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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The image quality and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the low light performance and zoom.

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flash, memory, shutter, zoom, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The image quality and lens also get good opinions, but many are negative about the performance.

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the shutter. Views are divided on the focus.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

Regardless of how it's counted—dollars, number of units sold, or range of models—Sony is either number 1 or 2 in the digital-camera market. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 is the company's latest consumer digital camera, a second-generation improvement...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 
Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-S85 4.1MP (2272X1704) 16MB Camera Review - PCWorld

 
Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Christy Balich (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85 review

 

Packed with features and a high-quality, 3X zoom Carl Zeiss lens, Sony's 4-megapixel Cyber Shot DSC-S85 offers enough flexibility in its settings to keep any menu-loving photo enthusiast scrolling for days. But while you have plenty to work with,...

High resolution; excellent image quality in brightly lit shots; lots of features.

Poor low-light image quality; slight shutter delay.

While its performance isn't always stellar, the feature-rich DSC-S85 represents a good value among 4-megapixel digicams.

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-S85 Review

 

The DSC-S85 started its public life (at least here on dpreview) as a rumour back on the in mid-March this year. This rumour originated with an Australia website and was soon given a little more viability by Sony Microelectronics announcement of the...

Unparalleled image resolution at its price and at the time of writing this review Good metering, good white balance, good colour balance (more 'neutral' than S75) Fast, sharp, high quality lens is able to deliver resolution to the sensor Low image...

Slow startup times (lens extension) Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed Memory Stick compartment on the base of the camera Auto exposure limited by minimum 1/30 sec shutter speed Flash synch terminal is proprietary...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-S85: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-S85

 

Continue on to Page Two DSC-S85 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 4.1-megapixel CCD Image Sizes Still: 2272x1704, 2272(3:2), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 ClipMotion GIF: 160x120 and 80x72 Recording Formats Still: JPEG, TIFF, GIF...

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

They asked me, "how much do you think something like this would cost?". I hate questions like that. I first thought of the only 4 Megapixel camera I could recall -- the Olympus E-10. But that's too expensive, I figured, so I guessed $899. They replied,...

4 million pixels for under $800 ; Feature packed ; Very good photo quality ; Very good bundle (except for Memory Stick) ; Manual white balance ; Great movie mode with sound

No zoom in movie mode ; Proprietary Memory Stick, external flash port, and battery ; Nightshots could be better ; No true continuous shooting mode

What can I say? The DSC-S85 is the first 4 Megapixel camera priced for the masses, and it's excellent. The photo quality, features, and price are all standouts. My major concern with many of Sony's cameras, is the Memory Stick format. I'm not a fan of...

Aug, 2001

Expert review by : theVooner (thevooner.com)

theVooner.com Review - Sony DSC-S85 4.1 Megapixel Digital Camera Review

 

theVooner reviews the newest Sony 4.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

In the end, what can I say? I had to lose my digital camera to find this one. As one of the first 4.1 Megapixel cameras, the Sony DSC-S85 is a spectacular wonder. For what I paid, I have to admit that it wasn't a bad deal (I paid about US$850 for the...

Jul, 2001

Expert review by : Shutterbug (shutterbug.com)

Sony Cyber shot DSC S85

 

Sony has been the most successful seller of digital cameras in the last few years, with the largest share of the market for any camera maker. Considering a digital camera is more akin to a computer than to a camera that is perhaps not so...

Mar, 2001

Expert review by : Christy Balich (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85 review: Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85

High resolution; excellent image quality in brightly lit shots; lots of features.

Poor low-light image quality; slight shutter delay.

While its performance isn't always stellar, the feature-rich DSC-S85 represents a good value among 4-megapixel digicams.

Oct, 2002

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