As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 1000D is also often compared to pro DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon EOS 1000D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 600D and the EOS 400D) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L120 and the D3200)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1000D compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors include: it lets you preview your photos on the screen, has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 1500 ms), has much less shutter lag (164 ms vs 276 ms), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($265.79 vs $549.95).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
2 years newer
$425 (body only)
$532 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 600D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 600D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 600D and 1000D

  • None found

Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D
1 year older
$826 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 400D (vs the 1000D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 400D (vs the 1000D)

  • No live view

common strengths of the 400D and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
2 years newer
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much less startup delay: 100 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 110 ms vs 164 ms

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 1100D and 1000D

  • Inexpensive: $332.24 vs $265.79

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the 1000D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the 1000D)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the D3200 and 1000D

  • None found

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D
5 years newer
$385 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1200D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 1200D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 1200D and 1000D

  • Inexpensive: $385.40 vs $265.79

Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D
4 months older
$292 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 450D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 450D (vs the 1000D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 450D and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.6"
  • Inexpensive: $292.37 vs $265.79

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1000D compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it lets you preview your photos on the screen, has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 500 ms), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs professional size (152×113×75 mm)), is significantly less expensive ($265.79 vs $1,799.99) and is thinner (2.6" vs 3").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.50x vs 0.71x) and takes much lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 17.9 MP).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 years newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 10.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 950 g vs 502 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 1000D

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 3 fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 1000D)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 860 g vs 502 g

common strengths of the 7D and 1000D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
2 years older
$2,499 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.50x
  • Has a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 5D (vs the 1000D)

  • No live view
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×113×75 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the 5D and 1000D

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
4 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 1000D)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.6"
  • Heavier: 755 g vs 502 g

common strengths of the 70D and 1000D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.69 vs $265.79

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
9 months older
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the 1000D)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much faster: 6.5 fps vs 3 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the 1000D)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 822 g vs 502 g

common strengths of the 40D and 1000D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.6"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1000D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots), is thinner (2.6" vs 3.9"), has interchangeable lenses and is slightly less expensive ($265.79 vs $961.61).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (95% vs 100%) and is older (june 2008 vs july 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the 1000D)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the L120 and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 502 g

Fujifilm FinePix S3450

Fujifilm FinePix S3450
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3450 (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S3450 (vs the 1000D)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S3450 and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 502 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the 1000D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No external flash support
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 450 shots vs 500 shots
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.6"

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
4 years newer
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the 1000D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX500 IS and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 502 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.6"

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
3 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 10.3 fps vs 3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the 1000D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots
  • Thicker: 4.3" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the SX40 and 1000D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 2.6"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
5 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the 1000D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the 1000D)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and 1000D

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 502 g
  • Very inexpensive: $243.51 vs $265.79