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side view of the 1100DEOS 1100D - Rebel T3 - Kiss X50

Replacement for the 1000D / Rebel XS

The 1100D was announced in February 2011 as a follow on to the successful 1000D.

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Any new 1100D related info will appear here.

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  • 7th The 1100D is finally announced, replacing one of Canon's oldest DSLRs in the range. 12MP and video are key features.
           

UK press Info

London, UK, 7th February 2011 – Canon today unveils the new EOS 1100D – the Digital SLR (DSLR) for consumers who want to take the first step on their journey to outstanding still images and HD video. Featuring many technologies developed for more advanced models, and functions which make it even easier to capture fantastic images straight out of the box, the EOS 1100D helps you to have fun with your photography and impress your friends with amazing portraits, landscapes or creative shots.

As your skills develop, the EOS 1100D grows with you. As the gateway to Canon’s world-famous EOS System, the EOS 1100D lets you experiment with more than 60 different lenses and other accessories including Speedlite flashes, to explore the world of photography.

Advanced imaging made easy
Compact and lightweight, the EOS 1100D is a highly versatile DSLR that’s easy to carry with you, allowing you to capture any moment in stunning quality. When a scene lends itself to video as well as stills, 720p HD video capture is easily accessible via the dedicated movie function on the mode dial. Never miss a moment of the action as you frame your image easily and accurately through the newly-designed, bright optical viewfinder, offering 95% coverage of the scene. Alternatively, use Live View to see how different shooting modes will affect the final image on the large rear screen.

You’ll be able to take great images as soon as you start using the EOS 1100D. A Feature Guide in the menu system offers a brief description of each key camera setting and its effect, helping beginners to learn about their camera as they use it.

side view of the 1100D

Basic+ and Creative Auto remove any confusing technical terms, using plain language to describe settings and their effect on the final image. Apply a different ambience to a scene, with Basic+ adjusting exposure, white balance and image processing settings according to easy-to-understand pre-sets based on the creative intent or lighting type. Alternatively, blur the background to create more interesting results with Creative Auto, which takes all the confusion out of achieving the desired effect.

Shoot and share anywhere
The EOS 1100D also makes it easier to shoot and instantly share your images and HD video with friends and family. The large 6.8cm (2.7”) LCD screen features a sharp 230k-dot resolution and wide viewing angle, making it easy to review the day’s shoot immediately. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the big-screen image playback by connecting the EOS 1100D directly to an HDTV via HDMI, using the TV remote control to scroll through images and enjoy your own high-quality video.

Thanks to support for Eye-Fi Connected Functions*1, EOS 1100D users can wirelessly transfer their images to a home PC or bypass this stage completely and upload images and video direct to an online sharing account like the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY or Flickr – inspiring everyone to share special, fun and creative photography.

From beginners to pros, the EOS system is used the world over
Designed as a user-friendly, powerful, entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1100D features an impressive specification to support the image quality and performance promised by the Canon and EOS brands.

A 12.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor enables A3 size images to be recorded or cropped for exciting compositions, without compromising on image quality or print size, while DIGIC 4 image processing allows you to freeze the action with high-speed shooting at 3 frames per second*2. Low light subjects can be captured with minimal noise and without resorting to using a flash thanks to a sensitive ISO range of 100 – 6400, and the fast, accurate nine-point autofocus (AF) system ensures the subject is in focus no matter where they may stand in the frame. The EOS 1100D also uses the same iFCL metering system developed for the semi-professional EOS 7D, ensuring all subjects are well-exposed, even in the most challenging lighting conditions.

The EOS 1100D will be available with a new addition to Canon’s range of EF lenses. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II is a new kit lens that offers EOS 1100D users the flexibility to shoot everything from sweeping landscapes to portraits. A lightweight construction means it’s easy to carry, and Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilization offers a 4-stop advantage to ensure sharp images at maximum zoom and when shooting in low light. The new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II will succeed the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon’s current lens portfolio.
EOS 1100D – key features:

Superior 12-megapixel image quality
On-screen Feature Guide
Creative Auto and Basic+
HD video capture
ISO 100-6400 sensitivity
Wide-area 9-point AF system
63-zone iFCL exposure metering
6.8cm (2.7”), 230,000-dot screen
Use with all EF and EF-S lenses
*1 This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer

*2 JPEG file size only
Technologies explained

Canon CMOS sensor
Exclusively designed and manufactured by Canon to work in combination with its own DIGIC processors, Canon’s CMOS technology integrates advanced noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life.

Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting the signal to the image processor. Noise is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.

DIGIC 4
Image data captured by the CMOS sensor is processed by Canon’s purpose-built
DIGIC 4 image processors before being written to memory card. DIGIC technology uses advanced image processing algorithms to ensure precise, natural colours, tonal gradation, accurate white balance, and advanced noise reduction. Ultra-fast processing speeds result in highly responsive camera operation and near-instant start-up times.

DIGIC chips work with a high speed image buffer, reading, processing, compressing and writing image data fast enough to keep the buffer clear during long continuous shooting bursts. In addition, because DIGIC 4 integrates all key processing functions, power consumption is kept to a minimum.

iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering sensor
The iFCL system uses focus, colour and luminance information to determine consistently exposed shots. All focus points provide distance information to the metering system to determine the location of the subject and allow the algorithm to weight the exposure accordingly.

Both the EOS 600D and EOS 1100D models feature a metering sensor with 63 zones, compatible with all nine AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects which can lead to overexposure. The EOS 600D and EOS 1100D counter this with the dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading accordingly.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The new EOS 600D features the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, used to combat sensor dust in three important ways: Reduce, Repel and Remove.

