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Samsung S85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and image quality. The price and performance are also appreciated. The shutter and low light performance get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung S85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung S85


It's surprising what you can get for under £100 these days.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Samsung S85 Digital Camera


Samsung have had two sets of digital cameras launched this year, here I am looking at the S85 the first I have seem from the most recent launch in August.

Even though it is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand it feels very solid and weights in at 215grams. It is 9.5x6.5x2cm but the last measurement the thickness increases by 3cm when you are switched on and at full zoom. This has a 5x optical zoom...

Dec, 2007

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Samsung S85

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Samsung S85


The Samsung S85 is a new 9 megapixel entry level point and shoot digital camera. It features a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 38-190mm) and super macro mode with focussing as close as 1cm from the lens. The Samsung S85 features shake reduction,...

It features a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 38-190mm) and super macro mode with focussing as close as 1cm from the lens

Jul, 2007

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Samsung Digimax S85


battery consumption very high

Feb, 2008

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Easy to use lots of features looks great and great price

batteries run out quick even rechargeables and I use energizer

Apr, 2008

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Best camera I've owned


Fairly slim considering the features. Very easy to use. The price is freaking awesome considering what you are getting. I haven't had a single issue with the camera as of yet

The battery life is definitely something to keep in mind because they don't last long. Looks kinda bland

Apr, 2008

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Great camera!


I suggest playing around with the different features and settings/combination - getting yourself familiar with the camera and thus enabling you to get the best shot in different situations. The Auto mode work really well for P&S users also.

First of all with 8Mp, 5x optical zoom, simply can't beat it for the price. I read almost every review online from the casual user to expert reviews and I would say about 90% of them were positive, so I was expecting a great camera for...

I did notice a few lens flares in the few sunset pictures I have taken so far. Nothing too bad though. I'll have to play around with the settings and angles to see if this is a common occurrence. Otherwise, fantastic pictures

Apr, 2008

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Great Camera


I got it when it was at xxx so i got a great price on it

Its a Great Camera for the price

None so far

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Great Deal!!!


I paid just $120 for this. I'm no photographer, so for a regular Joe this camera is great. Is a cheap value with outstanding quality. I recommend a 4GB SD card and some NiMH AA's and you're all set!!

Great camera with outstanding picture quality! Does 640x480 motion jpeg films @30 FPS with great quality (w/sound) Super cheap price! Super simple to learn camera, just pick it up, point n shoot. Zooms in and maintains great image quality

Doesn't come with case. When filming video, if you zoom in the audio quits recording while its physically zooming, then resumes. Eats through regular AA's. Grab some NiMH batteries and they will last forever! (All these cons had they been corrected...

Feb, 2008

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