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3.0 out of 5 stars sluggish outside perfect conditions, 19 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Canon EOS 1000D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 (non IS) Lens Kit (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
Canon EOS 1000D is my second DSLR after the Nikon 90D. I purchased it after months of searching and reading reviews. I mostly used it with the EF-S 18-55mm (non IS) lens. It's a good entry level DSLR however, as I am an aspiring photographer, I quickly started to notice 2 very big downsides which I haven't come across in other reviews. I've now used the camera for about 6 months and took around 10,000 pictures, in all conditions, from +30 degrees Celsius to -20.

Downfall no. 1: Camera shows 'BUSY' when taking lots of consecutive photos indoors, at night, on full auto which is incredibly frustrating. I have missed lots and lots of opportunities whilst waiting for the camera to not show 'BUSY'. It has taken several seconds, maybe 10 or so, to come back, which resulted in missed moments. I found that switching it on and off makes it work quicker but the moment was gone.

Downfall no. 2: The flash takes far too long, it will flash 5 or 6 times before it actually takes the photo which once again, results in missed moments and the subject (especially children and pets) to come out of focus and become disheartened. Same goes when I used the camera with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens (the nifty 50 which is a brilliant lens), same 'BUSY' and the flash takes a long time before it takes the photo.

For these 2 reasons, I am now looking to replace my camera as soon as possible.
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Initial post: 16 Sep 2011 17:10:40 BDT
Mrs says:
The reason the camera says 'BUSY' is because you have got the wrong sd card in the camera, it will need a card with at least class 6, and it will work fantastically!

Posted on 22 Sep 2011 11:12:35 BDT
interesting review - im not sure that your reasons to sell camera would be at all relevant to my reasons not to buy a camera?

still investigating - are you willing to sell the camera with lens? if so please call me on +353 86 3245250

Steve Whale

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013 08:05:51 BDT
And the reason it flashes several times before taking a picture is because you have red-eye switched on!
Red eye is caused by light reflected from the blood vessels in the retina. Flashing a couple of times before taking a picture causes the pupils to constrict & hence reduce the amount of light entering the eye.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 12:59:57 GMT
It also flashes several times to help lock focus in poor conditions. The BUSY screen is the flash recycling, which happens when you fire it off a LOT in a row.
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