Reduce - Internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimise dust generation. The redesigned body cap prevents dust generation through wear on the cap itself
Repel - Anti-static technologies, including a magnesium fluoride coating, are applied to the low-pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust
Remove - A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit uses hi-frequency vibrations to shake dust from the infrared filter for a period of approximately one second after each start up. For instant shooting after power up, this feature is disabled immediately as the shutter release is depressed
The front surface of the EOS 1100D’s low-pass filter features a fluorine coating to minimize dust adhesion to the sensor. Both the EOS 600D and the EOS 1100D feature an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of visible dust on the sensor. This can then be deleted automatically after the shoot with the latest Digital Photo Professional software.

EOS Movie
EOS Movie allows users to record Full HD (1920x1080p) movies on the EOS 600D and HD (1280x720p) movies on the EOS 1100D. The EOS 600D offers full manual control of exposure and frame rates of 30, 25 and 24 fps at full resolution, with 60 and 50 fps available at 720p resolution. The EOS 1100D has a choice of 30 and 25 fps frame rates.

When filming Full HD footage with the EOS 600D, Movie Digital Zoom can be used to magnify the centre of the sensor by 3-10x while maintaining Full HD quality.

rear view of 1100D

Picture Styles

Picture Style presets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable preset, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation. The camera’s Standard Picture Style is designed to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional processing. When shooting RAW images Picture Styles can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

The presets available with both the EOS 600D and EOS 1100D are:

Standard: For crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing.
Portrait: Optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones.
Landscape: For punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines.
Neutral: Ideal for post-processing.
Faithful: Adjusts colour to match the subject colour when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K.
Monochrome: For black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green.
A new Picture Style has been added to the EOS 600D – Picture Style Auto. This new Picture Style makes fine adjustments, based on the EOS Scene Detection System’s analysis, to create a Picture Style for the particular image. Three User Defined Picture Styles can be used to store customised pre-sets created using the supplied Picture Style Editor, or any of the pre-sets available for download from Canon’s web site: www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/picturestyle/file/index.htm

Basic+

Basic+ is a creative imaging function that was first introduced in the EOS 60D, which makes it easier to create the desired image effects when shooting a scene. With Basic+, photographers have the option to apply a creative intent to their images whilst using the scene-based modes.

Shoot by ambience: exposure compensation and white balance are adjusted according to preset styles to create ambience or tone in the image
Shoot by lighting or scene type: a simplified form of white balance, which allows new digital photographers to change the white balance settings according to more understandable terms such as “Daylight”, “Shade”, “Cloudy”, “Sunset”, “Tungsten light” and “Fluorescent light”
Auto Lighting Optimizer (ALO)
Auto Lighting Optimiser analyses the image and selectively adjusts the brightness to achieve a more even result. For example, when a person is backlit, ALO detects the face and increases its brightness to ensure a more pleasing image.

Lens peripheral illumination correction

The lens peripheral illumination correction function uses the power of the DIGIC 4 image processor to improve image quality by maintaining evenness of illumination from corner to corner, even when shooting wide open with a zoom lens. When shooting in RAW this correction can be further adjusted using
Digital Photo Professional.

Highlight Tone Priority

With Highlight Tone Priority the dynamic range of the highlight tones is extended. The gradation between 18% greys (standard exposure) and the highlights are improved, reducing loss of detail in highlights. This enables a picture with a large proportion of highlights, such as a brightly-lit bride in her wedding gown, to show greater detail in the white and grey areas of the photo, making the image more attractive and natural.

Feature Guide

The Feature Guide acts as an on-board guide by displaying a simple description of each mode and the functions on the Quick Control Screen.

Digital Photo Professional Software

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software provides high speed, high quality processing of lossless RAW images. Processing with Digital Photo Professional allows real-time display and immediate application of image adjustments, giving control over RAW image variables such as white balance, dynamic range, exposure compensation, noise reduction and colour tone – plus the ability to view Auto Focus points on an image and apply un-sharp mask sharpening. The Lens Aberration correction tool allows precise correction of different types of distortion caused by certain lenses. Newly added is a set of distortion corrections for use with the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye. These corrections allow you to produce fisheye images for different uses.

Digital Photo Professional supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB, Apple RGB and
Wide Gamut RGB colour spaces. ICC (International Colour Consortium) profiles can be attached to TIFF or JPEG images when converted from RAW. This allows faithful reproduction of colours in software applications that support ICC profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop. For improved efficiency, a set of image adjustments can be saved as a recipe and applied.

EOS Utility
The latest version of EOS Utility provides essential support for Live View remote shooting (with the ability to overlay an image to assist with alignment of subsequent shots during product photography), camera configuration and image transfers. Tightly integrated with Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility can be configured to monitor ‘hot’ folders, automatically renaming and moving incoming images to a structured file system. Images can also be tagged with EXIF data, including copyright information. Newly added is the ability to register background music, with users now able to add or remove .WAV format files from the playlist used by the camera*3.

Picture Style Editor
Picture Style Editor allows photographers to create individual Picture Styles that meet their personal requirements. Each Picture Style contains detailed information on how specific colours should be represented within an image. Once new Picture Styles have been created, they can be uploaded directly into the camera and applied to JPEG or RAW images. When working with RAW files in DPP, both personal Picture Styles and predetermined Picture Styles can be adjusted.

