New Canon EOS-1000D rumours

Canon is working on its own answer to Nikon's low-end D40 cameras, a publication claims.

Newspaper PHOTO says it has obtained data on the "EOS-1000D", a model which would represent a new, cheaper entry point for Canon's DSLRs, and combine technology from its two most recent entry-level models, the EOS-400D and 450D.

The name Eos 1000D reminiscent of the hard dieting and low-priced Eos 1000 series, which was a great success in the early 1990s.

The publication notes that it would further resurrect a designation used for old EOS film cameras, much as with the 1D and 300D. The 1000D is said to use a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a DIGIC III image processor. Limitations consist mainly of seven-point autofocus, along with a 3fps shooting speed, and a 2.5-inch LCD display.

No pricing or any other information still available yet.