Canon Mount (FD/FL/EF) SLRs:

Canon EOS 1000S QD

aka EOS Rebel S QD
by Karen Nakamura


Overview and Personal Comments

Canon announced the new EOS system with the release in March of 1987 with the film-based EOS 650. The EOS Rebel / EOS 1000 series came out a few years later in 1990 as the entry-level model. However, unlike crippled beginner models from other manufacturers (ahem... Nikon), the EOS 1000S / Rebel S was a rather full-featured camera with all the metering modes (M/Av/Tv/P/idiot-modes), exposure compensation, built-in flash, and ISO override functions of its high-end peers. Using the text or images on this website without permission on an ebay auction or any other site is a violation of federal law.

What's missing from the 1000D / Rebel series? From the biggest to the smallest:


For Sale
My partner bought this 1000D to do some interior architectural photographs for a magazine. We're now selling it along with the consumer zooms we bought for it at the same time:


Technical Details

Camera Name
EOS 1000 S QD
EOS Rebel S QD
Canon, Inc.
Place of Manufacture
Date of Manufacture
1990 2004.09.1~
Focusing System

Single lens reflex
0.75 magnification
90% viewfinder coverage

Fixed matte screen

Single lens reflex
0.9x magnification
95% viewfinder coverage
20mm eyepoint relief
Fixed matte screen
-3 to +1 diopter adj.
Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Canon EF-S mount (EF-comptaible)

Vertical focal plane shutter (stainless steel)
30 sec - 1/2000 sec + B & X (1/90)
1 fps continuous shooting; 36 shot maximum burst

Vertical focal plane shutter (stainless steel)
30 sec - 1/8000 sec + B & X (1/250sec)
N3 type remote control
5 fps continuous shooting; 23 shot maximum burst (JPEG; 6 RAW)

Metering System

Built in 3-zone TTL meter
Matrix/ 9% partial /center-weighted modes
EV 2~20 (@ISO 100)

Built in 35-zone TTL meter
Matrix/ 9% partial /center-weighted modes
EV 1~20 (@ISO 100)

External hot shoe
1/90 sec X flash sync
Built-in GN12 (meters; ISO 100) flash

External hot shoe
PC cable connector on left side
1/200 sec X flash sync
Built-in GN13 (meters; ISO 100) flash
ETTL-II flash communication

Sensor Type

35mm film sensor
Up to 20 megapixel quality (depending on film and scanner)
Color, black and white, infra-red versions available

Sensitivity: ISO 16-6400 available

CMOS 8.2 mp sensor
3504 x 2336 pixels
22.5mm x 15.0 mm (1.6x focal length equivalent)
3:2 aspect ratio

Sensitivity: ISO 100-1600 (3200 selectable)

Memory Card
Removable one-time use Type 135 Film Cartridge
CF Type I or Type II
Battery type
BP-511/BP-512 rechargeable battery
Dimensions and weight

148 x 100 x 69 mm
500 g (with battery)

Body: 144 x 105.5 x 71.5 mm
685g (excluding battery)
770g (w/ battery)
Retail price

$180 with Sigma zoom lens and free shipping

$1,499 MSRP (body only)
$1,300 street (body only)
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My Canon EF Lens Collection
24mm, 50mm, 100mm,
16-35mm, 28-70mm, 28-135mm


About Canon

Canon started out its life as Seiki Kohgaku Kenkyuujo (Precision Optical Research Company). Its first goal was to produce domestic inexpensive Leica clones, and it released the Kwanon, its first camera in 1934. Interestingly, they used Nikon lenses since Nikon was already established as an optical lens manufacturer and was not making any of its own camera bodies at that time. Canon soon gained the ability to make their own lenses and never looked back. Nikon also went on to produce some reasonably popular cameras of its own as well.

The name 'Canon' comes from the Buddhist deity Kwanon and early Canon cameras were actually spelled 'Kwanon' and the lenses were named 'Kyasapa' after another deity.

Side note: Canon is my favorite Japanese company along with Honda. I actually interned for Canon Japan (ok, Canon Sales Japan, a part of the Canon keiretsu) during a summer in college and loved my coworkers to death. They keep coming out with innovations that take your breath away.


On the Net

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