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Samsung I85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The performance and value for money also get good comments, but there are some critical views about the glare and viewfinder.

image quality, value for money, performance, usability, portability

responsiveness, shutter, features, viewfinder, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung I85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung i85

 

The i85 is a slim, high-resolution digital camera featuring 8.2-megapixels, a 5x optical zoom, and a 3.0 inch LCD display. This is the third model in Samsung's digital camera arsenal to feature PMP functionality, which enables users the ability to...

When setting the camera to PMP mode, i85 users can easily listen to their favorite MP3 files or watch their favorite video content on the camera's large, 3.0" high-resolution display. The bundled Digimax Converter software seamlessly converts the...

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Owners Opinion: Samsung i85 (oerik, 14 Feb 08)

 

What I wanted was a small camera with enough capabilities. This camera has it. I'm impressed by the ASR function, but I'm aware of the limitations when it is used with fast moving objects. Capturing mpeg4 movies with functional optical zoom and a ...

When using all the fancy image optimizing features or fx the camera and menu can be ; a bit slow. I miss a feature that let's me delete the picture just after I took it. Ugly ; user interface, but I am spoiled with my ipod

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Owners Opinion: Samsung i85 (Malomarski, 20 Jan 08)

 

I purchased this camera after doing some lengthy research. I looked at Casio Exilim EX-V7(suffers from mediocre image quality) or EX-v8 (probably much more comparble to this camera) and Konica Minolta Dimage X1 (also medicore picture quality) models as...

Cons ; No carrying case included

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Owners Opinion: Samsung i85 (jayzee77, 17 Nov 07)

 

I have had this camer for a week or so. The camera is well built very solid, but a bit heavy. I never used to like the style of the cameras with no extending lens. I really like the looks of this camera. Its picture quality is great. The prints look...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung I85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Samsung I85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

image quality, performance, value for money, portability, battery

responsiveness, shutter

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Digimax i85 8.2MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Gold)Samsung Digimax i85 8.2MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Silver)

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fits my style

 

Only thing that disappoint me is you need to wait a little time to take stolen pictures.

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BAD CAMERA EQUALS BAD SERVICE!

 

This was one of my first actually camera that i owned besiedes the family camera. When i first went into the store to look at cameras this guy immedietly spotted me and told me " this is such a great camera. top of its class" when i looked at the price...

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1 star

 

This is the worst cam ever made!I have had this since Chistmas it was a gift from my parents and it was good at first but it is a peice of junk now!-The sound when you make videos dosen't work(you can yell and it won't do anything)-It takes to long to...

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bad camera

 

I do not recommend this camera at all. Do your research and take your time with it. We checked a few reviews, but all were good. (not true to life on this) Major issues with the camera--Slow shutter speed - will not capture kids in action or even...

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Nice and stylish

 

The Samsung i85 is a nice camera.  The specs on it were really good and I like the fact that it doesn't expand when zooming.  I am a bit disappointed in the amount of time it takes to take a picture though.  I upgraded because I wanted a quick shot and...

Product Specifications

An impressive, 3.0" high-resolution LCD screen dominates the back of the i85 camera and enhances the imaging experience for end users, giving them a more detailed display to both compose their shots, review their images and enjoy video clips or movies. Going above and beyond what's expected of an ultra-thin DSC, the i85 manages to pack in a non-protruding 5x optical zoom NV lens boasting a maximum shutter speed of 1/2,000 sec and a super macro focus of 1cm. The i85 is the third model in Samsung's digital camera arsenal to feature PMP functionality, which enables users the ability to enjoy movies, music videos, television shows and even their favorite music while on-the-go. In addition to PMP, the i85 also features Samsung's innovative World Tour Guide function, which provides travel information covering 4,500 regions in 30 countries - helping users to plan trips and find their way while on the road. When setting the camera to PMP mode, i85 users can easily listen to their favorite MP3 files or watch their favorite video content on the camera's large, 3.0" high-resolution display. The bundled Digimax Converter software seamlessly converts the user's MPEG, AVI, MOV, WMV and ASF files for viewing on the i85. For music on-the-go, the software can also convert MP3 and WAV audio files in several simple steps. The innovative software also allows users to view subtitles, adjust the screen size and crop and stretch the image to fit the screen as desired. The i85 also doesn't hold back when it comes to sound either. To listen to videos or music, the i85 features a 2.5mm headphone port as well as stereo speakers boasting SRS 3D acoustic technology. The ultra-thin i85 also features Samsung's i-movie mode, which offers users high-resolution SVGA (800x592) MPEG-4 video and advanced editing controls. By using the camera's Successive Recording mode, users can pause, and then resume filming of video clips without having to save the clips as individual files. Additionally, users can operate the camera's optical zoom while filming and can engage a movie stabilizer to compensate for unwanted camera movement and subject blur.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung SLB-1137D

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Cafe / Children / Close-up / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sunset / Text

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:I85
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-4.9
Max Focal Length:30mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Gold/Red/Silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.2Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Animation / Black & White / Blue / Color Mask / Frames / Green / Negative / Noise / Red / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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