I am planning to converge on the Canon EOS 1000D as the camera to purchase. The other considerations were EOS 500D and EOS 550D, but they are much more than what I want to spend right now. (2nd hand purchases are a bit dicey, so I'm not considering some of the other models usually recommended in other threads here).
Would like to know what important controls are missing (or are difficult to access because of no dedicated button) on the 1000D.
I read in one of the threads that metering is one such issue, as it has to be accessed only via the LCD.
Are there any such pain points, due to which I should consider the 500D (which is the next camera in terms of features and price, although at a significant difference).
My target shots are general landscape, potraits, etc. Nothing very high speed, or very high macro. Planning to get the 18-55 kit + 50mm 1/8 prime, and possible the 18-135 if budget allows.
** Edit **
I have already compared these, and more models, on dpreview and understand the sensor limitations, lack of movie recording, and lower ISO range.