If you plan on making prints larger than 8 x 10 inches or like to crop your photos , then I’d consider the A85 or A The A85’s compact body has a solid feel, thanks to a combination of plastic body with a metallic sheen. With manual control over the shutter speed, I was easily able to take in enough light. There is no diopter adjustment for those of us with less than perfect vision though. One negative about the screen is that it does not automatically “gain up” in low light, which can make it hard to see anything when it’s dark. The top button also controls flash mode, while the bottom button accesses Macro and Manual Focus modes.

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It’s been churning around the rumor mills for some time now, but Nikon Japan has confirmed the D and D have been discontinued. Point-and-Shoot or Manual control. That’s equivalent to 35 – mm.

Canon PowerShot A85 4.0MP Digital Camera – Silver

In addition to the optical zoom, the A85 also offers as much as 3. My old camera had seen better days but the underwater case is still good. A Power button and light is on the other side of the Mode dial. Free and open source Raw photo-processing software RawTherapee has been updated to version 5.


Images are then “stitched” together on a computer using Canon’s bundled PhotoStitch software or other image editing software.

Digital Cameras – Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

These extras price for almost nothing. Lens Ring Release Button: I see no signs of vignetting dark corners or blurry edges.

Dec 21, As I mentioned, the A85 supports add-on lenses. The A85’s user interface is quite efficient. See above for values.

The battery compartment is down here as well, and it holds four AA batteries. Charger plus NB batteries. All cameras should have this and they still don’t. Explore the images on the pictures pageto see how the A85’s images compare to other cameras you may be considering.

The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. By default you won’t see too much information about your photos.

Regardless, the A85’s external controls cut down on the amount of time spent searching menu screens, and I particularly like the “Function” menu which has become standard on Canon digicam models starting in the model year. The major difference between the two, picture quality is so much better!! Below is a listing of our top FAQ’s. Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora. It’s great for both beginners who want fully automatic operate to more experienced photographers or those who want to become one who like manual controls.


If you have a question about this review, please send them to Jeff.

It doesn’t matter how large a memory card you have, these limits are fixed! To the upper-right of the lens is the built-in flash. I’m hoping fo r several good years out of it, I love it! Required for conversion lenses. The A85’s bottom panel is reasonably flat, with a sliding door to access the battery compartment and a threaded plastic tripod mount at about center.

These entry level cameras should be easy to use, offer good image quality and easily connect with a smartphone for sharing. Canon has combined some of the world’s most advanced digital imaging technology with sixty years of optical heritage to deliver the deceptively simple PowerShot A About the cannom thing you can’t add is an external flash. When an image has been enlarged, all four arrows pan within the view.