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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 401 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and price are generally positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the low light performance and zoom.

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

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The image quality and lens also get good feedback, but many are negative about the performance.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 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. Views about the portability and price are generally positive. The image quality and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the shutter. There are some mixed reviews about the focus.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Christy Balich (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85 review

 

Packed with features and a high-quality, 3X zoom Carl Zeiss lens, Sony's 4-megapixel Cyber Shot DSC-S85 offers enough flexibility in its settings to keep any menu-loving photo enthusiast scrolling for days. But while you have plenty to work with,...

High resolution; excellent image quality in brightly lit shots; lots of features.

Poor low-light image quality; slight shutter delay.

While its performance isn't always stellar, the feature-rich DSC-S85 represents a good value among 4-megapixel digicams.

Oct, 2001

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-S85

 
Jun, 2001

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

Regardless of how it's counted—dollars, number of units sold, or range of models—Sony is either number 1 or 2 in the digital-camera market. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85 is the company's latest consumer digital camera, a second-generation improvement...

Jul, 2002

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 
Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Sony CyberShot DSC-S85 4.1MP (2272X1704) 16MB Camera Review - PCWorld

 
Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Christy Balich (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85 review

 

Packed with features and a high-quality, 3X zoom Carl Zeiss lens, Sony's 4-megapixel Cyber Shot DSC-S85 offers enough flexibility in its settings to keep any menu-loving photo enthusiast scrolling for days. But while you have plenty to work with,...

High resolution; excellent image quality in brightly lit shots; lots of features.

Poor low-light image quality; slight shutter delay.

While its performance isn't always stellar, the feature-rich DSC-S85 represents a good value among 4-megapixel digicams.

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony DSC-S85 Review

 

The DSC-S85 started its public life (at least here on dpreview) as a rumour back on the in mid-March this year. This rumour originated with an Australia website and was soon given a little more viability by Sony Microelectronics announcement of the...

Unparalleled image resolution at its price and at the time of writing this review Good metering, good white balance, good colour balance (more 'neutral' than S75) Fast, sharp, high quality lens is able to deliver resolution to the sensor Low image...

Slow startup times (lens extension) Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed Memory Stick compartment on the base of the camera Auto exposure limited by minimum 1/30 sec shutter speed Flash synch terminal is proprietary...

Here's my rating of the Sony DSC-S85: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S85

 

The DSC-S85 started its public life (at least here ondpreview) as a rumourback on the in mid-March this year. This rumour originated with an Australiawebsite and was soon given a little more viability by Sony Microelectronicsannouncement of the ICX406...

Unparalleled image resolution at its price and at the time of writing this review ; Good metering, good white balance, good colour balance (more 'neutral' than S75) ; Fast, sharp, high quality lens is able to deliver resolution to the sensor ; Low...

Slow startup times (lens extension) ; Zoom controller does not have enough increments / multiple zoom speed ; Memory Stick compartment on the base of the camera ; Auto exposure limited by minimum 1/30 sec shutter speed ; Flash synch terminal is...

Many people expected 2001 to show the same evolution in image resolution that we saw in 1999 and 2000. That is another megapixel to be added to the top range of digital cameras offered. PMA 2001 was an indicator that this wasn't going to happen so...

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-S85

 

Continue on to Page Two DSC-S85 Specifications Imager 1/1.8" 4.1-megapixel CCD Image Sizes Still: 2272x1704, 2272(3:2), 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 MPEG: 320x240 and 160x120 ClipMotion GIF: 160x120 and 80x72 Recording Formats Still: JPEG, TIFF, GIF...

Jun, 2001

Expert review by : Christy Balich (cnet.com.au)

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85 review: Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85

 

Sony Cyber Shot DSC S85

High resolution; excellent image quality in brightly lit shots; lots of features.

Poor low-light image quality; slight shutter delay.

While its performance isn't always stellar, the feature-rich DSC-S85 represents a good value among 4-megapixel digicams.

Oct, 2002

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