Canon has released a firmware update for the digital Rebel XS/1000D SLR. The update is meant to fix unintended language change, LCD and shutter operation freeze.
Here are the symptoms, according to Canon's site:
- Some cameras may exhibit a phenomenon in which the LCD monitor does not display, the shutter does not release, and the busy indication remains lit in the viewfinder.
- The message, "Err 99 Shooting is not possible. Turn the power switch to <OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery", appears on the camera's LCD monitor, and after the above operation is carried out, the LCD monitor displays in a language that is different from the actual language setting.
I own the 1000D, and I've definitely had the Err 99 problem for some time. Here's to hoping it gets fixed finally.