Panasonic DMC-LS85 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews.
Panasonic DMC-LS85: 8 MP (Megapixels), 4x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use, great pictures for cost
Bad points:
shorter than advertised battery life
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2009

helen, emsworth Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Really easy to use particularly keen on the 'intelligent auto' feature.' Like the fact that it takes normal batteries.
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use in daylight and normal indoor use. Some nice features, especially intelligent auto. Picture quality generally very good. Overall, extremely good for the price.
Bad points:
Intelligent auto, and autofocus can be fooled by busy scenes. I took it to a wedding and had some trouble capturing shots containing a lot of moving people, especially indoors. I have to say that this was probably down to me not having had time to master manual options beforehand, having only just received the camera.
Time between shots seems quite long, but there is always the burst mode.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2009

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3264x2448
Optical zoom ratio 4
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format MMC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 128
Flash Yes
Series Lumix
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 62x96.7x29.8
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-5.9
In-built memory (Megabytes) 50
Release date 2009-02-16
Height in mm 62
Width in mm 96.7
Depth in mm 29.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 132
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 33

Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS85, Panasonic Digital, Panasonic DMC-LS85EB-S, Panasonic DMC-LS85EB-K, DMC-LS85, Panasonic DMCLS85EBK, Panasonic DMCLS85EBS, Panasonic Lumix DMC LS85

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Manufacturer's Description

Even beginners can take beautiful shots with ease. Plus convenient AA battery operation.

Just press the iA button, aim and shoot. The camera does all the rest, automatically adjusting to the shooting conditions and helping to correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems. iA Mode includes MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) to compensate for hand-shake, Intelligent ISO Control to detect subject movement, Face Detection AF/AE to focus on faces in the frame, and Intelligent Scene Selector to select the optimal scene mode automatically for you.

The 8.1-megapixel resolution DMC-LS85 packages a superb f/2.8 LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom (35mm film camera equivalent: 33-132mm) into a compact body. The bright f/2.8 lens allows you to capture beautiful pictures in low conditions, and helps to prevent image blurring due to hand shakes. The 4x optical zoom lets you capture distant subjects without degrading image quality.

The DMC-LS85 is powered by two AA size batteries, so you don’t have to worry about suddenly running out of battery power when you are traveling. *AA alkaline batteries are included as a standard accessory.

The DMC-LS85 has a high resolution 230,000 dots 2.5-inch LCD. It features the Intelligent LCD function, which increases the backlight brightness in 11 steps according to the ambient light intensity. At the highest of these 11 steps, the LCD backlight becomes approx. 1.4 times brighter than normal. This makes both shooting and viewing photos easier and more convenient.

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