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Canon EOS-1000D in development?

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Wed May 21, 2008

EOS-1000D in development?

Canon is working on its own answer to Nikon's low-end D40 cameras, a publication claims. PHOTO says it has obtained data on the "EOS-1000D" (not pictured), a model which would represent a new, cheaper entry point for Canon's DSLRs, and combine technology from its two most recent low-end models, the EOS-400D and 450D. The publication notes that it would further resurrect a designation used for old EOS film cameras, much as with the 1D and 300D. Nikon's D40 cameras were created for amateurs just entering serious hobby photography.

The 1000D is said to use a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a DIGIC III image processor. Limitations consist mainly of seven-point autofocus, along with a 3fps shooting speed, and a 2.5-inch LCD display. No pricing or release dates have been suggested so far.

by MacNN Staff



  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mixed feelings

    While I think the Rebel XTx was an excellent entry point camera that gave you room to grow in terms of operational skill and end product needs, this camera might be just thing to get more people interested in real photography.

    Instead of just point'n'shoot, they could learn how controls such as aperture size, focal length, shutter speed, ISO settings et. al can give you real control to bring out artistic elements and intent in your photographs.

    Digital photography has made pro-level work and tools MUCH more accessible to amateurs and enthusiasts. Offering more accessible entry products that offer controls you'll use all the way up the line in terms of skill and value of equipment.

    Certainly, it may dilute the aura around professional work and particular need for a professional in many cases- stuff gets done in house- but that is the nature of the art; when techniques are learned and executed as quickly as they are in this industry, its inevitable that more people will hop on the bandwagon.

    Bottom line: Canon (and others) see a market for this lower price point, and probably hope to hook people and have them move up the quality line as their skills and interest progress. All we can say is pro photographers, watch out! There are people out there that have the know-how to pick up techniques without having to go to classes and have the monetary base to fund it. I should know, I'm one of them.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Pro's watch out?

    Pro's should watch out for what? For amateurs who have the equipment but no artistic eye? Of course they needn't worry because there will always be a higher-end market for those who want quality. Anyone with half an eye can pick out professional photographer's work out of the sea of many amateurs. The sentiment of "pro's watch out," is reminiscent of hacks who can use CS3 and fancy themselves graphic designers. Don't make me laugh. LOL!!!

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969


    from a former pro

    I speak from experience when I say that everybody's brother with a decent camera is a "pro." There are all kinds of hacks out there shooting weddings, etc. who don't know an f/stop from an F-sharp. I'm glad I got out of it before digital came in.

  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    From a non-pro

    I shoot with a Canon 40D and recently purchased a 24-105mm f/4L. A decent camera, and a nice lens, but the guy behind it has got a lot to learn. Regardless, people ask if I'm a pro. Nope, not even close. I shoot for fun, and occasionally I'm even pleased with my results, but neither a camera nor a lens makes a pro.

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