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With its curved square and bold lens ring details, the Digital IXUS 85 IS is a flawless example of tradit... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 3648x2736 pixels

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With its curved square and bold lens ring details, the Digital IXUS 85 IS is a flawless example of traditional IXUS style. 10.0 Megapixels and a 3x optical Image Stabilizer zoom make tough shots easy to achieve.


  • Classic IXUS design
  • 10.0 Megapixels
  • 3x zoom with optical IS
  • Motion Detection Technology
  • Face Detection Technology
  • Red-Eye Correction
  • DIGIC III processor and iSAPS
  • 2.5” PureColor LCD II
  • 19 Shooting Modes
  • Creative movie options

The purity of IXUS.

Pure IXUS design
Reflecting the design heritage of the original IXUS, the curved square design of the Digital IXUS 85 IS is set off perfectly with a bold lens ring detail and edging in piano black or silver.

10.0 Megapixels
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures images in fine detail, enabling creative trimming and poster size printing.

3x optical Image Stabilizer lens
Advanced UA (Ultra-High Refractive Index Aspherical) lens technology fits a powerful 3x optical zoom lens into the compact form of the Digital IXUS 85 IS. An optical Image Stabilizer (IS), helps you capture blur-free images in low-light and when shooting with the zoom.

Motion Detection Technology
There’s no need to worry about blur with Motion Detection Technology. This clever feature compensates for camera shake and subject movement while maximising image quality.

Face Detection Technology
Face Detection Technology ensures superb people shots by automatically setting optimum focus, exposure, flash and white balance. Face Select and Track lets you choose and track your primary subject, so you never lose a special face in the crowd.

Red-Eye Correction
Red-Eye Correction quickly and easily removes red-eye in camera. It can be set to automatically remove red-eye as you shoot or during playback mode, making natural eyes easy to achieve even when using the flash.

Canon’s DIGIC III processor provides lightning quick responses, superb image quality and advanced noise reduction for sharper, clearer images. iSAPS technology uses shooting scene data to optimise camera settings even before a shot is taken.

2.5" PureColor LCD II
A high resolution 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen gives an exceptionally wide viewing angle, perfect for sharing your photos with a group, plus impressive colour contrast, keeping the screen visible under bright light. An optical viewfinder (OVF) gives you additional flexibility.

Shooting Modes and My Colors
19 shooting modes include Sunset, Kids & Pets and Snow Special Scene modes which optimise camera settings for the easy capture of popular subjects. My Colors in-camera photo effects can be applied during or after shooting.

Movie Options
Movie modes include Long Play (LP) for VGA (30fps) clips that use half the normal memory card space. Capture a gradual scene like a sunrise or blooming flowers for accelerated playback with Time Lapse movie.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 3x optical zoom
Screen size 2.5"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser Yes image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
Media format MMC Card storage
Media format MMCplus Card storage
Media format HC MMCplus Card storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer No
Weight (g) 130g
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/1500 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/15 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 54x86x20.4mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.9 max. aperture lens 1
In-built memory Internal Storage: 32 MB
Release date 31 Mar 2038
Height in mm 5.4
Width in mm Width: 86mm
Depth in mm 2.0
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 105 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 35 Millimetres