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Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS 10MP Budget dSLR
The budget dSLR market heats up.
(by editor for Digital Lifestyles, 20th June 08)

Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS 10MP Budget dSLR AnnouncedStepping out in the the highly competitive glare of the entry-level dSLR market is Canon's new 10 Megapixel snapper, the EOS 1000D.

The compact dSLR packs a 7-point wide area AF system, 2.5" LCD and continuous JPEG shooting ratcheting up to 3fps until the memory card is full.

The lightest body of the EOS camera (that'll be because of all the plastic!), the EOS 1000D includes some features from Canon's professional EOS-1 series range, including the DIGIC III image processor and Live View mode.

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It's a small but chunky beast designed for ease of use, with large control buttons on the back and a beefy mode dial on the top - but no LCD secondary on the top plate unfortunately.

Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS 10MP Budget dSLR AnnouncedThe EOS 1000D comes bundled with Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens which usefully includes 4-stop image stabilisation for improved low-light snaps.

The camera is also compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites, so Canon fanboys with a stockpile of lenses will be able to slot those puppies right in.

There's also 12 custom functions onboard including Auto Lighting Optimiser, which tweaks out brightness and contrast settings during image processing, as well as enhancing skin tones by sorting out the correct exposure for mugshots.

Inhaling deeply on his own press release, Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe, was ready to share the love: "The EOS 1000D is a small camera with a big idea: the supreme adaptability and image quality of the EOS system, in an accessible, affordable package."

"For anyone ready to take the next step in creative photography, it offers the perfect entry point to the world of D-SLR," he added while cheekily caressing the camera's smooth, black rounded lines.

Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS 10MP Budget dSLR AnnouncedThe EOS 1000D can be rocking your world from from the end of July with the body only price set at £499.99 (€649.99) and
EOS 1000D 18-55mm IS lens kit setting you back £579.99 (€749.99).

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EOS 1000D Specifications

Type
Type: Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media: SD memory card, SDHC memory card
Image sensor size: 22.2 mm x 14.8 mm
Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount: Canon EF mount

Image Sensor
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels: Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Colour filter system: RGB primary colour filter
Low-pass filter: Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust deletion feature: (1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
Recording format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type: JPEG, RAW (12-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG
simultaneous recording: Provided
File size: (1) Large/Fine : Approx. 3.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal : Approx. 2.0 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine : Approx. 2.3 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal : Approx. 1.2 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine : Approx. 1.3 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal : Approx. 0.7 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW : Approx. 9.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File numbering: Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS 10MP Budget dSLR AnnouncedImage Processing
Colour space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Styles: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
White balance: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Colour temperature
compensation: White balance correction: 9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: 3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Colour temperature
information transmission: Provided
Noise reduction: Noise reduction for long exposures
High ISO speed noise reduction
Automatic image
brightness correction: Auto Lighting Optimiser
Add original image
verification data: Provided (Verified by Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3)

Viewfinder
Type: Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification: Approx. 0.81x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.0 - +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen: Fixed, Precision Matte
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, memory card information
Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus
Type: TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points: 7 AF points
Metering range: EV 0.5 - 18 (at 23C/73F, ISO 100)
Focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection: Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist beam: Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0 m/13.1 ft. at centre, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft. at periphery

Exposure Control
Metering modes: 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
-Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
-Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at centre)
-Centre-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV 1 - 20 (at 23C/73F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO speed (Recommended
Exposure Index): Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
Exposure compensation: Manual: 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock: Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual: By AE lock button

Shutter
Type: Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Shutter release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting

Built-in Flash
Type: Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No.: 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time: Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator: Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view
Flash exposure compensation: 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock: Provided

External Speedlite
Compatible flash: EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation: 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock: Provided
External flash settings: Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Zooming to match lens
focal length: Provided

Drive System
Drive mode: Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer (10-sec., 2-sec., multiple shots)
Continuous shooting speed: JPEG: Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.
RAW: Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
Maximum burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 514, RAW: Approx. 5,
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
* Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
* Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.

Live View Functions
Shooting modes: (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting
(with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Focusing: Manual focus
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
Metering modes: Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (at 23C/73F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid display: Provided
Exposure display: Simulated exposure displayed in real-time

LCD Monitor
Type: TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size: 2.5 in.
Dots: Approx. 230,000
Coverage: Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment: 7 levels provided
Interface languages: 20

Image Playback
Display format: Single image, single image + image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)
Highlight alert: Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Image Protection and Erase
Protect: Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase: Single image, checkmarked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time

Customisation
Custom Functions: Total 12
My Menu registration: Provided

Interface
USB terminal: For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3

Power Source
Battery: Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
* With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used

Battery life: [Number of shots -approx.]
Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash Use
At 23C / 73F 600 500
At 0C / 32F 500 400
* With fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards

Battery check: Auto
Power saving: Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Date/time backup battery: Built-in secondary battery
Startup time: Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm / 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
Weight: Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz. (body only)

Battery Pack LP-E5
Type: Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Battery capacity: 1080 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D): 36 x 14.7 x 53.1 mm / 1.4 x 0.6 x 2.1 in.
Weight: Approx. 50 g / 1.8 oz. (excluding protective cover)

Lens
EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 7420? - 2750?
Horizontal extent: 6430? - 2320?
Vertical extent: 4530? - 1540?
Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum aperture: f/22 - 36
Closest focusing distance: 0.25 m / 0.82 ft. (From image sensor plane)
Max. magnification: 0.34x (at 55 mm)
Field of view: 207 x 134 - 67 x 45 mm / 8.1 x 5.3 - 2.6 x 1.8 in.
(at 0.25 m)
Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type
Filter size: 58 mm
Max. diameter x length: Approx. 68.5 x 70 mm / 2.7 x 2.8 in.
Weight: Approx. 200 g / 7.1 oz.


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