Canon’s EOS 2000D, or Rebel T7 as it’s known in North America, is an affordable DSLR aimed at beginners, students and those upgrading from smartphone photography. Announced in February 2018, it’s the successor to the EOS 1300D / Rebel T6, Canon’s previous entry-level model, although in some regions it’s now joined by an even more affordable model, the EOS 4000D with a simpler specification to appeal to those on a tighter budget.
The EOS 2000D / T7 employs a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor coupled with the DIGIC 4+ processor, allowing it to film 1080p video up to 30p. The camera employs a 9-point AF system when composing through the optical viewfinder, or a contrast-based system when shooting in live view with the 3in / 920k dot screen. Continuous shooting is available up to 3fps through the viewfinder (for 150 JPEGs or 11 RAW images), there’s an optional guided interface for beginners, and also built-in Wifi with NFC for wireless remote control and transfer of images.
The EOS 2000D / T7 may have a basic AF system, modest burst shooting and lacks a touchscreen or hybrid movie AF, but still packs a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, viewfinder, basic movie capabilities and wireless connectivity into a very affordable package. As such it’ll appeal greatly to those starting out in photography, although as noted earlier, there’s now also the slightly cheaper EOS 4000D to consider if your budget’s tighter, or of course the earlier EOS 1300D / Rebel T6. Expect the EOS 2000D / T7 in March at a body price of 369 GBP / 429 EUR, or in a bundle with the EF-S 18-55mm kit zoom for $549 USD / 469 GBP / 549 EUR.
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