Canon 1000D Review

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Canon 1000D Review

Canon 1000D Review

Canon 1000D is an old and unpretentious camera released in 2008. This is the first hobby camera to break the hobbyist lineup from Canon 300D to Canon 700D... In 2011, another similar camera was released - Canon 1100D.

Sample photo on 1000D

Sample photo on 1000D

A copy of the Canon 1000D from this review is called the Canon EOS Digtal Rebel XS and was most likely brought to us from America. Here's a list of matching labels in the names of the lowest-end Canon cameras for the US and European markets:

EOS Digital rebel Kiss digital
300D Digital rebel Kiss digital
350D XT n
400D Xti X
450D xSI x2
500D T1i X3
550D T2i X4
600D T3i X5
650D T4i X6i
700D T5i X7i
1000D XS F
1100D T3 X50
100D SL1 X7

The 1000D uses a 10.1 megapixel sensor to capture images of 3888 x 2592 pixels. The number of megapixels equal to ten is a kind of psychological trick. In my opinion, many camera manufacturers specifically aimed to increase the sensor to 10MP, because 'ten' sounds much more attractive than the 8MP of the previous generation cameras. In fact, I did not feel a clear increase in pixels when viewing or processing a photo compared to mine. Canon 350D, which has on board a little less than 8MP.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Canon 1000D uses the same sensor as Canon 400D и Canon 40D and can use ISO from 100 to 1600. The ISO sensitivity range cannot be expanded and is very narrow nowadays. Noise level at high ISO values ​​is not very happy.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

The weakness of the Canon 1000D is burst shooting. In JPEG mode, the camera can shoot at a speed of 3 frames per second, but when switching to RAW (or RAW + JPEG) image quality mode, speed is only 1.5 frames per second. This is the slowest burst speed of all Canon and Nikon digital SLR cameras. Yes, the camera is still small frame buffer.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

If you turn off additional features designed to improve image quality, such as auto brightness, noise reduction at high ISO, noise reduction at slow shutter speeds, then frame buffer is:

  • 9 pictures in JPEG L format, but at the same time, you can shoot at a speed of 3 frames per second until the card is full. This is good news because in JPEG format frame buffer  becomes almost endless :)
  • 5 shots in RAW format, but at the same time, after the 3rd shot, the camera starts to slow down. Because the actual buffer in RAW format is only 3 frames.
  • 4 pictures in RAW + JPEG L format, and after the 3rd shot the camera starts to slow down.

If you enable all the additional features described above, then frame buffer is only 1 shot with any image quality. Fans of shooting in series in the RAW's of the Canon 1000D seem like a very bad camera.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

My camera is made in Japan, the assembly is the same as that of many other amateur-level cameras. The camera has a simple menu and is very easy to manage. The Canon 1000D does not have a very large 2.5-inch display, which is quite suitable for viewing photos on the camera. The focusing system uses 7 points, the same system can be found in older Canon 300D models, 350D and 10D.

Photo on Canon 1000D

Photo on Canon 1000D

The Canon 1000D works without problems with my 10 GB SDHC class 32 card, and about 8.000 photos with maximum quality in JPEG format can be recorded on it, since JPEG files with a 10 MP sensor do not weigh so much.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

I like the fact that Canon has many cameras that cannot record video, but at the same time support the very useful Live View mode. These cameras include Canon 40D, 50D, 20 Da, 450D, 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark III and Canon 1000D. For example, I completely don’t need video recording in the camera, but the Live View mode on the Canon 1000D and other cameras is very, very useful, especially when working with old autofocus opticalth. The Canon 1000D's Live View works very well, with an instant 5 or 10x zoom. I’m even a little sorry that my Nikon D700 has serious 'brakes' in displaying the picture when Live View is on, and Nikon cameras that have only Live View without video, there are only 4 of them - Nikon D300, D3, D700, D3x and all of them cost or cost a lot of money in due time.

In this review, photos were taken on the lens MS Helios-81H 2/50 и Jupiter-37A 3,5 / 135.

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Example photo on a Canon 1000D

Now Canon 1000D is hard to find in stores, and they are sold at the price of a newer version Canon 1100D:

Prices for modern Canon cameras in popular stores can look at this link.

In comments Can I ask you a question on the topic and you will answer, and you can also express your opinion or describe your experience. Many little things for a photo can be found on AliExpress.


All photos in the gallery are not finalized, shot on a Canon EOS 1000D and lens Jupiter-37A 3,5 / 135 using protective filter Hoya HMC UV (c) 52mm. Auto Brightness Correction On, High ISO Noise Reduction and Long Exposure Noise Reduction Off. On-camera JPEG L. White balance 'Auto', 'Daylight', 'Shadow', 'Cloudy'. Size reduced to 3 MP, Q=80%. EGF lens is 216mm.

Conclusions:

Canon 1000D is a legacy DSLR camera. Nowadays, it attracts with the presence of the Live View function and a modest price. For amateur photographers who do not need the ability to record video, and who are used to shooting in JPEG, this camera can do a great job.

