Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS / Kiss F
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Value for money 9
Picture quality 9
Build quality 8
6 September 2009
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Canon's most recent SLR may cause some alarm among owners of the EOS 450D, the company's previous entry-level SLR. The arrival of a new model called the 1000D, no less, may lead them to believe that their new toy has been rendered obsolete by a camera several generations more advanced, but names can...
Excerpt: Canon’s latest foray into the entry-level digital SLR market has resulted in the 10-megapixel EOS 1000D, based on the earlier EOS 400D. While the new EOS shares some of that model’s features and looks, such as a similar resolution sensor with auto-cleaning, it also inherits the mid-range EOS 450D’s...
Pros: Excellent picture quality; small, lightweight body with good handling; effective sensor cleaning and anti-shake (IS) zoom lens.
Cons: Seven-point AF system; erratic; small viewfinder image and sluggish Raw-capture burst rate; part-plastic body.
Excerpt: The latest D-SLR from Canon, the EOS 1000D, represents a new line in Canon's D-SLR range, hence the breakaway from the usual three-digit naming convention. The EOS 1000D is intended to build upon the success of the EOS 400D and, although Canon is keen to stress the 1000D isn't a direct replacement...