- 10MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- No Video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 502g - 126 x 98 x 65mm
- Announced July 2008
- Other Name is EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital
- Renewed by Canon 1100D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 1000D overview
Canon 1000D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera originally released on July of 2008. It features a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3888 x 2592. The camera is referred to as "EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital" in other regions.
Canon brought out the newer Canon 1100D (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this model.
The 1000D stands at #67 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all around #601 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal requirements.
The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon 1000D history
The Canon 1000D is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range underneath.
1000D vs T618MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
1000D vs 1200D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2014
1000D vs 100D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2013
1000D vs 1100D12MPAPS-C3.0 fps2011
Canon 1000D Gallery
You can check the 1000D from different angles in the gallery here.
Canon 1000D Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon 1000D based on features which are often seen as essential in a digital camera.
Canon 1000D Sensor specifications
The sensor size in the Canon 1000D is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3888 x 2592 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor has 10MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the 1000D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The 1000D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1000D dimensions
Canon 1000D weighs 1.11 pounds (502 gr / 17.71 ounces) & has outside measurements of 126mm x 98mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.9" x 2.6"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr so the Canon 1000D is very similar when compared to various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Down below is a shot of the Canon 1000D besides a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the 1000D.
Canon 1000D Lens specifications
The 1000D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses that are available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the 1000D.
Canon 1000D Connectivity
The 1000D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Canon 1000D Video specifications
Canon 1000D does not capture video. In case you are searching for a digital camera to take only photos, this might not be a problem.
Canon 1000D Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing in the Canon 1000D so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Canon 1000D Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1000D features a 2.5 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specs for Canon 1000D are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.51x
Viewfinders can be very helpful in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Canon 1000D Shutter specifications
Canon 1000D is able to shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon 1000D Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon 1000D comes with both integrated flash together with external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/200 sec.
Canon 1000D Autofocusing specifications
Canon 1000D comes with both Phase Detect AF as well as Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor features 7 focus points to choose from. Canon 1000D has got manual focus in case it is needed in low light situations or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Canon 1000D Battery life
The battery power in the Canon 1000D is made to last for 500 images based on the CIPA measurements making it lower when compared to it's competitors. The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x comes with the highest (1900) battery life in this type of cameras.
Below is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras having the best battery life:
1000D vs K-x1900 yesnono
1000D vs D35001550 yesnoyes
1000D vs D34001200 yesnoyes
1000D vs SL31070 yesnoyes
1000D vs A4501050 yesnono
Canon 1000D for varying forms of photography
The following graph displays a overview of the Canon 1000D for varying forms of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 1000D Portrait photography advice
The Canon 1000D has a points total of 60 which is reasonable, and means the camera is reasonably suited to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & capability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Canon 1000D
Coming in at a reasonable rating of 58, the Canon 1000D is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon 1000D
A subpar sports photography points total of 41 indicates the Canon 1000D is just not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1000D Travel photography information
Size is really crucial when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon 1000D gets a modest 46 as a travel camera which is relatively adequate to take with you on your journeys.
Landscape photography with Canon 1000D
In case you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 1000D and it's average rating of 49 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable in the current marketplace.
Canon 1000D Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should come with a moving display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon 1000D is just not good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar rating of 9.
Canon 1000D Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the 1000D, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Entry-Level DSLR.
The graph down below will give you a summary of the 1000D versus it's highest rated competitors shown previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.