ZoomBrowser EX (PC)/ImageBrowser (MAC)
ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser is designed to give photographers a quick and easy way of managing their images. Basic JPEG editing functionality enables users to adjust image brightness and colour balance, with an in-software connection to DPP for RAW image editing. Users can select, rename and resize multiple images at once, set star ratings and organise images by shooting date, making it simple to manage large image libraries. Photographers can also select, add comments and then print images via a range of simplified printing options, and direct uploads to
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY enables image sharing via personal online photo albums.

ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser also offers support for video editing, including a new Video Snapshot Edit Task that makes it easy for users to manage, edit and share Video Snapshot Albums.

Video Snapshot Edit Task
This feature allows Video Snapshot Albums to be edited using a computer. Individual snapshots can be removed or reordered, and a background music track can also be added*3. The resulting file can be uploaded to YouTube™ quickly and easily using a new YouTube™ upload task.

*3 Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images or copyrighted music and images with music in the memory card for anything but private enjoyment.

The Kiss X50 in Red

kiss X50 in red (1100D)

Picture from MegaPixel

1100D Specifications

Canon Rebel T3 (EOS 1100D) specifications
International naming US: Canon Rebel T3
Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X50
Elsewhere: Canon EOS 1100D
Pricing US: $599.99 with IS II lens
Europe:
UK: £419 body only
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor* 12.2 million effective pixels
12.6 million total pixels
22.2 x 14.7 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in low-pass filter with fluorine coating
3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes* 4272 x 2848 (L)
3088 x 2056 (M)
2256 x 1504 (S1)
1920 x 1280 (S2)
720 x 480 (S3)
Output formats RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large
JPEG (EXIF 2.3) - Fine, Normal
Movie recording * 1280 x 720 (29.97, 25 fps)
MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Max duration 17min, Max file size 4GB
Image processor* DIGIC 4
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Auto Focus 9-point CMOS sensor
Cross-type F5.6 at center
AF working range: 0 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modes AI Focus
One shot
AI Servo
AF point selection Auto
Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes Auto
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Auto depth-of-field
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sports
Night portrait
No Flash
Creative Auto*
Metering* TTL full aperture metering with 63-zone iFCL SPC*
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
Center weighted average metering
Range : EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
AE Bracketing +/- 2.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. +/- 2.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity Auto (100 - 6400)
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200
ISO 6400
Shutter Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb
Aperture values Depends on lens used
White balance   Auto
  Daylight
  Shade
  Cloudy
  Tungsten
  White Fluorescent Light
  Flash
  Custom
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels
3 images
Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space sRGB
Adobe RGB
Picture style Standard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User 1
User 2
User 3
Drive modes Single
Continuous: 2 fps up to 5 RAW frames / 3 fps up to 830 JPEG
Self-timer (2 -10secs)
Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder Pentamirror
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.87x * (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 19 mm *
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Fixed precision matte
Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
AEB
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
SD card information
Monochrome shooting
Maximum burst
Highlight tone priority (D+)*
DOF preview Yes, (assign via custom menu)
LCD monitor * 2.7" TFT LCD
230,000 pixels
Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Grid optional
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode
Manual Focus
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Flash * Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 9.2*
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Hot-shoe
Other features Orientation sensor
Auto rotation On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
Off
Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Playback mode Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
4 and 9 image index
Auto play
Image rotation
Custom functions * 10 custom functions with 32settings
Menu languages * English
German
French
Dutch
Danish
Portuguese
Finnish
Italian
Norwegian
Swedish
Spanish
Greek
Russian *
Czech
Hungarian
Romanian *
Ukrainian *
Turkish *
Arabic *
Thai *
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Korean
Japanese
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B
Video out (PAL / NTSC)
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)*
Storage * SD / SDHC / SDXC card
Power * Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery
Optional ACK-E10 AC adapter kit
Direct printing Canon Selphy Printers
Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Dimensions * 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Weight (no battery) * 495 g
Software Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
PhotoStitch
EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
Picture Style Editor

600D compared to 1100D (T3i vs T3)

