Samsung i85 Review

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Samsung i85



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Samsung i85

The AUTO shooting mode turns the i85 into a fully automatic point-n-shoot camera. This simplified mode has limited access to the menu options, in fact, there's only three flash options to choose from; Auto, red-eye reduction or flash off.



Samsung i85

Program AE mode, is like auto, the camera selects both shutter speed and aperture values automatically. However, now you have access to more advanced camera settings like ISO, White balance, Metering, etc. Icons indicate we are using 8M Superfine image size/quality, Auto flash mode, Multi metering, and an SD card is being used for image storage. You can also see indicators for battery level, zoom position as well as the time & date.



Samsung i85

When you half press the shutter release, the AF marks will turn green if focus is achieve or red if it fails. The selected aperture and shutter speed values are shown, and the flash icon also turns red when the flash is going to fire.

Samsung i85

Here you can see the Mode menu. It consists of three menus, Shooting, Multimedia, and Scene. Under shooting, you can choose, Auto, Program, ASR (Anti-Shake Reduction), and Movie mode. The Scene menu allows you select from 14 pre-programmed shooting modes that assist you in shooting in several tricky lighting conditions. They are Night, Dawn, Portrait, Back Light, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Beach/Snow, Text, Self Shot, Close Up, Food, Sunset and Cafe.

The Multimedia function offers features that are not found on many digital cameras. These cool options include a MP3 player, Text viewer, Tour Guide, etc. Samsung claims these features make the i85 the ultimate travel companion.

Samsung i85

When using Program mode, pressing the "E"ffects button will give you access to these creative options: Color, Special Color, Image Adjust and Fun.



Samsung i85

Record menu options (except in Auto):

    Sharpness - Soft, Normal, Vivid
    Contrast - Soft, Normal, Vivid
    Focus Area - Center AF or Multi AF
    Voice Memo - Record audio when shooting the picture
    Voice Record - Record audio clips or messages only




Samsung i85

Press the Fn (FuNction) button to change:


    Size - 8M, 7M, 6M Wide, 5M , 3M, 1M
    Quality - Super Fine, Fine, Normal
    Drive - Single, Continuous, Motion Capture, AEB
    Metering - Multi, Spot, Center
    ISO Speed - Auto or fixed at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H , Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom set
    Exposure Compensation - ±2EV in 1/3EV steps




Samsung i85

Movie mode records 800x592, 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 motion video with audio. Shooting in 800, you will only be able to capture video with 20fps, while shooting in the other two modes you can select a frame rate of 15 or 30fps. Movie clips are saved as Windows .AVI format video files. The length of these movies is limited only by the amount of available memory. Unlike most models, you can use the optical zoom while recording.



Samsung i85

Movie mode menu options:


    Size - 800x592, 640x480 or 320x240
    Frame Rate - 30, 20 or 15 fps
    Metering - Multi, Spot, Center
    Stabilizer - On or Off
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent H , Fluorescent L, Tungsten, Custom set
    Exposure Value - ±2 in 1/3 steps




Samsung i85

And you can also Record Audio only. The length is limited to a the amount of available memory. Audio recordings are saved as Windows .WAV format files.





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