Canon IXUS 85 IS Digial Camera
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  • One of the big reasons why I dislike pocket-sized cameras is because I think that the build quality suffers somewhat, as a result of many features and buttons being crammed into such a small unit
  • I like the fact that it is very solid and it was unfazed after I accidently dropped it down 2 stairs on New Years Day
  • I think that this is a very functional camera
  • Whilst the ease of use is a big feature of many pocket-sized cameras I have not really found many Canon cameras particularly easy to use, so in this respect I found the functionality surprisingly simple
  • When it comes to the capabilities of this camera I was very impressed with it

    • by LSK
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      I have to admit that I am not really a fan of these small, super-compact cameras. The are often too crammed and fidgety to use; I much prefer slightly larger cameras which I find more use-friendly and practical.

      The IXUS 85 IS is another pocket-sized offering, this time from Canon, and costs £130. When I picked this camera up I was instantly put off by the size, but in saying that I did like the design it is simple and not crammed with buttons everywhere. It also has a decent sized screen which enables you to view you pictures.

      One of the big reasons why I dislike pocket-sized cameras is because I think that the build quality suffers somewhat, as a result of many features


      and buttons being crammed into such a small unit. I do not think that the build quality suffers on this product; I like the fact that it is very solid and it was unfazed after I accidently dropped it down 2 stairs on New Years Day!

      I think that this is a very functional camera. It is not loaded with features and pretty much comes with the basic functions that you will find on modern cameras; one thing which I really like about this camera is the zoom function which is actually pretty good for a camera of this size you will find that the zoom feels a lot more than what it actually is (x3 Optical).

      The Canon IXUS 85 IS is also very ...


      • easy to use. Whilst the ease of use is a big feature of many pocket-sized cameras I have not really found many Canon cameras particularly easy to use, so in this respect I found the functionality surprisingly simple.

        When it comes to the capabilities of this camera I was very impressed with it. I like the image reolsution which at 10 mega pixels is pretty impressive. I do think that the flash function is not the brightest, and I have experienced cameras of a similar size with brighter flash capabilities; but that said it still does the job so I do not think that this is a major disadvantage.

        I think that the biggest negative which I have experienced with this camera so far is

        the battery capacity, which I feel is a little bit low. I found that after a day or so of photo taking the camera signalled that the battery was dead. That said, it did not take too long to charge (about an hour or so), so I guess the message is that you should make sure that you can charge it at the end of each day of use!

        Overall I think that this is a good little camera and definitely great value for the money. I think that it will really suit somebody who wants a very small camera to use on the move or a camera that will tuck into a very small bag my baby sister would love it! 8 out of 10.




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