CNET Asia 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: “It’s difficult to distinguish Canon’s latest dSLR–the EOS 1000D–from the EOS 450D. In many ways, the new member shares a lot of similar features like the body structure, Live View function and the use of the DIGIC III image processor. Which leads us to wonder, will the new shooter eat into the EOS 450D’s market?…. It comes down to one thing–price. If rumors online are true and the EOS 1000D is priced at sub-US$500, it’ll be interesting to see how other manufacturers will react. Strictly for newbies, the EOS 1000D looks like a good shooter for them to start advancing their photographic skills.”
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