Record display

Here we can see an example of the default live display view, the center brackets indicate the auto focus area. Information overlaid in this case:

4 MP image size, image quality setting (), Flash cancel, Macro focus, Battery status, 24 frames remaining at this Image quality, -0.5 EV exposure compensation.

Here we're already half-pressed the shutter release and are ready to shoot. The AF brackets have turned green to indicate a good AF lock, if auto focus fails the brackets turn red and 'UNABLE TO FOCUS', 'FOCUS TOO CLOSE' or 'FOCUS TOO FAR' (macro) will be displayed on the monitor. After shooting a review of the image taken is displayed briefly (approximately 3 seconds).
An example of movie record mode, note that the remaining time (4:19 in this case) refers to the total amount of 1 minute clips you would be able to take. Note the frame coverage is slightly different in movie clip mode. Here's an example of the way the 850 uses text prompts to indicate settings or mode changes. In this example we've changed exposure compensation.
Example of aperture priority mode, in this case we have half-pressed the shutter release after selecting F5.9 and the camera is indicating that the exposure will be outside the camera's exposure range. Example of shutter priority mode, again half-press after setting the shutter speed to 1/30 sec, in this case the camera has selected an aperture of F5.0.
Zooming past the maximum optical telephoto enters digital zoom mode, on the 850 this is indicated by a cropping box which reduces in size as you zoom further. This is a particularly honest approach to digital zoom... Here's an example of Manual preset white balance, select 'Manual' from the white balance menu, aim at a white object and half-press the shutter release to take a white balance reading.

Play display

This is the default Play mode display, frame count is indicated in the bottom right of the image. Use the left and right cursors on the 4-way controller to browse through images. This was difficult to capture as it takes less than a second. The 850 uses a 'smooth scroll' between images, sliding the next image on from the left or the right and pushing the current image off the screen.
Pressing the OK button displays the menu sidebar over the left side of the image. This is the only way to access the delete, annotate, and magnify functions. Selecting delete from the menu displays this option page, you can delete this image, all images or format the SD card. The 850 even animates the deletion of an image [clip].
Selecting magnify from the menu switches to this 4x magnification view, use the 4-way controller to scroll around the magnified image. Pressing the Image Mark button allows you to mark the image for printing (one or two copies) and/or transmission by e-mail.