Canon PowerShot A80

Announced Aug 20, 2003 •
4 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
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In 2005 I replaced my Canon S10 with the A80, shot many thousands of photos. And this little thing really rocks. In 2006 I bought a Panasonic FZ30 and in 2011 I bought a Panasonic-G3 Micro Four Thirds, My wife has a Panasonic TZ7. All really good Cameras with a lot of Features the A80 never had. But wenn you lock at the pictures of the A80... Man, so beautiful colors. None of the new ones reaches that fine colors of the A80. Today I took her to a photo shooting at Hamburg Harbour. She's old, ...

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The camera served me for many years, traveled around the world, seen humidity, cold, and hot weather, never let me down, not even once. It's solid body saved it many times when it had slipped off my hands, and fallen to the ground. The CF card is very reliable and much more faster than an SD in my opinion. I have never used the drivers and Canon provided software to download the pictures, instead just inserted the CF card into my Mac and copied the pictures, much faster. 4x AA batteries are ...

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farmdevil
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This is an excellent camera. But for me personally, it occupies a middle-ground that I am not that interested in. The picture quality is great in my opinion and I have never wanted for a particular feature. I like the aperture and shutter priority modes. The problem for me is that I would rather have a really small camera that is better for carrying in my pocket to take with me everywhere and a DSLR camera for serious outings. This camera is too big and too slow to be very versatile for use on ...

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bearchow
 
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after owning one of these shortly after they hit the market and then selling it and up gradeing to the newer A series I have went back to the A80 as the others were not the same in quality of the pics that this produced. A85, A95 and so on. This camera A80 along with its little brother the A70 are one of the better cameras in this catigorie. A++++++++ to canon, I love the A80 and will never give it up as long as it keeps on produceing quality photos. Problems: None what so ever.

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I bought mine back in april 2004 and have taken 1000's of photos with it since. It has accompanied me to France, Ireland, England, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Hong Kong and it has never failed to perform. I now have a 30D and use the A80 a lot less, but for 2 years I learned the art of digital photography with the A80. Aperture priority, shutter priority, full manual and the movie modes are the features I used the most. The flip out screen & manual functions are great for low light shots ...

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JimAWG
 
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Great until E18 Error brought it to a screaming halt for no apparent reason Problems: E18 lens error. I now understand that this is fairly common for this camera. I really loved the features this camera provided and image quality. I hope Canon has done something about this lens probllem as I just purchased an A620 to replace it. I wish Canon would ditch the movie mode, and put more money in the construction of the lens. The articulating LCD is a major bonus in my line of work.

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Excellent P/S camera. We've used this model for about a year without problems. We've had good luck with all modes of illumination (daylight, low light, flash). The color balance is good; I rarely have to touch up anything other than an occasional brightness adjustment. Movie mode is fine too. The camera is durable...handles rough storage in a fanny pack for days at a time without problem. Good battery life. Problems: The long shutter delay is frustrating, but that's universal at this ...

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Excelente equipamento, ótima empunhadura, grande autonomia de energia é realmente muito fácil de usar. A tela escamoteável facilita fotos com obstáculos. (text in portuguese) Problems: O visor poderia ser um pouco maior.

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kamaaina
 
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After having the camera a year I had a chance to REALLY use it on a 5-week trip through Myanmar, Cambodia (Angkor Wat) and Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket). The flip-out LCD was a great for ground, waist-level and over-the-head shots. This flexibility well outweighed the small screen size. I'd often relied on flash illumination in the past. With the various lighting options (tungstein, fluorescent) I was very pleased with the aviailable light photos I shot. My only minor complaint was not able to ...

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JoBo
 
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I have had this camera for over a year, replacing my first digital camera (an A40). The option of adding external lenses and filters, and the many manual settings, especially the two custom modes, made this a great camera to grow with. In a belt cover it is easy to carry around everywhere, while giving better image quality than smaller cameras. Dropped it once, it unhinged the trigger and zoom lever a bit. Luckily the camera was off, and it still works OK. Problems: The manual settings are ...

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