Camera settings and information display

Like all the recent Rebels (and many other cameras at this level), the 1000D doesn't have a secondary (top panel) display and instead uses the main LCD monitor to show camera settings. In addition there is a secondary status display available by pressing the DISP button while in the camera menu (shown on the right below).

Camera settings display Additional status display (from menu)

Card cover open / camera power off buffer write warning

If there are images still buffered when you open the storage card door or turn the power switch to the Off position this count-down display is shown indicating that the camera is still busy writing ('recording') images to the storage card. Because the 1000D's buffer is so small, it tends to clear to a card fairly quickly, so you have to try quite hard to provoke this screen anyway.

Record review & Play

The 1000D provides a two second review display immediately after the shot is taken, this can be disabled or extended to 4 or 8 seconds or you next press the shutter release button. During record review you can press the Erase button to cancel / erase the current image. Record review and play share the same display options, just press the DISP button to select between the available modes (see below).

Display modes

There are four display modes available (including the large image display shown below but without the image quality and card space information). in record review / play.

1: Large image + status line (shutter speed, aperture, comp, filename), quality , card space 2: Small image, status line, RGB + Luminance histograms and shooting parameters
3: Small image, status line, Luminance histogram and full shooting parameters 4: RGB histograms can be selected in preference to luminance in Play menu

Play magnification

In play mode the AE Lock and AF point selection buttons double up to provide magnification. There are a total of fifteen magnification levels, the last of which appears to get close to 1:1 view (one image pixel to one LCD pixel).

Play thumbnail index

Just like the 450D, the 1000D provides two levels of thumbnail index, the initial view being a four image 2x2 index, press the thumbnail button once more to switch to a nine image 3x3 index. You can use the arrow buttons to move around images and the main dial to jump pages of images.

Other play displays

Below you can see an example of two other play mode displays; the single image erase dialog and an example of using the selective protect option from the play menu (allowing the use of thumbnail view to speed the process).