If it ain't broke, don't fix it
The Canon EOS 1000D's appearance remains very similar to that of its predecessor, the 400D and big brother, the 450D. It's a tiny bit smaller, shaving a few millimetres off the body that would be harder to notice even in a physical comparison. But it is also 60 grams lighter than the 400D.
Bye-bye CF, hello SF!
Falling in line with its big brother, the 450D, the 1000D has seen Canon make the switch from Compact Flash (CF) memory cards to the format more widely used by point and shoot photographers, Secure Digital (SD). Being able to use the same type of media for both snapshot and digital SLR photography should be a plus for many consumers.