Rear of camera controls

The layout on the rear of the *ist DS has been simplified somewhat compared to the *ist D, the four way controller has been moved higher up the body, there's no AF button, the exposure compensation button is on top of the camera and there's the new Function (Fn) button which provides access to various camera settings on the LCD monitor.

Buttons (shooting mode)

UP Pop-up Flash

Press this button to release the flash, this is actually an electronic
AE-L Auto Exposure Lock

Locks the exposure at the currently metered point, this is automatically reset after approximately 20 seconds.

Enter or leave the camera 'Main Menu'.
INFO Camera information

Displays a camera information page with a summary of settings such as exposure mode, ISO sensitivity, metering mode, image parameter settings.
Play mode

Enters play mode, displays the last image taken or the last image on the SD card. Press again to leave play mode (or simply half-press the shutter release).
Fn Function

Press this button to display a four way menu on the LCD monitor, each direction of the four way controller then allows you to modify white balance, drive mode, ISO sensitivity and flash mode. You can use the up and down arrows to change a setting then OK or half-press the shutter release to confirm. Available settings:

• White balance
Fluorescent Daylight, Neutral White ,White

• Drive mode
Self Timer 10 sec
Self Timer 2 sec
Remote & Self Timer 3 sec
Auto Bracket

• ISO sensitivity

• Flash mode
Auto & Red-eye reduction
Normal & Red-eye reduction

Buttons (play mode)

Thumbnail index

Turn the dial to the left to switch to a 3x3 (9 image) thumbnail index display. Use the four way controller to move around this index of images.

Turn the dial to the right to magnify the displayed image, available magnification steps are: 1.2x, 1.4x, 1.6x, 1.8x, 2.0x, 2.3x, 2.6x, 3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x, 5.0x, 6.0x, 8.0x, 10.0x, 12.0x. You can preset the initial zoom step to something more than 1.2x. A magnified image can be scrolled using the four way controller.
Protect / Un-protect

Allows you to protect (set the file system read-only flag) or un-protect the selected image or all images.

Enter or leave the camera 'Main Menu'.

Delete the currently displayed image or all images on the SD card. This will ignore images which have been protected.
INFO Display change

Toggles through the three play display modes:
• Image with file type & file number
• Image with file type, file number & histogram
• Image thumbnail with detailed information display

Front of camera controls

The only control on the front of the camera is the Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch which is on the left side of the lens barrel (from the back).