Canon EOS 1000D Review
(also called the Canon Digital Rebel XS)

Review Date: August 6th 2008
Author: Mark Goldstein

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR
Type 22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M
Total Pixels Approx. 10.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type DIGIC III
LENS
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted
FOCUSING
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 7-point AF
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (at 23C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
Live Mode in Live View
Quick Mode in Live View
AF Point selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual Focus Selected on lens
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO(100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
SHUTTER
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release
WHITE BALANCE
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
COLOUR MATRIX
Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.
VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.81x
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light), white balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Eyepiece Shutter On strap
LCD MONITOR
Monitor 2.5" TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Live View Mode with selectable grid display.
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of seven levels
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC terminal Yes/ No
X-sync 1/200sec
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range Coverage upto 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres) 13
External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive Modes Single/Continuous
Continuous Shooting Max. JPEG Approx. 3fps. (speed maintained for up to 514 images (JPEG), Max.RAW Approx 1.5fps for 5 images (RAW))
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (LF) 3888x2592, (LN) 3888x2592, (MF) 2816x1880, (MN) 2816x1880, (SF) 1936x1288, (SN) 1936x1288, (RAW) 3888x2592
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
FILE TYPES
Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters 6 Preset 'Picture Styles' with 3 User defined settings
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Selphy Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Custom Functions 12 Custom Functions with 32 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination N/A
Water / Dust Resistance No
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats 1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase Single image, All images on card, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) My Menu
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
INTERFACE
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type SD card, SDHC card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Macintosh Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.3-10.5
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
Drivers PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000)
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)
POWER SOURCE
Batteries 1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E5
Battery Life Approx. 500 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 400 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
AC Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
ACCESSORIES
General Eyecup Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C, Semi-Hard Case EH19-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E5
Remote Controller / Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5, Battery charger LC-E5E, Car Battery charger CBC-E5, Battery Pack LP-E5
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials Stainless Steel/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 40 C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 450g
with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 (1/m) dpt
Large/Fine resolution
Based on Canon's standard testing conditions with default JPEG quality, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style. Figures may vary depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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