Samsung i85

Review Date : Mon, 17 Dec 2007

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Samsung i85
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This camera, MP3 and video player is a jack-of-all-trades and master of several

Pros: MP3/video/camera combo, Brushed metal finish
Cons: Fringing, Confusing interface at times

Carrying around your MP3 player and camera can often end up weighing your bag down. Samsung’s i85, however, counters this problem by combining an MP3 player, portable media player and an 8MP, 5x optical zoom compact together in one stylish body. Usually when a camera attempts too much it often fails with the basics, yet the i85 does well. All of the features expected with a camera in this price range are here, such as a 3in LCD, shake reduction and face recognition.

Design

The design of the i85 is striking, with a sleek brushed metal body available in four colours. Button positioning is logical, yet the user interface does tend to confuse with misguided abbreviations.

Image Quality

Images have a tendency to appear over-sharpened and fringing is evident throughout the frame, though colours are well produced.

Verdict

A jack-of-all-trades, master of several, combining camera with video and MP3 player


Compact Camera Reviews

Price as reviewed

£230.00

Scores

Scores
Design 18/20
Image Quality 16/20
Performance 16/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 86%