updated 12:45 pm EDT, Wed May 21, 2008
EOS-1000D in development?
Canon is working on its own answer to Nikon's low-end D40 cameras, a publication claims. PHOTO says it has obtained data on the "EOS-1000D" (not pictured), a model which would represent a new, cheaper entry point for Canon's DSLRs, and combine technology from its two most recent low-end models, the EOS-400D and 450D. The publication notes that it would further resurrect a designation used for old EOS film cameras, much as with the 1D and 300D. Nikon's D40 cameras were created for amateurs just entering serious hobby photography.
The 1000D is said to use a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a DIGIC III image processor. Limitations consist mainly of seven-point autofocus, along with a 3fps shooting speed, and a 2.5-inch LCD display. No pricing or release dates have been suggested so far.