LCD monitor playback view

The EOS-1Ds features five different types of display in playback mode. For record review (the image displayed immediately after the shot is taken) you can select from either of the first two views shown below (Single or Single with Histogram). When shooting a burst of continuous shots the EOS-1Ds will by default display the last frame of the burst, however if you press the DISPLAY button while the camera is writing images it will display each image as it is saved.

Enter playback mode by pressing the DISPLAY button. In playback mode the default display is 'single image', each of the other displays can be selected in play mode (press the DISPLAY button) by holding the DISPLAY button and rotating the main dial. The new Enlarged feature is accessed by holding the DISPLAY button and pressing the AF Assist button once.

Note: Apologies for the average quality of these captures (compared to our usual), the EOS-1Ds does not have a video-out connector and so LCD captures must be made by taking a picture of the LCD screen.

Single image display / Record review display. Shutter speed, Aperture, Image size / quality. Use the quick control dial and SELECT button to browse. Press and hold the protect / sound record button and you can 'attach' a voice recording of up to 30 seconds. (Recorded as WAV format, 8 Khz, 8-bit).
Histogram and detailed information display with exposure details, histogram and AF point display (enabled). Use the quick control dial and SELECT button to browse. 2 x 2 thumbnail display. Exposure and image size / quality information relates to currently selected image. Use the quick control dial and SELECT button to browse.
3 x 3 thumbnail display. Exposure and image size / quality information relates to currently selected image. Use the quick control dial and SELECT button to browse. Folder display. Use the quick control dial and SELECT button to choose current folder or create a new folder.
This is the new Enlarged mode, hold the DISPLAY button and press AF assist to enter. Press DISPLAY again to exit. Image must have been shot with personal function 30 enabled. Hold down the SELECT button while in Enlarged mode and roll the quick control dial to move around the enlarged image.
To delete an image press the DELETE button and let go, this enters delete mode. Now press and hold the DELETE button, roll the quick command dial to select OK, Cancel or ALL.  

When scrolling through images in one of the thumbnail views images 'scroll on' from the bottom right or top left corner (depending on the direction). It may also have been useful if there were a way to scroll through a page of four or nine images at a time.

LCD menus

Pressing the MENU button enters the EOS-1Ds menu mode. Menus are split across four pages, you can quickly switch between menus by holding the MENU button and rotating the quick control dial. The options available in each menu are described in more detail below these captures.

Recording Menu Playback Menu
Set-up Menu Custom / Personal function Menu

Recording Menu

Option Description
Custom WB Select an image from a 3 x 3 thumbnail index to be used for manual white balance [clip]
Color temp. Set the colour temperature for the K(elvin) white balance setting: [clip]
 • 2,800 - 10,000 K in 100 K steps
Parameters Select one of three parameter 'sets' which are programmed via the Setup menu option: [clip] [clip]
 • Tone curve (a custom tone curve used to convert the linear image to normal gamma)
 • Sharpness level (0 - 5)
 • Pattern sharpness (Rough, Moderately Rough, Standard, Moderately Fine, Fine)
 • Normal JPEG quality (1 - 5)
 • Fine JPEG quality (6 - 10)
Color matrix Select the output colour space / chroma (saturation) combination: [clip]
 1. sRGB / neutral chroma
 2. sRGB / ideal for portraits (adjusts hue / chroma best for skin tones)
 3. sRGB / high-chroma similar to slide film (high saturation, vivid colours)
 4. Adobe RGB colour space
 5. sRGB / low saturation (captures wider colour gamut but may require some saturation boost later)
RAW+JPEG rec. Enables the recording of a JPEG file at the same time as RAW: [clip]
 • RAW + Large/Fine
 • RAW + Large/Normal
 • RAW + Small/Fine
 • RAW only
Review Selects record review mode (if an image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after the shot): [clip]
 • Off
 • On - single image with aperture, shutter speed and image size / quality
 • On (Info) - single image with AF points, histogram and detailed exposure information
Review time Set the amount of time the record review image is shown: [clip]
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold - display until shutter release is half-pressed
Noise reduction Enable / disable noise reduction (active for shutter speeds of 1 sec or slower) [clip]
 • Off
 • On

Playback Menu

Option Description
Protect images Protect images (mark them as 'read only' on the CF filesystem): [clip]
 • Select all in folder
 • Clear all in folder
 • Select all on CF card
 • Clear all on CF card
Erase all on CF card Erases all images (except protected images): [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel
Highlight alert When enabled this option will cause overexposed areas of an image to blink in playback mode:
 • On
 • Off
Display AF points When enabled this option will cause red boxes to be displayed on the image indicating the AF points used in the exposure (info view only):
 • On
 • Off

Set-up Menu

Option Description
Auto power off Set the camera auto power off time: [clip]
 • 1 min
 • 2 min
 • 4 min
 • 8 min
 • 15 min
 • 30 min
 • Off
File numbering Controls how the camera numbers images, it can be set to automatically return to zero when a blank card is inserted, return to zero only when set manually or use continuous running numbers: [clip]
 • A-Reset
 • Continuous
 • M-Reset
Date/time Set the camera's internal clock: [clip]
 • Date / Time
 • Date format (dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd)
Format Format the CF card (current used and total space is displayed): [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel
Sensor cleaning Begins the sensor cleaning procedure (as defined in the camera manual): [clip]
 • OK
 • Cancel
LCD brightness Set the camera LCD brightness: [clip]
 • 1 - 5 (where 3 is normal)
Firmware Displays current firmware version and looks for a firmware update on the CF card. [clip]
Language Select menu and alert language: [clip]
 • English
 • Deutsch
 • Francais
 • Espanol
 • Japanese