The EOS 4000D is Canon's latest stripped-back entry-level DSLR, and while the naming convention might suggest otherwise it sits below the also-new EOS Rebel T7 / EOS 2000D in Canon's range.
Until now, the EOS model line designated by four digits (in all regions other than the US, where we've had the Rebel XS, T3, T5 and T6) has been Canon's no-frills entry-level DSLR. But Canon obviously reckons it can trim the fat further, and the EOS 4000D is the result.
Canon hopes the aggressively priced EOS 4000D will appeal to new users who have been drawn into photography via their smartphones, and are now ready to make the next step.
However, those new users have become accustomed to large and intuitive touchscreen displays, and, significantly, Canon hasn't seen fit to include one on the EOS 4000D – so will it feel like a step backwards rather than forwards?