One of the first things you notice is how much the Canon EOS 1000D resembles its bigger brother, the EOS 450D. The 450D is slightly bigger but that's all. If however, you take a closer look and place both models side by side, you will notice some more differences, although still marginal. The fibre of the handgrip has been changed to a somewhat rougher fibre type, and the IR sensor is lacking. This sensor supports an IR remote control which is not available on the EOS 1000D. When we turn the camera around, we notice the main difference; the size of the monitor. Whereas the EOS 450D features a large sized 3 inch monitor, the owner of an EOS 1000D has to settle for a 2.5 inch version. Still not bad at all.
Canon strengthens its EF-S series of lenses with the launch of a versatile new model: the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. With an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm, the lens offers an 11x zoom range - making it a powerful, lightweight alternative to carrying multiple lenses. The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is designed exclusively for use with EOS cameras featuring an EF-S lens mount - including the new EOS 50D, EOS 1000D, EOS 450D, and earlier models. The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS features a 16 element, 12 group construction. This includes UD and aspherical lens elements, which minimise chromatic aberration and ensure crisp, corner-to-corner detail across the zoom range.
Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. Replacing the PowerShot A720 IS, the 10 Megapixel PowerShot A2000 IS delivers outstanding PowerShot imaging in pocket-sized form, with designs around 25% smaller than those of their predecessors. A new Easy Mode allows even complete beginners to take great photos with ease. The new Canon PowerShot A2000 IS offers incredibly compact dimensions, making it the most portable PowerShot model to date. This new ultra-compact approach is complemented by stylish designs in a range of colour. The Canon PowerShot A2000 IS features a powerful 6 x zoom with a simple, bold design in gunmetal and silver.
Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. Replacing the PowerShot A580, the 10 Megapixel PowerShot A1000 IS delivers outstanding PowerShot imaging in pocket-sized form, with designs around 25% smaller than those of their predecessors. A new Easy Mode allows even complete beginners to take great photos with ease. The new PowerShot A1000 IS offers incredibly compact dimensions, making it the most portable PowerShot model to date. This new ultra-compact approach is complemented by stylish designs in a range of colour. The smooth, tactile Canon PowerShot A1000 IS comes in a choice of Blue, Brown or Silver.
Canon re-imagines its PowerShot range with the launch of an extra-compact digital camera. The all-new type of PowerShot - the 10 megapixel Canon PowerShot E1, designed by women for women -brings head-turning, feminine style to the range. Whether taking photos with a "BFF" at a slumber party, snapping shots while watching a hot band perform or capturing cap-and-gown moments for a scrapbook or brag book, the Canon PowerShot E1 digital camera offers just the right combination of intuition and style. Sporting a rounded and curvy, yet trendy form factor, the camera comes packed with the features and technology consumers have come to expect from Canon, but with a friendly price-point.
Canon strengthens its PowerShot range of digital cameras with the addition of a new SX “Super Zoom” model: the 9 Megapixel PowerShot SX110 IS, which replaces the popular SX100 IS. Featuring a 10x optical zoom with optical Image Stabilizer - plus a 3.0” LCD - the Canon PowerShot SX110 IS delivers outstanding telephoto reach in an even more compact and lightweight body. A full range of Canon technologies - including Face Detection Technology, Motion Detection Technology and a new Easy Mode - help everyone take great photos, while experienced users can also enjoy the creative possibilities offered by full manual control.
Canon strengthens its EOS range with the addition of a powerful new digital SLR: the Canon EOS 50D / Canon EOS . With a 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.3 frames per second shooting and Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor, the EOS 50D delivers unparalleled speed and resolution at a price point that is unique in today’s market. A newly designed 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor delivers ultra-detailed, low-noise images - ideal for large-scale reproduction or creative cropping. New manufacturing processes, plus redesigned photo diodes and microlenses, extend the light gathering capabilities of the sensor - allowing more pixels to be fitted on the CMOS sensor without compromising image quality.
Canon EOS 50D CMOS technology
Canon’s CMOS technology is one of the company’s key competitive advantages, with noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life. Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting signal to the image processor. Noise generation is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.
Not entirely unexpectedly, Canon announced a new digital SLR camera; the Canon Rebel XS (Europe model name: Canon EOS 1000D). In addition to the fact that this is a new DSLR, Canon introduce a new segment at the same time; that of the absolute entry level camera class. This means we have finally reached the thousand so we will find a sequence row from 1000 to singular figures. Introducing this new segment, Canon create space for their assortment, which was considered somewhat tight over the last few years.