Available from July 2008

• 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
• EOS Integrated Cleaning System
• 7-point wide-area AF system with f/5.6 cross-type centre point
• Up to 3 frames per second
• 2.5” LCD with Live View shooting
• DIGIC III image processor
• Compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards
• Compact and lightweight body
• Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
• Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

Featuring a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 7-point wide area AF system and up to 3fps continuous JPEG shooting until the memory card is full, the EOS 1000D represents a more affordable entry point to the world of EOS cameras .

With the lightest body of any digital EOS camera, the EOS 1000D incorporates a range of technologies used in Canon’s professional EOS-1 series cameras, including the DIGIC III image processor, and Live View mode.

For straight-from-the-box shooting, the EOS 1000D is available with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS lens which includes 4-stop image stabilisation, ensuring superb performance even in low-light conditions.

Image sensor
Type: 22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
Effective pixels: approx. 10.1M
Total pixels: approx. 10.5M
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Low-pass filter: Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Colour filter type: Primary colour

Image processor

Lens Mount: EF/EF-S
Field-of-view factor: 1.6x (a lens on a 35mm full-frame camera will show a field-of-view 1.6x greater than the same lens on the EOS 1000D)

Type: TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF points: 7
AF working range: EV -0.5 to 18 (at 23C, ISO 100)
AF Modes: AI Focus; One-shot; AI Servo; Live Mode in Live View, Quick Mode in Live View
AF point selection: automatic; manual
Selected AF point display: superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF: yes
AF Lock: locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One-shot AF mode
AF assist beam: intermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual focus: selected on lens

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) Centre-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV 1-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
AE lock: auto: operates in One-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
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB): +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO speed equivalent: auto (100-800), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Type: electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed range: 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb. (Available range varies with shooting mode)
Shutter release: soft-touch electromagnetic release

White balance
Type: auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings: AWB, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white, fluorescent light, flash, custom.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9; 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
White balance bracketing: +/-3 levels in single level increments, three bracketed images per shutter release, selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/Green bias.

Colour matrix
Type: two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Type: eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Coverage (vertical/horizontal): approx. 95%
Magnification: approx. 0.81x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dioptre)
Eyepoint: approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre correction: -3 to +1 dioptre
Focusing screen: fixed
Mirror: quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60
Viewfinder Information: 1) AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light; 2) exposure information: shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB; 3) flash information: flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light; 4) white balance correction; 5) SD card information; 6) monochrome shooting; 7) maximum burst
Depth-of-field preview: Yes
Eyepiece shutter: on strap

LCD monitor
Monitor: 2.5-inch TFT, approx. 230,000 pixels; Live View Mode with selectable grid display
Coverage: approx. 100%
Brightness: adjustable to one of seven levels

Modes: auto, manual flash on/off, red-eye reduction
Hot-shoe: yes
PC terminal: no
X-sync: 1/200sec
Red-eye reduction: yes
Flash exposure compensation: +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash exposure bracketing: yes
Flash exposure lock: yes
Second-curtain synchronisation: yes
Built-in flash range: coverage up to 17mm focal length
Guide number (ISO 100, meters): 13
External flash: E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

Modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo effects: monochrome (selected from the Picture Style menu) with options for filters and toning effects.
Drive modes: single, continuous
Continuous shooting: max. approx. 3.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 514 JPEG images (Large/Fine resolution), or 1.5fps for up to 5 RAW images (based on Canon's standard testing conditions with default JPEG quality, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style; figures may vary dependng n the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions, etc.).

Recording pixels/compression
Image size: Large/Fine 3888x2592, Large/Normal 3888x2592, Medium/Fine 2816x1880, Medium/Normal 2816x1880, Small/Fine 1936x1288, Small/Normal 1936x1288, (RAW) 3888x2592
Compression: Fine, Normal, RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)

File format
Still image format: JPEG (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 recording: yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
File numbering: 1) Consecutive numbering; 2) Auto reset; 3) Manual reset
Processing parameters: six preset Picture Styles with three user-defined settings

Direct print
Canon printers: Canon SELPHY printers, Bubble Jet printers with Direct Print function and PIXMA printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge: yes

Other features
Custom functions: 12 Custom Functions with 32 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination: n/a
Water/dust resistance: no
Intelligent orientation sensor: yes
Histogram: brightness: yes; RGB: yes
Playback zoom: 1.5x - 10x
Display formats: 1) Single image with information (two levels); 2) Single image; 3) 4-image index; 4) 9-image index; 5) Jump Display
Image erase protection: erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase: single image, all images on card, checkmarked images, unprotected images
Self-timer: approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu categories: 1) Shooting menu; 2) Playback menu; 3) Setup menu; 4) My Menu
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 update: update possible by the user.

