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Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS Compact Camera - Silver (10 MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch High Resolution PureColor LCD II (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Canon

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  • Digital camera with 10MP and 3x zoom with optical IS
  • Motion Detection and Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction, DIGIC III processor and iSAPS
  • 2.5 inch PureColor LCD II
  • 19 Shooting Modes and Creative movie options


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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.6 x 2 cm ; 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 2603B006AA
  • ASIN: B0015ULMTM
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,675 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The 10 Megapixel Digital IXUS 85 IS builds on the legacy of Canon’s hugely popular Digital IXUS 70, softening that camera’s sharp minimalism with a distinctive ‘curved square’ design. The glimmering silver skin of the camera is set off by a bold lens ring and edging details in piano key black or silver.

The camera is united by the excellence of Digital IXUS photographic technologies. Combining Motion Detection Technology with optical Image Stabilizer (IS) lenses to keep subject blur and camera shake out of your photographs. The technologies work together to give a comprehensive solution to blur when shooting moving subjects, when using the zoom, and when shooting in low-light conditions. Express your individuality with this new Digital IXUS camera and let Canon’s imaging technology help you get the best results.

10.0 Megapixels

The number of megapixels determines the amount of sharp detail a digital camera can record. With more megapixels, you can print at larger sizes, plus crop and enlarge without sacrificing quality. IXUS cameras provide all the resolution you need for finely detailed, photo-quality prints with plenty of scope for post-shoot cropping.

A full 10.0 megapixels of resolution ensure rich depth and detail, and lets you enlarge and crop images freely.


3X Optical Zoom

The camera's Genuine Canon 3x Optical Zoom not only gets you in close, but performs with all the clarity and brilliance you'd expect from the world's leader in advanced optics technology.


Optical Image Stabilizer

Any slight shake while hand-holding a camera can cause blurred photos. Canon’s optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology ensures crisp, clear images by detecting and correcting this camera shake. The camera is able to microscopically adjust its own lens with absolute accuracy up to 4,000 times every second, so the image you see is the image you capture. Image Stabilizer is especially useful at full zoom, which exaggerates camera movements, and in low-light settings that call for slower shutter speeds.


Motion Detection Technology / High ISO/IS

Canon’s Motion Detection Technology uses several methods to detect camera and subject movement and set exposure accordingly. The brightness of subject and background, movement of the subject (based on comparison of frames over time) Face Detection information and camera shake information from the optical Image Stabilizer (IS) gyros are all taken into account. Where motion is detected the camera automatically selects the appropriate ISO level to achieve a shot with minimal noise and zero blur.


Face Detection Technology

Utilising the power of DIGIC III, Canon’s Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically detecting subjects in the frame and setting the correct focus, flash level and exposure.


Red Eye Correction

This popular feature can now remove red-eye automatically during shooting, as well as in playback mode.


DIGIC III

The massive processing capacity of DIGIC III paves the way for advanced features such as Face Detection Technology and Red-Eye Correction, while exceptional processing speed delivers outstanding responsiveness, fast and accurate auto focus and extended continuous shooting. Linking all key camera functions for maximum efficiency, all DIGIC processors achieve brilliant image detail, clarity and colour reproduction,while delivering long, high quality movies and more shots from a single charge.


2.5" LCD Screen

The camera's 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This extra-durable, high-resolution screen with tough scratch-resistant coating on the anti-reflective, PureColor LCD II screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.


Sunset Scene Mode

“Sunset” is added to the Special Scene Modes. This mode optimizes settings such as exposure and white balance, thereby making it possible to reproduce brilliant sunset shots.

 


30 FPS VGA Movies

Shoot super-smooth, VGA -quality movies with sound. In-camera editing gives you creative control
and slow-motion playback highlights every precious moment. Choose Long Play mode for stronger compression that allows twice as much video to be stored on your memory card.


Additional Features


Optical Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD monitor off while shooting. Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since images composed with the viewfinder may be off-center.

iSAPS
Like a built-in photographer’s assistant, iSAPS is determining the optimal settings for each image even before you take a shot. It analyses the scene using PhotoSpace – an in-camera library of photographic data about the way people take pictures. It then controls the exposure, focus and white balance to ensure you get the best from every shot.

My Colours
Add a personal touch to your image or movie with Canon’s My Colours. Choose from vivid blue for the sky, antique sepia for the portrait or classic black and white for the landscape. These creative options and many more – normally available only on a computer – can be applied directly from your camera, before or after the shot.

