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Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Feb 25, 2021 at 08:59 am
Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D Picture
6.7
Travel Photography
6.9
Landscape Photography
6.0
Sport & Wildlife Photography
3.3
Vlogging
3.2
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 IS II

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D is a simple APS-C DSLR camera. It offers very good image quality, with little graininess present in images at high ISO levels, and feels decently comfortable to use. Unfortunately, it's not a good fit for video work due to its limited selection of frame rate options, lack of support for 4k recording, and a small spread of inputs and outputs.

Our Verdict

6.7 Travel Photography

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is okay for travel photography. It offers very good image quality, with little in the way of graininess even at high ISO levels. Its shutter speed range offers a broad range of flexibility for shooting everything from long exposure photographs to still images of fast-moving subjects. Unfortunately, its short battery life may force you to carry a second battery for extended shooting sessions, and its autofocus system has a hard time tracking faces.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Wide shutter speed range.
  • Decently comfortable ergonomics.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • Cheap-feeling, slightly bulky construction.
  • Mediocre autofocus performance.
6.9 Landscape Photography

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is decent for landscape photography. Its image quality is very good, as you shouldn't notice much grittiness even at high ISO levels to compensate for poor lighting. Its kit lens offers a decently flexible zoom range, but exhibits severe light falloff, meaning that the corners of your image are likely to be much darker than the center point. The camera itself is decently comfortable to operate but feels quite cheaply made and isn't rated as being weather-sealed, though we don't currently test for that.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Decently comfortable ergonomics.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • Cheap-feeling, slightly bulky construction.
6.0 Sport & Wildlife Photography

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is mediocre for sports and wildlife photography. Its maximum shooting speed may not be sufficient to capture distinct images of fast-moving subjects, like race cars on a track, and its autofocus system may have issues tracking moving human subjects. Its plastic construction also doesn't feel quite as solid as some other cameras that we've tested.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Wide shutter speed range.
  • Decently comfortable ergonomics.
Cons
  • Cheap-feeling, slightly bulky construction.
  • Mediocre autofocus performance.
  • Low maximum shooting speed.
3.3 Vlogging

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a poor fit for vlogging. Its screen is fixed, so you can't see yourself if the camera is pointed at you. It's also quite a bit bulkier compared to mirrorless cameras that we've tested, which can make it a bit of a hassle to carry around. Its video quality also isn't especially impressive, with videos having a somewhat grainy quality, and its autofocus system doesn't offer continuous tracking while shooting video. The lens' focusing motor is also quite loud and can be easily heard via the on-board mic.

Pros
  • Good video stabilization performance while recording in FHD.
Cons
  • Cheap-feeling, slightly bulky construction.
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • Poor recording quality in FHD.
  • Fixed screen can't be seen when camera is pointed at you.
  • No continuous tracking autofocus feature while recording video.
3.2 Studio Video

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 is terrible for studio video. It can only record in FHD, and the overall quality in that resolution is poor. It also has a limited selection of inputs and outputs, with no microphone or headphone jack to improve or monitor audio quality in your recording. Its autofocus system also doesn't support continuous tracking and struggles to maintain focus on moving objects. The sound of the lens' focusing motor is quite noticeable, too.

Pros
  • Easy to use menu system.
Cons
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • Poor recording quality in FHD.
  • Limited selection of inputs and outputs.
3.1 Action Video

The Canon EOS Rebel T7 isn't designed for action video. It's too big to be mounted on a helmet or chest rig and isn't weather-sealed. It also doesn't support 4k recording and can't record in FHD at high-speed frame rates for smooth action video or slow-motion footage. However, its video stabilization performance is actually quite good, so handheld video shouldn't look too shaky.

Pros
  • Good video stabilization performance while recording in FHD.
Cons
  • Cheap-feeling, slightly bulky construction.
  • No support for 4k recording.
  • 6.7 Travel Photography
  • 6.9 Landscape Photography
  • 6.0 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 3.3 Vlogging
  • 3.2 Studio Video
  • 3.1 Action Video
  1. Updated Apr 22, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.
  2. Updated Jan 13, 2022: Updated 'Lens Mount' from 'EF' to 'EF/EF-S'.
  3. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Corrected input error in 'Video Feature' section; changed 'Clean HDMI Output' result from 'Yes' to 'No'.
  4. Updated Feb 25, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated Feb 19, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.1
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
1.08 lbs (0.49 kg)
Weight With Lens
1.52 lbs (0.69 kg)
6.0
Design
Build Quality

