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Pentax Optio M85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and image quality. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative comments about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio M85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Pentax Optio M85 review


With its M85, Pentax appears to be going all-out to provide the most impressive specs for the lowest price possible. Inside the slim, aluminium shell there's a massive 3in screen and Li-ion battery, and it can even record 720p HD video – not bad for £95.

Tries to provide too much for too little – sadly, image quality is overlooked.

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Pentax Optio M85


Simple to use for first-time buyers

Although the Optio M85 is aesthetically attractive and easy to use, it lacks the quality that could make it stand out as more than just an average compact

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio M85


alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Pentax Optio M85 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio M85 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 Inch ScreenPentax Optio M85 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 Inch Screen

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Pentax D-LI8
Battery Type:Pentax D-LI8


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No