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Old Jun 10, 2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Well, rather than attach a link to other forums, I'll just recommend those interested do a google search. But today Canon announced a new entry level DSLR - the XS 1000D. Pretty much a stripped down XSi - but they needed a price point to compete better with other entry level models.
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Here is a link to the Canon UK site:

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Prod...000D/index.asp
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I guess it will have a $699 price tag. After all, the differences between it and the 450D are not that many.
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It got to be lower than that to be competitive...

One can already get a two lens kit with the D40 for $550 @ Costco
Plus the triple low-end releases from the Alpha camp... and another large rebate from the Pentax corner

-> It's getting crowded at the bottom! :-):lol::G
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You may be right, not based on the D40 price tagbut the D60 which sells for $636 (one-lens kit) or $799 (two-lens kit). However, Canon tends to be more expensive and considering that the kit lens is an IS lens, it will not discard the $699 possibility. I think $599 is way too low and $650 is an odd price. We'll see!
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10.2Mp IS kit lens - $499 and it's not even Christmas yet:
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Digital-S.../dp/B00125MHVM
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I don't believe the A200 can be compared to the XS since it has no LV. I think the A350 is the model to compare against.
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I don't believe the A200 can be compared to the XS since it has no LV. I think the A350 is the model to compare against.
Neither do the Canon or Nikon models for most practical purposes (i.e., try to take photos of a moving subject using it and see how well the AF performs and how much delay you have before the display returns, especially if you try using Continuous Mode). ;-)

The live view systems in most dSLR models are not very good (best used for stationary subjects).

The Sony A300 (not the A350) would be the logical competitor to this new Canon model, if you want live view (and the Sony's got a much better Live View system, thanks to a separate sensor for it, with fast AF using the camera's main 9 point AF sensor (and it will even show you active focus points on the live display, which also tilts). It's *much* better than competing Live View systems. Try them and you'll see. ;-)

You can get the A300 in a kit with an 18-70mm kit lens for only $599 now (only $100 more than the A200), and it's got ISO 3200 if you need it (missing on the entry level Canon models).

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Click on this photo to see more about the new Canon EOS-1000D (Rebel XS):




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Old Jun 11, 2008, 12:15 AM   #10
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The Sony A300 (not the A350) would be the logical competitor to this new Canon model, if you want live view (and the Sony's got a much better Live View system, thanks to a separate sensor for it, ...
You're right, Jim. Sony has now so many DSLR models that I completely forgot about the A300. From what I've read, the new Olympus E520 has a LV system similar than the Sony with two sensors (the E510 also has LV but with a different implementation...very usable BTW).
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