PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras
The purity of IXUS.
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.
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.*
A 10.0 Megapixel sensor captures images in fine detail, enabling creative trimming and poster size printing.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
*Some versions may not be available in all regions
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 10.0M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||DIGIC III with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||6.2 – 18.6 mm (35mm equivalent: 35 – 105mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 3x. Digital approx. 4x ²(with Digital Tele-Converter approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom ¹)². Combined approx. 12x|
|Maximum f/number||f/2.8 – f/4.9|
|Construction||6 elements in 5 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA element, 1 single sided UA element)|
|Image Stabilisation||Yes (shift-type)|
|AF System / Points||AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)|
|AF Point Selection||Size (Normal, Small)|
|AF Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|AF Assist Beam||Yes|
|Closest Focusing Distance||3cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|Metering Modes||Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)|
|AE Lock||On/Off Selectable|
|Exposure Compensation||+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments|
|ISO Sensitivity*||AUTO, High ISO Auto (incorporating Motion Detection Technology), 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Speed||1/60 - 1/1500 sec (factory default) 15 - 1/1500 sec (total range - varies by shooting mode)|
|Settings||Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom|
|Viewfinder||Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder|
|Monitor||2.5” PureColor LCD II (TFT), approx. 230,000 dots|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of fifteen levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||Face Detection FE|
|Flash Exposure Lock||Yes|
|Built-in Flash Range||30cm - 3.5m (W) / 2.0m (T)|
|External Flash||Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Modes||Auto, Manual, Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist, Movie, Special Scene (Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO3200¹)|
|Photo Effects||My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous, Self-Timer|
|Continuous Shooting||Approx. 1.4 shots/sec. ¹ (until memory card becomes full)²|
|Image Size||(L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 2272 x 1704, (M3, Date Stamp) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 3648 x 2048. Resize in playback (M3, S, 320 x 240)|
|Compression||Superfine, Fine, Normal|
|Movies||(L)640 x 480, 30fps/30fps(LP) |
(M)320 x 240, 30fps
(S)160 x 120, 15fps
(Time Lapse) 640 x 480, 0.5/1fps (Playback 15fps)
|Movie Length||Up to 4GB or 1 hour (L and M)¹ |
Up to 3 mins (S)¹
Up to 120 mins (Time Lapse)¹
|Still Image Type||JPEG compression, (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant|
|Movies||AVI [Motion JPEG compression + WAVE (monaural)]|
|Sound Files||WAVE (monaural)|
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)|
|Red-Eye Correction||Yes, during shooting and playback|
|My Camera||Start-up image and camera sounds customisation|
|My Category||Image tagging feature|
|Sound Memo||Up to 60 sec per image|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||Yes|
|Playback Zoom||Approx. 2x – 10x|
|Self Timer||Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom|
|Menu Languages||English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian|
|Computer||Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)|
|Other||A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)|
|Type||SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus. 32MB memory card supplied|
|PC Macintosh||Windows 2000 SP4 / XP SP2 / Vista |
Mac OS X v10.3 - 10.4
|Browsing & Printing||ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L (battery and charger supplied)|
|Battery Life||Approx. 300 shots¹ |
Approx. 420 min. playback
|AC Power Supply||Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC40|
|Case||Soft Leather Cases DCC-60, Digital IXUS Metal or Leather Strap|
|Waterproof / Weatherproof Case||Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC23, Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1|
|Flash||High Power Flash HF-DC1|
|Power Supply & Battery Chargers||AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity|
|Dimensions||86.0 x 54.0 x 20.4mm (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 130g|
|Zoom||¹ Depending on the image size selected.
² Digital zoom available for still image and standard movie modes only. Optical zoom may not be available during movie recording.
|Modes||¹ Recording pixels fixed at 1600 x 1200.|
|Continuous Shooting||¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity.
|Movie Length||¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity.|
|Battery Life||¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated.|