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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 Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards 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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23 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

This digital camera has received thirteen awards from digital camera experts.

The reviewers at PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Gadgetspeak.com and DP Review all concluded that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of Ephotozine and M3.idg.se both endorse this SLR digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the editor of Expert Reviews gave this digital camera a "Best Buy" award and concluded it would make a great purchase and the editor of Buy-n-shoot.com decided that it was terrific and gave it a "Gold" award. This Canon digital camera also received a Mexhardware.com "Silver Sheep" award.

This SLR digital camera received a "Bronze" from Toptenreviews.com who thought that this camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This digital camera has an average expert rating of 80% based on fifty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Good Quality Pictures

Several people who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com said in their Canon EOS 1000D review seven years ago “The features available on this camera make the extreme photographer's job seem effortless” . Shutterbug.com said “This kit lens is Optical Image Stabilized and adds to” in their review of this digital camera. Urban75.org said nine years ago “Images remain detailed even at high ISO” in their review of this digital camera.

A few Canon EOS 1000D reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1000D had a good picture resolution. Laptopmag.com said “The only real differences are in its lower resolution and smaller LCD” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon EOS 1000D owner who bought the product wrote that it was good in low light. One customer mentioned that the Canon EOS 1000D had a good image sensor.

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Good Size

Some Canon EOS 1000D reviewers who purchased the product thought it was compact. Seven years ago expert website Toptenreviews.com said “The Rebel XS features compact styling and a comfortable grip” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Six years ago expert review site Photoradar.com wrote “As technology has advanced, its cameras aimed at this market have been made cheaper and more compact, whilst st” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Urban75.org mentioned “The compact dSLR packs a 7-point wide area AF system, 2.5" LCD” in their review of the Canon EOS 1000D.

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight. Expert review site V3.co.uk gave the Canon EOS 1000D a rating of 4 stars and said in their review “At £499 (for the lightweight body only, without a lens”. Digitalartsonline.co.uk said “The compact, lightweight 10-megapixel 1000D is the most affordable route into the Canon EOS system, which offers an unmatchable 60-plus compatible lenses”. Expert website Macworld.co.uk said seven years ago “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” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1000D was thin. Nine years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “With the popularity of the EOS 400D, this model isnt going to lose any points with it being the younger, prettier, thinner and more intelligent sibling”.

One Canon EOS 1000D owner concluded that it was a good body shape. Dpexpert.com.au mentioned in their Canon EOS 1000D review “And when the time comes to move up to a better body the Canon lenses will still be in the bag to use on the new camera”.

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Nice Design

Several people who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The XS takes beautiful photos, works quickly” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “The 1000D is a pretty convincing response - it does just about everything it needs”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Its a pretty good SLR at a pretty astonishingly low price” in their review.

One Canon EOS 1000D owner reckoned that the product was luxurious. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The highly successful EOS 400D has made way for the slightly more upmarket EOS 450D and this £350 EOS 1000D” in their review of the Canon EOS 1000D.

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Easy to Use

A few Canon EOS 1000D reviewers who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned nine years ago “Is so easy to use you may have to fight off younger family members for shooting rights” in their review. In the same month Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “Out of the box the EOS 1000D is easy to use and delivers great results.”.

One Canon EOS 1000D owner said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1000D was comfortable and easy to hold. One person considered that it had a good experience. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “Shooting with the Rebel XS is an enjoyable experience” in their Canon EOS 1000D review.

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Good Product Quality

Several Canon EOS 1000D reviewers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Expert review site Dcresource.com mentioned “It takes photos of excellent quality, its responsive” in their review of the Canon EOS 1000D. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned “It's perfectly competent, produces good quality pictures and has all the controls that keen photographers will want as they gain experience.” and rated the product 4 stars. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au nine years ago “The 1000D combines all the latest features — including Live View, dust reduction and lens-based stabilisation — with superb picture quality to produce an extremely appealing package” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people agreed that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “You get a 10-megapixel sensor and a respectable seven autofocus” however they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “It has a lower resolution, slower continuous speed, fewer autofocus points and a smaller screen than the 450D”.

One person who reviewed the Canon EOS 1000D considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Robust

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was well made. Expert website Cnet.com said nine years ago “As with the XSi, Canon offers two body designs for the XS--an attractive solid black” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “The EOS 1000D is a solid addition to Canons extensive range of DSLR cameras, filling the gap at the sub-£500 / $700, entry-level price-point”. Expert website About.com said in their review “This is a solid little camera that I would have no hesitation in recommending to those looking for a first DSLR camera” .

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,820 expert and owner reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its SLR cameras.

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Good Technical Features

A few Canon EOS 1000D reviewers who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had good features. Dcresource.com mentioned “It offers a host of useful features” in their review of the Canon EOS 1000D. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Natural, Canon has done a nice job of paring down the more advanced camera's feature set f” in their Canon EOS 1000D review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon EOS 1000D owner mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “The 1000D delivers, with low noise levels, impressive detail capture”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Urban75.org mentioned in their Canon EOS 1000D review “Bright display”.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 1000D supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX100.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 1000D has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Nikon Df ($1,196.09) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

With a weight of only 450 grams, the EOS 1000D is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1000D. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 650g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon D3100 (455g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the Pentax 645Z ($6,930.00) which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 500 hours, the EOS 1000D has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D. Across all the SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago the battery life (max)s range from 1.7h to 1,100h, and the average battery life (max) is 230h.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

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

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Supports Fourteen ISO Sensitivitys

The EOS 1000D has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 1000D. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The EOS 1000D has a greater number of power sources than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and spec. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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18 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon EOS 1000D does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 1000D also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The EOS 1000D does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB ($389.00), or the D7100 both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 6D ($1,145.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years, the EOS 1000D does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the D3200 + TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II LD + SD 4GB ($389.00), or the D7100 both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 1000D, the Canon EOS 1000D is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Nikon D800 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The EOS 1000D is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

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

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Very Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the EOS 1000D has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 1000D. The average megapixel of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 1000D is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 4MP to 52MP.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 1000D is 2.5" and the largest is 3.2". The Canon EOS 1000D has a very small display diagonal (only 2.5 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1000D.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The EOS 1000D has a fairly few total megapixels (only 10.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 10MP to 53MP.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Canon 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 modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D. The flash modess "Flash off", "Manual" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The Canon EOS 1000D has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 1000D. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Auto" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

Most SLR cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D have between one and three number of aspheric elementss, including the Canon EOS 1000D which has one number of aspheric elements.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Canon EOS 1000D has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 1000D the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 210,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 20,000.

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Only Six Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The EOS 1000D is a six number of diaphragm blades camera.

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1000D has a 3888 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (3888 x 2592 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 1000D.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years is 780,000 pixels. The EOS 1000D has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Canon EOS 1000D is more than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age. The image formats supporteds "JPEG" and "DPOF" are also supported by this Canon 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 most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 2EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the worst light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 1000D

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Data Compression
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR
Optical Viewfinder

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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

A full Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D review is planned...

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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