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Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Canon EOS 1000D DSLR Camera Price in Singapore Dollar, Features, and Specs

With the Canon EOS 1000D DSLR Camera, it is fast and simple to get perfect photos. In a nutshell, its powerful features include a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, Canon’s DIGIC III processor, fast shooting and much more, making it a digital powerhouse. It is a beginner’s dream come true with its simple, easy to use controls, compact design, 2.5-inch LCD monitor, and Live View function.

Here are the highlights of the Canon EOS 1000D and why it gives you the most bang for your buck.

10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor

Not only does the CMOS sensor in the 1000D capture images with exceptional clarity, it also offers the most pixels in its class. Not only that, it also shares the same technologies that can be found in the ultra-expensive EOS 1D Mark III that maximizes ievery pixel’s light gathering intensity.

DIGIC III Image Processor

The DIGIC III Image Processor of the 1000D works in conjunction with with the CMOS sensor to achieve even higher levels of performance. With the redesign of the entire electronic system, the 1000D has an incredible combination of speed and image quality where there is superior color reproduction and significant reduction of digital noise.

Auto Lighting Optimizer

Another image-quality tool included in the 1000D’s bag of tricks, this feature lightens dark areas of a scene to ensure bright areas maintain tonal detail. In cases of “flat lighting” such as overcast days, it can also increase contrast for better pictures.

Picture Style Settings

With the 1000D’s Picture Style Technology, changing a Picture Style setting makes you feel like 35mm film user switching from one type of color film to another. The 1000D already has 6 preset Picture Style settings but additional downloadable Picture Style files can be found in the Canon website and be installed on your camera for more imaging options at your disposal.

3.0fps continuous shooting

Effortless speed of operation is a given with the 1000D. it is considered one of the fastest cameras in the market with its instant startup times, speedy autofocus, and minimal shutter lag. It even lets you shoot up to 3.0 frames per second in bursts of up to 514 JPEGs or 5 RAW files. No shots will ever be missed with this kind of specs, believe me.

Large 2.5 LCD Monitor

The 1000D has a bright 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor with a viewing angle of 170 degrees and 230,000 pixels. Sunlight legibility is exceptional with its maximum brightness about 30 percent greater than its predecessor. No more squinting for you in bright sunny conditions.

Live View Function

This feature lets you view your subjects directly on 2.5-inch LCD monitor. With this feature, magnifying any part of the scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus is not a problem.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System

This feature is a tremendous time-saver should you find the need to change lenses in dusty conditions. The Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is automatically activated whenever the camera is powered on or off and using ultrasonic vibrations, the dust that settles on the sensor surface is removed and a special collar positioned around the sensor collects all the loosened dust particles.

Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

This feature is part of the EOS Integrated Cleaning System and works on the premise that the key to minimizing dust is to prevent it from sticking to the front surface of the CMOS sensor. Not only does the 1000D have coating on the front surface of the sensor to increase resistance against dust, its low pass filter automatically shakes off dust with ultrasonic vibrations that removes dust from the sensor assembly.

Final Thoughts

There may be nothing radical to expect from the Canon EOS 1000D but you have to keep in mind that this is an entry-level DSLR and should not be lumped with the big boys. There is, however a lot to like about it.

Its ease of operation and control layout is excellent and this is something that should not be taken for granted. It also sports all the features that point-and-shooters upgrading to a digital SLR are looking for.

All things considered, the Canon EOS 1000D is a competent entry-level digital SLR that takes great pictures, is non-intimidating and easy to use. In short, it embodies everything that you have come to expect from an entry-level member of the EOS family.

Canon EOS 1000D Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): S$ 799.00 (EF S18-55 Lens Kit)

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