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Canon 1000D

Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning SLR digital camera with poor features
SLR 10.1MP CMOS Black May 2011
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Canon 1000D Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon 1000D number 886 across all digital cameras.
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48 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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6 Years Old
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%, based on 48 reviews. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Gadgetspeak.com plus three other sites and a "Recommended" from Ephotozine. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good product quality, that it is reasonably priced and good picture quality.
The 1000D is missing some features:
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 3888 x 2592 pixels image resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Heavy

Canon 1000D Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon 1000D?

The Canon 1000D is 126.1mm wide and 97.5mm tall. It is 61.9mm deep and weighs 450g.

Canon 1000D front dimensions

Canon 1000D size in context

Canon 1000D In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras, this camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

The editors of review websites Gadgetspeak.com, PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review all strongly endorse this Canon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, the editor of website Ephotozine conluded that they would recommend this Canon camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and the author at review website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a "Gold" award and said it was outstanding. Also, the writer at review website Mexhardware.com thought that this camera was great and gave it a "Silver Sheep" award.

In addition, review website Toptenreviews.com thought that this camera was very good and gave it a "Bronze" award and review site Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and thought it was very good.

The editors of three more expert review sites all concluded that this Canon camera was very good. Letsgodigital.org/nl/ gave this camera an "Excellent" award, Stuff.tv gave it a "Hot Buy" award and it received an "EISA" award from EISA.eu.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 81 out of 100 based on 48 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Two people who purchased the product considered that it was good quality.

  • It's perfectly competent, produces good quality pictures and has all the controls that keen photographers will want as they gain experience.
    CNET.co.uk June 2008
  • It takes photos of excellent quality, its responsive…
    Dcresource.com October 2008

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners who purchased the product wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four people who bought the product mentioned that it was able to produce good images.

  • Noise is minimal and test images remain sharp…
    Theregister.co.uk September 2010
  • It's perfectly competent, produces good quality pictures and has all the controls that keen photographers will want as they gain experience.
    CNET.co.uk June 2008
  • The features available on this camera make the extreme photographer's job seem effortless…
  • It takes photos of excellent quality, its responsive…
    Dcresource.com October 2008

Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Canon lens range

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Canon 1000D of only 10.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 3888 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon 1000D is 3888 x 2592 pixels. That's 37% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Canon 1000D of only 1,600 is in the lowest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 1000D has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weight of the Canon 1000D of 450g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon 1000D of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon 1000D supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Supports Live View

The Canon 1000D supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon 1000D does not have a video out. 100% of cameras do not have a video out.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The Canon 1000D's display diagonal of only 2.5" is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon 1000D has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Canon 1000D does not have a built-in microphone, unlike most other digital cameras. 78% of digital cameras have a built-in microphone.

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500 Battery Life

The Canon 1000D is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Canon released the 1000D in May 2011.


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Seven more awards
Expert reviews are slightly better
A lot higher display resolution (numeric)
Heavier
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance
Eight aspherical lenses
Expert reviews are a bit better
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number
Better expert reviews
17% higher megapixel
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number
Larger maximum aperture number
2.1MP higher megapixel
0.5" larger display diagonal
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
Expert reviews are a bit better
85g lighter
22% higher megapixel
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number

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