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Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D DSLR


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D
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Category: Beginner Amateur / Family DSLR

Recognizing that the EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D DSLR was just a bit too advanced for the Family DSLR crowd, Canon has introduced a slightly easier-to-use version, the Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D.

The Rebel XS is a replacement for the XTi, incorporating features from both the XTi and XSi. Differences from the Rebel XSi include:

  • 10.1MP instead of 12.2MP;
  • 7-point instead of 9-point wide-area autofocus sensor;
  • 12-bit A/D instead of 14-bit A/D conversion;
  • 2.5-in instead of 3.0-in. LCD;
  • Partial (10%) instead of Spot metering (4%);
  • 0.81x instead of 0.87x viewfinder magnification.

The Rebel XS retains a Live View LCD with Contrast-Detect AF and comes with the optically image stabilized 18-55mm kit lens of the XSi.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D

Other features include:

  • Integrated Cleaning System that minimizes dust
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer that retains detail in the shadows
  • Picture Styles for enhanced creativity
  • Optional Battery Grip BG-E5

The Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D should appeal to beginner photographers desiring an easy-to-use but full-featured camera with the image quality and performance of a DSLR. Perfect also as a Family DSLR.


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Canon EOS XS / 1000D
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000DUS | CAN | UK| EOS  
  Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash  
  Recording Medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card  
  Image Format 22.2 mm x 14.8 mm  
  Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length)  
  Lens Mount Canon EF mount  
  Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor* 1.6  
  Image Sensor    
  Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor  
  Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels  
  Total Pixels Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels  
  Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)  
  Color Filter System RGB primary color filters  
  Low-pass Filter Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable  
  Dust deletion feature (1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
  Recording System  
  Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0  
  Image Format JPEG, RAW (12-bit Canon original)  
  File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
  File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset  
  Image Processing
  Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB  
  Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3  
  White balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom  
  Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
  Color temperature
information transmission
  Noise reduction Noise reduction for long exposures
High ISO speed noise reduction
  Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer  
  Add original image
verification data
Provided (Verified by Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3)  
  Type Eye-level pentamirror  
  Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%  
  Magnification Approx. 0.81x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)  
  Eyepoint Approx. 21 mm (from eyepiece lens center)  
  Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 - +1.0 m^-1 (dpt)  
  Focusing screen Fixed, Precision Matte  
  Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)  
  Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, memory card information  
  Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button  
  Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection  
  AF Points 7 AF points  
  Metering Range EV 0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)  
  Focus Modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)  
  AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection  
  Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor  
  AF-assist Beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0 m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5 m/11.5 ft. at periphery
  Exposure Control    
  Metering Modes

35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering

  Metering Range EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)  
  Exposure Control Systems Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash  
  ISO speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 800 set automatically
Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments), Auto
  Exposure Compensation Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  AE Lock Automatic: When focus achieved with evaluative metering and One-Shot AF
Manual: By AE lock button
  Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter  
  Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/200 sec.
1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
  Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release  
  Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay or 10-sec. delay plus continuous shooting  
  Built-in Flash    
  Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash  
  Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash  
  Guide Number 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)  
  Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.  
  Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder  
  Flash Coverage 17mm lens angle of view  
  Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments  
  FE lock Provided  
  External Speedlite    
  Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites  
  Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash  
  Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments  
  FE lock Provided  
  External flash settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings  
  Zooming to match lens focal length Provided  
  Drive System    
  Drive mode Single shooting, continuous shooting, self-timer (10-sec., 2-sec., multiple shots)  
  Continuous Shooting Speed JPEG: Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.
RAW: Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
  Max. Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 514,
RAW: Approx. 5,
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 4
* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB SD memory card, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
* Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand, image-recording quality, etc.
  Live View Functions    
  Shooting modes (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting
   (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
  Focusing Manual focus
Autofocus (Quick mode, Live mode)
  Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor  
  Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)  
  Grid display Provided  
  Exposure display Simulated exposure displayed in real-time  
  LCD Monitor    
  Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor  
  Screen Monitor size 2.5 in.  
  Dots Approx. 230,000  
  Coverage Approx. 100%  
  Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided  
  Interface languages 20  
  Image Playback    
  Display Format Single image, single image + image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, or shooting date)  
  Highlight Alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)  
  Image Protection and Erase    
  Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not  
  Erase Single image, checkmarked images, or all images in the card can be erased (except protected images) at one time  
  Direct Printing    
  Compatible Printers PictBridge-compatible printers  
  Printable images JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible)  
  Easy Print feature Provided  
  Digital Print Order Format    
  DPOF Version 1.1 compatible  
  Direct Image Transfer    
  Compatible images JPEG and RAW images
* Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
  Custom Functions Total 12  
  My Menu registration Provided  
  USB terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)  
  Video OUT terminal NTSC/PAL selectable  
  Remote control terminal For Remote Switch RS-60E3  
  Power Source    
  Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Quantity 1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
* With Battery Grip BG-E5, size-AA batteries can be used
  Battery life
Shooting Conditions
No flash
50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C
approx. 600
approx. 500
At 32° F/0° C
approx. 500

* With fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E5
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards

  Battery Check Auto  
  Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.  
  Date/time backup battery Built-in secondary battery  
  Startup time Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)  
  Operating Environment    
  Operating Temperature Range 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F  
  Operating Humidity Range 85% or less  
  What's in the Box    


(Accessories included may vary by country.
Please check with your local Canon representative to confirm product availability.)

• Rebel XS Body (Black or Silver)
• Eyecup Ef
• Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
• Video Cable VC-100
• USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
• Battery Pack LP-E5
• Battery Charger LC-E5
• EOS Digital Solution Disk and Instruction Manuals
• "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet

  Dimensions and Weight    
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm /
5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
  Weight (body only) Approx. 450 g / 15.9 oz.  

US$ 699.99 (or US $ with 18-55mm IS kit lens)
CDN$ (or CDN $ with 18-55mm IS kit lens)
£499.99 / €649.99 body only (or £579.99 / €749.99 with 18-55mm IS kit lens)


Note: Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's Standard Test Method.
The camera's specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.

- Canon Rebel XS Sample Images

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Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D
With EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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