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Canon 1000D Digital Camera

SLR 10.1MP CMOS SDHC May 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Thirteen industry awards
Comparatively small viewfinder
Fewer manual options than other entry-level DSLRs
94 Reviews + 13 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Thirteen Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Gadgetspeak.com and DP Review all of whom wrote that this low megapixel digital camera was very good.

The editors of websites Ephotozine and M3.idg.se both recommend this low megapixel digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

An other three expert review sites all liked this Canon camera. Review site Expert Reviews thought that this low megapixel digital camera was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the expert at review website Buy-n-shoot.com wrote that it was fantastic and gave it a "Gold" award. This Canon camera also received a "Silver Sheep" award from review site Mexhardware.com who thought it was very good.

The editor of one additional expert review site thought that this low megapixel digital camera was good. This Canon digital camera received a "Bronze" award from Toptenreviews.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this digital camera is 80 out of 100.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,203 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body by DSLR Standards (though Its Not for Everyone

Six customers who bought this digital camera thought it was compact. Techworld.com wrote “Compact body by DSLR standards (though its not for everyone” however they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Expert website Gogi.in wrote “Canon EOS 1100D the compact and advanced digital SLR now comes with double zoom lens kit combo pack for Rs” in their review of the Canon 1000D. Expert website Urban75.org mentioned “The compact dSLR packs a 7-point wide area AF system, 2.5" LCD” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was lightweight. Expert review site V3.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “At £499 (for the lightweight body only, without a lens”. Expert website Macworld.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera 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” . Expert website Digitalartsonline.co.uk mentioned “The compact, lightweight 10-megapixel 1000D is the most affordable route into the Canon EOS system, which offers an unmatchable 60-plus compatible lenses”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was a good body shape. Dpexpert.com.au rated it 6 stars and said in their Canon 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”.

One customer who purchased it said that it was thin. Nine years ago Ephotozine.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of the Canon 1000D “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”.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of this type and age range from 50g to 1.3kg. The Canon 1000D is fairly heavy (450 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon 1000D has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. The biggest maximum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8, the smallest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 1000D has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Canon 1000D has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5".

If this Canon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon SX50 HS (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 640 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels. The Canon 1000D has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Support

Fewer Manual Options Than Other Entry-Level DSLRs

Two customers who purchased the product thought it did not have good technical guidance. Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fewer manual options than other entry-level DSLRs”. Nine years ago Techworld.com mentioned “The user guide recommends manual focussing in live view”.


Stabilised Kit Lens

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Techworld.com wrote “Kit includes stabilised lens” but in spite of that they only rated the product 1 stars. Techworld.com also mentioned “Stabilised kit lens” in their review. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Image-stabilized kit lens is excellent optically” in their review of the Canon 1000D.

Six owners who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus. Nine years ago Techworld.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 1000D “Auto focus and exposure are very fast” although they only rated it 1 stars. Techworld.com also wrote “SD card compatibility, great quality images, focusing and colour” in their review. Firstpost.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “7-point auto focus”.

Three owners who purchased the product said that it had a good image stabiliser. Ultimatepc-Reviews.co.uk mentioned “Optical stabilization” but despite that they scored the product 14 out of 100. Six years ago Photo Radar wrote “Ecran brillant, stabilisation” in their Canon 1000D review. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “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 rating of 8 stars.

Three people mentioned that it had a good zoom. Imaging Resource.com mentioned nine years ago “Zoom in five or ten times with Live View”. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Fair value when bought with image-stabilised zoom”.

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Good Image Quality

Twenty-five people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Techworld.com mentioned “Typical Canon CMOS noise-free images, remain detailed even at high sensitivities” in their review of this digital camera. Techworld.com also mentioned “Image quality up with the best 10 Mpixel DSLRs” in their review. Techworld.com also mentioned “Excellent photo quality for its class” in their review.

Four customers considered that it had a good ISO range. Techworld.com wrote “Gestion du bruit jusqu' 1600 iso”.

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Techworld.com mentioned nine years ago “Rapid continuous shooting speed” in their review of this digital camera. Firstpost.com wrote “3 FPS shooting speed (JPEG” in their review of the Canon 1000D. Laptopmag.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their Canon 1000D review “The only real differences are in its lower resolution and smaller LCD”.

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on Expert Reviews “You get a 10-megapixel sensor and a respectable seven autofocus”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “The Canon EOS Rebel XS is a decently priced, entry-level SLR that scored well across our entire panel of tests, especially with regards to low light and dynamic range” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Comparatively Small Viewfinder

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good viewfinder. Photo Radar said “The Live View feature is difficult to use and the picture on the screen is not what you see through the viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Techworld.com said “LCD and optical viewfinder both on the small side”. Techworld.com also mentioned “Comparatively small viewfinder” in their review.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good screen. Techworld.com said “Screen fixed in position, unlike 300”. Techworld.com also said “Annoying, in-viewfinder, focus-point display” in their review. Techworld.com also said “Screen doesnt rotate for portrait shots” in their review.