Computer: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other: video output (PAL/ NTSC)

Memory card
Type: SD card, SDHC card

Supported operating systems
PC: Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista (excluding Starter Edition)Macintosh: OS X v10.3-10.5

Browsing & printing: ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) / ImageBrowser (for Mac)
Other: PhotoStitch; EOS Utility - includes Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools (requires optional accessory), Picture Style Editor
Drivers: PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000 )
Image manipulation: Digital Photo Professional (RAW image processing)

Power source
Batteries: one rechargeable Li-ion battery LP-E5
Battery life: approx. 500 exposures (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%); approx. 400 exposures (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery check: automatic
Power saving: power turns off after 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
AC power supply: optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5

General: Eyecup Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C, Semi-hard Case EH19-L
Lenses: all EF and EF-S lenses
Flash: Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery grip: BG-E5
Remote Controller/Switch: Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power supply & battery chargers: AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5, Battery Charger LC-E5E, Car Battery Charger CBC-E5, Battery Pack LP-E5

Physical specifications
Body materials: stainless steel/plastic
Operating environment: 0 to 40 C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD): 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight (body only): approx. 450g

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated. Subject to change without notice.


Canon’s CMOS technology is one of the company’s key competitive advantages, with 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 signal to the image processor. Noise generation is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.


EOS Integrated Cleaning System

The EOS Integrated Cleaning System combats 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 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 the shutter release is depressed.

Canon has also developed 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.


Picture Style

Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image qualities. Picture Style pre-sets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable pre-set, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation. The camera’s factory default configuration is set to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style presets applied to a RAW image can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

The six pre-sets include:
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).

The User Defined Picture Style can be used to store up to three customised pre- sets, or any of the pre-sets available for download from Canon’s web site at



Digital Photo Professional 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 and colour tone. Images can be recorded in camera with sRGB or Adobe RGB colour space. 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.

The latest version of EOS Utility provides essential support for Live View remote shooting, 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.

10 June 2008

EOS 1000D: gateway to full EOS power

“The EOS 1000D is a small camera with a big idea: the supreme adaptability and image quality of the EOS system, in an accessible, affordable package,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe. “For anyone ready to take the next step in creative photography, it offers the perfect entry point to the world of D-SLR.”

Pricing & Availability

The EOS 1000D is available from the end of July priced at the following:
EOS 1000D body only 499.99 / €649.99 RRP inc. VAT
EOS 1000D 18-55mm IS lens kit 579.99 / €749.99 RRP inc. VAT

Designed to deliver more

As with all EOS models, key components for the EOS 1000D are designed and manufactured in-house to work with each other for the ultimate image quality. A 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor – with larger pixels for smooth, low-noise images – offers sufficient resolution to produce prints in sizes up to A4, even when cropping your image.

To protect images against the effects of sensor dust, the EOS 1000D includes the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, which combats dust in three separate ways: reducing, removing and repelling.

The EOS 1000D also features a DIGIC III image processor, as used in Canon’s professional D-SLR models. This allows continuous shooting until the SD or SDHC memory card is full, at speeds of up to 3fps when shooting JPEG files (1.5fps RAW) – with the number of shots limited only by the size of the card.

DIGIC III also delivers superior image rendering, rapid operation and virtually instant start-up times.

Intelligent focus and flash

For shots where fast focusing is needed, the EOS 1000D features a 7-point wide area autofocus system, capable of locking onto a subject in a fraction of a second. A cross-type central focus point continues to operate effectively even when used in lower-light and lower-contrast settings. Also included is E-TTL II, Canon’s distance-linked flash exposure system found in professional EOS models.

Effortless ease

Weighing just 450g, the EOS 1000D is Canon’s lightest D-SLR to date, with a compact, ergonomic body designed for comfortable handling. A bright 2.5 inch LCD screen lets users instantly review images for composition, sharpness and focus – or, thanks to a wide viewing angle, instantly share shots with friends.

The LCD also provides access to a fast, easy-to-read menu system, which uses tabs to avoid unnecessary scrolling. Inherited from the latest EOS models, the menu system includes direct control over external devices such as Speedlite flash units.

Photo quality in every situation is aided by 12 custom functions, including Auto Lighting Optimizer - which corrects brightness and contrast during image processing, while improving skin tones in portraits by ensuring correct exposure for faces. Photographers can also enable additional noise reduction for shots captured at high ISO speeds.

Live View

For shooting situations where using the viewfinder is impractical – or where a tripod is used – users can switch to Live View mode, which displays the scene as a smooth, 30fps video feed on the LCD. An optional grid line and histogram display can be selected to help with shot composition and exposure.

Two AF modes are available for use with Live View: Quick AF, which momentarily flips the camera’s mirror to engage the AF sensor, and Live AF, which uses contrast information for compact camera-style focusing.


The EOS 1000D is supplied with a comprehensive software suite that provides all the necessary tools for managing and processing images. This includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP), a powerful RAW converter that provides complete RAW image processing control. DPP also integrates with camera features such as Dust Delete Data and Picture Styles.

The supplied Picture Style Editor software can be used to create custom Picture Styles for fine control over colour display. The camera also comes with EOS Utility, Image/Zoom Browser and Photostitch.

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