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Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS Gordon Laing, August 2008
 

Canon EOS 1000D / XS results : Outdoor resolution / Studio resolution / High ISO Noise / Noise Reduction

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  Canon EOS 1000D / XS resolution comparison
 
To measure and compare the Canon EOS 1000D / XS's resolving power we photographed the Enhanced Digital Camera Resolution Chart with it and a number of rival cameras, each using their best quality JPEG and default image tone and sharpening settings. Each lens was tested at every aperture setting and the best result selected for this page.

The crops are taken from the original images, saved as High Quality JPEGs in Photoshop CS2 and presented here at 100%. Each number represents 100 lines per picture height (lpph), so a figure of 20 means a resolution of 2000 lpph.

In terms of resolving power, the Canon EOS 1000D / XSi delivers 2100 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution when equipped with the standard EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens. This is a small increase over its predecessor which scored 2000 and 2100 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution respectively when fitted with its kit lens. Since the sensors are identical, we can only assume the better score here is thanks to a slightly superior kit lens - or at least a better copy of it.

A score of 2100 lpph in both axes ranks the 1000D / XS similarly to other 10 Megapixel DSLRs with kit lenses. Some score fractionally more, but it's still a fair result.

The two additional Megapixels of the EOS 450D / XSi can be measured in this environment, allowing it to score 2200 and 2225 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution respectively, but it's not a big difference - and as seen on our other results pages it makes little if any difference to real-life detail. So trading-up to the 450D / XSi is really about having its other features rather than the two additional Megapixels.

As for the 1000D / XS, you can achieve slightly higher resolution figures by shooting in RAW - you can see examples at the bottom of this page. Alternatively to see how it measures-up against the 450D / XSi in terms of noise, head straight over to our Canon 1000D / XS High ISO page.


Canon EOS 1000D / XS
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
Canon EOS 450D / XSi
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
2100 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO
2200 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO

Olympus E-520
with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm ED
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
with DT 18-70mm
2150 lpph, 14-42mm at 25mm, f8, 100 ISO
2100 lpph, DT 18-70mm at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO


Canon EOS 1000D / XS
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
Canon EOS 450D / XSi
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
2100 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO
2225 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO

Olympus E-520
with Zuiko Digital 14-42mm ED
 
Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
with DT 18-70mm
2150 lpph, 14-42mm at 25mm, f8, 100 ISO
2100 lpph, DT 18-70mm at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO


Canon EOS 1000D / XS Studio resolution: JPEG versus RAW

We photographed our test chart in the EOS 1000D / XS's RAW plus Large Fine JPEG mode, allowing us to directly compare images created from exactly the same data. Below are crops taken from the original JPEG file alongside the RAW version, processed in Canon's supplied Digital Photo Professional 3.4 software using the default settings (Sharpness of 3).

The RAW version, even without tweaking, reveals cleaner and better defined details with a slight boost in resolution, although artefacts have become quite visible above 2200 lpph. These in turn can result in undesirable effects on real-life details at the limit of the camera's resolution.

That said, we still prefer the RAW image and with further tweaking, or using alternative converters, you may be able to minimise or eliminate these artefacts. Now let's check out the camera's performance at different sensitivities in our Canon EOS 1000D / XS noise results page.


Canon EOS 1000D / XS JPEG
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
Canon EOS 1000D / XS RAW
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
2100 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO
2200 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO

Canon EOS 1000D / XS JPEG
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
Canon EOS 1000D / XS RAW
with EF-S 18-55mm IS
2100 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO
2150 lpph, EF-S 18-55mm IS at 35mm, f8, 100 ISO


Canon EOS 1000D / XS results continued...

Outdoor resolution / Studio resolution / High ISO Noise
/ Noise Reduction

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