Summary: The camera arrived promptly and in good visual condition. I purchased this camera as it fits an underwater housing I have. Unfortunately, it showed dead lines on many of the photos, a fairly common problem with older Canon cameras. I stopped using the camera and switched back to an old A75 for my underwater photography.
Excerpt: I bought this camera about 3 years back but within 2 years I started to have problems. The pictures starting coming out with red streaks and finally one day it just died. It would not start.. In the time that it worked - i felt the picture quality was just okay. there was a reddish tone to the pictures. pictures indoors were generally of poor quality.
Excerpt: I've owned the Powershot A85 for several years now and it's great! Takes great pictures everytime. There was a time when the image went black a couple of years ago. The camera was well out of warranty but Canon repaired it free!! They said the CCD Image Sensor had failed and that this was a common fault that had developed, and that they would repair it free. For this reason I'd buy a Canon again. My camera continues to work like new and I'm very happy with it..
The PowerShot A85 is affordable, durable and family-friendly.
23 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot A85 camera is a heavy-duty, high-functioning and durable digital camera for young families who take a lot of photos. We received this camera as a gift in 2004 -- my uncle, a professional photographer, recommended it because of the rave reviews it had been getting and because it was relatively affordable in the digital camera realm.
A built-to-last camera that takes consistently great photos.
23 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased the Canon Powershot A85 three years ago, just after the birth of my first son, and after extensive research on what was available. It replaced a Fuji that had begun to fail. The Powershot A85 was the perfect blend of high resolution, reasonable zoom, quality output, and good price (just under $200 at the time). I've never been disappointed with my choice.
Glad to find another A85 to replace in waterproof case.
3 January 2012
Summary: I bought my first A85 some years ago. Later I bought a waterproof case for it. Recently I dropped the camera and broken it, so I needed to buy another one to use with the case. The one I bought now was refurbished, working very good. I took good pictures. I am satisfied I found the camera many years later.
Summary: I've had this camera for many years, and it's been great. It's fast, easy to use, and does good quality pictures. I also have the SCUBA housing, and have used it for photos and short video clips underwater. When the CCD recently died, I thought that was the end of it. The camera was well out of warranty, so I assumed I'd gotten my use out of it and wasn't terribly upset.
Summary: This item is what was advertised and what I ordered. I found this product performed better than expected and as advertised. It has met and/or exceeded all of my expectations up to now. I do recommend this to anyone that may be in the market for or in need of such an item.
Summary: What can I say. These cannon cameras are for parts. I find these cameras to be a very efficient way to use as an ebay tool. Parts are simple to find as you can see. The device is simple to use (point & shoot). Easy to understand. Battery life is average, use a charger and your set for years of great pictures. The price of these cannons is the best part. Very inexpensive!