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With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and technology inherited from Canon's professional models, the EOS 1000D offers EOS imaging power in an affordable, ...

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published 19/08/2010 | jake6494
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Pro 10.1 megapixel sensor, live view mode, great value for money
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"Canon EOS 1000D (Great value for money)."

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.

Jake

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Product Information : Canon EOS 1000D

Manufacturer's product description

With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and technology inherited from Canon's professional models, the EOS 1000D offers EOS imaging power in an affordable, easy-to-use package. For dramatic mid-action shots, the EOS 1000D allows continuous shooting of large JPEG images at speeds of up to 3 frames per second, until the memory card is full. With a card, this lets you shoot up to 514 images without a pause. A wide-area Auto Focus system uses 7 separate focusing points to lock onto subjects fast. The central focus point enables focusing even under low-light or low-contrast conditions. Canon's built-in dust prevention system guards images against the effects of dust in three ways: reducing dust generated inside the camera, shaking dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off, and mapping stubborn dust spots for removal with the provided Digital Photo Professional software.

Product Details

Product Description: Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera - body only, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm lens, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm lenses, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm IS lens - with SELPHY CP530, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm and EF 55-200mm lenses, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera - Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, Canon EOS 1000D - digital camera EF-S 18-55mm IS and EF 75-300mm lenses

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

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Image Processor: DIGIC III

Sensor Resolution: 10.1 Megapixel

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Canon LP-E5 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.6 cm x 6.2 cm x 9.8 cm

Weight: 450 g

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Canon EF-S, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S, Canon 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon EF-S, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 28 cm

Lens System (2nd): 4 x telephoto zoom lens - 75 - 300 mm - f/4.0-5.6 III USM Canon EF, 4 x zoom lens - 75 - 300 mm - f/4.0-5.6 III USM Canon EF, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.5-5.6 II USM Canon EF

Colour: Black

Bundled with: Canon SELPHY CP530 Compact Photo Printer

External Flash Name: Canon Speedlite 220EX

General

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

Sensor Resolution: 10.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 10,500,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 14.8 x 22.2mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.6

Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes

Sensor Features: EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Image Processor: DIGIC III

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 7

Image Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Optical Zoom: 3 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Enclosure Colour: Black

Bundled with: Canon SELPHY CP530 Compact Photo Printer

Exposure & White Balance

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

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, sports mode

Special Effects: Monochrome

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Range: EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Exposure Metering Zones: 35

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Canon EF-S

Features: Aspherical lens

Filter Size: 58 mm

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 11 elements

Max View Angle: 74.3 degree(s)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Canon EF-S, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF-S, Canon 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 IS Canon EF-S, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 II Canon EF

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 29 - 88mm

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Min Focus Distance: 25 cm, 28 cm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 13

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, flash exposure bracketing

External Flash Name: Canon Speedlite 220EX

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, LCD live view mode

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - eye-level mirror pentaprism

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.81x

Dioptric Correction Range: -3 to +1

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, red-eye reduction, aperture, white balance, high-speed sync indicator, flash compensation on/off, ISO sensitivity, AF lock, memory card status

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x remote control

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Canon ImageBrowser, Canon Digital Photo Professional

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.3 or later, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Battery charger, body cap

Body Material: Plastic, stainless steel

Battery

Battery Type: Canon LP-E5

Details: 1 x Canon LP-E5 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: JPEG 3888 x 2592 ¦ JPEG 2816 x 1880 ¦ JPEG 1936 x 1288 ¦ RAW 3888 x 2592 ¦ RAW 1936 x 1288

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.6 cm

Depth: 6.2 cm

Height: 9.8 cm

Weight: 450 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 0 - 85%

Lens System (2nd)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Features: Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 13 elements, 13 groups / 13 elements

Type: 4 x telephoto zoom lens - 75 - 300 mm - f/4.0-5.6 III USM Canon EF, 4 x zoom lens - 75 - 300 mm - f/4.0-5.6 III USM Canon EF, 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.5-5.6 II USM Canon EF

Min Focus Distance: 1.5 m, 1.2 m

Filter Size: 52 mm

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