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Samsung Digimax L85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Samsung Digimax L85. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Views about the performance and viewfinder are mixed, and there are some critical opinions about the image stabilizer and sensor.

usability, portability, design, image quality, zoom

low-light, shutter, focus, sensor, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung Digimax L85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Digimax L85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung Digimax L85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Digimax L85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung Digimax L85 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. People are impressed by the flash and image quality. The design and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the focus and viewfinder. There are some mixed comments about the performance.

usability, portability, design, image quality, flash

low-light, sensor, viewfinder, focus

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Samsung Digimax L85 review

 

We look at the world's first HDMI camera

HDMI connection ; Plenty of scene modes and tools

Poor controls and menu system ; High chromatic aberration

HDMI aside, this is a stylish, solidly built camera capable of producing some great images

Jul, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Samsung Digimax L85

 

This feature-heavy camera offers plenty for the enthusiastic amateur to get to grips with, including what amounts to generally impressive image capture. However, its not up with the best of the competition, and a few usage quirks may put people off "...

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Samsung Digimax L85

 

The L85 is a solid performer, but it falls short on its HDTV promises.

5X zoom lens, sharp 2.5-inch LCD, Lots of controls, wide-screen mode

Wide-screen images stretch on an HDTV

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Digimax L85

 

Although not quite as bad as last year's Digimax, the new Samsung Digimax L85 comes pretty close.

Nice design. Some fun features. Decent color. Can connect via HDMI.

Significant shutter lag. Images are not sharp. Autofocus problems. Overpriced.

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Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Samsung Digimax L85 Camera

 

The black-and-silver case of the Samsung Digimax L85 ($338 as of 6/15/06) feels solid. The camera is easy to grip, partly because Samsung made it a little larger than an average point-and-shoot to accommodate a 5X zoom lens--still, there's no room for...

5X zoom lens, sharp 2.5-inch LCD Lots of controls, wide-screen mode

Wide-screen images stretch on an HDTV

The L85 can store just four of its highest-quality JPEG images in its 23MB internal memory, so buying a high-capacity SD Card is essential, especially considering that the camera can also record images as lossless TIFF files, which are many times...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Samsung Digimax L85 Digital Camera (8.3MP, 3264x2448, 5x Opt, 23MB Internal Memory, MMC/SD Card)

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

5X zoom lens, sharp 2.5-inch LCD ; Lots of controls, wide-screen mode

Wide-screen images stretch on an HDTV

Offers 5X zoom and a sharp LCD. Controls are generous, but images shot in wide-screen mode look stretched on an HDTV.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Samsung Digimax L85 review:

 

Intro The Samsung Digimax L85 is a surprisingly functional 8-megapixel digital camera. Its chunky, retro design belies its very flexible, high-end feature set, including the unique ability to output HDMI . Granted, HDMI in a digital camera is more...

Decent images; lots of manual features.

Heavy fringing; slow burst mode; no image stabilization or high ISO support for low-light shooting.

The Samsung Digimax L85 offers a lot of flexibility and produces very good pictures, but watch out for fringing.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Digimax L85

 

The Samsung Digimax L85 offers a lot of flexibility and produces very good pictures, but watch out for fringing.

Decent images ; Lots of manual features

Heavy fringing ; Slow burst mode ; No image stabilisation or high ISO support for low-light shooting

However, the lens suffers from chronic and pervasive chromatic aberration; high-contrast edges, whether in the centre or at the edges of the frame, frequently exhibited a noticeable coloured fringe. So if you plan on shooting trees against a clear blue...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Bill Schiffner (popphoto.com)

Camera Review: Samsung Digimax L85

 

When Samsung's Digimax L85 was released this spring, it was touted as the first digicam to offer users High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). HDMI is a ground-breaking technology, which lets the user view their images on a high definition TV...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Samsung Digimax S1000 Digital Camera Review

 

The powerfull Samsung Digimax S1000 stands up because of the 10MP combined with 30fps movie rate (the highest values available for a compact digital camera under 300 dollars). An interesting thing about the camera is that not just images, but also...

Sep, 2007

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