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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

Recommendable Yes:

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Hi, Im 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 its worth. Its a great all-round camera that can be used by an amateur whos never touched a camera, simply by putting it on program or auto. Its also a very capable piece of equipment if you wish to take matters into youre own hands and use all the manual features.

As far as the picture quality is concerned, I think that its 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 Im 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 youre looking for a camera that can snap away at ultra high speeds, then I dont recommend it. It takes 3fps.

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

In my opinion, Its great value for money. Its 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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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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