Samsung S85 review

Started Jun 26, 2008 | User reviews thread
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jlhcarl New Member • Posts: 18
Samsung S85 review

For a low cost point and shoot pocket camera, the Samsung S85 is an exceptional value. Good lens, very nice zoom and an excellent macro function. The auto focus does a good job, especially on faces, which my previous P&S camera had extreme difficulty with. All-in-all a good value.

Functions and menu items are context sensitive which can be a bit confusing at first. Some settings can only be changed while the camera mode dial is set to a particular setting. While in the "Auto" few settings can be changed, however when the mode dial is set to the "Prog" mode most settings can be altered. Other settings are available depending on which mode the camera is set to


The camera can be pretty battery hungry, but when using "Duracell" 2650 mAh rechargeable NiMH batteries or similar batteries I experienced good battery life. Some times focusing in low light is a problem, even with the focusing light.

Samsung S85
8 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 38 – 190 mm (5×)
Announced: Jul 12, 2007
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