Last update (06 January’08):
– Review by CNET.UK
The Samsung i85 is an 8.2-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 36~180mm), MP3 Player, Face Detection, Advanced Shake Reduction, and a 3″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 95×61.5×20.2mm and it weighs 158g.
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Samsung i85 Reviews
CNET.UK reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“The pictures are fine, but the attempts at multimedia functionality have gone a bit wrong, and changes in the electronics and camera marketplace have left the i85 way behind.”
Megapixel reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the images captured by the Samsung i85. Photos were sharp and had good color fidelity in most photographic situations. The auto-focusing and metering systems worked well in a variety of lighting conditions to keep snapshots crisp and properly exposed.”
TehcTree reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“Pro: Looks and build quality, 3-inch LCD, loads of features, PMP functionality, World Tour guide, Battery Life. Cons: Average image quality, small buttons, sluggish operation, LCD blanks out in ASR mode.”
PCAdvisor reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“For a price and features that the Samsung i85 offered, its performance will satisfy casual shooters. Given the loss of detail and slow operational response, the Sony DSC W90 we reviewed last year is a better performer though it does not have all the bells and whistles that the i85 offers.”
Steve’sDigicams reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“With class average performance, pleasing image quality and a price tag around US$300 or lower, the Samsung i85 offers an excellent value for anyone who travels or those who have to have the latest “techno” gadgets with multiple functions stuffed in to one device.”
GoodGearGuide reviews the Samsung i85 and writes;
“Noise wasn’t too much of an issue at ISO 100 but even at ISO 200 it began to make an appearance. By ISO 400 our shots were quite grainy so we’d recommend sticking with lower sensitivities unless a little noise doesn’t concern you.”
Samsung i85 Samples
Samsung i85 User Manual (PDF)
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Samsung i85 Press Release
Samsung Takes the Multi-Purpose Digital Camera Concept to the Next Level with its New Thin Eight Mega Pixel i85
Ultra-Thin i85 Delivers a Feature-Packed Punch.
The i85 is equipped with a 3.0-inch touch screen LCD, an integrated MP3 player, and a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player) function. A built-in World Tour Guide function provides instant access to travel information covering 2,600 regions in 30 countries, so you’ll always know where the action is. Further information can also be downloaded directly from the internet, and with 450MB of internal memory you won’t need to worry about space for favorite travel tips. The camera is equipped with the Samsung Advanced Shake Reduction (ASR) system and ISO 1600 high sensitivity support so that images remain crisp and detailed even without a flash.
The Samsung Digimax’s multiple functions
The i85 also features Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology, which detects the subject’s face, then automatically adjusts autofocus and autoexposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognizes the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them before the AE function takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.
The stunning new Samsung i85 is a must-have camera packed with intelligently integrated multimedia features.
Slim 5x optical zoom
The Samsung i85 has a powerful 5x optical zoom in a 20.2-millimeter stainless body.
The Samsung i85 is equipped with an 8.2-megapixel, 1/2.5-inch CCD, 5x optical zoom, an MP3 player, SRS WOW HD sound effect, and PMP. Those equipments allow Samsung i85 to function as a movie player, text viewer, voice recorder, portable hard drive, and camcorder.
The Samsung Digimax’s World Tour Guide function
A World Tour Guide function provides images and facts about major world destinations.
World Tour Guide function
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