597 pixels
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 3200
2.714 pixels
RAW Sharpness At Base ISO
3.333 pixels
RAW Sharpness At ISO 800
3.338 pixels
RAW Sharpness At ISO 3200
3.360 pixels
8.7
Photo Image Quality
Photo JPEG Color Accuracy
Color Difference (dE2000) At Base ISO
8.24
Color Difference (dE2000) At ISO 800
8.06
Color Difference (dE2000) At ISO 3200
7.84
8.1
Photo Image Quality
Photo JPEG Noise
SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.32 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 800
35.74 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 3200
32.65 dB
6.2
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Noise
RAW SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.12 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200
37.41 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400
35.39 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800
32.81 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600
30.04 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200
26.87 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400
23.14 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 12800
N/A
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 25600
N/A
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 51200
N/A
Photo Image Quality
Test Scene Pictures Download
JPEG Picture At Base ISO Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 400 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 800 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 1600 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 3200 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 6400 Download
JPEG Picture At ISO 12800 N/A
JPEG Picture At ISO 25600 N/A
JPEG Picture At ISO 51200 N/A
RAW Picture At Base ISO Download
RAW Picture At ISO 400 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 800 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 1600 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 3200 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 6400 Download
RAW Picture At ISO 12800 N/A
RAW Picture At ISO 25600 N/A
RAW Picture At ISO 51200 N/A
Pictures Sample Gallery
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Skate Park Picture
JPEG Skate Park Picture Download
RAW Skate Park Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Polish Church Picture
JPEG Polish Church Picture Download
RAW Polish Church Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Studio Picture
JPEG Studio Picture Download
RAW Studio Picture Download
Pictures Sample Gallery
The Stairway Picture
JPEG Stairway Picture Download
RAW Stairway Picture Download
Video General
Video General
Video Features
Full HD Video
Yes
4k Video
No
6k Video
No
Clean HDMI Output
No
Advertised Max Chroma Sampling Over HDMI
Not Advertised
Advertised Max Bit Depth Over HDMI
N/A
Log Picture Profile
No
Recording Light
No
Video General
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Mono
Microphone Level Display
No
Video General
Video File Format And Compression
MP4 H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
No
MP4 H.265 / HEVC
No
MOV H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Yes
MOV H.265 / HEVC
No
AVCHD H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
No
All-I Compression
No
4k Video
0
4k Video
4k Video Frame Rate
240 fps In 4k
No
120 fps In 4k
No
60 fps In 4k
No
30 fps In 4k
No
24 fps In 4k
No
4k Crop At Max Available fps
N/A
0
4k Video
4k Video Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In 4k
N/A
Bitrate Minimum In 4k
N/A
Chroma Sampling In 4k
No
Bit Depth In 4k
N/A
Record Time Limit In 4k
0 min
Overheat Recording Interruptions in 4k
N/A
not tested
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Object Tracking In 4k
N/A
Face Tracking In 4k
N/A
Face Detection In 4k
N/A
Eye Detection In 4k
N/A
not tested
4k Video
4k Video Stabilization
Walking Test In 4k
N/A
Running Test In 4k
N/A
In-Body Video Image Stabilization In 4k
N/A
4k Video Stabilization Crop
N/A
not tested
4k Video
4k Video Quality
Low Light Capability In 4k N/A
Test Scene Extract In 4k N/A
not tested
4k Video
4k Video Rolling Shutter Effect
4k Rolling Shutter
N/A
Full HD Video
6.0
Full HD Video
FHD Video Frame Rate
240 fps In FHD
No
120 fps In FHD
No
60 fps In FHD
No
30 fps In FHD
Yes
24 fps In FHD
Yes
FHD Crop At Max Available fps
1 x
6.2
Full HD Video
FHD Video Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In FHD
44 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In FHD
44 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In FHD
4:2:0
Bit Depth In FHD
8 Bit
Record Time Limit in FHD
12 min
1.9
Full HD Video
FHD Video Autofocus Performance
Object Tracking In FHD
2.7
Face Tracking In FHD
0
Face Detection In FHD
Yes
Eye Detection In FHD
No
7.8
Full HD Video
FHD Video Stabilization
Walking Test In FHD
6.48 pixels/frame
Running Test In FHD
16.94 pixels/frame
In-Body Video Image Stabilization In FHD
No
FHD Video Stabilization Crop
1 x
4.5
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
4.0
Test Scene Extract In FHD
5.0
6.5
Full HD Video
FHD Video Rolling Shutter Effect
FHD Rolling Shutter
5.3°
Storage And Connectivity
Storage And Connectivity
Storage
Card 1 Slot
SD Card UHS-I
Card 2 Slot
No 2nd Card Slot
4.0
Storage And Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
USB
Mini USB
HDMI
Mini (Type C)
Headphones
No
Microphone
No Microphone input
Wi-Fi
Yes
Bluetooth
No

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Canon T100 is only available in one color scheme: 'Black', and you can see its label here. This camera is also sold as the EOS 4000D in other markets. We tested it in conjunction with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III lens, but it can be purchased with a wide variety of other EF and EF S-mount lenses, including the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. However, we haven't tested it in any other configuration.

Let us know if you come across a different variant of the Canon T100 so we can update our review.

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