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Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (non IS) Lens Kit (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Canon
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Compact, ultra-light 10 MP digital SLR camera with 7-point wide-area AF system
  • Up to 3 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Bright 2.5 inch LCD with Live View mode and EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • DIGIC III processor for rapid operation and superior imaging
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards and all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and Speedlite EX flashes
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 12.6 x 6.2 cm ; 449 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 2766B099AA
  • ASIN: B001TOD3YG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,320 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Canon EOS 1000D

The ideal choice as a first EOS camera
The Canon EOS 1000D is the ideal introduction to the EOS system for the first-time digital SLR user. An enthusiasts camera, it will grow with you allowing you to explore your creativity as you gain experience and confidence. Easy-to-use and light to handle it delivers a host of technology, including features found on our professional models, into the hands of the photography enthusiast. Powerful features, including a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC III processor, combine perfectly with simple, intuitive controls, 18-55mm lens, built-in flash, 2.5-inch LCD monitor and Live View Function in a compact design to make it easy to get great results.

Fast and simple to use
The EOS 1000D is one of the fastest cameras available today offering instant startup, speedy Auto Focus and minimal shutter lag so you need never miss a shot. With continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second in bursts of up to 514 JPEGs or 5 RAW files it is so easy to capture dramatic action shots and it captures enough detail to print to A2 size even with cropped images.

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

The ergonomically designed dial gives you
easy access to the 12 modes
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Unlock your creativity
The EOS 1000D offers a choice of shooting modes. Basic Modes control all the settings for you allowing you to concentrate on great composition. These include; Full Auto, which allows you to use the camera to 'point and shoot'; Portrait, which ensures the background is out of focus and the foreground is pin sharp; Landscape, which sets a longer exposure and a smaller aperture to capture both the foreground and background in focus, Close-up which allows you to focus on very close objects; Sports, which uses a fast shutter speed to freeze action; and Night Portrait, which increases the ISO to make the camera more sensitive to light. You can also prevent the built-in flash from popping up using the Flash Off setting (for shooting in Museums and gallaries).

As you become more confident you can experiment with five Creative Modes:

Av mode automatically sets the shutter speed, but allows you to control depth of field by letting you choose the aperture. By setting the extent to which the lens opens or ‘aperture’ , you can control the portion of a scene that appears sharp in the image or ‘depth of field’,. A larger aperture will provide a shallow depth of field - sharp in the foreground with a blurred background - where as a smaller aperture will give a sharp picture throughout.

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

The different modes allow you to control
the look and feel of your images
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Tv mode automatically sets the apeture and you select the shutter speed. This enables you to change the appearance of motion in your shots; Photograph a waterfall with a fast shutter speed and every droplet is captured in crisp detail: use a slower shutter speed and you will create a soft blurred effect, giving a sense of motion in your photograph.

In Program Mode both the aperture and shutter speed are controlled by the camera but you can select other settings: With Drive Mode you can select from Single Shot, Continuous Shooting or Self-timer; Metering Mode allows you to specify the area of the image you wish the camera to use to calculate exposure; White Balance setting means you can determine what the camera reads as white to allow for your specific lighting conditions; and Flash Mode gives you control over your flash settings.

Manual Mode allows you to control both aperture and shutter speed so you have total creative freedom with your shots. Great for difficult lighting situations or capturing subjects with different effects.

A-DEP Mode automatically sets your depth of field so you can be sure to capture as much or as little of the scene as you wish in focus.

All the Creative Modes allow you to change your ISO speed.  This is the measure of the sensor’s sensitivity to light. Altering it allows you to modify the exposure accordingly and gives you more freedom to be creative with your shots in different lighting conditions.

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

The EOS 1000D has all functions within easy
reach, next to the bright 2.5-inch screen
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Effortless operation
The EOS 1000D is the smallest and lightest Digital EOS model yet, weighing just 450g, and is ergonomically designed for comfortable handling. A large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor with 230,000 pixels and a viewing angle of 170 degrees makes it easy to preview, review and share your shots even when you are using the camera in bright sunlight.

This model is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards. Available in increasingly large capacities these provide an inexpensive way to extend the cameras capacity.

Live View Function
Live View Function enables you to view your subjects directly on the LCD monitor. It’s easy to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus. You can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for keeping vertical or horizontal lines in your composition straight. Live View Function can be used remotely via a computer through a USB connection, and the included EOS Utility software.

In Live View Function you can action two Auto Focus (AF) modes: Quick mode, which uses the camera’s standard AF system (great for capturing action or for shooting in low light) and Live mode, which is a contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the imaging sensor, and can be overridden by pressing the AF mode selection button. The target area for Live Mode AF is at the center by default, but it can be moved around most of the picture area with the cross keys on the back of the camera.