  • Body is made of plastic
  • Buttons feel somewhat sluggish to respond to inputs
  • Flash mechanism feels fairly sturdy
  • 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 Rebel T7 body
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens
  • Lens cover
  • Lens cap
  • Shoulder strap
  • 1x LP-E10 battery
  • Sensor cap
  • Battery charger
  • Instruction manual

7.0
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
  • Adjusting aperture requires that you hold a separate button while turning the command dial
  • 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
3.2
Design
Screen
Screen Articulation Type
No Articulation (Fixed Screen)
Screen Max Brightness
488 cd/m²
Advertised Resolution
0.92 million dots
Size
3.0" (7.6 cm)
Touchscreen
No
8.0
Design
Menu System
Guide Mode
No
App Name
Canon Camera Connect

  • Menu is easy to use, but not quite to the same degree as newer Canon cameras like the Canon EOS Rebel SL3
  • 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
78.9%
Light Falloff
40.7%
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
24.1 MP
Processor
Digic 4+
Extended ISO Minimum
N/A
Native ISO Minimum (Base ISO)
100
Native ISO Maximum
6,400
Tested Firmware
Ver. 1.1.0
3.7
Design
Battery
Battery Type
Canon LP-E10
USB Charging
No
Use When Charging
No
Advertised Battery Life In Photo
N/A
Tested Battery Life In Video
60 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
3.4
Photo General
Photo Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
N/A
High Speed Continuous
3 fps
Silent Shooting Continuous
N/A
Raw Buffer Size
12 Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
62 Photos
Buffer Empty Time
10 s
6.4
Photo General
Photo Autofocus
Object Tracking Success Rate
85%
Face Tracking Success Rate
39%
Face Detection Distance
40" (101 cm)
Eye Detection
No
Advertised Coverage
80%
Advertised Focus Points
9
8.3
Photo General
Photo Image Stabilization
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/8 s
In-Body Image Stabilization
No
Photo Image Quality
8.1
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Dynamic Range
SNR 18% After Exposure Recovery
25.94 dB
Dynamic Range At Base ISO
11.0 f-stops
Dynamic Range At ISO 800
10.3 f-stops
Dynamic Range At ISO 3200
9.1 f-stops
7.4
Photo Image Quality
Photo Sharpness
JPEG Sharpness At Base ISO
1.900 pixels
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 800
2.3349 pixels
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 3200
3.247 pixels
RAW Sharpness At Base ISO
3.186 pixels
RAW Sharpness At ISO 800
3.606 pixels
RAW Sharpness At ISO 3200
3.682 pixels
8.7
Photo Image Quality
Photo JPEG Color Accuracy
Color Difference (dE2000) At Base ISO
8.18
Color Difference (dE2000) At ISO 800
8.06
Color Difference (dE2000) At ISO 3200
8.42
8.1
Photo Image Quality
Photo JPEG Noise
SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.29 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 800
35.79 dB
SNR 18% At ISO 3200
32.68 dB
6.2
Photo Image Quality
Photo RAW Noise
RAW SNR 18% At Base ISO
39.57 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200
37.61 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400
35.24 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800
32.87 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600
29.99 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200
26.98 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400
23.68 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

Update 02/25/2021: Changed 'Clean HDMI Output' result from 'Yes' to 'No'.

Video General
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Stereo
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
0 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In 4k
0 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In 4k
No
Bit Depth In 4k
0 Bit
Record Time Limit In 4k
0 min
Overheat Recording Interruptions in 4k
N/A
0
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Object Tracking In 4k
N/A
Face Tracking In 4k
N/A
Face Detection In 4k
No
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
6.3
Full HD Video
FHD Video Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In FHD
47 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
7.6
Full HD Video
FHD Video Stabilization
Walking Test In FHD
6.68 pixels/frame
Running Test In FHD
19.88 pixels/frame
In-Body Video Image Stabilization In FHD
No
FHD Video Stabilization Crop
1 x
4.6
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
4.0
Test Scene Extract In FHD
5.2
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 EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D is only available in one color scheme: 'Black', and you can see its label here. This camera is sold as the Rebel T7 in the North American market and as the EOS 2000D elsewhere. We tested it in conjunction with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II 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, so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Cameras

Sony α6600

The Sony α6600 is better than the Canon EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D, although they're different types of cameras aimed at users of different experience levels. The Canon is an entry-level DSLR with an APS-C sensor. It lacks the more advanced features that the Sony camera has, like in-body image stabilization, 4k video capability, or weather-sealing. Though it also uses an APS-C sensor, the Sony is a higher-end mirrorless camera, so it's more portable and has a more advanced and effective autofocus system. It also delivers better overall image quality and high-ISO noise handling performance.

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