Canon will replace its popular EOS 400D model next month with a new entry-level model, the EOS 1000D, which aims to make DSLR photography more accessible to everyday photographers.


June 10, 2008: Canon will replace its popular EOS 400D model next month with a new entry-level model, the EOS 1000D, which aims to make DSLR photography more accessible to everyday photographers.
Compact and light to carry, the EOS 1000D has a stainless steel chassis and polycarbonate plus glass fibre cladding. It is the lightest Canon DSLR to date, with a body weight of just 450 grams. The new model sports a 22.2 x 14.8 mm, 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor plus 12-bit DiG!C III image processing. Like the recently-released EOS 450D, the 1000D records images on SD or SDHC memory cards and supports both CR2.RAW and JPEG image capture. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is supported at the highest JPEG resolution and quality setting.


Front view of the EOS 1000D showign the pop-up flash.
Live View shooting is supported in the EOS 100D, with the same modes – Quick and Live View – as the EOS 450D plus support for autofocusing. The user interface is straightforward and simple to operate and the camera’s 2.5-inch TFT monitor makes changing camera settings easy. Other features include the EOS Integrated Cleaning System for preventing dust from lodging on the image sensor and support for Canon’s Picture Style settings.


Back view showing the straightforward user interface.
Twelve standard shooting modes include full auto, Program AE, aperture and shutter priority and manual plus Depth-of-Field AE and six Programmed Image Control pre-sets. The camera’s TTL AF system uses seven AF points for fast, precise autofocusing. Metering options include evaluative, centre-weighted average and partial metering and the 1000D supports an ISO range from 100 to 1600.


Top view with the 18-55mm kit lens showing the mode dial and flash hot-shoe.


An X-ray view showing the various internal components, including the lens-based image stabilisation system.
Shutter speeds range from 1/4000 second to 30 seconds with flash synch at 1/200 second. A Bulb setting is provided for long exposures. In continuous shooting mode, the new camera can capture three fames/second, with a maximum of 514 JPEG frames per burst. The pop-up flash has a Guide Number of 13. A hot shoe is provided for EX-series Speedlites. The new model uses the same LP-E5 battery as the EOS 450D and is compatible with a wide range of accessories, including battery grips and more than 60 Canon lenses.


A front view of the EOS 1000D with the battery grip fitted.


The components of the basic kit, which includes the 18-55mm IS lens.

The EOS 1000D will be offered with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. The first cameras are scheduled to arrive in late July. Pricing has yet to be determined. For more information, visit


Image sensor: 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor with approx. 10.1 megapixels (effective)

Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Self-timer: 10 sec. delay
Focus system: TTL AF with 7 AF points

Focus modes: One-shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, manual focusing
Exposure metering: 35-segment TTL open aperture light metering; Evaluative, Centre-weighted, Partial metering (approx. 9%)
Shooting modes: Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landcsape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off) , Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of Field AE Manual

Picture Style/Control settings: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour space options: sRGB, Adobe RGB
ISO range: ISO 100-1600 (adjustable in 1 EV steps)
White balance: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, custom; bracketing in increments of 3 frames
Flash: Built-in flash GN 13 (ISO 100 in metres)
Flash exposure adjustment: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
Sequence shooting: Max. 3.0 fps
Storage Media: SD/SDHC (single slot)
Viewfinder: Eye-level TTL optical; 95% coverage; dioptric adjustment -3.0 to +1 dpt

LCD monitor: 2.5-inch TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
Live viewing: Yes. 100% FOV; Quick and Live modes, support for auto and manual focusing

Interface terminals: USB 2.0 Hi-speed, Video Out (PAL/NTSC)
Power supply: LP-E5 Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions (wxhxd): 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm (body only)
Weight: 450 grams (body only)