Canon 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D front
  • 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
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #631 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can use our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-T6 front thumbnailCanon T6
1000D vs T6
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2016
Canon-EOS-1200D front thumbnailCanon 1200D
1000D vs 1200D
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2014
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Canon-EOS-100D front thumbnailCanon 100D
1000D vs 100D
18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2013
Canon-EOS-1100D front thumbnailCanon 1100D
1000D vs 1100D
12MPAPS-C3.0 fps2011
Canon-EOS-1000D front thumbnailCanon 1000D10MPAPS-C3.0 fps2008

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.

above average min ISO (100)
built-in flash
exports RAW files
has manual focus
has phase detect autofocus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
swap lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
can't shoot video
doesn't have external microphone socket
doesn't have HDMI socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low battery power (500 shots)
low MP (10MP)
max fps low (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
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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.

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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.

Canon EOS 1000D sensor size Photography Glossary

To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a shot of the Canon 1000D besides a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.

Canon EOS 1000D dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the 1000D.

Canon EOS 1000D topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tamron-18-400mm-F3.5-6.3-Di-II-VC-HLD-Canon-EF-S lensTamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD18-400mmf/3.5-6.3 710g
Sigma-17-50mm-F2.8-EX-DC-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM17-50mmf/2.8 565g
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Sigma-20mm-F1.8-EX-DG-Aspherical-RF-Canon-EF lensSigma 20mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical RF20mmf/1.8 520g
Tamron-70-210mm-F4-Di-VC-USD-Canon-EF lensTamron 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD70-210mmf/4 859g
Voigtlander-28mm-F2.8-Color-Skopar-SL-II-Canon-EF lensVoigtlander 28mm F2.8 Color Skopar SL II28mmf/2.8 180g
Sigma-4.5mm-F2.8-EX-DC-HSM-Circular-Fisheye-Canon-EF lensSigma 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye5mmf/2.8 470g
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Canon-EF-100-400mm-f4.5-5.6L-IS-II-USM lensCanon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM100-400mmf/4.5-5.6 1590g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Photography Glossary
Canon-EOS-Rebel-SL3 front thumbnailCanon SL3
1000D vs SL3
1070 yesnoyes

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 59 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.

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has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
low megapixels (10 megapixels)

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.

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sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization

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.

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sensor size is nice (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
max frames per second low (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
bad battery pack (500 per charge)

Canon 1000D Travel photography information

Size is really crucial when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Canon 1000D gets a subpar 45 as a travel camera which is just not good to take with you on your journeys.

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flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse function
terrible battery power (500 shots)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen

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 48 as a landscape camera is relatively suitable in the current marketplace.

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focusing manually
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
tiny screen (2.5")
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
terrible battery power (500 shots)
no Timelapse function

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.

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lack of video recording

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.

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General Information
Canon EOS 1000D
Also called
EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital
Entry-Level DSLR
Physical type
Compact SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
22.2 x 14.8mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Highest resolution
3888 x 2592
RAW format
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
Canon EF/EF-S
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.5 inch
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
DXO Color Depth score
DXO Dynamic range score
DXO Low light score
Lowest shutter speed
30 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
3.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
13.00 m (ISO 100)
Flash options
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/200 seconds
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Highest video resolution
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
502 grams (1.11 lb)
Physical dimensions
126 x 98 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.9" x 2.6")
Battery life
500 pictures
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (10 sec (2 sec with mirror lock-up))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Card slots
Launch price