New Canon 1000D DSLR launched

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  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    10.1 MP CMOS
    Digic III
    7-point AF
    3 FPS
    2.5″ LCD
    Live View
    Similar Menus to the 450D (but more simplified)
    Weight 540grams

    No word yet on official pricing, but it is supposed to be the lowest of the Canon DSLR range, aimed at those moving up from P&S cameras.
     
  2. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I was wondering how long they were going to let Nikon continue unchallenged in the low-end dSLR market... after all, that does appear to be where the money is.

    Good news for all of us, really.
     
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    It seems to be a nice camera, but, won't it be way too close with the 450D?:confused:

    I mean, as I saw it, the D60 and the 450D were direct competitors, weren't they?

    Either they give this out at a bargain price or I don't see how this camera can exist with the 450D.
     
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    DPReview say:

     
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Key differences:
    • 1000D retails for $200 less
    • No rubberized grip on 1000D
    • 10.1 megapixels image sensor (instead of 12.2 megapixel)
    • 7-point autofocus (instead of 9-point)
    • No spot metering on 1000D
    • Slower continuous speed (3.0 vs 3.5 fps JPEG, 1.5 vs. 3.5 RAW)
    • Smaller viewfinder on 1000D
    • 2.5" LCD (instead 3.0" LCD... same resolution, however)
    For many, larger viewfinder, spot metering, faster continuous speed, and improved grip would be worth $200 difference.
     
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    Seems like a new strategy that instead of creating a new model and demoting the existing model to the low-end (producing both the 350D and 400D at the same time then 400D and 450D...), they'll actually have 2 different lines. Seems like a better strategy, as the out-dated models have tended to look a bit long in the tooth (say, comparing the 350D to the Nikon D40 or D40x). Nikon still has more offerings, it looks like, with the D40, D60, and D80 in the lower end, compared to 1000D and 450D for Canon.
     
  8. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Nikon is likely getting out of the low-end market - D40/D40x going away. D60 will be Nikon's bottom end, Nikon appears to have said that they will be focusing on the D200/D300 and up. If Thom Hogan is correct, the 1000D and D60 will be going head to head. Nikon apparently would rather work the upper end. I suspect Canon will have the D40 niche all to itself.

    Paraphrasing Thom Hogan
     
  9. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I am pretty sure that was specifically talking about the upcoming fiscal year only - they're not introducing another low end camera in the coming year.

    Since the majority of their sales, by far, have been of their low-end cameras, it would be really dumb to cut that end of the line. There just isn't the market for higher-end cameras that there is for low-end cameras (this is true for all manufacturers, not just Nikon).
     
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    The D60 is the replacement of the D40/D40x. If you compare them they are almost the same. The D40/D40x are cheaper because they are older.

    I see the D60 as a competitor of the 450D, and now the 1000D also. I guess the new D80 (D90?:confused:) would be the competitor of the 40D.
     
  11. Col127 macrumors 6502

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    i highly doubt nikon would leave the low-end market. it's probably the most popular one nowadays with all the people coming from P&S with prices so low.
     
  12. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, although the Nikon D300 it one of Nikons top selling DSLR's.. According to thom hogan Nikon makes over 70,000 of them each week.

    I could see Nikon trying to expand their pro and prosumer line, but you're right, I don't see them dropping the D40.. it's a fantastic camera.
     
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    Similar, yes, but the big difference is that Canon is incorporating the new Digi III processor that the XTi did not have. Live view is another big thing for most people (not myself), especially those who are coming from a p&s camera that use the LCD screen to frame up their photo.

    Not a fan of them using SD cards, but I guess that is going to be the norm moving forward.

    The important thing is this camera is geared more for those soccer mom's and dad's who want to upgrade their "superzoom" or p&s camera to a DSLR.
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Nikon and Canon seem to have staggered their lineups a little:

    D40<1000D=D60<450D<D80(D90)<40D<D300
     
  15. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    <5D<1DmkIII<D3<1Ds MkIII..


    Soon to change with the D3h and D3x... :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    And D10>5D Mk II.

    As to the D3H, I suspect that's the D3. Maybe they'll rename it, but my guess is that they'll just add the D3X at the top and leave the D3 alone. Nikon's upper end line up likely to be D300, D10 (full frame variant of D300), D3, D3X.
     
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    I really don't think we will see a full frame camera from Nikon like a D10. The way that Canon's lineup is positioned, a 5D makes sense. Nikon fits in alternating grooves and the D80, D300, D3, (D3X) doesn't leave a very good spot for a full frame variant. Would it be nice? Sure. I just don't think it is likely given the D300 price point.
     
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    I'm glad I bought my 450D when I did, otherwise I'd have to do some creative rationalizing to justify the extra $200. ;)
     
  19. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    D80 $750
    D300 $1700
    D3 $5000 Hi-Speed
    [D3X] $7000? Hi-Res


    40D $950
    5D $1900
    1D $4000 Hi-speed
    1Ds $8000 Hi-res


    D80 $750
    40D $950
    D300 $1700
    5D $1900
    D10 $2000 FF? Methinks it is too close to the D300 price point
    1D $4000 Hi-speed
    D3 $5000 Hi-Speed
    [D3X] $7000? Hi-Res
    1Ds $8000 Hi-res

    All that said, if the "new" 5D is closer to $3000, a FF D10 would have some wiggle room to differentiate itself from the D300 and D3.
     
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    No way.

    The only thing there worth paying for is the spot metering.

    You won't be able to tell a difference between 3.5 fps (450D) and 3.0 fps (1000D and 400D), and the viewfinder difference is rather small (0.81x magnification for the 1000D versus 0.87x mag for 450D). The difference is a small viewfinder and a smaller viewfinder. You may see a difference when looking through the viewfinder, but that difference will be very small. $200 is not worth either of these things, and the 1000D looks to be a far better deal.

    The one thing the 1000D can't live up to is a spot meter. A shooter with experience, yet doesn't have the money to spend on a 40D may opt for a 450D simply because he has always shot with the spot meter. I think $200 may be worth it for that alone. If you don't know what a spot meter is, save yourself $200 and get the 1000D. It sounds fantastic for the price. :)
     
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    True.. Probably the D10 will arrive as a replacement to the D300 under the name of 'D400'..
     
  22. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But, to stir the pot, the photoshop jobs of the D10 (and 5D mkII) are always around. The proportions look waaaaay off, but it's always fun to spread this kind of fodder! :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks like the bastard son of a D80 and D3.. :p
     
  24. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You can't base the price on the Canon 5D. Nikon will probably give it some additional features, but charge ~ $3000. That's the price point Thom Hogan is expecting, anyway.

    He also is (or was, originally) not expecting that camera until sometime in 2009. I realize he's waffled a bit in some of his dpreview forum posts though.
     
  25. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    The biggest downside of the new 1000D to me is the focusing system. It sounds basically like what was used in the 300D and 350D - which is okay, but far from great. It's particularly bad in low light situations, where Canon's higher end models (even the 450D) fare much better. (less focus hunting, and more precise focusing for more "keeper" shots).

    I'd pay the extra $200 (or whatever the difference will actually be) for the 450D just based on that alone.

    Right now I have the 350D, and can't wait to upgrade to a better focusing system... hopefully a 5D MK II sometime next year if I can afford it.
     

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