Ilse Jurriën : March 13th 2008 - 18:30 CET
Canon IXUS 85 IS
Canon IXUS 85 IS : A new 10 Megapixel Digital IXUS model has just been released by Canon. The Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS features Canon’s lens-shift type optical Image Stabilizer (IS) for exceptional image quality. In addition to its 3x optical zoom lens with IS, the IXUS 85IS camera features enhanced auto focus performance for low-light shooting. The Canon IXUS 85 IS includes Motion Detection Technology, which works in tandem with IS to reduce all kinds of blur, and Face Detection Technology with Face Select & Track and Face Detection White Balance for accurate, natural-looking people shots in all situations. A bright, clear 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen enhances user experience thanks to their wide viewing angle, high contrast easy-view displays, and glare-resistant coatings.|
Canon IXUS 85 IS Features
• Rounded square design with bold details in piano key black or silver
• 10.0 Megapixel image sensor
• 3x optical zoom lens with optical Image Stabilizer (IS)
• Face Detection Technology with White Balance and Face Select & Track
• DIGIC III with Noise Reduction Technology
• Automatic Red-Eye Correction in shooting and playback
• 2.5” PureColor LCD II
• Optical Viewfinder
• Enhanced auto focus performs at up to 1-stop darker
• 19 shooting modes including new Sunset mode and My Colors photo effects
• Extensive movie options including VGA 30fps, Long Play and Time Lapse movie modes
• Optional accessories include Waterproof Case, Soft Case and High Powered Flash
• Easy printing with PictBridge and quick print order settings in playback mode³
Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS Design
Built to facilitate individual expression, the Canon IXUS 85IS camera offers an evolution in terms of design. The Digital IXUS 85 IS softens the sharp minimalism of the Digital IXUS 70, for a more fluid feel, accentuated by bold lens ring and edging details in piano black or silver.
Canon zoom lens with Image Stabilizer
The Canon IXUS 85 IS features a 3x optical zoom lens, allowing everything from landscape shots to close-ups and medium telephoto zooms. Exceptional image clarity and compactness of form are achieved thanks to the inclusion of Canon’s UA (Ultra-high refractive index Aspherical) lens elements. The lens has a straight optical path for uncompromising image quality. Canon’s lens-shift type optical Image Stabilizer (IS) is incorporated, vastly reducing the effects of camera shake when shooting in low light conditions or at the end of the zoom. The IS system gives the Digital IXUS 85 IS a 3 stop advantage, facilitating better images in dusky conditions. Improved low-light AF performance helps users take advantage of the benefits of IS. The AF is now able to achieve focus in 1 stop less light, so the camera obtains excellent results even further into the evening.
Motion Detection technology
Activated in High ISO Auto, Canon’s intelligent Motion Detection Technology works to eliminate the blur caused by subject motion and camera shake. When these are detected, the system provides an ISO boost between ISO 80-800 - counteracting motion blur to improve action shots and night snaps, without compromising shots where no ISO boost is needed. Combining inputs from Face Detection Technology, the optical Image Stabiliser, changes in scene brightness and changes from frame to frame, Canon’s Motion Detection Technology is a comprehensive solution to motion blur.
Face Detection technology
Equally comprehensive is Canon’s approach to Face Detection Technology. The Canon IXUS 85IS includes Face Select & Track, which allows you to select a single face from a crowd of up to 35 detected faces. The optimum focus, exposure, flash and - in a new addition - white balance will then be set for that face, tracking the subject as they move around the frame.
Canon’s Red-Eye Correction draws on Face Detection Technology in order to eliminate red-eye from photographs. Whenever a face is detected in a shot, red-eye is checked for. It can then be either removed automatically while shooting or in playback mode. New AF Point Zoom allows the photographer to magnify the AF frame when the shutter button is pressed half way, so that facial expressions can be checked before shooting.
Canon DIGIC III image processor
As well as powering features including Face Detection Technology, Canon’s DIGIC III image processor enables quick response times and fast buffering speeds. The processor also features advanced Noise Reduction Technology for excellent image quality at high ISO settings.
Canon IXUS 85IS LCD screen
The Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS features a high resolution 2.5" PureColor LCD II screen. This LCD screen offers a number of benefits over conventional LCD screens, including improved colour contrast for enhanced visibility, a wide viewing angle for easy shooting and instant image sharing, anti-glare coatings for viewing under bright light, and anti-scratch coatings. The Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS further provides additional photo framing options thanks to its Optical Viewfinder (OVF).
Canon IXUS 85 IS Shooting modes
A host of features enable users to enhance their shooting options. Users can choose from a range of 19 shooting modes, including a number of Special Scene modes that automatically optimise camera settings for common shooting subjects. The Digital IXUS 85 IS features Sunset scene mode for optimum capture of this tricky subject. Movie options include Long Play (LP) mode, which uses only half the memory of standard movies, and Time Lapse movie for the creation of fun and atmospheric accelerated film clips.
Canon IXUS 85 IS Menu features
Several menu features also let users manipulate their images in-camera, without the need for computer software. The Trimming function offers image trimming to predetermined sizes. This function is integrated with Face Detection Technology – if several faces are detected in frame users can jump between faces to create instant trimmed portraits. The Image Resize function enables users to create smaller image files by reducing the number recording pixels in larger images. The original image can then be deleted in order to save space on the memory card, leaving the new file an ideal size for e-mailing and uploading to the web.