The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS is a lower-priced entry-level camera than its more advanced and higher pixel count sibling, the Rebel XSi. 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. You can order the Rebel XS now on Amazon.com. Additional info, news and reviews is below.
Canon Rebel XS / 1000D Reviews
The Digital Picture
The XS model once again makes a lot of sense – it is now a good option for those wanting DSLR image quality and performance at a low price.
The Canon Rebel XS is a good quality digital SLR camera, well-suited to the consumer shooter looking for a little more from a digital camera.
There’s certainly some very strong competition you should also weigh-up, but by delivering all the features budget DSLR buyers look for, the 1000D / XS looks set to be another best-seller for Canon.
Digital Camera Info
The XS makes an excellent first SLR for people more used to point-and-shoot cameras. It has automatic settings that performed well, along with Live View, which is a definite draw for the new-to-SLRs crowd, even if the auto focus system is less than ideal.
Let’s Go Digital (preview)
The main differences with the 400D are Live View, DIGIC III, a 7-point AF instead of a 9-point AF, auto ISO setting, unlimited JPEG buffer but a lesser amount of RAW pictures, LP-E5 battery instead of the NB-2LH and on top of that a decreased weight of 502 grams which makes the Canon EOS 1000D Canon’s lightest digital SLR camera ever.
It’s clear that Canon has found itself in a situation where they are lacking a model at the low end of the digital SLR market. While the 450D has allowed Canon to come on leaps and bounds in what it offers, an increase in features and tech has meant the 450D has become a mid-level entry-level camera rather than an entry-level entry-level model.
DP Review (preview)
The EOS 1000D is remarkably similar in appearance to its marginally larger relative – the 450D. The basic shape is pretty much identical, although you will be able to spot some minor differences if you look closely enough.
Canon Rebel XS / 1000D Sample Images
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Canon Rebel 1000D 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