Base / Tripod Mount
On the bottom of the 1000D is a metal tripod socket which is aligned exactly with the center line of the lens and the focal plane of the sensor.
The EOS 1000D's pop-up flash has the same specifications as the 450D (and 400D and 350D before that) with a range of approximately 3.7 m (12.1 ft) at wide angle using the 18-55 mm kit lens or 2.3 m (7.5 ft) at telephoto. The camera utilizes Canon's E-TTL II flash metering system that combines subject distance information from the lens with measurements taken from a brief pre-flash to determine output power. The built-in unit has an electronic pop-up release, in Auto exposure mode the flash will raise itself when required. Flash sync time is 1/200 sec.
As with previous 'Rebel series' cameras the EOS 1000D uses its flash for AF assist. If you need to use AF assist you must first pop-up the built-in unit, which will then fire a brief strobe of flashes (sometimes just one) to help the AF system to lock.
The EOS 1000D's hot-shoe can be used with Canon and third party flashes (although sync only on most third party units). The hot-shoe is E-TTL II compatible. Compatible flashes include Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, the brand new 430EXII, 550EX, 580EX, 580EXII, Macro-Ring Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2.
The EOS 1000D has a metal EF / EF-S lens mount which means that it can use the full range of Canon EF lenses as well as the designed-for-digital EF-S lenses. Because the sensor is smaller than a 35 mm frame all lenses are subject to a field of view crop (sometimes called focal length multiplier) of 1.6x, thus a 17 mm lens provides the same field of view of a 27.2 mm.
Supplied In the Box
The EOS 1000D is available as body only (Europe only, left image) and as a kit with the EF-S 18-55 mm IS lens with its image stabilization (right image). Apart from the lens the box contents of the 'body only' and kit versions are identical. Note that there is no storage card included with the EOS 1000D.
The EOS 1000D Kit (including lens) is supplied as:
- Canon EOS 1000D Digital SLR body
- EF-S 18 - 55 mm F3.5 - F5.6 IS lens
- Eyecup (attached to camera)
- LP-E5 Lithium-Ion battery pack
- LC-E5 Battery charger
- Neck strap
- USB Cable
- Video Cable
- CD-ROM: Canon Digital Camera Solutions Disk (Win/Mac)
- Manuals / Reg. card