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Canon 1000D Review - A Reason Not To Buy This Camera
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In this short Canon 1000D review, I'm going to give you the main reason to not by this SLR camera. In this Canon 1000D review, I'm going to explain the difference it makes and how much it matters to you as photographer.

As you may or may not have heard, Canon actually downgraded a few technical aspects of the new 1000D camera. Canon did this to make the camera more affordable and easier to use for beginners. Most of these downgrade hardly matter, except for one. The Canon 1000D camera has 7 autofocus points, whereas it's predecessor, the 400D, has a total of 9 autofocus points.

Before I can explain how much difference this actually makes, I'm going to briefly explain what exactly an autofocus point is and what is does.

Almost every digital camera available these days have the ability to automatically putting the photo in the correct focus. The camera does this by measuring differences in contrast with a sensor and adjusting the lens accordingly.

Compact point-and-shoot cameras usually have a very small aperture. This means that almost every part of the photo, whether it is in the foreground or the background, is in focus, making an autofocus feature practically useless.

With an SLR camera, such as the Canon 1000D, you have the option of making the aperture larger, so you can put objects behind or in front of your subject out of focus. The problem with this is that the camera doesn't know whether you want to put the person you're trying to take a picture of, or the tree in the foreground in focus.

This is why SLR cameras usually have multiple autofocus sensors, or as we like to call it, autofocus points. You can activate different autofocus points, to tell the camera what you want to have in focus. The more autofocus points a camera has, the more options you have. Compact point-and-shoot cameras usually have one autofocus point in the center, but really high-end SLR cameras can have as many as 45 and sometimes even more!

So what's the practical difference between having 7 autofocus points and 9 autofocus points?

Pretty much nothing! In my experience, 7 autofocus points are enough and two extra don't make any difference whatsoever! However, the really high-end SLR cameras with 45 or more points, have more options when it comes to activating the sensors.

For example, you may have the option of letting the activated autofocus points actually follow the subjects you're focusing on. This is a great option to have when you're photographing sports.

So, the only significant downgrade of the Canon 1000D, makes no difference at all. If you're interested in getting started in photography, I highly recommend this camera.

I hope you enjoyed this short Canon 1000D review and that it helped you make the right decision for you.


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