Review Date : Mon, 17 Dec 2007
Author : WDC Team
- Sample Photos: View sample shots of the Samsung i85
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.
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.
Images have a tendency to appear over-sharpened and fringing is evident throughout the frame, though colours are well produced.