Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D Released

Canon has announced a lower-priced entry-level camera in the Digital Rebel XS / 1000D. The new Rebel XS features a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 7-point wide area AF system with center f/5.6 cross-type sensor and up to 3fps continuous shooting. For more info, see the press release below.

Press Release

Lightweight, affordable and intuitive to use, the 10.1 Megapixel EOS 1000D offers the simplest way yet for aspiring photographers to enter the world of digital SLR photography.

The Canon EOS 1000D is the perfect D-SLR camera for anyone looking to get creative with photography. It lets you carry on shooting wherever you are, from dark interiors to evenings spent outdoors. Capturing the vibrancy on a street, or once-in-a-lifetime holiday shots, is made easy by the camera’s ability to shoot at up to 3 frames per second. Plus, for shots of kids or friends at a party, the wide area auto focus system has 7 separate points to capture their most active moments.

The EOS 1000D’s bright 2.5″ LCD screen rewards instantly with a detailed review of every shot, which can be shared with friends thanks to a wide viewing angle. With Live View mode, the screen can even be used to compose shots, or to easily auto focus in the style of a digital compact camera. And for total shooting flexibility, the EOS 1000D is compatible with Canon’s range of lenses and EX-series Speedlite flashes – the broadest in the world.

Pricing & Availability

The EOS 1000D is available from the end of July priced at the following;
EOS 1000D body only £499.99 / €649.99 RRP inc. VAT
EOS 1000D 18-55mm IS lens kit £579.99 / €749.99 RRP inc. VAT.

Features at a glance:

  • 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 7-point wide-area AF system
  • Up to 3 frames per second
  • 2.5″ LCD with Live View shooting
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight body
  • Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards


  1. Daniel Cheong says

    Looks like a 400D with the change of DigiII to DigiIII and CF card to SD card.

    400D downgrade.
    Now where is that 5D II!!!!!