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Canon EOS 1000D
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Canon EOS 1000D Digital Camera

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SLR 10.1MP CMOS SDHC Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Memory Card Release Date
- 10.1 MP CMOS sensor- Up to 3fps- 7-point wide-area AF- Self-Cleaning Image Sensor- 2.5 LCD with Live View mode- DIGIC III processor- SD/SDHC card slot- Picture Styles processing- Compact and... More
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10 Reasons For

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,491 expert and owner reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good reviews specifically within its SLR cameras range.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 1000D, the EOS 1000D supports video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 1000D has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 1000D also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony SLT-A35, or the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on SLR cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5000.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Nikon D750 ($1,523.21) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Olympus OM-D E-M1 ($239.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Light

With a weight of only 450 grams, the EOS 1000D is fairly light compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D. The lightest camera of this age and spec is 230g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

Alternative 450g cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, the Pentax K-50 ($350.00), and the Nikon D5000 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1h, the longest is 1,100h, and the average maximum battery life is 240h. At 500 hours, the EOS 1000D has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon EOS 1000D is more than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Auto, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes aperture priority AE, manual and shutter priority AE are also found on this Canon camera.

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Short

With a height of only 61.9 millimeters, the EOS 1000D's height is one of the shortest amongst similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1000D. Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1000D the heights range from 34mm to 160mm, and the average height is 100mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The EOS 1000D does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A57 ($234.90) both from Sony or the Pentax K-5 IIs ($490.36) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 1000D do not have a GPS. The EOS 1000D is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5300 ($78.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EOS 1000D does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1000D also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the D7100 ($149.95), or the D5300 ($78.99) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The EOS 1000D is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the SLT-A35, the SLT-A37, or the SLT-A65 ($961.96) all from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 1000D is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1000D are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the EOS 1000D does not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the megapixel counts range from 4MP to 52MP. With a megapixel count of only 10.1 megapixels, the EOS 1000D has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst cameras of this age.

We compared this camera to all the other 10.1MP digital cameras and we think the Canon EOS 450D - Rebel XSi which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-P3 (12.3MP), or the Nikon D5000 (12.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the EOS 1000D of only 2.5 inches is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D. The screen sizes of cameras of this spec and age range from 2" to 6.7", and the average screen size is 3".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.5" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi, or the EOS 5D both from Canon.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A58 ($479.90) (2.7" and higher rated), the Nikon D5000 (2.7" and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 550D (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 10.5 megapixels, the Canon EOS 1000D has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst SLR cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of digital cameras of this age and type range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixel count is 20MP.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The EOS 1000D has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 1000D. The flash modes "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Second curtain synchro" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The Canon EOS 1000D has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a Neutral photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 1000D.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The EOS 1000D has a greater number of shooting modes than most SLR cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this type and age. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 1936 X 1288 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1000D has a 1936 x 1288 still image resolution which is higher than the 2816 x 1880 still image resolution found on most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have between 1 and 10 aspheric elements, including the EOS 1000D which has one aspheric element.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 1000D the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 210,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 18,000. At only 1,600, the EOS 1000D has a very low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D.

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Only Six Diaphragm Blades

Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1000D have between one and eight diaphragm blades, including the EOS 1000D which has six diaphragm blades.

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The EOS 1000D has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this type and age. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (3888 x 2592 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D.

Across similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 6000 x 4000 pixels.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D have display resolutions of between 640 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 780,000 pixels. The Canon EOS 1000D has a quite low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the EOS 1000D is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The image formats "JPEG" and "DPOF" are also supported by this camera.

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Only ± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The EOS 1000D has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of this age and type.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction across all SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 1000D.

Across similar types of digital camera the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Thick

At 97.5 millimeters, the Canon EOS 1000D is quite thick compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 1000D. The depths of digital cameras of this type and age range from 32mm to 130mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 1000D

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Canon camera was released.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Other Features
Metering
Interface
Dimension
Data Compression
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Power Supply

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Expert Reviews

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3 June 2013

The Canon EOS 100D is the smallest DSLR available with an optical viewfinder, and appears to be Canons answer to DSLR-style mirrorless cameras, being roughly the same size as the Micro Four Thirds...

Ephotozine

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23 May 2012

The ability to enter a quality market thats controlled by a lot of expensive, fancy cameras and get a similar range of features and upgradability cannot be ignored. While the Canon EOS 1100D is...

Buy-n-shoot.com

24 March 2012

Canon EOS 1100D the compact and advanced digital SLR now comes with double zoom lens kit combo pack for Rs. 38,990 in India. The combo pack comes with EF-S 18-55 mm and EF-S 55-250 mm lens. You... Read more…

Strong on value but weak on high ISO performance, the Canon EOS 1000D makes the Pentax K-x look like a better deal...

7 February 2011

With this being a basic model aimed at budding photographer looking for an introduction to DSLR photography, the Canon EOS 1100D was never intended to set the world on fire with new technology....

The features available on this camera make the extreme photographer's job seem effortless...

Toptenreviews.com

The compact, lightweight 10-megapixel 1000D is the most affordable route into the Canon EOS system, which offers an unmatchable 60-plus compatible lenses. It may be longer in the tooth than the... Read more…

11 March 2010

The Canon EOS 1000D is for the extremely capable beginner. You know, folks who are looking to graduate from their point-and-shoots, and enter the world of those oh-so-fancy DSLRs.At just around... Read more…

27 February 2010

The compact, lightweight 10-megapixel 1000D is the most affordable route into the Canon EOS system, which offers the unmatchable advantage of over 60 compatible lenses. It may be longer in the... Read more…

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