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Canon PowerShot A85 digital camera
PowerShot A85
at a glance
2272 x 1704
3x optical zoom
1.8" lcd viewer
compact flash I
4 AA batteries
Canon PowerShot A85 review summary
camera date Jul 04  out of production
pixels / class 4.2M  compact digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  5 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls average it its class photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Canon PowerShot A85 specifications
lens / zoom  35 mm - 105 mm (3x) (dig: 3.6x)
focus / macro  auto / 46 cm / 5 cm
metering mode  evaluative / center weighted / spot
aperture  auto / F2.8 W - F4.8 T
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets and custom
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.46m - 4.2m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 /400
image size  2272x1704 / 1600x1200 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  large / medium1 / medium2 / small
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s | 10s
video options  avi 640 x 480 (10fps) / 320x240 (15fps) / 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb 1.1 / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  compact flash I
extra features  histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Canon PowerShot A85 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
05May05 Canon PowerShot A85 review by PhotoBird
19Oct04 Canon PowerShot A85 review by Quesabesde (es)
21Aug04 Canon PowerShot A85 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
27Sep04 Canon PowerShot A85 review by Imaging-resource
20Sep04 Canon PowerShot A85 review by DCResource
News, guides, hints & tips
25Jul04 Canon announcement
Forum discussions Canon Talk Forum  Canon Forum Canon Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Canon PowerShot A85 announcement clippings

The new PowerShot A85 is a follow-on model to the successful 3 Mp Canon PowerShot A75. Its features include:

Equipped with Canon's exclusive high-speed, high-definition DIGIC image processor
iSAPS technology provides optimal image control
3x optical zoom lens covers a 35mm film equivalent focal length ranging from 35mm to 105mm, and has an f/2.8 to f/4.8 aperture
Equipped with a 1.8-inch high definition LCD monitor
9-point AiAF system
Image histogram display possible
Equipped with the Intelligent Orientation sensor, which senses if the camera is being held vertically or horizontally
Special Scene mode that lets you shoot an image with the most appropriate settings from one of six scenes
[Postcard] option in the resolution menu for optimum printing with the date and time on postcard sized or smaller paper
Print/Share button letting you easily print your images and download images to the computer
Uses four AA alkaline batteries
Supports CF card Type I
Complies with the PictBridge industry standard

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