Canon PowerShot A85 improves on the PowerShot
A75 it replaces with 4 megapixels resolution,
otherwise it remains a feature-packed, yet easy
to use, compact digital camera. Set it on Auto
and let the Canon optics and electronics do the
rest. Want to make sure that the camera grows
with you as you learn more about photography?
The A85 has Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority,
12 scene modes, and full Manual mode for total
Just like the A75, maximum aperture is a standard
F2.8 and shutter speed ranges from 15-1/2,000
sec., permitting capturing night scenes as well
as freezing fast action shots. The 105mm equivalent
focal length is perfect for portrait photography:
the 3x optical zoom allows you to stand back and
still fill the frame with a person's face. Or,
come in as close as 2 in. to your subject for
real close macro shots. Plus, shoot expansive
panorama shots using the Stitch-Assist feature.
Canon PowerShot A85 is our recommended
entry level digital camera for someone just starting
out in photography. Not only can you immediately
start using it out of the box as an automatic
point-and-shoot digital camera, but it is feature-packed
and will grow with you as you learn more about
AF lock and Manual focus are available.
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (center)
- 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1.3 sec. or slower shutter speeds are
available in Shutter-speed priority mode or
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower
operate with noise reduction
Program AE, Aperture-Priority
AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Manual
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority,
Aperture priority, Manual
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene,
Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Special Scene
(Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater
and Indoor), Stitch assist and Movie;
Movie (30 sec. of 640x480, 3 min. of 320x240)
Continuous Shooring: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
± 2 stops
in 1/3-stop increments
Center-weighted average or Spot
Auto, Pre-set (Daylight,
Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent
H), or Custom White Balance
TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels; 100%
AUTO; ISO 50, 100,
200, 400 equivalent
(CF) Card Type I
batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries (sold
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately)
32MB CF Card
4 AA Alkaline Batteries
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Software CD-ROMs (Digital
Camera Solution, ArcSoft Camera Suite)
x H x D)
101.0 x 64.0 x
4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
(Excluding grip, lens and protrusions)
200g / 7.1 oz.
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set of 4 rechargeable NiMH batteries
Converter Lens (2.4x, 35mm film equivalent:
Marine Case (if you're into underwater photography)