Coloured areas show additional features of the 600D over the 1100D

Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3
Sensor 18.0 MP
22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
12.2 MP
22.2 x 14.7 mm CMOS sensor
Dust reduction Low-pass filter vibration
Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later in DPP)
Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later in DPP)
Output formats RAW (14-bit), RAW  +  JPEG, JPEG RAW (14-bit), RAW  +  JPEG, JPEG
Image sizes RAW 5184 x 3456
JPEG 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1 aspect ratios
RAW 4272 x 2848
JPEG 3:2 aspect ratio
Movie recording 1920 x 1080 (30/25/24 fps)
1280 x 720 (60/50 fps)
640 x 480 (60/50 fps)
.MOV format (H.264, PCM audio)
1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps)
.MOV format(Video: H.264, PCM audio)
Movie Audio Auto or manual control
Optional wind filter
Auto only
Image processor DIGIC 4 DIGIC 4
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x "digital multiplier"
Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x "digital multiplier"
Auto Focus 9-point CMOS sensor
F5.6 cross-type at center (extra vertical sensitivity at f2.8)
Range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
9-point CMOS sensor
Cross-type F5.6 at center
Range: 0 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modes AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo AI Focus, One shot, AI Servo
AF assist Flash strobe Flash strobe
Shooting modes Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Auto depth-of-field
Scene Intelligent Auto
Flash off
Creative Auto
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sports
Night portrait
Movie
Auto
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Auto depth-of-field
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sports
Night portrait
Flash off
Creative Auto
Movie
Metering Evaluative 63-zone
Partial 9%
Spot 4%
Center-weighted average
Metering range: EV 1 - 20 EV (23°C, ISO 100, 50/1.4)
Evaluative 63-zone
Partial (10%)
Center weighted average metering
Range : EV 1-20 (23°C, ISO100, 50/1.4)
AE Bracketing +/- 2.0 EV (3 shots)
0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
+/- 2.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Exposure compensation +/- 5.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
+/- 5.0 EV
0.5 or 0.3 EV steps
Shutter 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb
30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb
Sensitivity Auto (100 - 6400)
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800(H1)
Auto (100 - 6400)
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
DOF preview Yes (custom function) Yes (custom function)
Drive modes Single
Continuous: 3.7 fps up to 34 Large/Fine JPEG / 6 RAW frames
Self-timer
Single
Continuous: 2 fps up to 5 RAW frames / 3 fps up to 830 JPEG
Self-timer
White balance  Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Flash
 Custom
 Auto
 Daylight
 Shade
 Cloudy
 Tungsten
 White Fluorescent Light
 Flash
 Custom
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels
3 images
Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
+/-3 levels
3 images
Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User 1, User 2, User 3 Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User 1, User 2, User 3
Viewfinder Pentamirror
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.85x
Eyepoint: 19 mm
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0
Fixed precision matte screen
Pentamirror
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.87x
Eyepoint: 19 mm
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0
Fixed precision matte screen
LCD monitor Vari-angle (tilt + swivel) 3.0" 3:2 TFT LCD, 1,040,000 dots
Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
Fixed 2.7" TFT LCD, 230,000 dots
Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view Live TTL display
Approx 99% frame coverage w/30 fps display rate)
Real-time evaluative metering
Optional grid
Optional Live Histogram
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at any point on the screen)
Quick mode or Live modeAF
Live TTL display
100% frame coverage w/30fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering
Optional Grid
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Quick mode, or Live mode AF
Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 13 9m, ISO 100)
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Integrated Speedlite Transmitter, wireless multi-flash support
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 13 (m, iso 100)
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Hot-shoe
E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Hot-shoe
Processing Options Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambiance selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect, Fish-eye)
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO  noise reduction
Peripheral illumination correction
Basic+ (Shoot by ambiance selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Memory SD / SDHC /SDXC cards SD / SDHC / SDXC card
Playback modes Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x)
4 and 9 image index
Auto play
Image rotation
Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x)
4 and 9 image index
Auto play
Image rotation
Custom functions 11 custom functions with 34 settings 10 custom functions with 32settings
Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal)
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC)
E3 type wired remote control
Remote Controller RC-6
External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack
USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B
Video out (PAL / NTSC)
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible)
Battery Li-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery
~440 shots (23°C 50% flash)
4 level battery life display
Optional ACK-E8 AC adapter kit
Li-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery.
~700 shots (23°C 50% flash)
Optional ACK-E10 AC adapter kit
Weight (minus battery) 570 g 495 g
Size 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm (5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in) 130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in)
Pre release info

2010 January

  • 13th Replacement for both the 1000D and 550D at CP+ ? [1k1 & source]
  • The 1100D will be available in different colours. 12MP DigicIV and a new 18-55 kit lens
  • 4th We're told (thanks) that the 1000D replacement will appear before the 550D->600D update and will mark the debut of the DigicV processor. Note though that we've had no details about specs, and at CR it's suggested as an EOS 1100D with:
    • 12MP
    • HD Video
    • 9 Point AF
    • ISO 100-6400

2010 December

  • 11th A comment [CR] says that there won't be a 1000D replacement, however our most recent comment received was that the 1000D was still proving an excellent way of getting the enthusiast market into DSLR use (on thus onto the Canon upgrade trail ;-)

October

  Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X          
APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D Mk II N 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                      
Video                             1D C          
High Full             5D 5D Mk II 5D MkIII          
APS-C                     7D 7D2
'Better'  Full                             6D          
APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D          
Mid APS-C         300D
Rebel
Kiss Digital
350D
Rebel XT
Kiss N
400D
Rebel XTi
Kiss X
450D
Rebel XSi
Kiss X2
500D
T1i
Kiss X3
550D
T2i
Kiss X4
600D
T3i
X5
650D
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
         
Micro APS-C                           100D
SL1
X7
         
Entry APS-C                   1000D
Rebel XS
Kiss F
1100D
Rebel T3
Kiss X50
1200D
T5
X70
       
Mirrorless APS-C                             M M2          

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual

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3 year life for the 1000D? (replacement next spring)

September

  • 21st Photokina underway and no sign of any update for the 1000D

August

  • 24th No sign of the camera yet, but reports of a book being written about using the camera

July

  • 13th Further comments (thanks) that the 2000D will have a 'side hinged' screen.
  • 11th In our latest 60D specs, it's suggested that an articulating screen will first appear in the 1000D replacement.
  • 10th Expectations of a Canon announcement next week are running high [PR , CR]
  • The 60D is a popular suggestion, we're told (thanks) that it won't happen until the replacement for the 1000D is announced (although I notice that a dual launch was not ruled out)
  • The Kiss F/Rebel XS is getting on a bit (in low end DSLR terms), so time perhaps for the Kiss F2?How about US naming?
  • Have a look at the table below (green for video included).
  • I've included Q3 2010 even though it's only a week or so old
  • How about the Rebel TS? (table updated move to Oct)

June

  • 20th We've had several comments asking about what any 2000D would be based on?
  • If you look at the 1000D it's based on the 400D sensor, dating from a year or so before the release. Whilst any followup might got for the 12.1MP 450D sensor, we had a suggestion earlier this year that it would be the 500D (15.1MP) for video reasons. My suspicion is that Canon want the 1000D followup to be clearly at the 'entry level' for DSLRs.
  • See 1000D/450D/500D comparison for an overview
  • 17th The 1000D is marked as 'discontinued' by Canon in Hong Kong.