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Flash Cover

Two customers thought it did not have a good flash. Imaging Resource.com wrote “AF-assist adjustment and Flash Exposure compensation are buried in the Flash Settings menu”.

Limited Exposure Compensation Range (- 2.0 EV

Two owners who bought the product reckoned that it did not have good exposure controls. Nine years ago Techworld.com mentioned “Limited exposure compensation range (- 2.0 EV” in their review of the Canon 1000D.


Price

Low Price

Twenty-three people considered that it was good value for money. Techworld.com mentioned “Low price” yet they rated it 1 stars. Techworld.com also wrote “Robust yet relatively lightweight with kit lens attached, easy to use, fair value when bought with image-stabilised optic” in their review. Firstpost.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Live View in a budget DSLR” but in spite of that they rated it 18.8 out of 100.

Six owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was expensive. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com wrote five years ago “The ability to enter a quality market thats controlled by a lot of expensive, fancy cameras” in their Canon 1000D review and rated this digital camera 7 stars. Computeractive.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera nine years ago “It offers the least expensive entry into the Canon SLR system, which includes over 60 c”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Trusted Reviews “Discovered that although it is a good camera it is too expensive to be considered an entry-level model”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Techworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very low noise levels at high ISO”. Techworld.com also wrote “Excellent noise” in their review. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 1000D “10.1-megapixel sensor with low noise and good detail”.

Excellent Noise

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Techworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very low noise levels at high ISO”. Techworld.com also wrote “Excellent noise” in their review. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 1000D “10.1-megapixel sensor with low noise and good detail”.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 1000D does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera which have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Feature Set

Six owners thought this digital camera had good features. Techworld.com wrote nine years ago “Good feature set” in their review of the Canon 1000D. Techworld.com also wrote “IS kit lens, bright and bold LCD display, easy to use, features Live View” in their review. Theregister.co.uk scored it 5 stars and said “The 1000D is a fantastic camera, packed with features and enviably upgradeable”.


Design

The Design of This Camera Makes it Easy

Six people reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote in their review of the Canon 1000D “The lack of spot metering is a pretty major drawback.”. Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review nine years ago “The 1000D is a pretty convincing response - it does just about everything it needs”. Expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review of this digital camera “The XS takes beautiful photos, works quickly”.

One owner who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was well designed. Photo Radar wrote in their review of the Canon 1000D “The design of this camera makes it easy”.

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Solid Performance

Eight customers wrote that this digital camera was well made. Techworld.com mentioned “Solid build despite lightweight plastic construction” in their review of the Canon 1000D yet they only rated the product 14 out of 100. Techworld.com also mentioned “Solid performance” in their review. Ultimatepc-Reviews.co.uk mentioned in their Canon 1000D review “Solid L-series build”.

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was reliable. Techworld.com said “Is responsive and reliable”. Techworld.com also mentioned “Fantastic, reliable AF system” in their review. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable.

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Good Quality

Seventeen customers concluded that the Canon 1000D was good quality. Techworld.com mentioned nine years ago “The picture quality is excellent, especially when a better quality Canon lens is fitted”. Techworld.com also wrote “Awesome image quality” in their review. Techworld.com also wrote “Good quality kit lens and good results” in their review.

Easy to Use

Twelve owners agreed that the Canon 1000D was easy to use. Nine years ago Techworld.com mentioned “Relatively easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Techworld.com also said “Picture styles provides good control over image output” in their review. Techworld.com also wrote “PC remote control software supplied” in their review.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Techworld.com said “Simplicit des menus”. Techworld.com also said “Relatively low noise at all ISO settings” in their review. Techworld.com also said “Great results even with default settings” in their review.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote “The Rebel XS features compact styling and a comfortable grip” in their review of this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Fourteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon 1000D is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon 1000D supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon 1000D which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon 1000D has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon 1000D has a battery charger included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon 1000D has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Canon 1000D supports live view. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support live view.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 1000D has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Histogram

The Canon 1000D features histogram, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon 1000D supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II, or the EOS 1100D - Rebel T3 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon 1000D has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon 1000D has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera, the Canon 1000D does not have a video out.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras of this spec and age have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.45m. At 0.25 meters, the Canon 1000D has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574536217, 08714574546780

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Sony has good reviews for its cameras
Supports video recording
Has an image stabilizer
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£ 314.00
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Does not have a good battery life
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