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EOS 1000D – the Rebel XS

Information about the Canon EOS 1000D DSLR / Rebel XS / Kiss F


Canon’s basic model DSLR was launched in 2008. This page collects together assorted 1000D information from both before and after its announcement.

It includes information about reviews, firmware updates and any product advisories that may be applicable.

Latest information: April 2012 – Eye-Fi card issues

Key Specifications

  • 10.1MP
  • 3 FPS
  • 7 point AF
  • Self cleaning
  • SD/SDHC card.
rebel xs
Canon 1000d rear

Latest News

2012 April

16th There is a problem with some cameras (EOS 60D, EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 600D & EOS 1000) and Eye-Fi X2 series cards (incl. Connect X2, Mobile X2, Pro X2). This from Canon:

It is possible that the EOS digital SLR cameras which have had their main PCB replaced during the specific timeframes listed above may not turn on normally when Eye-Fi brand cards are used, or if any brand of SD card is removed from the camera within a certain time after opening the card slot cover. If the camera is not turning on normally when using an Eye-Fi brand card, a temporary workaround is to use SD cards instead of the Eye-Fi card when capturing images. If the camera is not operating normally when the SD card is promptly removed after opening the card slot cover, a temporary workaround is to remove the battery pack, then re-insert the battery pack.

2010 October

13th Firmware update to V 1.0.7
Fixes a rare phenomenon in which “Cannot create folder” is displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor, after which shooting is no longer possible with the SD card in your camera.

2009 October

13th Firmware update to V 1.0.6
Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following changes:
Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the busy indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
The message, “Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to <OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery”, appears on the camera’s LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out, the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.


23rd Firmware update to V 1.0.5
Firmware Version 1.0.5 incorporates the following improvements.
Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.

2008 November

5th At Canon (UK) there are details of the extended cashback offer

EOS 1000D (18-55 IS Kit only) = £30 Cashback (EUR 40)
New Offer – started 15th September, ends 12th January 2009.

EOS 450D (any configuration) = £50 Cashback (EUR 65)
Extended Offer – started 26th June, ends 12th January 2009.

EOS 40D (any configuration) = £60 Cashback (EUR 75)
Extended Offer – started 21st August, ends 12th January 2009.

July 30th UK price down to £400 (body), but the 450D is only £415 – expect the 1000D for £350 by the Autumn?

8th After a somewhat inexplicable delay, Canon US catches up with the world and anounces the Rebel XS (full US PR)

Comes in black and silver – only with a lens.

“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”

2008 June 10th The 1000D is announced

Available in July


10.1 MP CMOS sensor
Up to 3fps
7-point wide-area AF
Self-Cleaning Image Sensor
2.5” LCD with Live View mode
DIGIC III processor
SD/SDHC card slot
Picture Styles processing
Compact and lightweight
Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites

Specs below are from Canon

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

rebel xsA 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.

Rebel XS rear viewDIGIC 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.

the canon 1000D front/rear

1000D /Rebel XS/Kiss F – Full Specifications

Type22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 10.1M
Total PixelsApprox. 10.5M
Aspect Ratio3:2
Low-Pass FilterBuilt-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour
Lens MountEF/EF-S
Focal Length1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted
TypeTTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points7-point AF
AF Working RangeEV -0.5-18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF ModesAI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
Live Mode in Live View
Quick Mode in Live View
AF Point selectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point DisplaySuperimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AFYes
AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist BeamIntermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual FocusSelected on lens
Metering ModesTTL 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
Metering RangeEV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE LockAuto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed EquivalentAUTO(100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
TypeElectronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter ReleaseSoft touch electromagnetic release
TypeAuto white balance with the imaging sensor
SettingsAWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
TypeTwo types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.
ViewfinderEye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)Approx. 95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.81x ¹
EyepointApprox. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction-3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)
Focusing ScreenFixed
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder InformationAF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light), white balance correction, SD card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst
Depth of Field PreviewYes
Eyepiece ShutterOn strap
Monitor2.5 inch TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Live View Mode with selectable grid display.
CoverageApproximately 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of seven levels
ModesAuto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC terminalYes/ No
Red-eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure BracketingYes
Flash Exposure LockYes
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
Built-in Flash RangeCoverage upto 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres)13
External FlashE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support
ModesAuto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo EffectsMonochrome (selected from the “Picture Style” menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive ModesSingle/Continuous
Continuous ShootingMax. JPEG Approx. 3fps. (speed maintained for up to 514 images (JPEG)¹, Max.RAW Approx 1.5fps for 5 images (RAW))²
Resolution/ Image formats
Image Size(LF) 3888×2592, (LN) 3888×2592, (MF) 2816×1880, (MN) 2816×1880, (SF) 1936×1288, (SN) 1936×1288, (RAW) 3888×2592
CompressionFine, Normal, RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Still Image TypeJPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecordingYes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters6 Preset ‘Picture Styles’ with 3 User defined settings
Canon PrintersCanon Selphy Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Custom Functions12 Custom Functions with 32 settings
LCD Panel (EL) IlluminationN/A
Water / Dust ResistanceNo
Sound MemoNo
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
HistogramBrightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Playback Zoom1.5x – 10x
Display Formats1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Jump Display
Image Erase ProtectionErase protection of one image at a time
Image EraseSingle image, All images on card, Checkmarked images, Unprotected images
Self TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu
(4) My Menu
Menu LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech
Firmware UpdateUpdate possible by the user.
ComputerUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
OtherVideo output (PAL/ NTSC)
TypeSD card, SDHC card
Macintosh and Win PCOS X v10.3-10.5
Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista (excluding. Starter Edition)
Browsing & PrintingZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
OtherPhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
DriversPTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000)
Image ManipulationDigital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)
Batteries1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E5
Battery LifeApprox. 500 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 400 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Batter CheckAutomatic
Power SavingPower turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
AC Power SupplyOptional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
GeneralEyecup Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C, Semi-Hard Case EH19-L
LensesAll EF and EF-S lenses
FlashCanon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery GripBG-E5
Remote Controller / SwitchRemote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-E5, Battery charger LC-E5E, Car Battery charger CBC-E5, Battery Pack LP-E5
Body MaterialsStainless Steel/Plastic
Operating Environment0 to 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm
Weight (body only)Approx. 450g


¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 (1/m) dpt

Continuous Shooting

¹ Large/Fine resolution
² Based on Canon’s standard testing conditions with default JPEG quality, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style. Figures may vary depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.

Battery Life

¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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

1000D size comparison

Comparison between 1000D/450D/400D

Canon EOS 400D
Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS 450D
Digital Rebel XSi
Canon 1000D
Digital Rebel XS
ConstructionPlastic with rubber front and rear grip.Plastic with textured gripPlastic with textured front grip and rubber rear grip
Dust removalSensor-shift shake
Anti-static coating
Sensor-shift shake
Anti-static coating
Sensor-shift shake
Anti-static coating
Sensor size22.2 x 14.8 mm22.2 x 14.8 mm22.2 x 14.8 mm
Effective pixels12.2 million10.1 million10.1 million
Aspect ratio3:23:23:2
FOV crop1.6x1.6x1.6x
Image size4272 x 28483888 x 25923888 x 2592
Live ViewYes
Up to 10x magnify
Mirror flip AF
Different modes
Up to 10x magnify
Mirror flip AF
Different modes
Lens supportCanon EF / EF-SCanon EF / EF-SCanon EF / EF-S
File formatsJPEG
Auto focus9 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 illuminatorFlash strobeFlash strobeFlash strobe
Metering sensor35 zone35 zone35 zone
Metering range1 to 20 EV1 to 20 EV1 to 20 EV
Metering modesEvaluative, Partial, Spot, CWAEvaluative, Partial, CWAEvaluative, Partial, CWA
Exp. comp.+/- 2.0 EV+/- 2.0 EV+/- 2.0 EV
Exp. comp. EV steps0.3 or 0.5 EV0.3 or 0.5 EV0.3 or 0.5 EV
Manual EV steps0.3 or 0.5 EV0.3 or 0.5 EV0.3 or 0.5 EV
Sensitivity range (boost setting)100 – 1600100 – 1600100 – 1600
Auto ISO adjustYesYesNo
Shutter speed30 – 1/4000 sec30 – 1/4000 sec30 – 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 balance6 presets (with adj)
colour temp (K)
6 presets (with adj)
colour temp (K)
6 presets (with adj)
colour temp (K)
Image parameters6 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 control1 additional level1 additional level4 levels
DR extension modeAuto lighting optimizer
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto lighting optimizerNo
Built-in flashElectronic 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 speed1/200 sec1/200 sec1/200 sec
Remote releaseRS50-E3 cable release
RC-1 or RC-5 wireless
RS50-E3 cable releaseRS50-E3 cable release
RC-1 or RC-5 wireless
StorageSD (Inc. SDHC)SD (Inc. SDHC)CF
95% coverage
0.87 x magnification
95% coverage
0.81x magnification
95% coverage
0.80x magnification
LCD monitor3.0″ TFT LCD
230,000 dots
2.5″ TFT LCD
230,000 dots
2.5″ TFT LCD
230,000 dots
1080 mAh
1080 mAh
720 mAh
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 gripYes, BG-E5, optionalYes, BG-E5, optionalYes, BG-E3, optional
Other featuresCustom ‘My Menu’
ISO in viewfinder
High ISO noise reduction
Custom ‘My Menu’
ISO in viewfinder
High ISO noise reduction
Dimensions129 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)

CANON’S NEW EOS REBEL XS CAMERA LOOKS TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION OF DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHERSPhotographers 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

Below are all the pre-release rumours for the 1000D

9th Is the 1000D out tomorrow?

advert for 1000DSpanish dealer site certainly thinks so and is running the advert to the right. Its’s not currently linked to anything though.

It was pointed out that the French ad below actually refers to the ‘the TWO Canon stars of the Summer’

May 27th I’m told (thanks) that the 350D is no longer listed on the Canon UK site.

