|8.2 mega pixels, 5x optical zoom
The Samsung S85 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-colour filtered 8.2 mega pixel CCD. This allows the Samsung S85 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Samsung S85 has a 5x optical and 5x digital zoom giving 25x total zoom when combined.
2.5" TFT LCD
The Samsung S85 has a 2.5" LCD with improved contrast and colour reproduction for easy image framing and reviewing.
Face Detection AF&AE
With the Face Detection AF & AE function, the Samsung i85 enables the user to take better portrait pictures easily. The function detects faces and automatically focuses on them; the brightness of the faces is adjusted optimally for beautiful portrait pictures.
ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system
The ASR technology prevents the degradation of image clarity and colour which is sometimes found in flash photography. With ASR the effects of image blur are reduced in lower light conditions. You can even take well exposed, sharper pictures in low light condition without using a flash at all, which guarantees brighter and more natural pictures.
14 Scene Modes
The 14 Scene modes enable anyone to take the best pictures with ease, in different shooting environments. The Scene modes include: Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Macro, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight,Fireworks,Beach and Snow,Self-Shot,Food,and Cafe.
ISO 1600 support
With high sensitivity ISO1600, the Samsung S85 produces great pictures even in low light. The camera has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity up to ISO 1600 depending on the ambient exposure conditions. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 also assist in taking clear pictures indoors, even in poor light conditions. [ISO AUTO,80,100,200,400,800,1600]
I purchased this camera as a gift, because of the price, features, and online reviews. Unfortunately, hidden in some of the reviews is a criticism of the battery life experienced with this camera. No sooner do you put batteries in (2500 mAh NiMH) than the camera dies and you have to put in fresh ones. You're lucky if you can get 5-10 pictures before the camera dies. The issue isn't with the charger or the batteries; I own an older higher-end digital camera and used those batteries in it as a benchmark. Samsung really needs to do something about this.
Great features for a little camera2/7/2008
My wife and I love this camera. The optical zoom on a camera this size is fantastic. It's pretty user friendly and I love that it has an AC port. For $111 with free shipping, we bought 2!