View Full Version : Canon A85?

10-25-2004, 06:23 AM
I was all set to buy a Canon A85 until I read about the E18 error that all of Canon's cameras seem to be prone to.
Is this really an issue with this camera?
Anyway, can anyone recommend a similar alternative, i.e. price, and features. I also liked the fact that the A85 had a relatively long flash range compared to others.


10-25-2004, 07:01 AM
whats this E18 thing ? any links for it plz..
and we always say if you buying a A85 look at the A75 that may save you money..
thats not a hard /fast rule tho.. jus for point n shoot users.. with low budgets

What else do u want in a camera, youre a guy right ! you want a decent zzoom yeh.. for real fun.. or just a toy.. click !
any specil uses ?
whats your top price ?
have alook at the FZ range ok.. over 400mm yummy..

10-25-2004, 07:48 AM
Google for Canon E18 error. Its when the camera locks up with the lens extended, and is unusable. It seems the only fix is to send it to Canon for repair.

I really like the look of the A85, and it may be that I'm worrying over nothing.

My budget is no more than 200, and the main use would be for holidays and family get togethers, so it needn't be anything too serious.

Thanks again

10-25-2004, 08:21 AM
Damn this looks bad, 1ST I HEARD OF IT.. better rethink that Canon A range as best cheap cameras..
i wouldnt buy into this, its ok while you have warranty but after that..
damn lottery..

lots of users reported errors and corrected it by straightening the lens lol..
not a good idea..

we find somthin else ok.. what you think..
suggestions plz guyz

sorry on the FZ`s but you didnt specify a price..

10-25-2004, 11:02 AM
try lookin at..
pentax optio S4
olympus mju400 or 410
pana LC70
i bought a Pana LC43 but its got no 400 iso nice tho older model
was a present..
hope that helps or take a chance on canons, we had no complaints here ...touch wood :D

more recomended here..

choose etc then we take closer look.. :)