Canon PowerShot A85
4.0 megapixels (effective); 3x optical zoom/3.6x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG file format only; ISO range 50-400; 4 AA batteries; movie mode with sound
The Canon PowerShot A85 offers a compelling combination of simplicity and performance. As the only 4-megapixel Canon A-series model, the A85 has become a very popular camera. Physically identical to the Canon A75, the A85 offers a slightly larger LCD screen than the A80, which is welcome news for anyone that likes to review and share their pictures after taking them. The A85 also offers a higher resolution movie mode than the A80, and is compatible with CompactFlash cards over 2 GB. Unlike the A80, however, the A85 lacks a fold-out LCD screen, which can be a very useful feature if you ever shoot pictures from odd angles. If you want a fold-out screen, we recommend the 5-megapixel PowerShot A95.