Interactive Lens Reviews and Opinion.
Digital Camera Reviews

Reviews Views Date of last review
3 45630 1/8/2011
Recommended By Average Purchase
100% of reviewers $455.33
Reader Review Rating Averages
Readers' rating for
Construction Quality
Readers' rating for
Image Quality
Overall Rating

  • 10.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC III image processor, 12-bit RAW
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System including Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • ISO from 100 to 1,600
  • 7-point wide-area autofocus
  • 3 fps for unlimited JPEGs, 1.5 fps for 6 RAW frames
  • 2.5 inch, 230,000 pixel LCD screen with Live View
  • SD/SDHC media
  • Fully compatible with over 50 EF and EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories

(From company literature) With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and technology inherited from Canon's professional models, the EOS 1000D / Rebel XS offers EOS imaging power in an affordable, easy-to-use package.

10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
A 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail to make A4-size prints, even when cropping your image. Canon’s CMOS sensor technology also ensures crisp, sharp images even in low-light conditions.

Up to 3 frames per second
For dramatic mid-action shots, the EOS 1000D allows continuous shooting of large JPEG images at speeds of up to 3 frames per second, until the memory card is full. With a 2GB card, this lets you shoot up to 514 images without a pause.

7-point wide-area AF
A wide-area Auto Focus system uses 7 separate focusing points to lock onto subjects fast. The central focus point enables focusing even under low-light or low-contrast conditions.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention system guards images against the effects of dust in three ways: reducing dust generated inside the camera, shaking dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off, and mapping stubborn dust spots for removal with the provided Digital Photo Professional software.

2.5" LCD with Live View mode
In Live View mode, use the bright 2.5” LCD to frame and take shots from awkward angles. During playback, the LCD provides detailed review of shots, and features a wide viewing angle for easy sharing with friends.

Large viewfinder
A large, bright viewfinder allows framing of subjects even in the brightest conditions.

DIGIC III processing
Canon’s cutting-edge DIGIC III processor – as used in professional EOS models - delivers rapid operation, accurate colour reproduction, fast start-up times, and low power consumption.

SD/SDHC memory card compatible
Shooting to the popular SD/SDHC memory card formats, the EOS 1000D is ideal for those who already own SD-compatible devices.

Total image control
Take control over the look and feel of your images with easy to use Picture Style presets. Contrast, sharpness and saturation can be customized in-camera or with Canon’s comprehensive software suite, supplied with the EOS 1000D.

Compact, ultra-lightweight body
The smallest and lightest Digital EOS model yet, the EOS 1000D weighs just 450g - and is ergonomically designed for comfortable handling.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 1000D is compatible with the complete range of EF/EF-S lenses, Speedlite EX flash units and EOS system accessories.

Pricing and Availability
Expected to ship August 2008, the Canon Rebel XS will be available in a kit version which includes the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, at an estimated retail price of US$699.99. Two versions will be available, the difference being the body color - black or silver.

Post your review below!

Keywords: Canon SLR SD APS-C 10MP


Registered: January 2011
Posts: 2
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000D review by mohitkrishna
Review Date: 1/8/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: It gives a splendid shot almost every time
Cons: None, more AF points would have been a plus

Canon 1000D is one of the best DSLR camera available. It gives a splendid shot almost every time and its this that really matters. Canon 1000D is a 10.1 MegaPixel DSLR. Its salient features include Digic III processor (Canon trademark), all shooting modes like Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP found in a contemporary digital camera, ISO range of 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments), shutter speeds of 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), real-time evaluative metering with the image sensor, approx. 3 shots/sec (jpg) and approx. 1.5 shots/sec (RAW + JPEG), 2.5" TFT display, 95% viewfinder coverage, 7 AF points (Manual / Automatic), +/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments & strong inbuilt flash (Guide No. 13). Camera’s crop factor is 1.6.

10 MegaPixel is a good resolution for developing A3 size prints and in my opinion, a higher resolution is pretty unnecessary for most non-commercial usage. ISO at 1600 is grainy and photography above ISO 800 is not recommended. Auto focus is not supported in digital display mode, however once you start seeing through the view finder, you may never want to switch back to digital display. More AF points would have been a definite advantage. Continuous shooting speed of 3 shots/sec may not enthuse a sports photographer, but quite OK for capturing cake cutting at a birthday party. Inbuilt flash is powerful. It is the most compact DSLR, easy to hold & carry and comparably light weight. Crop factor of 1.6 is not an issue for the first timers. For others who are upgrading from film SLRs to DSLRs, there might be an initial adjustment problem. Overall, the features of the camera easily cover photographing most real life situations and is highly recommended at the price. I am using this camera with Tamron f2.8 17-50mm XR Di II IF & Canon f4-5.6 55-250 IS.

At a higher price, you get can more no. of MegaPixels, higher ISO settings, next level processors, better high speed continuous shooting, movie recording capability, higher shutter speeds for extreme bright conditions, enhanced light metering, better autofocus, bigger LCD display, 100% viewfinder coverage and more viewfinder information. The choice remains with you. Visit for my photos.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 1
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000D review by cameraman123
Review Date: 1/18/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $536.00| Rating: 6 

Pros: Great camera, lightweight,

I use this camera for shooting sports. great image quality, great user camera overall

Registered: October 2009
Posts: 1
Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000D review by f/8
Review Date: 10/27/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $430.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: relatively inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, accurate focus and exposure, it's a Canon.
Cons: none yet

Great starter, user or backup dSLR. I'm a newspaper photog and use it professionally and as a personal camera. Its lightness is nice on long hiking treks.
If you know how to shoot sports, 3 fps is plenty fast. Focusing is as capable as the 40D's. 10 MP is plenty dense for newspaper reproduction and for quite large prints. The image quality is as good as or better than the 40D's.
Don't be put off by the 'introductory' spiel relegated to the XS. I use it to take excellent photographs; I don't need a more expensive body. I'd rather spend my money where it counts, on better glass. The humble XS is a very capable photographic tool with quite a pedigree; hey, it's a Canon.


This document copyright © 2009-2018,, all rights reserved.