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Samsung S85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Samsung S85. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and image quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the shutter and low light performance. There are some negative views about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung S85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Samsung S85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good reviews. Many are negative about the viewfinder. Comments are divided on the size.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung S85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The price and usability also get good views. Comments are divided on the shutter.

image quality, usability, price, portability, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung S85

 
Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung S85

 

It's surprising what you can get for under £100 these days.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung S85 Digital Camera

 

Samsung have had two sets of digital cameras launched this year, here I am looking at the S85 the first I have seem from the most recent launch in August.

Even though it is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand it feels very solid and weights in at 215grams. It is 9.5x6.5x2cm but the last measurement the thickness increases by 3cm when you are switched on and at full zoom. This has a 5x optical zoom...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung S85

 

The Samsung S85 is a new 9 megapixel entry level point and shoot digital camera. It features a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 38-190mm) and super macro mode with focussing as close as 1cm from the lens. The Samsung S85 features shake reduction,...

It features a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 38-190mm) and super macro mode with focussing as close as 1cm from the lens

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Samsung

 

Easy to use lots of features looks great and great price

batteries run out quick even rechargeables and I use energizer

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best camera I've owned

 

Fairly slim considering the features. Very easy to use. The price is freaking awesome considering what you are getting. I haven't had a single issue with the camera as of yet

The battery life is definitely something to keep in mind because they don't last long. Looks kinda bland

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great camera!

 

I suggest playing around with the different features and settings/combination - getting yourself familiar with the camera and thus enabling you to get the best shot in different situations. The Auto mode work really well for P&S users also.

First of all with 8Mp, 5x optical zoom, features...you simply can't beat it for the price. I read almost every review online from the casual user to expert reviews and I would say about 90% of them were positive, so I was expecting a great camera for...

I did notice a few lens flares in the few sunset pictures I have taken so far. Nothing too bad though. I'll have to play around with the settings and angles to see if this is a common occurrence. Otherwise, fantastic pictures

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Camera

 

I got it when it was at xxx so i got a great price on it

Its a Great Camera for the price

None so far

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Deal!!!

 

I paid just $120 for this. I'm no photographer, so for a regular Joe this camera is great. Is a cheap value with outstanding quality. I recommend a 4GB SD card and some NiMH AA's and you're all set!!

Great camera with outstanding picture quality! Does 640x480 motion jpeg films @30 FPS with great quality (w/sound) Super cheap price! Super simple to learn camera, just pick it up, point n shoot. Zooms in and maintains great image quality

Doesn't come with case. When filming video, if you zoom in the audio quits recording while its physically zooming, then resumes. Eats through regular AA's. Grab some NiMH batteries and they will last forever! (All these cons had they been corrected...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

great camera bargain

 

More bells and whistles than the average user will ever find the time to fully explore. Great for the common tourist and occasional photographs. Shake reduction mode limits the zoom to 5X.

I buy a new digital camera every 2 years or so, and this one is the best one yet, awesome for the price. Combined optical / digital zoom 25X is intense and requires a tripod for sharp 25X pictures. The PDF manual comes on a CD has 117 pages of...

As with most digital cameras, plan on getting a bunch of rechargeable AA batteries, because they really eat 'em up. Auto shutoff seems to have failed to retract the lens a couple times when batteries were low

Feb, 2008

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