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Comments: 57, on the subject: Canon 1000D review

  • Denis

    Why scold the presence of video filming if it is not needed? Does it take up some volume or weight? Not needed - not so easy to use, it does not interfere.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Everything is extremely simple - the extra cost of this function in the camera.

      • Denis

        That's right, the video “… is the extra cost of this function in the camera”, it’s better to add autofocus “tenacity” to the camera for this money. Canon - long ago began to lure customers to the possibility of video recording on cameras, it seems to be more prestigious for users - we can both as a car and on a motorcycle :))

        • Novel

          However, there are people (of them myself) who took and take Canon cameras precisely because of the video shooting. It allows, you know, with direct hands to get a lot of pictures for little money. Before BlackMagic, the alternative was simply worth the money.

          I do not argue that with such a step they opened the way into the industry for a bunch of people who do not want to study and have no experience ... But the advantages for short films and novice filmmakers are obvious.

  • Sandy

    Arkady, how do you like this camera in relation to 1100, does 1100 have striking advantages or the same eggs side view?
    Because this is an entry-level camera, IMHO for the user the only significant difference will be the ability to shoot video.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      As for an amateur - the same thing, 1100d is slightly better.

  • J-fx

    thanks for the review; maybe I missed something, but is there a Live View in D3? like he appeared with D700 at Nikon

    • Arkady Shapoval

      yes, Nikon D3 has Live View

  • Alexey

    I myself used such a camera for 2 years, until it outgrew. I agree with Arkady: the most significant disadvantage is ISO 1600, but even at 800 the matrix is ​​very noisy. BUT, for that kind of money (you can find it for less than UAH 2000), no competitor has done anything like this.
    An ideal camera for the beginner. By the way, the assembly and quality of plastics is better than that of the 1100D.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thanks for the tip :)

    • anonym

      I also used 1000D for a couple of years (I gave it to my daughter). I can say that plastic in 1000D is even better than in 650D.
      In any case, the 1000D is a great camera for a beginner, but really, they were strained by low but noisy ISOs.

    • Yuriy75

      I use 1100D, up to iso 1600 inclusive snapshots of normal quality

    • Ilya

      The beginning of August 21, and I finally decide to buy the first DSLR in my life, as the camera on my phone has become scarce. Looking at my student salary, I found this camera. Mileage less than 3k ... Kit 18-55 ... 4 Giga card and a bag in the kit ... I'm still happy as an elephant, but I want something already portrait, high-aperture. In a couple of days I will squeeze helios from a friend)))
      And a week later - the first photo session, in which the camera will already pay for itself))))
      I didn’t regret buying a rather old device. If you can shoot it coolly - there shouldn't be any new problems)
      Examples of photos are on Instagram, who is interested - I will throw off the link.

      • Seladir

        Throw off)

        • Ilya

          https://www.instagram.com/p/CUCbfo5LON9/?utm_medium=copy_link
          Here is the link:>

          • Seladir

            It looks like you have more pictures with the camera than with the camera. And at the same time, there are some strange settings on the screen. Are you sure you are ready to take money from people? Perhaps it makes sense to first read the instructions for the camera, articles on the basic concepts of shooting, composition and color, learn how to process images, get used to the camera, optics, and actually people in the frame with hundreds and thousands of shots ..
            I have no desire to offend you, but do I really have no desire to do a good job? And not just at the last moment to take Helios and hope that everything will work out somehow?

            • B. R. P.

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            • Andrii

              Instagram will process the photos itself.

            • Victor

              Anyone can offend an artist> _

  • Az

    I would also add to the review the feel of the camera in the hands. Compare Nikon D3000 and Canon 1000D. So Canon feels like a frivolous Chinese baby rattle. Smooth, slippery ... Although it is assembled well, but especially when both cameras from different manufacturers are in hand - the difference is very noticeable.

    • Alexey

      Try Pentax at least K-r)))) In terms of build quality, neither Canon nor Nikon take off at all. But everyone has their pros and cons.

      • Az

        Maybe. But in our country pentaxes are not quoted at all. Even to order, no one undertakes to bring a camera down - let alone meet in a store!

    • Yuriy75

      Yes-ah! Tactile sensations are very important when taking pictures! Well, the most important parameter, especially when shooting nimble children, for example. You stand, feel the camera, you go crazy ...

  • Andrei

    Arkady, not for the sake of vine, but only out of curiosity, they write on the Internet that Nikon lenses in the lower price segment are better than Canon lenses. In your opinion, is there a difference in whale lenses 18-55?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Canon has 18 lenses of class 55-7, and Nikon has 3 lenses. With different in different ways.

  • Noob

    what does “tenacious” autofocus mean?
    I understand fast, accurate ... And "tenacious" - how is it?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      When the camera 'grabs' an object and 'holds' it, it does not 'fidget'. Autofocus can be fast, but miss, and precise, but slow, or fidget for a long time in search of the correct position. This is a slang expression and can only be accurately defined with a long practice.