Canon Image Gateway
Open up a world of online digital photography with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY1. Register your new Canon digital product today and start enjoying 100MB of online space for sharing photos with friends and family. Create themed photo albums with customised layouts and backgrounds. Order photo prints directly from your online photo album. Get hints, tips and ideas, plus customise your camera with great start-up images and sounds. With CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you can.


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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Ian Norris on 4 Feb 2009
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This camera is excellent. It is very small and compact but packs a real punch. The image quality is very good (if you don't compare it to a Digital SLR) and it also has pretty good video quality too.

Features worth mentioning are that it also allows you to record video clips for as long as your memory card (and battery) will allow. It also has a funky time lapse video record mode that allows you to record over a long period of time and have a short video clip at the end of it. Very fun to play with.

The image stability makes a noticable difference to image quality, especially in lower light conditions so definitely get a camera with it on if you can.

The battery life I would consider 'very good' but not excellent. It did run out on me when recording a two hour long time lapse clip, but it had been used a bit before that too. To conserve power it turns the screen off when using this feature so they have clearly thought it through.

This is a very competent camera with a lot of positive features and I can't really say anything bad about it.
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193 of 195 people found the following review helpful By Yodachili on 21 Oct 2008
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I bought this camera from Amazon in October 2008, which came with a free case that made the whole package very good value. I am no photo professional, so this camera is perfect for a layperson like myself who just wants to point and shoot! Delivers nice pictures; actually 10 megapixel gives lots of unwanted (!) details on your skin, too.. I am glad I didn't go for the 12 megapixel option, which would be too much for the leisure user (each photo becomes too large in size too, using up your SD card space quickly). Overall, this is an impressively small camera that does everthing it's supposed to do quite nicely. The functionalities are straightforward and easy to use as well.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N. Tobin on 29 April 2009
I bought one of these a couple of years ago and it is brilliant; the best camera of its type I have seen. The anti-shake feature is fantastic. I paid much more than current prices and still think it was great value. I take photos for professional brochures and prefer it to my SLR.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Miss F. A. Broughton on 11 May 2009
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This is the first Digital Camera I have owned and I have been delighted by this light, compact, easy to use model. I am decidedly not technical so I will leave that alone and just comment that I was able to charge up the battery, install it after the required 2 hour charge-up, and take good (in my book) pictures right away, after brief reference to the Start-up Guide. More advanced information is provided on CD but I haven't got to that yet.

Two minor points: I could find no mention of the Zoom facility in the Start-up Guide and thought I'd made a big mistake in my purchase - until a more knowledgeable friend came along and showed me where it was (on the top, with the button you press to take a picture). So Canon, please add this for information for idiot's like me! Secondly, watch out about battery use - it seems the lens operation takes up a lot of power, as does the automatic flash. When out for the day, using the camera a lot, in varying light, my battery ran out before the day did. So perhaps it would be a good idea to get, and carry, a second charged up battery. Must look for one!

Overall though, I wouldn't let those points put you off, as it is really easy to use, also to download to a pc - either with the Canon software provided or with other software.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By J. Barber on 6 Feb 2009
A brilliant camera packed full of features. A shame that the hand book does not detail all the feature for handy reference. However features are fully explained on CD. Was not worth getting the old camera repaired for the price of this one. Would highly recommend this product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter Roberts on 10 May 2009
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I'm probably just a Canon lover. I don't think you can go wrong with owning one. My 1st Ixus was an APS and it still works. Since then I bought an SLR and a DSLR and now this Digital Ixus to replace a Sony that started to die on me. The new Ixus has great battery life, it is easy to use and the picture quality is brilliant. First real trip out was my step-daughters wedding and it gave great results. The software is fairly basic, but if you're serious about photography you're probably going to buy some decent software anyway.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Bruce on 16 Mar 2009
fantastic camera, easy to use for point and click photos but also powerful enough for professional photography. this is a must by.

Only critisicm is that the instruction manual for the more advanced features is on a disc and needs to be printed out. Would have been 5 stars if a full manual was sent in the box.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom Levy on 17 Jun 2009
I bought this as a first 'proper' digital camera (i.e. not a mobile phone camera). It does everything that i expected of it - and it's really compact and stylish. Operation is fast and intuitive. The battery lasts a long time (a week long holiday without recharge). It has a viewfinder, which was one of the things I was looking for. Picture quality is fantastic and, not being an expert, I've simply left the camera in Auto mode the whole time. I cannot fault this camera at the price.
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