Canon EOS 1000D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1000D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1000D

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Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 719 ISO vs 524 ISO
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The 1000D has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size Much smaller 126x98x65 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 164 ms vs 250 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 3"
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Around 20% thinner
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 500 ms
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40% less delay when turning on
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 62.0 vs 61.0
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Almost the same
Weight Significantly lighter 502 g vs 668 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.50x
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Around 60% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.2 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $595.00 vs $839.77
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The best price we've seen is $245 cheaper (around 30% less)
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 3,200 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1000D:197 lenses
              D80:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1000D:300 ms
              D80:500 ms
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              1000D:None
              D80:3,200 ISO
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1000D:10.1 MP
              D80:10 MP
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1000D:10.9 EV
              D80:11.2 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1000D:62.0
              D80:61.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1000D:719 ISO
              D80:524 ISO
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1000D:22 bits
              D80:22.1 bits

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $423 body only

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $379 body only

              $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon EOS 1000D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Much larger
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $792 body only

              $940 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Lowest price More expensive
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Size Larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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