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Canon EOS 1000D | Reviewed by Ken Rockwell

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Canon EOS 1000D

nama lain: Kiss F, 2008, Rebel Xs
10 MP, 3 FPS, 2.5″ LCD, $699 with lens.
© 2008 KenRockwell.com

Canon Rebel XS

Canon Rebel XS. enlarge. I’d get it at Ritz, Amazon or Adorama. It helps me keep adding to this site when you get yours from those links, too.

Red Hot Deal, July 2008: Ritz just scarfed up the very last stock of the Canon 30D. You can get them brand-new on closeout for $699.99 (no lens), a screaming deal since they were over $1,000 when new in 2006. The 30D has fewer pixels, which don’t matter, and is a much tougher and faster camera. I’d get it instead of this Rebel if you still can.

Introduction

The Canon Rebel XS is the lightest DSLR even made by Canon.

The Canon Rebel XS is a $699, 10 MP, 2.5″ LCD DSLR which should ship in August 2008. It comes packaged with the 18-55mm IS lens for $699. It competes directly against the Nikon D60.

What’s new and interesting is Canon’s Auto Lighting Optimizer, which if it works as well as Nikon’s Automatic Dynamic Range Adjustement, will be a huge help in making significantly better pictures.

The new Canon Rebel XS is also called the EOS 1000D in Europe and Korea, and the Kiss F in Japan.

Specifications

Camera

Type: Canon DSLR. Uses all Canon EF and EF-S lenses. Menus and most settings are the same as all the other excellent Canon DSLRs.Flash: Pop-up, ISO 100 GN 43′ (13m).
Depth-of-Field Preview: Yes.
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4″ (126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm).
Weight: 15.9 oz. (450g).

AF, Finder, LCD and Live View

AF: 7 sensors.
Finder: Lightweight Pentamirror. 21mm eyepoint, which sounds too good to be true. 95% coverage, -3 to +1 diopters.
LCD: 2.5,” 230,000 dots.
Live View: Yes, and also on a remote computer with EOS Utility software.

Sensor, Frame Rate and Shutter

Sensor: 10 MP CMOS, 22.2 x 14.8mm (1.6x), 3,888 x 2,592 pixels native. Self-cleaning.
ISO: 100 – 1,600.
Frame Rate: 3 FPS (only 1.5 FPS in raw).
Buffer Depth: Unlimited. The Rebel XS writes to the card faster than it can shoot.
Shutter: 1/4,000 – 30s and Bulb.
Maximum speed with flash: 1/200.

Data

Buffer Depth: 514 shots (only 4 or 5 in raw).
Memory: SD and SDHC cards.
Formats: JPG and raw, also simultaneous raw + JPG.
Color Spaces: sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Practicalities

Included: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, rechargeable battery and charger, USB and video cables, neckstrap, software CD, and a 1-year warranty.
Announced: 08 July 2008 in USA, 16 June 2008 rest-of-world.
Price: $699 with 18-55mm IS lens.
Available: August 2008.

Recommendations

I’m all for inexpensive, light and small, which is this camera. Personally I own a Nikon D40, which I find much easier to use than my Canon DSLRs. Canon’s Rebels are the world’s largest selling DSLRs, as was the Canon AE-1 of the 1980s. Canon only makes winners, and I’m sure this new camera will be very popular. I love the fact that there is no old-fashioned LCD on top of the camera. Those date from film cameras, and I prefer to have my information on the rear of the camera where I can see it. There is a dedicated WB button on the back, which is very important for getting great color.

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Written by Dimas A. Nugroho

November 20, 2009 at 9:47 am

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  1. Thanks Ken for your reviews which are invaluable for budding photographers like me.

    But this review would be more helpful if you wd discuss about the results of canon 1000D

    Regards

    Siddhartha Basu from India

    Siddhartha Basu from India

    May 22, 2011 at 8:10 am


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