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Mar 21, 2011

CANON EOS 1000D Best for beginners


For those of you who just want to try a thrill to take photos using SLR camera, Canon EOS 1000D with a capacity of 10.1-megapixel sensor is one option for the beginner photographer before using the camera for professionals. This camera is suitable for beginners to learn photographing scenery, models, or macro photographs.



Digital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media
SD card, SDHC card
Image sensor size
Approx. 22.2 x 14.8mm
Compatible lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens focal length
Equivalent to 1.6x the normal lens focal length
Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor

High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels:
Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels:
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Image size
22.2 x 14.8mm
Aspect ratio
2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Colour filter system
RGB primary colour filters
Low-pass filter
Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust deletion feature
(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
(3) Manual cleaning
Recording System

Recording format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 & Exif 2.21
Image type
JPEG, RAW (12-bit, Canon original) RAW + JPEG
Simultaneous recording
RAW and JPEG (Large / Fine) images are recorded simultaneously
File size
(1) L(Large):
Approx. 10.10MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) M(Medium):
Approx. 5.30MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(3) S(Small):
Approx. 2.50MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(4) RAW:
Approx. 10.10MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
File numbering
Continuous numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Colour space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
Automatic image brightness correction
Automatically set in the Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, settable with C.Fn-5 (Auto Lighting Optimizer)
Noise reduction
(1) Long exposure noise reduction (C.Fn-3)
(2) High ISO speed noise reduction (C.Fn-4)
Original image verification data:
Can be appended (C.Fn-12)
White Balance

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
White balance correction
(1) Blue / amber bias:
±9 levels
(2) Magenta / green bias:
±9 levels
White balance bracketing
±3 levels in single-level increments

Eye-level SLR (with pentamirror)
Approx. 95 percent vertically and horizontally
Approx. 0.81x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Dioptric adjustment range
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmittance:reflectance ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder information
(1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light) 
(2) Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning)
(3) Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)
(4) Image information (Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)
Depth-of-field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Live View Shooting

Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Frame rate
30fps (22fps in magnified mode)
(1) Manual focus 
(2) Autofocus (Select from 2 AF modes: Quick mode and Live mode)
Real-time evaluative metering with the image sensor
Exposure confirmation
Real-time exposure simulation display
Depth-of-field preview
Possible with depth-of-field preview button
Magnified view
Magnify by 5x or 10x at the AF point position
Grid display
Two vertical and two horizontal lattice lines displayable
On-screen information display
Focus, exposure, flash, recorded image, drive mode, battery level
Possible shooting time
Approx. 1.5 continuous hours
Shutter-release time lag
(1) With SW-1 ON, time lag from SW-2 ON to the start of the exposure:
(2) With SW-1 and SW-2 pressed simultaneously, time lag until the start of the exposure:
Remote Live View shooting
Enabled with EOS Utility

TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
7 AF points (Center AF point is cross-type sensitive to f/5.6 and larger apertures)
AF working range
EV 0.5 - 18 (at 23°C / 73°F and ISO 100)
AF-assist beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Focusing modes
(1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF)
(2) Manual focus
AF Point Selection
(1) Manual selection (2) Automatic selection
Selected AF point display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on the LCD monitor
AF-assist beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range
Approx. 4m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m / 11.5ft. at periphery
Exposure Control

Metering system
TTL full-aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure modes
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth- of-field AE (A-DEP, non shiftable), Full Auto (Program AE, non shiftable), Programmed Image Control modes (6 modes), Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE
Exposure beyond range warning
Shutter speed or aperture reading blinks on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder
ISO speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Automatically set, 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)
Exposure compensation
±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock
(1) Auto AE lock (2) Manual AE lock (Enable in all metering modes)

Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30secs. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200sec.
Shutter release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter-release time lag
(1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.09sec.
(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure:
Approx. 0.15sec.
Camera shake warning
Provided in Full Auto and Basic Zone modes
Built-in Flash

Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Guide No.
Guide No. 13 / 43 (at ISO 100 in meters / feet)
Recycle time
Approx. 3secs.
Flash coverage
Up to 17 mm focal length
Flash sync speed
Max. X-sync speed 1/200sec.
Autoflash system
E-TTL II autoflash (Evaluative, Average), FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
Flash-sync timing
1st-curtain and 2nd-curtain sync selectable
Colour temperature
Equivalent to daylight
Red-eye reduction
With red-eye reduction lamp
External Speedlite

Sync contacts
Accessory shoe:
X-sync contact
Flash exposure compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
External flash settings
Flash function settings and Flash C.Fn settings possible with Speedlite 580EX II via camera menu
Drive System

Drive modes
Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10secs. delay), Self-timer (2secs. delay), Self-timer 10secs. delay + continuous shooting (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous shooting speed
Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.
Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
LCD Monitor

TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Screen size
Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment
7 levels provided
Viewing angle
Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Image Playback

Image display format
Single image, Index display and Jump display
Highlight alert
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Rotated display
Manual and Auto rotate
Video output
Compatible with NTSC and PAL depending on the video OUT terminal
Image Protection and Erase

Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually
Erase single image, erase selected images, erase images in a card, or erase only unprotected images
Direct Printing

Compatible printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System
Digital Print Order Format

Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer

Compatible images
JPEG and RAW images
* Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

Custom Functions
12 Custom Functions with 32 settings settable with the camera
My Menu registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered

Digital terminal
Hi-speed USB, mini B port
Video OUT terminal
NTSC / PAL selectable
Remote control terminal
Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Source

Battery Pack LP-E5 x 1
Battery life
Normal shooting:
At 23°C / 73°F, Approx. 600 shots
At 0°C / 32°F, Approx. 500 shots
Live View shooting:
At 23°C / 73°F, Approx. 200 shots
At 0°C / 32°F, Approx. 190 shots
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery check
Automatic (Displayed in 4 levels)
Power saving
Select [Auto power off] after 30secs., 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins., or off
Date / time battery
Built-in secondary battery
Startup time
Approx. 0.1secs. Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9mm / 4.96 x 3.8 x 2.4in.
450g / 15.9oz. (Body only)
Operation Environment

Operating temperature range
0 - 40° / 32 - 104°F
Operating humidity range
85% or less

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