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PowerShot A85

PowerShot A Series

PowerShot A85 Kit

PowerShot A85 Kit PowerShot A85 Body Wrist Strap WS-200 CompactFlash Card CF-32M 4 AA-type Alkaline Batteries Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM AV Cable AVC-DC300 Interface Cable IFC-400PCU


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical/3.6x Digital/11x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


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)

Digital Zoom


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


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


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

ND Filter

Not Available

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)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not Available

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

Wireless Control

Not Available

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

Number of Recordable Images

Image data

These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode

Time of Recordable Movies

Movie data

Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings. 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 Movie Magnified, 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


Audio Out



CF card slot (accept Type I card). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Printers (no computer required)

Power Supply

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x4
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500) AA NiMH: LCD On - Approx. 500; LCD Off - Approx. 1200 Approx. 360 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)

Power Source

1. Size AA Alkaline battery x4
2. Rechargeable size AA NiMH battery (NB-2AH) x4
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500)

Shooting Capacity

AA NiMH: LCD On - Approx. 500; LCD Off - Approx. 1200

Playback Time

Approx. 360 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F/0 - 40°C

Operating Humidity

10 - 90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.98x2.52x1.24 in./101.0x64.0x31.5mm (Excluding protrusions)


Approx. 7.06 oz./200g (camera body only)

Note: *1 Normal temperature (23°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.

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