Canon has introduced the EOS Rebel XS (aka 1000D) – replacing the EOS Rebel XT in its entry-level range.
Updates include a 2.5-inch LCD (up from 1.8), a resolution increase from 8 megapixels to 10, and a Live View feature – the ability to view a shot through the LCD rather than the optical viewfinder. There’s also a 7-point autofocus system, unlimited burst rate of 3fps, the Digic III processor and improved battery life.
It’s being offered with a pre-bundled kit that includes the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens and an image-stabilisation lens that will help substantially reduce image blur. It’s available for Japan now, the US in July, but no date as yet for Europe.
Update: This has now been confirmed for the UK as the 1000D, retailing from July from £499.99 (body only).