January

  • 18th One good reason we keep all our old rumours on the page...
  • There has been mention of the 2000D and 6000D on a number of forums
  • It looks as if people are finding referemces to what was the Canon EOS D2000 / Kodak DCS 520.
  • Sound familiar? Jump back to September 2008
  • 6th Some February announcements seem on the way [CR] and the 1000D dating from mid 2008 is due for an update, but maybe not until the 550D has made some space for it in the lineup?

2009 November

  • 29th Stirings on the 2000D rumour front with the 2kD getting a flip screen [CR]. We've had suggestions that this and the 60D would be first to get this.

September

  • 24th At CR they've had a suggestion for a 1500D - not a number I've seen mentioned before.
  • Some specs
    • 12MP
    • Movie 1080 @30 fps
    • 460k fixed LCD
  • Think 1000D with video and sensor from 450D.
  • I'd expect a few more consumer oriented whistles and bells but nothing to threaten 500D sales too much.
  • As below, due 'real soon now' ;-)

August

  • 27th Several comments suggesting that the 2000D may still get a 2009 release - just add video and a few alterations to the 1000D
  • At CR it's suggested for announcement on September 1st

July

  • 2nd Well, no announcements from Canon.
  • At CR they now have a July 7th announcement pencilled in, possibly waiting until after something from Nikon.
  • We've had no updates yet, although it's worth noting they didn't do a press event (in the UK) for the 50D and 500D. Usually it's just consumer and 'pro' kit that get the full treatment.

June

  • 30th No sign of any new stuff yet...
  • 28th More specs for Tuesday 30th at CR
    • 15.1mp
    • 7 AF points
    • 3fps
    • ISO 100-3200
    • 3" LCD (Not Articulating)
    • 720P Video (30fps & 24fps) NO 1080p
    • SD Card
    • USB 2.0
    • HDMI Out
    • Video Out
    • LP-E5 Battery
  • For the video specs I'd expect to see 25FPS (PAL compatibility) long before 24FPS in an entry level model, unless Canon really wants to aim the 1000D replacement at the independent film maker market...
  • 25th We're told (thanks) to expect news next Tuesday (30th)
  • No signs of any big build up, although the 1000D was announced without great fanfare.
  • The 30th is also one of the expected dates for a Nikon release too
  • 17th Minor updates in Canon software noted.
  • An Australian site [CD] suggests:
    • 15.1MP
    • 3fps
    • 720P 30fps video
    • ISO 100-6400
    • 2.5" flip out LCD
  • This is similar to a CR report from April.

May

  • 3rd A flip out display? We've had mentions of this several times in the past, along with the comment that it wouldn't happen until 'the market' warranted it.
  • We're now told (thanks) that it's slated first for the 2000D and then the 60D.

April

  • Unencumbered by the Kiss/Rebel naming, the rest of the world is expecting a 2000D later this year ... OK maybe an 1100D or somesuch.
  • At CR there is a suggestion that it'll be the Rebel T1

2009 February

  • 21st No SLRs for PMA - looks as if the economy has slowed the update rate - see Canon rumours for more release date info.

2008 October

  • 16th On CR, a potential announcement date for new Canon stuff - Feb 10th for replacements for the 1D3, 450D (Rebel XSi) and 1000D (Rebel XS) and two lenses (not the 35L since that's for the 1Ds4 in the Summer

September

  • 4th - there has been mention of the 2000D and 6000D on a number of forums
  • It looks as if people are finding referemces to what was the Canon EOS D2000 / Kodak DCS 520.
  • With a 1.6x CCD sensor of 1728 x 1152, I suspect this is not what will replace the 1000D ;-) [more info]

2008 August

  • 30th With the 50D announcement we can look for the following specs
    • 12MP min (14mp likely if lots of the competition move to 14MP)
    • Liveview with face detection AF
    • Digic IV
    • 100% micro lens coverage
    • 14 bit
    • 6400 iso
    • HDMI output
    • Video output
    • New auto ISO picture styles
  • With a potential 1 year refresh cycle, look for the 2000D (or whatever it gets called) in late spring 2009
  • As to numbering, have a look at this table of old EOS film camera numbers

This table from WP

Canon EOS Film SLR Timeline

  1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 05-08
Pro.   1 1N 1V
Prosumer   10/10S 5/A2/A2E 3
Advanced Amateur 650/620/630 100
Elan
50/50E
Elan II/IIE
55
30/33
Elan 7/7E
7
30V/33V
Elan 7N/7NE
7s
Consumer   750QD
850
1000F
Rebel S
1000FN
Rebel S II
500
Rebel XS
Kiss
500N
Rebel G
New Kiss
300
Rebel 2000
Kiss III
300V
Rebel Ti
Kiss 5
300X
Rebel T2
Kiss 7
Entry Level   5000
888
3000
88
3000N
Rebel XS N
66
3000V
Rebel K2
Kiss Lite

