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Powershot A85 Digital Camera
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Canon Powershot A85 Digital Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

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.


Exposure Control


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


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


Flash Range:

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)


Shooting Specifications


Shooting Modes:

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.


Image Storage


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 Specifications


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


Erasing Specifications


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


Power Supply


Power Source:

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)


Physical Specifications


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

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