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Canon EOS 1000D
Canon EOS 1000D
Member Name: fearmedear
Canon EOS 1000D
Advantages: great photos, lots of features, lightweight, easy to transport, reliable.
Disadvantages: costs alot, accessories cost alot.
After years and years of wanting a DSLR, I finally saved up enough money to be able to afford one. So, obviously, I went straight into looking at the two best known companies for cameras; Nikon and Canon.
I was particularly drawn to the Canon EOS 450D. Then, came across this, the EOS 1000D. It's fair to say that there are differences between the two cameras. For example, the EOS 1000D has 10.1 Megapixels, whereas others have as many as 12. I found, that they weren't necessary though. The 1000D takes incredible photos, even with less. Unless you wish to blow your picture up to the size of billboards, then you haven't got to worry about the different amount of megapixels.
- 10.1 MegaPixels
- Up to 3 Frames per Second
- 7-point wide-area AF
- Self-Cleaning Image Sensor
- 2.5" LCD with Live View mode
- DIGIC III processor
- SD/SDHC card slot
- Picture Styles processing
- Compact and lightweight
- Compatible with EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
As I've had the camera for a good 3 months now, I have taken it to many different places to use it. It's pretty lightweight and easy to take care of. As long you ensure that it's wrapped up safely, it can fit quite easily in a backpack or bag. There are several different modes on the camera that suit different situations.
The different modes that are offered on the camera are;
- Night Portrait
- No Flash
- Program AE
- Shutter priority AE
- Aperture priority AE
The Automatic mode, I have found is one that you can use for general shooting. When out with friends and family, and you want to take general pictures of them. Whether it be light or dark, it's possible to take pretty good pictures using the Automatic mode.
The Sports mode, is amazing for when you want to take LOTS of shots in a short space of time. Although sometimes, you find that your images do come out slightly fuzzy, if you try and use a tripod whilst using this mode, you will find that it's perfectly alright for sporting events.
The Close-Up mode, is good for photos of individual people. This mode is pretty good for taking portrait photos of people and for photos of landscapes. I've found it's practical for flower close-ups, especially.
The other modes, such as portrait, landscape and night mode all do what they say, they are all good for their own purposes.
I've found that the landscape mode was specifically good when capturing images of the beach!
Buying accessories for the camera can be expensive. You find that you need several different things for the camera, including filters and a bag. However, you can find these items cheaper on websites such as eBay.
Finally, to sum things up. I found that this camera is rather good! It's effortless to take pictures, has many different modes, is perfectly transportable and takes some incredible shots. I paid £400 for the camera, which was one of the lowest prices I could find. I also went out of my way to test this camera against others, testing them out at shops and comparing the images that I'd taken. I found, that this camera was tops! All the photos didn't compare to the quality of this.
Summary: amazing camera with very few problems.
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