The high performance PowerShot A85 is a camera that offers you a higher level creativity and convenience. Its 4.0 Megapixel CCD renders every shot in unstinting detail. And the sleekly designed PowerShot A85 is loaded with highly advanced features like Special Scene Modes that make this the camera that lets you shoot the pictures you've always imagined.
Larger, More Richly Detailed Prints
The PowerShot A85 has a 4.0 Megapixel resolution so you have the power to capture all of life's colors and textures handsomely - even when you print. The superb 3x Optical Zoom works together with the 3.6x Digital Zoom to give you an incredible 11x Combined Zooming power to get you as close as you need to be.
See Everything More Clearly
Bright and sharp, the camera's power-saving LCD monitor measures a full 1.8" with a stunning 118,000 pixel resolution. With it, you can view your scene before and after you shoot it with extraordinary clarity.
Advanced Imaging Technology Improves Every Photo
Canon's exclusive DIGIC Image Processor revolutionized how you shoot digital by allowing the camera to process images faster and improving the accuracy of the autofocus. DIGIC also reduces the effects on noise in your images.
iSAPS Technology is an entirely new scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options
The A85's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the A85 to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).
ID Photo & Movie Print
The camera gives you host of fun and useful print features. Create ID photo prints in 28 sizes or use the Movie Print function to print multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet from a Canon CP Printer.
Shoot Phenomenal Pictures in Any Environment
With the PowerShot A85's 9-point AiAF, you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. Plus, you've also got Special Scene Modes that give you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough.
Image Capture Device
Type: 4.0 M pixel, 1/2.7 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 4.2 Million
Effective Pixels: Approx. 4.0 Million
Focal Length: 5.4-16.2mm, f/2.8-4.8 (35mm film equivalent: 35-105mm)
Optical Zoom: 3x
Digital Zoom: 3.6x
Combined Zoom: 11x
Focusing Range: NORMAL: 46cm/1.8 ft. - Infinity
MACRO: 5-46cm/2-18 in. (WIDE), 26-46cm/10-18 in. (TELE)
Autofocus System: Manual focus: Available 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 1.8 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8-8.0 (W), f/4.8-8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 sec.
Sensitivity: AUTO*; ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent *Camera automatically sets the optimum speed.
Light Metering Method: Evaluative / Center-weighted average / Spot* *Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.
Exposure Control Method: Program AE / Aperture or Shutter-Priority AE / Manual
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
White Balance Control: TTL, Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom
Built-in Flash: Operation Modes Auto On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off
WIDE: 46cm-4.2m/1.5-14 ft.
TELE: 46cm-2.5m/1.5-8.2 ft.
MACRO: 26-46cm/10 in.-1.5 ft. (When sensitivity is set to Auto)
Recycling Time: Approx. 15 sec. or less (battery voltage=4.3V)
Auto, Creative Zone (P, Tv, Av, M), Image Zone (Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Stitch assist, Movies), Special Scene Mode (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor)
Photo Effects: Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. delay
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
Print Order Format: Design rule for camera file system, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Recording Format: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
JPEG Compression Mode: SuperFine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels:
Still Image: 2,272x1,704 (Large), 1,600x1,200 (Medium 1), 1,024x768 (Medium 2), 640x480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120
Total length of movie files recordable on specific CF cards; Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumb images), Magnification (Approx. 2-10x), Slide Show or MovieMagnified, Auto rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Auto Play
Erase Modes: Still Images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface: USB (mini-B/PTP)
Video Out: NTSC or PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery x4
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500)
Playback Time: Approx. 360 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)
Operating Temperature: 32 ? 104 degrees F/0 ? 40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.98 x 2.52 x 1.24 in. / 101.0 x 64.0 x 31.5mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 7.06 oz./200g (camera body only)
*1 Normal temperature (23 degrees C). Shoot images at wide angle and at telephoto end alternatively with 20 second intervals. Use flash at every 4-time shooting. Turn camera off and on at every 8-time shooting. LCD brightness setting by Factory default.
Warranty: One Year parts and labor