Focusing made easy
A wide-area Auto Focus (AF) system uses seven separate focusing points to lock onto subjects fast and makes it so easy to get the shot you want. As well as Manual Focus there are three auto-focus modes to choose from: One-Shot AF, ideal for static subjects such as portraits and landscapes; AI Servo, great for moving subjects and keeps following the subject with predictive tracking until you take the shot; and AI Focus, which switches from One Shot to Servo when movement is detected. The center, cross-type focus point operates flawlessly in lower-light and lower-contrast settings.

Choose your style
The EOS 1000D allows you to change the look of your images by customising Picture Style settings for colour, saturation, sharpness and contrast, either in-camera or later with Canon’s comprehensive software suite, supplied with the EOS 1000D. Six preset Picture Styles include Portrait, which provides a slightly sharp and crisp image with nice skin tones, Landscape, which emphasizes vivid blues and greens, and Monochrome to give you stunning black and white images. Canon also offers additional downloadable ‘Picture Style Files’ that can be installed into your camera for even more imaging options at your fingertips.

Professional Software
The EOS 1000D allows you to shoot in RAW format and the Digital Photo Professional software which comes free with it enables high-speed RAW image processing, fast previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it is CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers.

A world of advantages from Canon technology

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

Canon's CMOS senser and DIGIC III processor
combine perfectly in the EOS 1000D
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In-built genius
The CMOS sensor lies at the heart of the EOS system. Indeed, Canon is the only camera manufacturer to produce their own sensor and years of imaging experience are borne out by the results - a range of sensors designed to perfectly match the performance requirements of each specific EOS model and superb clean detailed images with minimum noise.

The CMOS sensor’s larger pixel sizes mean wider dynamic range for greater contrast and detail in shadow and highlight areas and a low-pass filter in front of the sensor suppresses the false colour and moiré that can affect high resolution digital photography.

It is extremely powerful and efficient so not only does it improve battery life giving you more shots per charge, but it also enables fast transfer of data to the processor allowing you to keep shooting continuously.

Power in your hands
Originally developed for Canon’s Professional range, Canon’s DIGIC III processor is the brain of the camera and is responsible for the superb responsiveness of all EOS models.

In the instant between your shot being taken and its appearance on the LCD screen, Canon’s cutting-edge DIGIC technology is racing to optimise your image.

DIGIC processors are able to analyse ultra-detailed image data gathered by the camera sensor then use this to swiftly reproduce the subtlest of tonal graduations and an exceptionally wide colour range.

When shooting in darker conditions, even if you are pushing the ISO to the limit, DIGIC processing applies sophisticated Noise Reduction algorithms - helping to eliminate graininess and preserve detail. The speed of DIGIC also means less processing time for long battery life and fast start-up times.

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

With over 60 lenses to choose from you'll
never be short of creative options
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EF & EF-S Lenses
Over 50 years of experience give Canon an inherent advantage when it comes to lens manufacture. EOS digital SLRs are backed up by the world's most comprehensive system of interchangeable lenses. From 14mm ultra wide angle to 600mm super telephoto, the 60+ lenses in the EF series cover all possible shooting requirements.

Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses. And Canon’s Optical Image Stabiliser technology is featured in selected lenses to minimise the effect of camera shake.

Extend your lighting capabilities
Mastering flash photography can take a lifetime but Canon’s extensive range of Speedlites, can make it simple to get great results. These flash head units can be used on or off camera to open up a range of creative possibilities. You can use them in situations where there would otherwise not be enough light or as a fill-in flash to change your daylight pictures dramatically.

The Speedlite range is compatible with all EOS cameras and includes a choice of three standard models and two models for specialist macro use.

The full 8MP HD CMOS sensor gives true HD quality for excellent reproduction

The self cleaning unit combats dust using
ultrasonic vibrations
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EOS Integrated Cleaning System
This is not a stand-alone feature but a built-in system to minimize the effect of dust in high-resolution digital images - particularly appreciated by those photographers who need to change lenses frequently and in dusty environments.

Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit - A key element of minimising dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. To combat against this EOS cameras feature a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low-pass filter at the front of the sensor shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. A collar positioned around the sensor then collects the loosened dust. In addition to this a special coating on the front surface of the low-pass filter actually causes it to repel dust.

Dust Delete Data Detection - Any dust that still remains on the front of the sensor can be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu setting. This Dust Delete Data image is analysed in-camera, and the location and size of any remaining dust is added to any subsequent pictures taken. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

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Customer Reviews

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133 of 134 people found the following review helpful
By David Glasgow TOP 100 REVIEWER
I've owned my Canon 1000D for about 3 weeks now and have given it a reasonable test drive. The one thing that strikes me most is the ease at which I can find my way around the camera instantly to find the correct settings (very intuitive). Everything is where it should be, and clearly well marked.