1000D /Rebel XS/Kiss F - Full Specifications for comparison

List price (EU) Body only: €549 , Kit: €649 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
International naming Europe: Canon EOS 1000D , Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital F
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor 10.1 million effective pixels , 10.5 million total pixels , 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor , RGB Color Filter Array , Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit , 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted) , Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces , Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes 3888 x 2592 (L) , 2816 x 1880 (M) , 1936 x 1288 (S)
Output formats RAW (.CR2) + JPEG Large/Fine , JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
Image processor DIGIC III
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount , 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes Auto Focus , Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus 7-point CMOS sensor with F5.6 cross type at center , AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modes AI Focus , One shot , AI Servo
AF point selection Auto , Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes Auto , Program AE (P) , Shutter priority AE (Tv) , Aperture priority AE (Av) , Manual (M) , Auto depth-of-field , Portrait , Landscape , Close-up , Sports , Night portrait , Flash off
Metering TTL 35-zone SPC , Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes Evaluative 35-zone , Partial 9% at center , Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing +/- 2.0 EV , 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. +/- 2.0 EV , 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity Auto (100 - 800) , ISO 100 , ISO 200 , ISO 400 , ISO 800 , ISO 1600
Shutter Focal-plane shutter , 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps) , Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec , Bulb
Aperture values F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps) , Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance  , Auto  , Daylight  , Shade  , Cloudy  , Tungsten  , Fluorescent  , Flash  , Custom
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels , 3 images , Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) To Amber (+9) , Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space sRGB , Adobe RGB
Picture style Standard , Portrait , Landscape , Neutral , Faithful , Monochrome , User 1 , User 2 , User 3
Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7 , Contrast: -4 to +4 , Saturation: -4 to +4 , Color tone: -4 to +4 , B&W filter: None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green , B&W tone: None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green
Drive modes Single , Continuous: 3.0 fps JPEG to card capacity 1.5 fps for5 RAW frames or 4 RAW+JPEG , Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up) , Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder Pentamirror , 95% frame coverage , Magnification: 0.81x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity) , Eyepoint: 21 mm , Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter , Fixed precision matte
Viewfinder info AF information (AF points focus confirmation light) , Shutter speed Aperture value , ISO speed (always displayed) , AE lock , Exposure level/compensation , Exposure warning AEB Flash ready High-speed sync FE lock Flash exposure compensation Red-eye reduction light White balance correction SD card information Monochrome shooting Maximum burst
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor 2.5" TFT LCD , 230,000 pixels , Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical) , 7 brightness levels , Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor , 100% frame coverage , Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor , Best view or exposure simulation , Grid optional (thirds) , Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point) , Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence , Two modes; normal and quieter , Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB) , Manual focus only
Camera settings display Shutter speed , Aperture , Sensitivity (ISO) , Exposure mode , Meter / Exposure compenation , Bracketing , Flash compensation , White balance & fine tuning , Metering mode , Custom function set , Auto focus mode , Drive mode , Auto focus areas , Black & white mode , Beep , Red-eye reduction , Image size / quality , Battery status , Frames remaining
Record review Uses last play mode , Magnification possible , 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash , Guide number approx 13 , Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction , X-Sync: 1/200 sec , Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps) , Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites , Hot-shoe
Other features Orientation sensor
Auto rotation On (playback uses orientation data in file header) , Off
Playback mode Single image , Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB ) , Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable) , 4 and 9 image index , Auto play , Image rotation , Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions 12 custom functions with 32 settings
Menu languages

English German French Dutch Danish Portuguese Finnish Italian Norwegian Swedish Spanish Greek Simplified Chinese Japanese Traditional Chinese Korean Russian Polish Hungarian Czech

Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity

USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B , Video out (PAL / NTSC) , E3 type wired remote control

Storage SD / SDHC card
Power Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh) , Optional ACK-E5 AC adapter kit
Battery Grip Yes, BG-E5
Direct printing Canon Selphy Printers , Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function , Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge , PictBridge
Dimensions 126 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
Weight (with battery) 502 g (1.1 lb)
Software

Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser , PhotoStitch , EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel) , Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)

40D vs. 450D vs. 1000D in size

1000D size comparison

Comparison between 1000D/450D/400D

 

Canon EOS 450D, Digital Rebel XSi

Canon 1000D, Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS 400D, Digital Rebel XTi

Construction Plastic with rubber front and rear grip. Plastic with textured grip Plastic with textured front grip and rubber rear grip
Dust removal Sensor-shift shake, Anti-static coating Sensor-shift shake, Anti-static coating Sensor-shift shake, Anti-static coating
Sensor type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Effective pixels 12.2 million 10.1 million 10.1 million
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 3:2
FOV crop 1.6x 1.6x 1.6x
Image size 4272 x 2848 3888 x 2592 3888 x 2592
Live View Yes, Up to 10x magnify, Mirror flip AF, Different modes, Yes, Up to 10x magnify, Mirror flip AF, Different modes

