Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS review by What Digital Camera

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Canon EOS 1000D Camera (aka Rebel XS) DSLR review by Matt Golowczynski of What Digital Camera magazine


The Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS in the US) is Canon’s smallest, lightest and cheapest entry-level DSLR to date.

Five years before the Canon EOS 1000D Camera, Canon broke the sub-£1000 threshold with its EOS 300D model, marking the start of DSLR affordability. These days, however, you have to leapfrog over offerings like the Nikon D40, Olympus E-420 and Sony A200 to reach Canon’s cheapest DSLR – the EOS 400D.

However, with newcomers like Samsung and Sony competeing against established brands such as Canon and Nikon for a slice of the entry-level market, DSLRs have been driven down in price and are now cheaper than ever before. Unfortunately for Canon, this means it’s no longer the most affordable option.

But Canon has taken note, and its response is the Canon EOS 1000D Camera (Rebel XS in the US). As the smallest, lightest and cheapest DSLR, Canon EOS 1000D Camera has launched so far, Canon is targeting the model at compact and cameraphone owners tempted by the thought of a DSLR but who are yet to make the transition.

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Dan Frederiksen says:

Funny. So back in the day that 240 was the norm

EJ says:

Does it shoot videos?

Da Masked Turnip says:

Is there a 3.5mm microphone jack for a mic?

S'mphiwe Masilela says:

does the Canon ds126191 record video? how do I set my camera to video mode

RamenNoodleBudgets says:

does this shoot video??

BioDefense says:

One question, correct me if I'm wrong. This Canon EOS Rebel XS can be used with ANY EF lens? If not, how do I know what 1.Lens to buy for this camera, 2.Flash(Speedlite)
to buy, and 3.Lens hood/tulip to buy for the XS? Any help would be appreciated. THANK YOU 🙂

Carlos Miranda says:

no it doesn't this camera is about 4 years old, still a good camera for starters but I would suggest canon t2i you can get it for around 500-600 on ebay and it has 720 HD videos and takes great pictures, also it's alot newer

Persiana says:

Is this a good camera for beginners?
I just got a Canon EOS 5000 from a flea market. Bought it at $15, but I have read it's worth about $150, whaddya think?

Muhammad Raza says:

1 GB card ? you gotta be kidding me 🙂

Juan p says:

@WhatDigitalCamera you got a sub 😉

Juan p says:

@WhatDigitalCamera yeyyy thanks im getting this camera haha lol

Amateur Photographer TV says:

@38juank38 yes

Juan p says:

can you manually focus the lens?

Akansha Sinha says:

@ajdotthizz It's supposed to be an SLR and the best feature it presents is when it allows the photographer to bring in his elements of interest in the picture, hence the finger-work around the body of the lens plays a primary role on that front!

Cheers! 🙂
happy Clicking!

Nicholas McNamara says:

@TheCrazyYoyo i have a sony a390 and i have to say i now want a canon :/ personally i would definetly go for the canon or nikon.

Troponeme says:

I currently have a Fujifilm Finepix S2800HD and wanted to upgrade to a DSLR. I have three options:

I either get:

Nikon D3000 + 18-55mm VR + 55-200mm VR for 549€


Sony DSLR-A390Y + DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 + DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM for 559€


Canon EOS 1000D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 + EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III for 499€

Which one is the best for a beginner?

Sally Anderssen says:

@00AFG00 press the set button and the screen will turn on….. but you cant at this point look through the view hole.

cristina s says:


00AFG00 says:

how can u take a picture, while looking in the big screen PLEASE NEED HELP

xsjado man says:

is there a big diffrence from the 400D to a 1000D?

Angel E Prieto says:

Hi i was wondering if you could HELP me…. what would you guys buy for 549€
D3000 + 18-55 + 55-200 NIKON or
EOS 1000D + EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm CANON or
EOS 1100D + EF-S 18-55 DC IIICANON
I have the opportunity of buying any of those for the same price i just want to know which is the best option?????

Jenny Pepper says:

Golowczynski looks like someone started typing his name and then gave up and slammed the keyboard.

Tyler Conlin says:

Yes, but will it blend?

locosrayo says:

a200 or canon xs?

sonlc says:

Why are people asking fucking retarded questions on here? GOOGLE.COM MORONS.

Ffez says:

Can you autofocus using the viewfinder?

Amateur Photographer TV says:

@ajdotthizz Yes

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