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Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F
5.5 out of 10

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

About
5 July 2009
  • Summary: The Rebel XS is Canon's "bargain" camera, and it certainly has a very attractive price tag. Canon brought this camera out in 2008 to compete with its rivals, who were all producing equally cheap and cheerful models at the time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS Rebel XS Review

LAPTOP Magazine
13 February 2009
  • Summary: If ever a camera could overtake the D40 in the budget DSLR category, it's the Canon EOS Rebel XS. It offers fast speeds, an easier interface, higher resolution, an automatic sensor-cleaning system, and often-comparable (and always good) image quality.
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
30 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Canon EOS 1000D SLR camera review The EOS 1000D is Canon's convincing answer to the competition, and it again places them in the highly competitive segment of the entry-level D-SLR camera.
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Hands On: Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: After seeing Nikon spring back to life with its high-end powerhouses, Canon has decided to change its entry-level strategy starting with the new EOS Rebel XS. A replacement for the EOS Rebel XTi, the XS does away with the company's method of letting last year's model serve as its bargain SLR.
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Canon EOS 1000D review

Techworld
28 October 2008
  • Summary: Canon has been losing ground to arch rival Nikon of late when it comes to producing high-performance, good-value DSLRs. So will the budget-priced Canon EOS 1000D redress the balance?
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
2 October 2008
  • Excerpt: The EOS Rebel XS ($699 list price) is the entry-level model in Canon's digital SLR lineup. The camera is essentially a stripped down version of the Rebel XSi: it has fewer pixels, a slower burst rate, and a smaller LCD than its big brother.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, with minimal noise, Compact body by D-SLR standards (though it's not for everyone), Good kit lens, with image stabilization, Dust reduction system, Fast performance in most respects, Live view with contrast detect AF, magnification, and a histogram (though see issues belo...
  • Cons: Rebel XSi only costs a little more, Small, slippery right hand grip, Very slow contrast detect AF in live view mode; nearly useless in low light, Live view not available in all shooting modes, LCD and optical viewfinder both on the small side, Sluggish RAW format continuous shooting
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Overall 8
8.2

Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS

Camera Labs
1 August 2008
  • Summary: Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS verdict When Canon first announced the EOS 450D / Rebel XSi in January 2008, most assumed it would be the natural successor to the best-selling EOS 400D / Rebel XTi, but the older model was kept on as an entry-level proposition.
  • Pros: Image quality up with the best 10 Mpixel DSLRs., Accurate Live View with contrast-AF option., Kit includes stabilised lens., PC remote control software supplied.
  • Cons: Live View not as fuss-free as Sony A300., Screen fixed in position, unlike A300., Slow RAW continuous shooting., Some features downgraded from 400D / XTi.
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Expert Review

DP Review
22 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Having helped create the 'affordable' DSLR, Canon has taken a while to respond to the latest, comparatively wallet-friendly offerings from the likes of Nikon and Sony. The 1000D is a pretty convincing response - it does just about everything it needs to do, and everything it does, it does well.
  • Pros: Great results even with default settings, Good tonal response and dynamic range, Picture styles provides good control over image output (and prove consistent across models), Typical Canon CMOS noise-free images, remain detailed even at high sensitivities, Optional High ISO NR removes all chroma n...
  • Cons: Continuous shooting ability in RAW very limited (small buffer and low speed), Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, Comparatively small viewfinder, Limited exposure compensation range (+/- 2.0 EV), Live view only useful for specific applications, C...
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7
Picture quality 7
6.7

Canon EOS 1000D reviewed

PC Authority
9 September 2009
  • Summary: Strong on value but weak on high ISO performance, the Canon EOS 1000D makes the Pentax K-x look like a better deal
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 1000D digital SLR

Trusted Reviews
6 September 2009
  • Summary: The 1000D is Canon's new 10MP entry-level DSLR, but can it win back the buyers?
  • Pros: Live view, Lightweight, Speedy operation, Good high ISO performance, Good image quality
  • Cons: Overpriced, Noticeably plastic build, Slow live view focussing, No video
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