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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS: gateway to full EOS power


Canon announced its latest D-SLR, the EOS 1000D. Featuring a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 7-point wide area AF system and up to 3fps continuous JPEG shooting until the memory card is full, the EOS 1000D represents a more affordable entry point to the world of EOS cameras.

With the lightest body of any digital EOS camera, the EOS 1000D incorporates a range of technologies used in Canon's professional EOS-1 series cameras, including the DIGIC III image processor, and Live View mode. For straight-from-the-box shooting, the EOS 1000D is available with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens - which includes 4-stop image stabilisation, ensuring superb performance even in low-light conditions.

Features at a glance:

- 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- 7-point wide-area AF system with f/5.6 cross-type centre point
- Up to 3 frames per second
- 2.5" LCD with Live View shooting
- DIGIC III image processor
- Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
- Compact and lightweight body
- Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
- Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

A 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor - with larger pixels for smooth, low-noise images - offers sufficient resolution to produce prints in sizes up to A4, even when cropping your image. To protect images against the effects of sensor dust, the EOS 1000D includes the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which combats dust in three separate ways: reducing, removing and repelling.

The EOS 1000D also features a DIGIC III image processor. This allows continuous shooting until the SD or SDHC memory card is full, at speeds of up to 3fps - with the number of shots limited only by the size of the card. DIGIC III also delivers superior image rendering, rapid operation and virtually instant start-up times.

The EOS 1000D features a 7-point wide area Auto Focus system, capable of locking onto a subject in a fraction of a second. A cross-type central focus point continues to operate effectively even when used in lower-light and lower-contrast settings. Also included is E-TTL II, Canon's distance-linked flash exposure system found in professional EOS models.

A bright 2.5" LCD screen lets users instantly review images for composition, sharpness and focus - or, thanks to a wide viewing angle, instantly share shots with friends. The LCD also provides access to a fast, easy-to-read menu system, which uses tabs to avoid unnecessary scrolling. Inherited from the latest EOS models, the menu system includes direct control over external devices such as Speedlite flash units.

Photo quality in every situation is aided by 12 custom functions, including Auto Lighting Optimizer - which corrects brightness and contrast during image processing, while improving skin tones in portraits by ensuring correct exposure for faces. Photographers can also enable additional noise reduction for shots captured at high ISO speeds.

For shooting situations where using the viewfinder is impractical - or where a tripod is used - users can switch to Live View mode, which displays the scene as a smooth, 30fps video feed on the LCD. An optional grid line and histogram display can be selected to help with shot composition and exposure. Two AF modes are available for use with Live View: Quick AF, which momentarily flips the camera's mirror to engage the AF sensor, and Live AF, which uses contrast information for compact camera-style focusing.

The EOS 1000D is supplied with a comprehensive software suite that provides all the necessary tools for managing and processing images. This includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP), a powerful RAW converter that provides complete RAW image processing control. DPP also integrates with camera features such as Dust Delete Data and Picture Styles. The supplied Picture Style Editor software can be used to create custom Picture Styles for fine control over colour display. The camera also comes with EOS Utility, Image/Zoom Browser and Photostitch.

Specifications

Body material
Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)

Sensor
- 10.1/10.5 million effective/total pixels
- 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
- RGB Color Filter Array
- Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
- 3:2 aspect ratio

Dust reduction
- Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
- Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
- Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)

Image sizes
3888 x 2592 (L), 2816 x 1880 (M), 1936 x 1288 (S)

Output formats
RAW (.CR2) + JPEG Large/Fine, JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal

Image processor
DIGIC III

Lenses
Canon EF / EF-S lens mount, 1.6x field of view crop

Focus modes
Auto Focus, Manual Focus (switch on lens)

Auto Focus
- 7-point CMOS sensor with F5.6 cross type at center
- AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23C, ISO 100)

AF modes
AI Focus, One shot, AI Servo

AF point selection
Auto, Manual

AF assist
Flash strobe

Shooting modes
Auto, Program AE (P), Shutter priority AE (Tv), Aperture priority AE (Av), Manual (M), Auto depth-of-field, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait, Flash off

Metering
- TTL 35-zone SPC
- Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)

Metering modes
Evaluative 35-zone, Partial 9% at center, Center-weighted average

AE Lock
AE lock button

AE Bracketing
+/- 2.0 EV, 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

Exposure compen.
+/- 2.0 EV, 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

Sensitivity
Auto (100 - 400), ISO 100 - 200 - 400 - 800 - 1600

Shutter
Focal-plane shutter, 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps), Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec, Bulb

Aperture values
F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps), Actual aperture range depends on lens used

White balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom

WB Bracketing
+/-3 levels, 3 images, Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias

WB fine-tuning
Blue (-9) To Amber (+9), Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)

Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, 3 user styles

Custom image parameters
- Sharpness: 0 to 7
- Contrast: -4 to +4
- Saturation: -4 to +4
- Color tone: -4 to +4
- B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
- B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G

Drive modes
- Single
- Continuous: 3.0 fps until card full (6 RAW frames at 1.5 fps)
- Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
- Self-timer continuous

Mirror lockup
Yes (custom function)

Viewfinder
- Pentamirror
- 95% frame coverage
- Magnification: 0.81x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
- Eyepoint: 19 mm
- Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
- Fixed precision matte

Viewfinder info
AF information (AF points focus confirmation light), Shutter speed, Aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, Exposure level/compensation, Spot metering circle, Exposure warning, AEB, Flash ready, High-speed sync, FE lock, Flash exposure compensation, Red-eye reduction light, White balance correction, SD card information, Monochrome shooting, Maximum burst

DOF preview
Yes, button

LCD monitor
2.5" TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels, Wide viewing angle (160 horizontal and vertical), 7 brightness levels, Up to 10x zoom playback

LCD Live view
- Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
- 100% frame coverage
- Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
- Best view or exposure simulation
- Grid optional (thirds)
- Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
- Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
- Two modes; normal and quieter
- Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
- Manual focus only

Camera settings display
Shutter speed, Aperture, Sensitivity (ISO), Exposure mode, Meter / Exposure compensation, Bracketing, Flash compensation, White balance & fine tuning, Metering mode, Custom function set, Auto focus mode, Drive mode, Auto focus areas, Black & white mode, Beep, Red-eye reduction, Image size / quality, Battery status, Frames remaining

Record review
Uses last play mode, Magnification possible, 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold

Flash
- Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
- Guide number approx 13
- Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
- X-Sync: 1/200 sec
- Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
- Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)

External flash
E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites, Hot-shoe

Other features
Orientation sensor, Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity

Auto rotation
On (playback uses orientation data in file header), Off

Playback mode
Single image, Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB ), Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable), 4 and 9 image index, Auto play, Image rotation, Jump (by 10, 100 or date)

Custom functions
13 custom functions with 34 settings

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
User upgradable

Connectivity
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B, Video out (PAL / NTSC), E3 type wired remote control

Storage
SD / SDHC card

Power
- Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh)
- CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
- Optional ACK-E5 AC adapter kit

Battery Grip
Yes, BG-E5

Direct printing
- Canon Selphy Printers
- Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
- Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
- PictBridge

Dimensions
126 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)

Weight (no battery)
450 g (1.0 lb)

Software
Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel), Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)


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