No

Lens support Canon EF / EF-S Canon EF / EF-S Canon EF / EF-S
File formats JPEG, RAW (CR2) JPEG, RAW (CR2) JPEG, RAW (CR2)
Auto focus 9 point, 1 cross-type (F2.8), -0.5 to 18 EV, Eye-start AF option, 7 point, 1 cross-type (F5.6), -0.5 to 18 EV, 9 point, 1 cross-type, -0.5 to 18 EV,
AF illuminator Flash strobe Flash strobe Flash strobe
Metering sensor 35 zone 35 zone 35 zone
Metering range 1 to 20 EV 1 to 20 EV 1 to 20 EV
Metering modes Evaluative, Partial, Spot, CWA Evaluative, Partial, CWA Evaluative, Partial, CWA
Exp. comp. +/- 2.0 EV +/- 2.0 EV +/- 2.0 EV
Exp. comp. EV steps 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV
Manual EV steps 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV
Sensitivity range (boost setting) 100 - 1600 100 - 1600 100 - 1600
Auto ISO adjust Yes Yes No
Shutter speed 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec
Continuous rate (high) 3.5 fps, 53 JPEG/Fine frames, 6 RAW frames 3.0 fps, JPEG until card full, 1.5 fps, 5 RAW frames 3.0 fps, 27 JPEG/Fine frames, 10 RAW frames
White balance 6 presets (with adj), colour temp (K), Manual 6 presets (with adj), colour temp (K), Manual 6 presets (with adj), colour temp (K), Manual
Image parameters 6 presets, 3 User defined, Sharpness 0-7, Contrast +/- 4, Saturation +/- 4, colour tone +/- 4 6 presets, 3 User defined, Sharpness 0-7, Contrast +/- 4, Saturation +/- 4, colour tone +/- 4 6 presets, 3 User defined, Sharpness 0-7, Contrast +/- 4, Saturation +/- 4, colour tone +/- 4
Noise reduction control 1 additional level 1 additional level 4 levels
DR extension mode Auto lighting optimizer, Highlight Tone Priority Auto lighting optimizer No
Built-in flash Electronic pop-up, Guide no. 13 (ISO 100) Electronic pop-up, Guide no. 13 (ISO 100) Electronic pop-up, Guide no. 13 (ISO 100)
Flash sync speed 1/200 sec 1/200 sec 1/200 sec
Remote release RS50-E3 cable release, RC-1 or RC-5 wireless RS50-E3 cable release RS50-E3 cable release, RC-1 or RC-5 wireless
Storage SD (Inc. SDHC) SD (Inc. SDHC) CF
Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.87 x magnification Pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.81x magnification Pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x magnification
LCD monitor 3.0" TFT LCD, 230,000 dots 2.5" TFT LCD, 230,000 dots 2.5" TFT LCD, 230,000 dots
Battery LP-E5, 1080 mAh, 7.4V LP-E5, 1080 mAh, 7.4V NB-2LH, 720 mAh, 7.4V
Battery life, (CIPA tests, 50% with flash) 500 (23°C), 400 (0°C) 500 (23°C), 400 (0°C) 360 (23°C), 280 (0°C)
Vertical grip Yes, BG-E5, optional Yes, BG-E5, optional Yes, BG-E3, optional
Other features Custom 'My Menu', ISO in viewfinder, High ISO noise reduction Custom 'My Menu', ISO in viewfinder, High ISO noise reduction  
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm, (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in) 126 x 98 x 62 mm, (5.0 x 3.9 x 2.4 in) 127 x 94 x 65 mm, (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight (inc batt) 524 g (1.2 lb) 502 g (1.1 lb) 556 g (1.2 lb)

Comparison 1000D/450D/500D

IMAGE SENSOR

1000D 450D 500D

Type :

22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS

22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS

22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels :

Approx. 10.1M

Approx. 12.2M

Approx. 15.1M

Total Pixels :

Approx. 10.5M

Approx. 12.4M

Approx. 15.5M

Aspect Ratio :

3:2

3:2

3:2

Low-Pass Filter :

Built-in/Fixed

Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

Sensor Cleaning :

EOS integrated cleaning system

EOS integrated cleaning system

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type :

Primary Colour

Primary Colour

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type :

DIGIC III

DIGIC III

DIGIC 4

LENS

Lens Mount :

EF/EF-S

EF/EF-S

EF/EF-S

Focal Length :

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type :

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points :

7 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre)

9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)

9 AF points (f/5.6 cross type at centre, extra sensitivity at f/2.8)

AF Working Range :

EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C ISO100)

EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C ISO100)

EV -0.5 -18 (at 23°C ISO100)

AF Modes :

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo

AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo

AF Point Selection :

Automatic selection, Manual selection

Automatic selection, Manual selection

Automatic selection, Manual selection

Selected AF Point Display :

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor

Predictive AF :

Yes, up to 10m ¹

Yes, up to 10m ¹

Yes, up to 10m ¹

AF Lock :

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.

AF Assist Beam :

Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus :

Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes :

TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 10% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering

TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering

TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 4% of viewfinder at center)
(4) Center weighted average metering

Metering Range :

EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

AE Lock :

Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation :

+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

+/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

AEB :

+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments

ISO Sensitivity* :

AUTO(100-800), 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)

Auto(100-800), 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)

AUTO(100-1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Expandable to 6400 + H (approx 12800) in 1-stop increments

SHUTTER

Type :

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed :

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

1000D info

CANON'S NEW EOS REBEL XS CAMERA LOOKS TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photographers Looking for the Next Step Up From Their Point-and-Shoot Camera Will Enjoy the High-End Features and Fun-to-Use SLR Technology of Canon's Newest Rebel Camera

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 8, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the introduction of the EOS Rebel XS, a new entry-level digital camera that affordably puts Canon SLR technology such as an Optical Imaged Stabilized lens and easy-to-use professional features into the hands of emerging photographers. Consumers looking to take their photography a step further and begin shooting with an SLR will find the transition easier than ever with Canon's new Rebel XS digital SLR camera. From the parent photographing a little league game, to the tourist shooting a wondrous new city, the Canon Rebel XS camera makes photography easy for everyone. Canon has also introduced the latest model in the EX series of Speedlite flashes: the Canon Speedlite 430EX II.

