Canon EOS 1000D Kit (EFS 18-55) Features, Specs, Price details

Canon EOS 1000D is the entry level DSLR camera and suitable for beginners. If you are having basic knowledge of SLR cameras and fine with the basic features then it...
Canon EOS 1000D Kit

Canon EOS 1000D is the entry level DSLR camera and suitable for beginners. If you are having basic knowledge of SLR cameras and fine with the basic features then it will suit your need. This camera has also got awarded with EISA Award for Best Product in Consumer Camera category.

Key Features:

1. Superb Imaging Performance:

  • 10.1 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC III imaging processor for fine-detail, and natural color processing
  • Picture Styles optimized for the photographic subject and intention
  • Accurate white balance
  • Six preset WB and manual WB
  • Auto Lighting Optimizer – automatically set in Basic Zone modes and manually, via custom function in Creative Zone modes
  • Noise reduction for long exposures
  • Noise reduction for high ISO speeds
  • Complies to Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21 which support Adobe RGB

2. High Speed and Quick Response:

  • High precision 7-point autofocus (AF)
  • Flexible setting of ISO speed to adjust camera’s sensitivity to light for best exposure (ISO 100 – 1600)
  • 3 metering modes: Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average
  • 8 White Balance settings to fine-tune white balance as desired
  • Fast continuous shooting speed of 3 fps
  • Maximum shutter speed of up to 1/4000 sec and X-sync speed of 1/200 sec.
  • Fast 0.1 sec. start-up time
  • Maximum burst of approx. 5 for RAW Type images

3. Easy to Use:

  • Kit lens included
  • Increased battery capacity
  • 2.5” better & brighter LCD
  • Better and brighter viewfinder
  • Live View with contrast based AF
  • New GUI
  • SDHC card support

Price: Canon EOS 1000D is one of the cheapest DSLR camera with a price tag of Rs. 25,295 only.


Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media SD card, SDHC card
Image sensor size Approx. 22.2 x 14.8 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens focal length Equivalent to 1.6x the normal lens focal length
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixelsTotal pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Image size 22.2 mm x 14.8 mm
Aspect ratio 2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Color filter system RGB primary colour filters
Low-pass filter Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust deletion feature (1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

(3) Manual cleaning

Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 & Exif 2.21
Image type JPEG, RAW (12 bit, Canon original) RAW+JPEG
Simultaneous recording RAW and JPEG (Large/Fine) images are recorded simultaneously
File size (1) L (Large): Approx. 10.10 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)(2) M (Medium): Approx. 5.30 MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)

(3) S (Small): Approx. 2.50 MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)

(4) RAW: Approx. 10.10 MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)

File numbering Continuous numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
Automatic image brightness correction Automatically set in the Basic Zone modes. In the Creative Zone modes, settable with C.Fn-5 (Auto Lighting Optimizer)
Noise reduction (1) Long exposure noise reduction (C.Fn-3)(2) High ISO speed noise reduction (C.Fn-4)

Original image verification data: Can be appended (C.Fn-12)

White Balance
Settings Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
White balance correction (1) Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels(2) Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
White balance bracketing ±3 levels in single-level increments
Type Eye-level SLR (with pentamirror)
Coverage Approx. 95 percent vertically and horizontally
Magnification Approx. 0.81x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 21 mm
Dioptric adjustment range -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmittance:reflectance ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder information (1) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light)(2) Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning)

(3) Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light)

(4) Image information (Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, SD card information)

Depth-of-field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Live View Shooting
Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Frame rate 30 fps (22fps in magnified mode)
Focusing (1) Manual focus(2) Autofocus (Select from 2 AF modes: Quick mode and Live mode)
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with the image sensor
Exposure confirmation Real-time exposure simulation display
Depth-of-field preview Possible with depth-of-field preview button
Magnified view Magnify by 5x or 10x at the AF point position
Grid display Two vertical and two horizontal lattice lines displayable
On-screen information display Focus, exposure, flash, recorded image, drive mode, battery level
Possible shooting time Approx. 1.5 continuous hours
Shutter-release time lag (1) With SW-1 ON, time lag from SW-2 ON to the start of the exposure: 0.08 sec.(2) With SW-1 and SW-2 pressed simultaneously, time lag until the start of the exposure: 0.14 sec.
Remote Live View shooting Enabled with EOS Utility
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 7 AF points (Center AF point is cross-type sensitive to f/5.6 and larger apertures)
AF working range EV 0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F and ISO 100)
AF-assist beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Focusing modes (1) Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF)(2) Manual focus
AF Point Selection (1) Manual selection (2) Automatic selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on the LCD monitor
AF-assist beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range Approx. 4m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering system TTL full-aperture metering with 35-zone SPC(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder at center)

(3) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure modes Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth- of-field AE (A-DEP, non shiftable), Full Auto (Program AE, non shiftable), Programmed Image Control modes (6 modes), Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE
Exposure beyond range warning Shutter speed or aperture reading blinks on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder
ISO speed (Recommended Exposure Index) Automatically set, 100 – 1600 (in 1-stop increments)
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock (1) Auto AE lock (2) Manual AE lock (Enable in all metering modes)
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter-release time lag (1) During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.09 sec.(2) Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.15 sec.
Camera shake warning Provided in Full Auto and Basic Zone modes
Built-in Flash
Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Guide No. Guide No. 13/43 (at ISO 100 in meters / feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash coverage Up to 17 mm focal length
Flash sync speed Max. X-sync speed 1/200 sec.
Autoflash system E-TTL II autoflash (Evaluative, Average), FE lock
Flash exposure compensation Up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
Flash-sync timing 1st-curtain and 2nd-curtain sync selectable
Colour temperature Equivalent to daylight
Red-eye reduction With red-eye reduction lamp
External Speedlite
Sync contacts Accessory shoe: X-sync contact
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
External flash settings Flash function settings and Flash C.Fn settings possible with Speedlite 580EX II via camera menu
Drive System
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10 sec delay), Self-timer (2 sec delay), Self-timer 10 sec. delay+continuous shooting (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous shooting speed JPEG: Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.RAW: Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.

RAW + JPEG: Max. approx. 1.5 shots/sec.

LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Screen size 2.5 in.
Pixels Approx.230,000
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided
Viewing angle Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Image Playback
Image display format Single image, Index display and Jump display
Highlight alert Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Rotated display Manual and Auto rotate
Video output Compatible with NTSC and PAL depending on the video OUT terminal
Image Protection and Erase
Protect Erase protect (or cancel) each image individually
Erase Erase single image, erase selected images, erase images in a card, or erase only unprotected images
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System
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 12 Custom Functions with 32 settings settable with the camera
My Menu registration Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
Digital terminal Hi-speed USB, mini B port
Video OUT terminal NTSC/PAL selectable
Remote control terminal Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 x 1
Battery life At 23°C / 73°F, normal shooting: Approx. 600 shotsAt 0°C / 32°F, normal shooting: Approx. 500 shots

At 23°C / 73°F, Live View shooting: Approx. 200 shots

At 0°C / 32°F, Live View shooting: Approx. 190 shots

* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards

Battery check Automatic (Displayed in 4 levels)
Power saving Select [Auto power off] after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15 min., or off
Date/time battery Built-in secondary battery
Startup time Approx. 0.1 sec. Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Dimensions and Weight
(W x H x D)
126.1 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm / 4.96 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
Weight 450 g / 15.9 oz. (Body only)
Operation Environment
Operating temperature range 0 – 40° / 32 – 104°F
Operating humidity range 85% or less
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Would love your thoughts, please comment.x