The Camera noise is non-exsistant at ISO 800 and ISO 1600, (outstanding). The EOS 1000D is very similar in shape and style to the 450D, it even shares the exact same "LIVE VIEW" technology, all the button's are the same, layout the same, just the 1000D sports a 10mp Sensor and the 450D a 12mp Sensor. I so far have only used the 18-55mm image stabilized kit lens, and am very satisfied with the results, the 1000D Kit lens construction and optics are far superior to the kit lens supplied with the Canon Eos 400D, I've read all the reviews before buying this camera, and most professional reviewers compliment the new Canon "Optical Image Stabilized" Kit lens that comes with the EOS 1000D camera. I have taken a variety of shots in many conditions and I must say I can't find any fault with the Kit lens; its very sharp and provides nice clean shots from 18mm through to 55mm.

(I have managed several indoor hand held shot's as low as a 1/8th of a second), it was no problem at all, the image came out razor sharp as you would expect from a Canon EOS DSLR with I.S technology. In very dim or very low light conditions you can adjust the film speed to ISO 1600, the results are truly superb, no noise or evidence of any grain whatsoever.

The Highlight of the Camera for me was Canon's very impressive software package, the highly sought after - "(DPP) DIGITAL PHOTO PROFESSIONAL", "RAW IMAGE TASK", "PHOTO STITCH", and "PICTURE STYLE EDITOR" + other Canon Utilities...
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188 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon 1000D - Great camera! 26 Feb 2010
I treated myself to the Canon 1000D kit complete with the EF-S 18-55 kit lens for Christmas (my 'To Me, From Me' present) and I'm not disappointed. I wouldn't describe myself as a photography buff at all and prior to buying this camera used a neat little Canon Powershot compact. So why change? Having initially pooh poohed the idea of a Digital SLR as far too complicated and too much of a 'serious' camera for me, I was persuaded otherwise by someone who had the Canon 500D and having been persuaded that it was just as easy to use as my point and shoot with full auto settings (and it was when I tried it) I was won over by the difference in quality of the photos. I did some research via 'Which' and the Canon 1000D came out tops as a 'best buy' in terms of picture quality and ease of use. In fact most of the digital SLR's came out with top ratings for ease of use so don't be put off as I was by the fact that it looks a 'serious' camera. Picture quality is excellent, the kit lens supplied takes great shots and there is a full auto set-up which makes it as easy to use straight out of the box as your compact digital 'point and shoot' camera, but the possibilities are endless and I can guarantee you will end up taking some really professional shots. Another tip - buy the 'Dummies' guide specifically for this make/model by Julie Adair King - if shutter speed, exposure and ISO all sound FAR too technical this great book will help to make sense of it all in a very easy to follow, no-nonsense kind of way. Yes you can keep it on the 'auto' setting and take great pictures with it but as Julie says with this camera, that's like having a Porsche but never actually taking it on a road! Go for it, you'll be glad you did!
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221 of 229 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous camera for the keen amateur 15 Aug 2009
I used to have an old Canon SLR like this but never really got to experiment with it much as it took so long to get the results of what you had done (ie having the photos developed). When digital technology came into the mainstream I got one of the "point and click" cameras and it did the job for a few years.
I have now got this camera and it had changed my photography habits completely.
It is great fun using it. You can use the automated options which work perfectly well but as I am getting more confidence I have now started to use the manual adjustments and you see the results immediately.
The camera now comes out with me wherever I go - which I thought I would never do - and I'm getting some great shots.
Seems a bit expensive but worth every penny!!
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Starter Model 7 Jan 2010
I recently purchased one of these after much deliberation and I am very happy that I did. I deliberated for a long time over whether or not to go for a Canon or a Nikon. Eventually I found a great package and went for one of these and I have not regretted it for one moment. As with any DSLR it can take some real duff shots whilst you are getting used to how it works but once you are used to it you can take some great images.

For a while I used it as a glorified compact but as I got used to it, I found myself using the P (programme) mode more and more. The AF mode can sometimes choose the wrong target but this is simple enough to change to force the AF zone. The AF can struggle on areas without much contrast but normally works very well.

I have a 16GB SD card in mine and this allows up to 4,000 images to be taken in fine mode. You can save the images in Raw or Raw + JPEG but this is not an option in full auto, the live view is also not available in full auto but I personally found it better to use the view finder than the screen when taking shots and so rarely ever use the live view option. The view finder is clear and provides all the relevant information on the shot such as shutter speed and aperture.

Battery life is good, in the few months I have had the camera, I have rarely had to charge it, if you really need more life packs are available which allow two batteries to be included thereby doubling the battery life.

As you would expect from Canon build quality feels solid and I have little reason to doubt this is actually the case.

The lens supplied in this kit is probably not Canon's greatest but image quality is still good.
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