23rd How about the 10th of June (Tuesday)…

French site is claiming that Canon are starting to push the date with cryptic announcements.

1000D announcement

‘Remember this date… June 10, 2008’

Those of you with longer rumour memories may remember the countdown clock on the Canon CZ site and the announcement in Hebrew on the Canon Israel site

Re-live those memories in the Rumour archive starting on the 29th July 2006, where people were eagerly waiting for a 1Ds3, 3D and 5D2 … we got the 400D, is this the build up for the 1000D/XS?

Of course it could just be a new range of point ‘n’ click cameras… :-)

K&B [Swedish -link fixed] has a mention of a possible 1000D/ Rebel XS along with some suggested (guessed ;-) specs

10.1 MP CMOS, Digic III, 7-point AF, 3 fps, 2.5 inch LCD, Live View, Interface similar to the 450D, Weight 540g and priced to compete with other introductory DSLRs

Since the 350D is still available, expect this to vanish pretty soon… (or not)

17th The D2000 and D6000 are also mentioned – these are Kodak/Canon hybrid cameras from the end of the last century ;-) More info

14th Many thanks to everyone who sent screen grabs of various parts of the Windows version of the help files in DPP 3.4

Bob Atkins says that a 1000D was mentioned to him a while ago, but with no info.

V3.4.1 for the Mac does not seem to have any of the camera info (just in case someone inside Canon gets some hassle, it wasn’t the Mac people! ;-)

So it has auto dust delete…

auto dust delete in the EOS 1000D

You can fix lens aberrations

Lens aberration correction in the EOS 1000D / rebel XS

It supports RAW format. (BTW the D6000/2000 are rather old digital cameras from canon)

raw format for the digital rebel xs / 1000D

13th So now we have a 12MP 450D, what’s next in the numbering scheme?

Well we’re told that Canon have just released DPP 3.4 on their US website and the help file contains several mentions of a Rebel XS / 1000D if you look inside the contents of the files… (thanks for the info)

A new low end DSLR? The EOS 1000D?

I’ve just looked at the Mac version V3.4.1 and have not found anything yet. Anyone looked in the Windows version, and was there a V3.4 at all?

If anyone finds anything of interest, please do let us know :-)

If Canon’s film camera numbering scheme is anything to go by, then a 1000D would be an entry level camera.

A bit of camera history delving finds that the Rebel XS was the US name for the EOS500 and the EOS 1000 the rest of the world name for the Rebel S

Given they still sell the 400D and we only just have the 450D I do wonder just what you’d get in a 1000D

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 namingUS: Canon Rebel Digital XSi
Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital x2
Elsewhere: Canon EOS 450D
Body materialPlastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor12.2 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 reductionLow-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 sizes4272 x 2848 (L)
3088 x 2056 (M)
2256 x 1504 (S)
Output formatsRAW (.CR2 14-bit)
RAW (.CR2 14-bit) + JPEG Large/Fine
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine, Normal
Image processorDIGIC III
LensesCanon EF / EF-S lens mount, 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modesAuto Focus, Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus9-point CMOS sensor
Cross-type F2.8 at centre
AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
AF modesAI Focus, One shot, AI Servo
AF point selectionAuto, Manual
AF assistFlash strobe
Shooting modesAuto,
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
MeteringTTL 35-zone SPC
Metering range: EV 1.0 – 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modesEvaluative 35-zone
Partial 9% at centre
Spot 4% at centre
Centre-weighted average
AE LockAE 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
SensitivityAuto (100 – 400)
ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600
Highlight tone priority (ISO 200 – 1600)
ShutterFocal-plane shutter
30 – 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
Aperture valuesF1.0 – F91 (0.3 EV steps) Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels, 3 images, Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuningBlue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Colour spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture styleStandard, Portrait, Landscape
Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User 1, User 2, User 3
Custom image parametersSharpness: 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 modesSingle
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 lockupYes (custom function)
ViewfinderPentamirror, 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 infoAF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
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 previewYes, button
LCD monitor3.0″ TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
Wide viewing angle (160° horizontal and vertical)
7 brightness levels
Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live viewLive 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 displayShutter speed
Sensitivity (ISO)
Exposure mode
Meter / Exposure compenation
Flash compensation
White balance & fine tuning
Metering mode
Custom function set
Auto focus mode
Drive mode
Auto focus areas
Black & white mode
Red-eye reduction
Image size / quality
Battery status
Frames remaining
Record reviewUses last play mode
Magnification possible
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
FlashAuto 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 flashE-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Other featuresOrientation sensor
Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotationOn (playback uses orientation data in file header)
Playback modeSingle 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 functions13 custom functions with 34 settings
Menu languagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Czech
FirmwareUser upgradable
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B, Video out (PAL / NTSC)
E3 type wired remote control
StorageSD / SDHC card
PowerLithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh)
CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
Optional ACK-E5 AC adapter kit
Direct printingCanon Selphy Printers, Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Dimensions129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
Weight (no battery)475 g (1.0 lb)
SoftwareZoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch
EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
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