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

Product Overview

Overall rating:

86%

Samsung i85

Overall score:86%
Features:95%
Value:85%
Performance:80%
Image Quality:80%
Design:90%

Pros:

  • MP3/video/camera combo, Brushed metal finish

Cons:

  • Fringing, Confusing interface at times

Product:

Samsung i85 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£230.00

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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

Full Specification

Memory Card:
SD, SDHC + 190MB internal memory
Flash Modes:
6

White Balance:
7 modes
ISO Range:
80-1600

Metering System:
Multi, Spot, Center-weighted, Face Recognition AE
Exposure Modes:
Program AE, Metering : Multi, Spot, Center, Weighted, Face Recognition

File Formats:
JPEG
Shutter Speeds:
Normal : 1-1/2000 sec – Night : 16 – 1/2,000 sec

LCD:
3in
Lens:
36-180mm

Sensor:
8mp
Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Power:
Lithium ion
Dimensions:
95 x 61.5 x 20.2mm

Weight:
158g
Other:
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