67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
Great camera at a very reasonable price!!!,
This review is from: Canon Powershot A85 Digital Camera [4Mp, 3x Optical] (Camera)
After a lot of research for the last 4 months, I narrowed my choices to A85 and Kodak DX7440. Both cameras have a lot of features, both auto and manual controls, good LCDs, and from sample pictures I saw, quality of both is very good. I finally purchased the Canon because I like its shape and build quality better.
A85 is middle-sized, but can easily enough fit into a shirt pocket. The construction is pretty sturdy and buttons are well placed and of good quality. I like the LCD a lot, and I find it better than the Kodak's 2.2". It is very bright, of high resolution and its size is adequate for composing a picture with ease.
Picture quality is very good. Colours are natural and I like them more than Kodak's. The only thing that I miss is the option to increase the sharpness of the pictures. Kodak is a bit sharper. However, one can easily post-process the pictures in Photoshop and make them look as he desires.
Overall, the camera is great for its pictures, build quality, and features. The price is not at all high for such a piece of equipment. I recommend it to anyone who wants a camera with great quality, and does not want spend more than 200-230 pounds.