    • Denis

      On my D7000 I tried autofocus in different situations, copes very, very well. But sometimes you want to help the camera with “teeth and claws” not to lose an object, but it breaks down, in the same 3D tracking mode, for example. Such situations happen when you try, for example, to shoot a reportage with a fifty-ruble Nikkor 50 mm f / 1,4G.

  • Vladimir

    Autumn photos are just wonderful - Helios showed itself in all its glory

  • anonym

    Who will tell you whether it is worth taking the Nikon D200 device described in this article?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      If you describe what goals you are pursuing, maybe someone will tell you.

  • Michael

    I think the article exaggerates the flaw of the camera, although it is of an entry level, it is in no way inferior to either the 450D or the older solutions. Regarding 1.5 frames per second, Nothing like this was observed, with any settings in any conditions RAW and JPEG frames per second ...

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Maybe you don’t have 1000d?

  • Zhenya.

    Prikolі photo. tilki stink zroblenі not on kit.
    Kupuvati is almost completely objec tive and a camera for the task !!

  • Yuliya

    About a year ago I bought myself this camera, because it outgrew my beloved and extremely convenient Canon IXUS 75 (there was such a soap dish a long time ago, it has been working for me for 7 years already). From all kinds of reviews, I made one main conclusion for myself - the carcass is not so important for an amateur as straight arms and good glass. In this case, the knowledge gleaned from the Internet was confirmed by practice - instead of a whale, the father's Helios 44-2 was installed (through the appropriate adapter) and the basic principles of manual operation were studied. The result makes me quite happy))
    In defense of this carcass, I can also say that it is especially good for girls - lightweight, fits comfortably in the hand. Compared, for example, with the 5D Mark II (which my friend carries with her abroad) - just a feather, although, of course, working with a semi-professional camera is somewhat more pleasant.

    • Yuriy75

      This is the right approach! You take what you need, and not what is fashionable. And about the inferiority, I always remember the Soviet Zenith ET and I understand that it simply can not be worse. After buying a Canon EOS 1100D, I drowned this trash in the river, there was no limit to joy.

  • Lisa

    Hello! Can you tell me which adapter is used for the Helios-81N 2/50 lens?

  • Alexey

    had 1000 and 1100 d. The latter is completely plastic and not at all serious, and he sold it. 1000 just in case

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Hello Arkady. I can’t properly remove fragments of the forest, somehow everything merges, and your examples look very nice. With the shooting of the water surface the same is somehow blurred. Probably something is wrong with the lens, although I checked the back-front focus, it seems normal. What to do without knowing. Tell me please. With great respect, Vitaly.

    • Lynx

      maybe you are doing something wrong.

      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

        Thank you. I’ll try to take off the tripod as soon as I get it.

  • anonym

    and this camera also has a very “good” color! With good optics, you cannot distinguish from 5Dm2 and newer cameras.

  • Sergei

    Hello Arkady!
    Today my 1000 "died". the camera does not turn on. It used to happen sometimes, but removing the battery and inserting it in place fixed the situation.
    Please tell me what to do with the camera:
    - into the junk?
    - or send it for repair? does it make sense?
    Mb someone from the know will tell.
    Thank you.

  • Daniel

    Tell me, please, can I mount a Nikkor 1.8 AF-S lens on this camera through an adapter and take a photo with focus manually? If so, which adapter?

    • Daniel

      50 mm Nikon lens, forgot to write

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes you can. Adapter Nikon F - Canon EOS

  • Sergei

    Very fun to read comments from 21 years old

    • Victor

      And writing is doubly funnier :)

  • Matthew

    Today, August 17, 2021, I bought this unit. Since I rarely shoot and bought it without instructions, most of the photos went to the basket. The device itself looks very good despite its age. Run just over 7000 frames. I bought a carcass with a charger and a battery for 2500 rubles. Then I saw even cheaper, the same set for 1700 wooden ones. I think the price has to buy))) The main thing is to learn how to shoot with it! I am attaching the best of what I shot for him today. Shot in JPEG. Processing is minimal.

    • Oleg

      Well, if you consider that the camera is not shooting, but the lens is not a bad buy.

    • andrex

      Avito now has a copy for 990 rubles (about 14 bucks)!

      • Ilya

        300 UAH about ... I took for one and a half pieces in early August (

  • Yuriy75

    For walks and leisurely shooting, as well as for study, it is quite a suitable device, although 1100 is a cut above.

  • Kremlin

    Hello Arkady, I’m looking for crop 1,6 to indulge in 200mm f / 1.8L, I started sometime with 300D / I want to see how the picture will look at 320mm at 1.8. Boo. 24m.p. Well, with the video function. Purely experiment. There is 1D 4 megap. But there is APS-H. Which one do you recommend. Then, after taking a picture, I’ll post it here ...

    • B. R. P.

      80D, 90D.

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