REVIEW: Canon EOS 1000D Kit EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Canon EOS 1000D
|Price Updated 25 Mar 2010|
BUDDING photographers can start their
dSLR discovery journey with the Canon EOS 1000D Kit.
The camera is equipped with a
10.1-megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, to offer crisp, sharp images
even in low-light conditions.
Powered by Canon´s DIGIC III processor,
this camera is capable of fast shooting in burst mode to capture
action shots at three frames per second. Other features such as
flexible ISO speed and eight white balance setting can help you
compose beautiful shots.
But first, you need to get a Secure
Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) or a regular SD card with ample storage
(a 4GB card is sufficient) to match the 10.1-megapixel sensor. The
rest of the camera kit are easy to assemble. The manual can help you
whenever you´re stuck.
Though just a beginner model, the 1000D
offers speed and performance. Start-up takes 0.1 second while its
shutter speed can reach 1/4,000 second. If you plan to have lots of
action shots, this model will not disappoint.
As it is, the Full Auto mode can
deliver strong images even if you have never handled a dSLR before.
With more practise, you can move on to other modes to capture more
The Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports
and Night Portrait modes works similarly to your trusty digital
point-and-shoot cameras, but you can expect much better quality
photos with the 1000D.
The flash module works smart in
low-light conditions. In Full Auto mode, it pops up whenever there is
insufficient light on the subject of focus. In other modes, it will
leave you to continue shooting unless you switch it on.
The Live View feature lets you stick to
the familiar point-and-shoot camera method. Basically, you can rely
on the camera´s 2.5-inch TFT LCD and capture exactly what you see.
For better photos, you can use the Grid
Display feature which gives you a three-by-three grid line on screen
- this feature is useful when capturing landscape scenes.
The seven-point AF is a gem to work
with. When you peer into the viewfinder, you will see the points of
focus lights up as you partially press on the shutter. You can click
it down if it hits the object you wish to capture. If you are
capturing a moving object, the AF sensor will help you keep the
subject in focus.
Another value-added feature is the EOS
Integrated Cleaning System. Though the camera body and lens come with
caps, dust and dirt will still find its way into the camera´s
But with the smart cleaning system, you
need not worry as the sensor comes with anti-static coating. A sensor
cleaning mechanism is triggered every time the camera is powered on
As a camera targeted at beginners,
Canon adds value to this package by giving users lots of room to
grow. Accessories such as remote switch and in-car battery charger
can be added later when the need arises.
by Siti Syameen Md Khalili
Published Date : 22 March 2010
Source : New Straits Times