Samsung S85

Last udpate: Review & Sample Photos @ RegHardware (27 October’07)

The Samsung S85 is a 8.2 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced July 12, 2007) features 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent : 38~190mm), Image Stabilization, Face recognition AF & AE, ISO setting: 50-1600, and a 2.5″ Color TFT LCD. The camera measures 100.3 x 63 x 23.4 mm and weighs Approx. 154g (without batteries and card).

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Samsung S85 Reviews

RegHardware reviews the Samsung S85 and writes;
“All in all, we liked this camera. Yes, it’s a little on the large side and Samsung seems to have thrown everything but the kitchen sink under the bonnet. But at this price, you can’t complain. It’s a camera for the masses and it’s well worth considering if you’re on a tight budget or simply don’t want to take out a second mortgage to buy your next digital camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Samsung S85 and writes;
“The good news continues when we look at image quality, which is outstanding for such a low cost camera. Exposure and colour rendition were virtually perfect, and even when shooting directly into bright sunlight the sensor managed to capture plenty of shadow detail.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Samsung S85 Sample Photos

- Samsung S85 Sample Photos @ RegHardware
- Samsung S85 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Samsung S85 Sample Photos @ Samsung

Samsung S85 User Manual (PDF)

- Download Samsung S85 in English User Manual (PDF -10.42 MB)
- Download Samsung S85 User Manual in Other Languages

Samsung S85 Press Release

Samsung Cameras today announced the release of the S85 digital camera featuring an 8.2 megapixel image sensor and a super-sharp 5x optical zoom lens, combined with other innovative features. The S85 includes Samsung’s Intelligent Face Recognition Technology, which detects the subject’s face, automatically adjusts auto focus and auto exposure to ensure better composition and image quality in portraits. The AF function instantaneously recognizes the faces of subjects and accurately focuses on them. The AE function then takes over, setting the appropriate exposure to ensure the highest image quality.

Users will be able to take advantage of the S85’s speed and resolution in any situation – from taking landscape photos at dusk to shooting fast action sports photography. Razor sharp images can be delivered using Samsung’s ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system which helps to capture the best possible images in all shooting situations. For maximum versatility, the S85 can be powered by an optional Samsung rechargeable Ni-MH battery system, as well as AA alkaline batteries, making it the perfect choice for travelers and power users alike.

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Comment by Steveo Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-09 18:31:26

I am having serious trouble with my new S85 i cannot get the flash to work at all any ideas

Comment by hillary boreh Subscribed to comments via email
2008-10-20 05:24:19

my s85 wont return the focussing lens back to the original position. secondly it doesnt show anything at all on the LCD even the ‘low battery’ sign. it only produces 2 beep sounds and goes off with the shutter still open and the batteries have charged all night. please help

Comment by Mike
2009-03-14 15:37:23

I had the same problem so i switched to energizer lithium batteries, more expensive but the only ones that worked for me..

Comment by dale Subscribed to comments via email
2009-09-09 17:39:46

My Samsung S85 lens is getting stuck out too. This seems to be a defect has there been any recalls? Is there anyway of fixing it? We have barely used it, I doubt we have taken 100 pictures yet.

Can you lubricate the lens?

I have tried batteries, new, lithium etc… no luck.

Comment by boo taylor
2008-11-14 14:18:12

i am boo taylor and
i have a samsung s85 camera
i would like to know what cord
i need to use on the camera and computer
to make pictures and send them on e-mail
to family and friends can you help me pleas

thank you
boo taylor

Comment by John
2009-02-20 05:12:42

Steveo, I bought one too and have the exact same problem, the flash is bad! What did you do with yours?

Comment by Barb
2009-04-01 08:54:10

My Samsung S85 won’t turn on and STAY on. When I push the power button, the green light comes on, and then shuts off in about 2 seconds. I’ve tried replacing batteries with new ones, over, and over again. It’s only 10 months old.
Any suggestions?

Comment by Jessie
2009-05-12 18:35:30

So this is EXACTLY what is happening with mine as well! did you ever figure out what was wrong? If so please let me know..

Comment by Neil Radford
2009-04-21 13:43:42

My sons samsung s85 does not work. Having replaced batteries when power is turned on the camera makes a beeping noise like a frog then turns off

Comment by carina
2009-12-11 22:12:49

hi mine is doing the same i need help

Comment by kevin Subscribed to comments via email
2009-04-23 20:04:30

my s85 has a feature for format….when pushed this deleted all my pics on my memory card…any suggestions to retrieve these pictures?

Comment by Mike
2009-05-14 21:45:22

The format feature does exactly what it says. It formats the memory card. In the process, it wipes out any existing contents in the card.

If you have not tried storing additional content or making other changes to the card, then you may still be able to retrieve some of the content.

Do a Yahoo or Google search on card recovery utilities. They may be able to help.

Comment by Charles Peek
2009-10-21 17:13:48

My instruction booklet has been lost. How can I get another one?

Thanks, C.P. 2009-10-21

Comment by Fredrik Subscribed to comments via email
2011-12-15 16:12:19

I’ve had this camera for 3 yrs and love it. The movies are great. Manual controls gives you flexibility with different depths of field. I started shooting in the old film days and this camera give me many features beyond what was available in the past… The lens cover sticks a little but if your careful put a tiny, tiny drop of baby oil on the leafs when cover is closed….


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