Canon 1000D is a 10.1 mega pixel digital single reflex lens camera announced by cannon on June 10 2008, and started shipping in mid August of 2008. It is known as the EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in the United States and Canada. The 1000D is an entry-level DSLR that has been described as being a step below the 450D. The camera shares few features with the 450D, it offer live view shooting, DIGIC III Processor, and SDHC media storage. However, it has seven focus points (opposed to nine) and does not have spot light metering. The 1000D is also the second Canon EOS model (after the 450D) to exclusively use SD Card and SDHC memory storage instead of Compact Flash. The 1000D is unable to record video.
Experience high quality digital photography minus the hassle, the EOS 1000D’s uncomplicated, gimmick-free design invites you to pick it up and start shooting immediately. Controls and markings have been enlarged, resulting in a thicker Mode Dial and larger Cross keys. Additionally, the tall, newly designed rubber grip and rear anti-slip thumb brace assure a firm, positive grip even when operating one-handed.
To assure precise composition, viewfinder coverage is a spacious 95%. And for added convenience, camera settings are displayed in the viewfinder and can also be shown on the LCD monitor.
The EOS 1000D is more than just a camera it’s the cornerstone of a comprehensive system that includes accessories and options for just about any photographic requirement. Included in the basic kit is an array of Canon software applications that simplify image handling and help you expand your creative horizons: EOS Utility facilitates downloading images from the camera and acts as the interface for Remote Live View mode. Digital Photo Professional makes processing, viewing and editing RAW images drag-and-drop simple. Picture Styles Editor lets you edit and create your own Picture Style files