Canon EOS 1000D (Rebel XS / Kiss F) Review
Rear of camera controls
The rear control layout is identical to the EOS 450D. Most buttons are now to the right of the screen (unlike the 400D which had a set of buttons down the left side of the LCD). Here you'll find a total of nine buttons which provide full control over a range of camera options including the combined direct print / white balance button which was first introduced with the 450D. Including the ISO button on the top of the camera the EOS 1000D, just like the 450D, provides a very useful range of 'hard button' direct access to the mostly commonly changed camera settings.
On-screen settings adjustment
When pressed the camera's hard buttons activate an adjustment screen (on the LCD) where a setting change can be made using the cursor buttons. The style of adjustment is identical to the EOS 450D (except for a subtle color change). Options are changed using the arrow buttons (left / right / up / down), annoyingly (and inexplicably) you can't use the main dial to change on-screen settings.
Shooting mode buttons
No matter what mode you are in, with the the EOS 1000D you can always still take a photograph by pressing the shutter release button.
Pressing this button enters or leaves the camera menu, described in more detail on the following pages of this preview.
Pressing the DISP button shows or hides the camera setting screen (which is shown by default), you can define whether the status of the screen (on or off) is recalled at power off via C.Fn 11.
|Exposure compensation / Aperture
Hold this button and turn the main dial to change exposure compensation in the range -2.0 EV to +2.0 EV, steps of either 1/3 or 1/2 stop, C.Fn 1. In manual exposure mode hold this button while turning the main dial to change the aperture.
SET (Live View) / Multi-function
Erase (during record review)
Play mode buttons
Pressing this button enters or leaves the camera menu, described in more detail on the following pages of this review.
Toggles between three different play display modes:
• Single image view with no overlay
• Single image view with folder, file number, exposure and frame count
• Thumbnail image with exposure information, luminance histogram and blinking highlights
• Thumbnail image with exposure information, lum & rgb histograms and blinking highlights
Direct Print / PictBridge
|Jump (Main dial)
Turn the dial left or right to jump through images, the dial can also be used to navigate menu options.
Press the left or right buttons to browse through images, also be used to navigate menu options. Press the up button to change the jump mode.
Return to shooting mode, the same can be achieved by simply half-pressing the shutter release button.
Front of camera controls
On the front right side of the camera are the final set of camera controls. First is the flash open button, a press of this will electronically release the flash unit. Below the lens release button is the depth of field preview button, hold this and the lens stops down to the indicated aperture to give a preview of the depth of field, either through the viewfinder or in Live View.
- 19 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 20 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 21 Photographic tests (DR)
- 22 Photographic tests
- 23 Compared to
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (RAW)
- 32 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 33 Compared to (Resolution)
- 34 Conclusions
- 35 Samples
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