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Canon PowerShot A85


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot A85 
Model Number: A85 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $299.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2004-08-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 7.1 oz (200 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.0 x 2.5 x 1.2 in.
(101 x 64 x 32 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 4.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3.6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point AiAF, center point AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Bayonet Mount 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-Image Optical Zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 or 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction On, Red-Eye Reduction Auto 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.2
Flash Range Description: 46cm - 4.2m (W) / 2.5m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: None 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI (MotionJPEG) w/ WAV audio 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser, PhotoStitch, ArcSoft PhotoStudio, ArcSoft VideoImpression 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 30.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 180.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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