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Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.7
Reviewed Mar 03, 2021 at 09:14 am
Canon EOS Rebel T100 / EOS 4000D Picture
6.9
Travel Photography
7.2
Landscape Photography
6.3
Sport & Wildlife Photography
3.0
Vlogging
2.6
Studio Video
2.6
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.
7.2 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.
6.3 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.
3.0 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.
2.6 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.
2.6 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
  • 7.2 Landscape Photography
  • 6.3 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 3.0 Vlogging
  • 2.6 Studio Video
  • 2.6 Action Video

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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 Mount
Built-In Flash
Yes
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

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
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
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
18 MP
Processor
Digic 4+
Extended ISO Minimum
N/A
ISO Minimum
100
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
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
Luminance
75.9%
Light Falloff
46.7%
Photo
Photo
Photo Features
JPEG File Format
Yes
RAW File Format
CR2
Shutter
Electronic and Mechanical
Minimum Shutter Speed
30 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/4,000 s
Silent Shooting
No
HDR
No
Focus Peaking
No
Zebra Pattern
No
Histogram
Yes
Time Lapse
No
4.0
Photo
Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
N/A
High Speed Continuous
3 fps
Silent Shooting Continuous
N/A
Raw Buffer Size
7 RAW Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
10,000 JPG Photos
Buffer Empty Time
0 s
7.6
Photo
Autofocus
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Focus Points
9
Manual Focus Assistance
No
Face Detection Distance
39" (99 cm)
Eye Detection
No
Face Tracking Success Rate
79%
Object Tracking Success Rate
89.9%
7.3
Photo
Image Stabilization
In Body Image Stabilization
No
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/20 s
8.2
Photo
Image Quality
Dynamic Range At ISO 100
9.44 f-stops
Color Accuracy (dE2000)
8.66
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 800
36.22 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 800
2.07 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 1600
35.64 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 1600
2.292 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 3200
34.08 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 3200
3.05 pixels

ISO Setting Sample Photo
ISO 100 Photo
ISO 200 Photo
ISO 400 Photo
ISO 800 Photo
ISO 1600 Photo
ISO 3200 Photo
ISO 6400 Photo

5.9
Photo
Luminance Noise
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 100 38.24 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200 36.6 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400 34.5 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800 31.82 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600 29.02 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200 27.42 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400 24.13 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
Sample Gallery
Sample Gallery
The Skate Park

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Polish Church

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Studio

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Stairway

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

General Video
General Video
Video Feature
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
General Video
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Mono
Microphone Level Display
No
General Video
Video Exposure Assistant
Zebra Line
No
Histogram
Yes
Waveform
No
General Video
Recording 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 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
Crop At Max Available fps
N/A
0
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In 4k
N/A
Face Detection In 4k
N/A
Face Tracking In 4k
0
Object Tracking In 4k
0
N/A
4k Video
4k Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In 4k
N/A
Walking Test In 4k
N/A
Running Test In 4k
N/A
Crop
N/A
0
4k Video
4k 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 0 min
Overheat Recording Interruption
No
0
4k Video
4k Video Quality
Low Light Capability In 4k
0
Test Scene Extract In 4k
0
4k Rolling Shutter
N/A
Full HD Video
3.0
Full HD Video
FHD Frame Rate
240 fps In FHD
No
120 fps In FHD
No
60 fps In FHD
No
30 fps In FHD
No
24 fps In FHD
Yes
Crop At Max Available fps
1 x
1.9
Full HD Video
FHD Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In FHD
No
Face Detection In FHD
Yes
Face Tracking In FHD
0
Object Tracking In FHD
2.7
7.8
Full HD Video
FHD Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In FHD
No
Walking Test In FHD
6.48 pixels/frames
Running Test In FHD
16.94 pixels/frames
Crop
1
6.2
Full HD Video
FHD 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
Record Time Limit 12 min
4.0
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
4.0
Test Scene Extract In FHD
5.4
FHD Rolling Shutter
7.97°
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
Input / 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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