Powered by two common AA alkaline batteries, you can rest assured that you''lll always be able to find a replaceable power source wherever you go, without having to worry about forgetting a battery charger at home. The S85 features Samsung''s SHD lens and brings a 5x optical-zoom (35mm film equivalent: 38~190mm) right to shooters'' fingertips. With a focus range that starts at 1cm, the S85 also allows users to experiment with macro photography and get close up with subjects, such as flowers, and capture crisp, clear images with super detail. For fast-action photography, the S85 offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/2,000 sec. as well as a motion capture feature that allows users to take up to seven pictures a second.
With Samsung''s proprietary ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) image stabilization system and Wise Shot technology, the S85 gives users the ability to minimize the effects of hand shake and ensure that the best shots are captured even in dimly lit conditions. Wise Shot automatically takes two consecutive pictures in rapid succession - one with ASR image stabilization enabled, and one with the flash-nd prompts the user to review both and keep the preferred version of the picture. Furthermore, the S85''s Face Detection technology also makes taking pictures of family and friends a snap. Samsung''s Face Detection feature detects up to nine faces and automatically adjusts focus and exposure to ensure better composition and image quality.
By using the S85''s 2.5-inch LCD screen, users can frame their subjects and can review, edit and customize their images right on the camera. A special effects E button gives users instant access to a host of creative controls, including options for resizing and rotating images, adjusting brightness, contrast and saturation levels, fixing red eye, and manipulating color such as saving captured images as B&W, Sepia, Red, Blue, Green, and Negative. The S85''s Fun feature also allows users to take their creativity a step further. This unique feature allows shooters to create a composite photo by saving up to four individual images as one, highlight an image by sharpening the foreground and softening the focus of the background, as well as customize their saved images with photo frames, stickers of various shapes, and cartoon text bubbles. All images can be saved to the 20MB of internal memory or to an external SDHC/SD card with a guaranteed maximum of 4GB.
With 14 scene modes to choose from, including Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Close-Up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Cafe Food, and Self-Shot, shooters can rest assured that they''ll be able to effortlessly adjust the camera and capture the best image possible in any setting.
The S85 also boasts a high-resolution movie mode, with the ability to record at VGA resolution (640x480) at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. Additionally, shooters can use the camera''s 5x optical zoom while recording video and with Samsung''s Successive Recording mode, can pause, and then resume filming without having to save the clips as individual files.
8.2 mega pixels, 5x optical zoom - The Samsung S85 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-colour filtered 8.2 mega pixel CCD. This allows the Samsung S85 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the Samsung S85 has a 5x optical and 5x digital zoom giving 25x total zoom when combined.
2.5-inch TFT LCD - The Samsung S85 has a 2.5-inch LCD with improved contrast and colour reproduction for easy image framing and reviewing.
Face Detection AF&AE - With the Face Detection AF & AE function, the Samsung i85 enables the user to take better portrait pictures easily. The function detects faces and automatically focuses on them; the brightness of the faces is adjusted optimally for beautiful portrait pictures
ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system - The ASR technology prevents the degradation of image clarity and colour which is sometimes found in flash photography. With ASR the effects of image blur are reduced in lower light conditions. You can even take well exposed, sharper pictures in low light condition without using a flash at all, which guarantees brighter and more natural pictures.
14 Scene Modes - The 14 Scene modes enable anyone to take the best pictures with ease, in different shooting environments. The Scene modes include: Night, Portrait, Children, Landscape, Macro, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight,Fireworks,Beach and Snow,Self-Shot,Food,and Cafe.
ISO 1600 support - With high sensitivity ISO1600, the Samsung S85 produces great pictures even in low light. The camera has an auto sensitivity feature that automatically adjusts sensitivity up to ISO 1600 depending on the ambient exposure conditions. The high sensitivity setting of ISO 1600 also assist in taking clear pictures indoors, even in poor light conditions. [ISO AUTO,80,100,200,400,800,1600]
Comments about Samsung S85 Digital Camera (Black):
My husband was very happy with his gift. It's easy to use, came with a few extras and he's happy with the pictures which was the most important.
A nice camera for this price range!! If your buying for a gift I would suggest a couple of sets of good batteries and a memory card for the stocking. I'm really happy that I chose this camera for him.