Canon has launched its lightest SLR to date which has been designed for entry-level photographers.
The Canon EOS 1000D is a 10.1 megapixel digital SLR and weighs only 450g.
Canon claims that the 2.5-inch LCD screen offers wide viewing angles and it allows you to compose shots using the ‘live view’ function.
Live view function
The ISO can be set between 100 and 1,600, and there are eight white-balance settings, including full manual control.
It’s compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses, and will cost around £500 for the body on its own, or £580 with an 18-55mm IS kit lens.
Meanwhile, the NV100HD from Samsung has the highest resolution to date for a compact digital camera.
The 14.7 megapixel camera – which costs £299 – can take photos that will print well at up to 22×16 inches, as well capturing video footage in high definition.
It also has a touchscreen interface that recognises gestures drawn with a finger, such as an ‘X’ to delete an image. It is widely available.