The Canon EOS 1000D is a economized yet feature rich Digital Camera perfect for aspiring photographers on a budget who still want excellent results and good expansion options. The 1000D was introduced in mid 2008 just a few months after it's sibling the slightly more expensive EOS 450D. The 1000D offers most of the same features and functionality as the 450D but uses a smaller 2.5" LCD screen, a slightly lower resolution 10 megapixel sensor, fewer autofocus sensor points, and a less sensitive center focus point; the 1000D also forgoes the 4% spot meter, uses a textured plastic grip surface instead of an elastomer covered surface, and omits IR remote control connectivity in favor of a corder remote socket.
With the most important features and great pricing, EOS 1000D is a tremendous value in a camera that opens up the world of high quality photography to more people; it's perfect for photography students and enthusiasts as well as families.
The EOS 1000D was also marketed as the Canon EOS Kiss X50 in Japan and as the Canon EOS Rebel XS in the Americas.
- Ultra affordable economized entry level DSLR
- Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
- 10 Megapixel APS-C format CMOS Sensor (2592 x 3888 resolution)
- Vibrating anti-static coated AA filter, Dust Delete Data
- 12 shooting modes
- Wide-area Phase Detection TTL Autofocus, 9 Points
- Center AF point sensitive to f/2.8
- 3 meter pattern option (Evaluative, 9% Spot, Center-Weighted)
- DIGIC III integrated processor
- 14bit Analog To Digital conversion and Raw file output
- 3fps continous JPEG shooting (no buffer limit), 1.5fps Raw shooting (up to 4 images)
- Continous Self Timer option
- ISOs from 100 to 1600, visible in viewfinder
- Picture styles: 6 pre-set (including Monochrome) & 3 user customizable
- Black & White filter emulation, B&W tone options
- Built-in pop-up flash, Hotshoe
- E-TTL II flash metering, compatible with all EX series Speedlights
- Uses SD (Secure Digital) and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory cards
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connectivity
- 13 Custom Functions
- 2.5inch 230,000 dot LCD monitor with wide viewing angle
- LiveView with 100% sensor coverage and metering
- LiveView autofocus requires temporary mirror lowering
- LiveView manual focus with optional 5x/10X focus point magnification
Available accessories include: Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip, LP-E5 batteries, Canon EH-19L Case, Canon RS-60E3 corded remote (or other E3 type connector remotes), AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5.