Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Great entry DSLR for those going away on travels
Canon EOS 1000D
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Canon EOS 1000D
Advantages: Great price for a DSLR, sturdy, easy to use
Disadvantages: bit plasticy, could do with a better in house flash
The Canon EOS 1000D was developed by Canon for the budget photographer in us all. For those that wanted to upgrade from a film camera which has both it's upsides and downs but also for those branching out into a more varied style of photography.
The price is fairly competitive with others around the same specifications with its 10.1MP capabilities, its own Canon CMOS sensor which can help in low light situations, automatic dust removal, 9 point focusing and an ISO of 100-32000 meaning that most photographs in any light situations should be achievable. All this for an amazing price of under £280. Even second hand these little gems you can pick up for around £150 which is amazing when you think that the image quality is vastly superior to any digital camera you can buy for that price.
The battery lasts for what seems an eternity, even with the flash on. Although a secondary battery is always a good idea I have put faith in the amount of photos it has taken on the last remaining bar of the battery when I was in Iceland and it didn't let me down even in the harsh coldness of the Arctic circle.
The flash could be a bit better but as with any built in flash you are limited as to what effect it can have.
As with any DSLR it is not so much the body which does all the work as all ISOs are the same and all MPs are the same it's more about the lens in regards to equipment as well as the photographer themselves. It has many modes including automatic for those that don't feel up to speed with the more creative modes of aperture and shutter mode and is great for those just branching into the world of digital photography through the medium of DSLR cameras.
The thing I like about the Canon DSLRs is the fact that many third parties make add ons such as flash guns, lenses, battery grips etc and you can seriously take semi professional style photographs with a budget set up using this camera. For the price you pay I think it is an absolute bargain.
Summary: Over all I would rate this product highly for anyone who wants to start out in DSLR photography.
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