Ideal for a wide range of photographers from first-time digital SLR users to veteran photo enthusiasts, the new Canon EOS Rebel XS camera was designed to embody what customers have come to expect from the EOS Rebel series – a fast, non-intimidating, lightweight, easy-to-use camera that produces excellent images and starts emerging photographers off on the right foot. Immediately, photographers will take notice of the camera's Optical Image Stabilized kit lens for crisp focus, compensating for camera shake from unsteady hands or a moving vehicle. The new Rebel model also incorporates Canon's DIGIC III image processor, 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, Live View, Auto Lighting Optimizer, 7-point wide-area autofocus (AF) sensor and 3.0 frames per second continuous JPEG burst rate where the number of consecutive shots in a burst is only limited by the capacity of the flash memory card in the camerai.

"We are proud to introduce the new EOS Rebel XS camera at a very exciting time in digital imaging. As consumers have fully embraced digital photography, with many consumers purchasing their second or third digital camera models, we see the Rebel XS as the bridge to help photographers cross over from the world of point-and-shoot cameras to digital SLR technology," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

A first in Canon's EOS line-up, the Rebel XS camera's continuous JPEG burst rate allows users to continuously shoot a scene until the memory card is at capacity. This will be particularly helpful for new photographers looking to capture that perfect image of a moving subject.

The Live View function allows users to frame and shoot images in real time via the camera's 2.5 inch LCD screen, a great feature for users accustomed to framing shots via LCD monitors on point-and-shoot digital cameras. The Camera's Auto Lighting Optimizer detects dark areas of an image and automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to ensure optimal image results. The Canon Rebel XS allows greater ease of use through large control buttons and easy-to-see operating panel indications such as ISO settings visible through the viewfinder and Canon Speedlite controls through the camera LCD menu.

The Rebel XS incorporates an APS-C size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) CMOS sensor with 10.1 million pixel images and Canon's exclusive high-performance DIGIC III image processor to help deliver high levels of imaging performance and responsiveness. It also has Canon's exclusive EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which features both hardware and software-based dust removal technology. Additionally, weighing less than 1 lb./450 grams, this camera is the lightest body in the EOS digital series camera lineup.

The EOS Rebel XS camera is compatible with Canon's extensive lineup of more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses, including the Image Stabilizer-equipped EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, which is included in the camera's standard zoom lens kit package. The Canon Rebel XS will be available in black or silver coloured body variations.

Canon Speedlite 430EX II
The new Canon Speedlite 430EX II, which succeeds the 430EX, realizes an approximately 20 percent reduction in recycling time compared with its predecessor. Like the 580EX II, the 430EX II allows users to control flash functions and input settings using the camera's LCD monitorii, and also offers a quick-lock attachment system and a metal mounting foot for improved contact reliability and durability. The new Canon Speedlite 430EX II will carry an estimated retail price of $329.99.

In the Box
Expected to ship in August 2008 the Canon Rebel XS camera is available in a zoom lens kit version, which includes the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens, a rechargeable battery pack and charger, USB and video cables, a neckstrap, an EOS Solutions Disk CD, and a 1-year Canon U.S.A., Inc. limited warranty. The new camera's estimated retail price is $699.99.

Though standard in the EOS Rebel XS kit, the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is also available as a stand-alone purchase and carries an estimated retail price of $199.99.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.


Brief review of 450D specs for comparison

List price (US) Body only: $799, Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
List price (EU) Body only: €749, Kit: €849 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
International naming US: Canon Rebel Digital XSi
Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital x2
Elsewhere: Canon EOS 450D
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor 12.2 million effective pixels
12.4 million total pixels
22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Colour Filter Array
Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes 4272 x 2848 (L)
3088 x 2056 (M)
2256 x 1504 (S)
Output formats RAW (.CR2 14-bit)
RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
Image processor DIGIC III
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount, 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes Auto Focus, Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus 9-point CMOS sensor
Cross-type F2.8 at centre
AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modes AI Focus, One shot, AI Servo
AF point selection Auto, Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes Auto,
Program AE (P), Shutter priority AE (Tv), Aperture priority AE (Av), Manual (M)
Auto depth-of-field
Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night portrait
Flash off
Metering TTL 35-zone SPC
Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes Evaluative 35-zone
Partial 9% at centre
Spot 4% at centre
Centre-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing +/- 3.0 EV, 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen. +/- 3.0 EV, 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Sensitivity Auto (100 - 400)
ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
Highlight tone priority (ISO 200 - 1600)
Shutter Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Bulb
Aperture values F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps) Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels, 3 images, Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture style Standard, Portrait, Landscape
Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User 1, User 2, User 3
Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Colour tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Drive modes Single
Continuous: 3.5 fps up to 53 JPEG / 6 RAW frames
Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up), Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.87xcentre (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 19 mm
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Fixed precision matte
Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
AEB
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
SD card information
Monochrome shooting
Maximum burst
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor 3.0" TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Grid optional (thirds)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
Two modes; normal and quieter
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Manual focus only
Camera settings display Shutter speed
Aperture
Sensitivity (ISO)
Exposure mode
Meter / Exposure compenation
Bracketing
Flash compensation
White balance & fine tuning
Metering mode
Custom function set
Auto focus mode
Drive mode
Auto focus areas
Black & white mode
Beep
Red-eye reduction
Image size / quality
Battery status
Frames remaining
Record review Uses last play mode
Magnification possible
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
Guide number approx 13
Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Hot-shoe
Other features Orientation sensor
Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
Off
Playback mode Single image
Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
4 and 9 image indexcentre
Auto play
Image rotation
Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions 13 custom functions with 34 settings
Menu languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B, Video out (PAL / NTSC)
E3 type wired remote control
Storage SD / SDHC card
Power Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh)
CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
Optional ACK-E5 AC adapter kit
Direct printing Canon Selphy Printers, Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
Weight (no battery) 475 g (1.0 lb)
Software Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch
EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)

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