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Key differences

The 1000D is designed to fit into Canon's model range beneath the 450D, which explains much of why the 450D was such a step up from its predecessor, the 400D. In many respects, the 1000D is still a step up from that model, with remarkably few compromises made to keep the costs down.

Here's a comparison of the headline specifications, showing how the 1000D lines up alongside its big brother (the 450D), and the camera they replace (the 400D). As can be seen, with only a few significant exceptions, the 1000D's specification exceeds that of the 400D.

 


Canon EOS 450D
Digital Rebel XSi


Canon EOS 1000D


Canon EOS 400D
Digital Rebel XTi

Construction • Plastic with rubber front and rear grip. • Plastic with textured grip • Plastic with textured front grip and rubber rear grip
Dust removal • Sensor-shift shake
• Anti-static coating
• Sensor-shift shake
• Anti-static coating
• Sensor-shift shake
• Anti-static coating
Sensor type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Effective pixels 12.2 million 10.1 million 10.1 million
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 3:2
FOV crop 1.6x 1.6x 1.6x
Image size 4272 x 2848 3888 x 2592 3888 x 2592
Live View • Yes
• Up to 10x magnify
• Mirror flip AF
• Different modes
• Yes
• Up to 10x magnify
• Mirror flip AF
• Different modes

• No

Lens support • Canon EF / EF-S • Canon EF / EF-S • Canon EF / EF-S
File formats

• JPEG
• RAW (CR2)

• JPEG
• RAW (CR2)

• JPEG
• RAW (CR2)

Auto focus • 9 point
• 1 cross-type (F2.8)
• -0.5 to 18 EV
• Proximity sensor
• 7 point
• 1 cross-type (F5.6)
• -0.5 to 18 EV

• 9 point
• 1 cross-type
• -0.5 to 18 EV
AF illuminator Flash strobe Flash strobe Flash strobe
Metering sensor 35 zone 35 zone 35 zone
Metering range 1 to 20 EV 1 to 20 EV 1 to 20 EV
Metering modes Evaluative, Partial, Spot, CWA Evaluative, Partial, CWA Evaluative, Partial, CWA
Exp. comp. +/- 2.0 EV +/- 2.0 EV +/- 2.0 EV
Exp. comp. EV steps 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV
Manual EV steps 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV 0.3 or 0.5 EV
Sensitivity range (boost setting) 100 - 1600 100 - 1600 100 - 1600
Auto ISO adjust Yes Yes No
Shutter speed 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 1/4000 sec 30 - 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 balance • 6 presets (with adj)
• Color temp (K)
• Manual
• 6 presets (with adj)
• Color temp (K)
• Manual
• 6 presets (with adj)
• Color temp (K)
• Manual
Image parameters • 6 presets
• 3 User defined
• Sharpness 0-7
• Contrast +/- 4
• Saturation +/- 4
• Color tone +/- 4

• 6 presets
• 3 User defined
• Sharpness 0-7
• Contrast +/- 4
• Saturation +/- 4
• Color tone +/- 4

• 6 presets
• 3 User defined
• Sharpness 0-7
• Contrast +/- 4
• Saturation +/- 4
• Color tone +/- 4
Noise reduction control 1 additional level 1 additional level 4 levels
DR extension mode • Auto lighting optimizer
• Highlight Tone Priority
• Auto lighting optimizer No
Built-in flash • Electronic 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 speed 1/200 sec 1/200 sec 1/200 sec
Remote release • RS50-E3 cable release
• RC-1 or RC-5 wireless
• RS50-E3 cable release • RS50-E3 cable release
• RC-1 or RC-5 wireless
Storage • SD (Inc SDHC) • SD (Inc SDHC) • CF
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% coverage
• 0.87 x magnification
• Pentamirror
• 95% coverage
• 0.81x magnification

• Pentamirror
• 95% coverage
• 0.80x magnification

LCD monitor • 3.0" TFT LCD
• 230,000 dots
• 2.5" TFT LCD
• 230,000 dots
• 2.5" TFT LCD
• 230,000 dots
Battery • LP-E5
• 1080 mAh
• 7.4V
• LP-E5
• 1080 mAh
• 7.4V
• NB-2LH
• 720 mAh
• 7.4V
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 grip Yes, BG-E5, optional Yes, BG-E5, optional Yes, BG-E3, optional
Other features • Custom 'My Menu'
• ISO in viewfinder
• High ISO noise reduction
• Custom 'My Menu'
• ISO in viewfinder
• High ISO noise reduction
 
Dimensions 129 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)
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