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Canon PowerShot S80 8 to 10 Megapixel

4/5 (1 Reviews)


  • MPNPowerShot S80
    Product ID27080552
    Depth1.53 in.
    Width4.09 in.
    Height2.24 in.
    Memory TypeMMC Card • SD Card
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Hand Strap • 32 MB Memory Card • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger
    Release DateOctober, 2005
    Weight0.5 lb.
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Optical Zoom3.6x
    Battery Life200 Images
    Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    Camera Resolution8.3 Megapixel
    Aperture Rangef2.8/f5.3 (w/t)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400
    ViewfinderOptical
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Self Timer2 Sec. • 10 Sec.
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA) • 160 x 120
    Flash TypeBuilt-In
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Tungsten (Preset)
    Video FormatAVI • Motion JPEG
    Resolution8.3 Megapixel
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    Shutter Speed15 - 1/2000 sec
    Digital Zoom4x
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Video Speed15 fps
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Frames Per Second1.8 Frames
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Compression TypeJPEG
    35mm Zoom Lens28 - 100 mm
    File Size (High Res.)3.36 MB (38 images on 128MB card)
    Focal Length5.8 - 20.7 mm
    LCD Panel Size2.5 in.
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 3264 x 2448 • 2592 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Focus Range16.8 in. to Infinity (w)
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    Macro Focus Range1.6 - 16.8 in. (w) / 11.8 - 16.8 in. (t)
    LCD Screen Resolution115,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    File Size (Low Res.)0.08 MB (about 1,600 images on 128MB card)

Product Description

PowerShot S80 perfectly embodies the compact design and superior handling that are the hallmarks of the S-series, and as the top model in the line, it's equipped to impress. The 8.0 Megapixel CCD and wide-angle, high performance lens ensure spectacular images, while the extra-large LCD screen makes shooting and playback easy and fun.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jessep a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2006

Strengths:    Image quality in adequate light at ISO 50 or 100, excellent zoom, big beautiful pictures. durable design, nice LCD. Fantastic feature set for its size.

Weaknesses:    Poor low light performance, makes zoom fairly useless most people complain about lack or RAW output, but I've never used RAW so I don't mind.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I really like this camera. The manual features are just right, and the wide angle lens is excellent. Overall photo quality is very impressive, and most pictures are exposed and balanced correctly straight out of the camera. I've always found Canon's photo processing to look the best straight out of the camera.

The video is also pretty good, especially the 30fps mode. I like the compact size coupled with the power of all the manual features, and bring it along on bike rides almost every ride. The casing seems durable and the flash is powerful enough for around 6ft.

My only gripe is the camera's quality once you bump the ISO up to 200 or 400. The noise is pretty much unacceptable to me. Once you reduce the 8mp picture down to something viewable on the internet or a computer monitor, the noise is much more manageable. I wish the camera had some image stabilization, then it would be perfect in my mind.

If you want a compact camera with lots of manual options, and plenty of image size this is a great pick. I plan on upgrading to a dSLR eventually, but I plan on keeping this camera when I don't want to lug around a big camera.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $445.00

Purchased At:   Willoughby's

Similar Products Used:   Canon S110 and S410

Type of photography:   Sports



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