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Canon EOS 1000D (Great value for money).


10 . 1 megapixel sensor, live view mode, great value for money

slow at 3fps, no autofocus on live view mode

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Hi, I´m an enthusiastic photographer who is currently studying to become proffessional. I can personally say that the canon eos 1000d is one of the best cameras on the market for what it´s worth. It´s a great all-round camera that can be used by an amateur who´s never touched a camera, simply by putting it on program or auto. It´s also a very capable piece of equipment if you wish to take matters into you´re own hands and use all the manual features.

As far as the picture quality is concerned, I think that it´s 10.1 megapixel sensor is sufficient enough for anyone who wants to print anything up to medium sized posters, which for the price you pay, I think is quite impressive. If you wanted to print larger or wanted to be able to crop tighter, then you would be better off investing in a camera with a 15 or 18 megapixel sensor, which will obviously be more expensive.

The 1000d has many features such as live view mode and great white balance settings, but I´m not going to go into details because this an overall review. What I will tell you is that Live View Mode is great except for the fact that you cannot autofocus while operating on this mode, which is a bit annoying. The features also cover the basic manual aperture and shutter speed modes, that you alter with the dial on the top of body. Also, if you´re looking for a camera that can snap away at ultra high speeds, then I don´t recommend it. It takes 3fps.

I cannot stress enough how hardy this camera actually is. Now, I´m not saying that I´ve thrown it against a wall to test it, but it has had a few knocks against my tripod and i´ts been thrown about several times at airports. Yet, I´ve never had a problem with it´s performance.

In my opinion, It´s great value for money. It´s done everything I expected and more, and I have taken some very satisfactory photographs (quality wise).

Once again Canon have created the best amateur-proffessional camera on the market. If you are someone who has a passion for photography and would like to go proffessional, this is the camera for you.


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Manufacturer's product description

With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and technology inherited from Canon's professional models, the EOS 1000D offers E...


MPN 2766B021, 2766B005AA, 2766B065, CHANNEL_EOS1000D, 2766B105AA, 2766B112, 2766B075AA, 2766B099AA, 2766B009AA, 2766B064AA, 2766B018AA, 2766B053AA, 2766B067, 2766B042AA, 2766B036AA, 2766B013AA, 2766B019, 2776B018AA, 2766B016, 2766B014, 2766B112AA, 2766B099, 2766B100AA, 2766B105, 1000DTKB, 1000DB, 2766B100, 2766B102, 2766B160, 2766B043, 2766B015, 1000DKB, 1000DKIS, 2766B106, CANON/EOS1000D/220EX, 2766B147, 2766B045
Product Type Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
Lens Included Body only, EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, EF-S 18-55mm lens, EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm lenses, EF-S 18-55mm and EF 55-200mm lenses, Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF 75-300mm lenses

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Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO auto (100-800)
Exposure Metering Evaluative, partial (10%), centre-weighted
Exposure Modes Programme, depth-of-field, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

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