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Canon PowerShot S80 digital camera
PowerShot S80
at a glance
3264 x 2448
3.6 x optical zoom
2.5" lcd monitor
SD, MMC
Canon li-ion
Canon PowerShot S80 review summary
camera date Oct 05  out of production
pixels / class 8.3M  compact digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  11 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body excellent camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls average it its class photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
comments  
Canon PowerShot S80 specifications
lens / zoom  28 mm - 100 mm (3.6x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 44 cm / 4 cm
metering mode  evaluative, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F/2.8 -  F/5.3
white balance  auto / 7 presets / custom
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.55m - 4.2m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  3264x2448  / 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  superfine / fine / normal
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s / 10s
video options  avi 1024 x 768 (15fps) / 640x480 (15, 30fps) / 320x240 (15, 30fps) / 160x120 (15fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
platform  
extra features  histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Canon PowerShot S80 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
04Jan06 Canon Powershot S80 review at Megapixel.net
28Nov05 Canon Powershot S80 review at Steves-digicams
15Nov05 Canon Powershot S80 review at TrustedReviews
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
28Nov05 Canon Powershot S80 review at DCResource
28Nov05 Canon Powershot S80 review at Imaging-resource
08Nov05 Canon Powershot S80 review at DPReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
08Feb06 Canon Powershot S80 review at DigitaCameraInfo
02Jan06 Canon Powershot S80 review at DesignTechnica
23Dec05 Canon Powershot S80 review at LetsGoDigital (nl)
23Dec05 Canon Powershot S80 review at LetsGoDigital
25Oct05 Canon Powershot S80 review at CNET reviews
News, guides, hints & tips
23Aug05 Canon Powershot S80 press summary
Forum discussions
dpreview.com Canon Talk Forum
imaging-resource.com  Canon Forum
steves-digicams.com Canon Forum
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Canon PowerShot S80 announcement clippings


Picking up many popular features of its predecessor, the PowerShot S70 model, the PowerShot S80 digital camera retains Canon's powerful, high quality, wide angle UA (Ultra High Refractive Index Glass Aspherical) lens with a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-100mm). The camera allows users to capture a wider image area than most other compact digital cameras on the market, and with Canon's DIGIC II image processor plus 8.0 megapixels of resolution, the camera keeps image quality at its utmost.
The camera's improved autofocus reduces the time required for focusing by up to approximately 20 percent compared to its predecessor. In addition, the refined exposure control under low-light conditions results not only in better exposure accuracy but also in better focusing performance. Canon improved the exposure control by a full stop, which allows for easier focusing and produces better photos in dark conditions.


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