Camera Labs has a preview of the Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS a 10.1 megapixel entry level digital SLR, featuring 7-point wide area AF system. 2.5 inch LCD display, and up to 3fps continuous JPEG shooting. The EOS 1000D also includes the DIGIC III image processor, Live View mode, and EOS Integrated Cleaning System.
They write: “canon’s new EOS 1000D / Rebel XS is a modest upgrade over its predecessor and in terms of AF points, an actual downgrade. But Canon knows new budget DSLR buyers greatly value the presence of image stabilisation and Live View, both of which are now crucially offered here. And unlike Nikon, it also means Canon now offers Live View on all its consumer DSLRs… This could be a trend we’re seeing on budget DSLRs where Canon, like Nikon and Sony, have both added new features, while taking away or reducing the functionality of others. At least the mirror-lockup and depth-of-field previews on the 1000D / XS remain though…Ultimately that’s as much as we can say until we test a final production model, but the comparisons above prove there’s a lot of compelling options for anyone in the market for a new and affordable DSLR.”
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