Canon PowerShot S80 Review
Just over a year after the launch of the 7 megapixel PowerShot S70 Canon revealed its replacement, the new S80, which boasts a slight redesign, an extra million pixels and a few new features - including the latest DIGIC II processor. The S80 is smaller and lighter than the S70 yet it packs a much larger (2.5") wide viewing angle LCD monitor, a control wheel / 4-way controller, XGA video capture (15 fps), USB 2.0 High-speed and SD/MMC storage. Some may, however, be a little disappointed to hear that RAW capture has been dropped.
- Wide-angle 28-100mm (35mm equivalent) 3.6x Optical Zoom Lens
- 8.0 Megapixel CCD and UA Lens Technology for Superior Image Quality
- Full photographic control
- 21 shooting modes
- 2.5-inch Wide viewing angle LCD screen
- DIGIC II Processor
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Newly-designed easy-to-use interface
- High Resolution (1024 x 768 pixel) XGA Movie Mode
Canon PowerShot S70 vs PowerShot S80 (main differences)
Canon PowerShot S80
Canon PowerShot S70
|Effective Pixels||8.0 million||7.1 million|
|Processor||DIGIC II||DIGIC I|
|Max image size||3264 x 2448||3072 x 2304|
|LCD screen||2.5-inch, 115,000 pixels||1.8-inch 118,000 pixels|
|Max movie size|| 1024 x 768 at 15 fps
640 x 480 at 15 or 30 fps
| 640 x 480 at 10 fps up to 30 secs|
|Shooting modes|| Auto
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Kids & Pets
|Continuous shooting||Approx.1.8 fps||Approx.2.0 fps|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed||USB 1.1|
|Dimensions||104 x 57 x 38.8 mm (4.1 x 2.2 x 1.5 in)||114 x 57 x 39mm (4.4 x 2.2 x 1.5in)|
|Weight (excl battery)||225 g (7.9 oz)||230 g (8.1 oz)|
|Street price|| US: $514
|Sensor|| 1/1.8 " CCD
8.0 million effective pixels
3264 x 2448
|Movie clips|| 1024 x 768 at 15 fps
640 x 480 at 15 or 30 fps
320 x 240 at 15 or 30 fps
160 x 120 at 15 fps (3 mins max)
Duration limited by card capacity (streaming), 1GB max file size
AVI (Motion JPEG)
28 - 100mm (35mm equiv)
|Shutter speeds|| 15 - 1/2000 sec
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
|Apertures|| Wide: F2.8 / 3.2 / 3.5 / 4.0 / 4.5 / 5.0 / 5.6 / 6.3 / 7.1 / 8.0
Tele: F5.3 / 5.6 / 6.3 / 7.1 / 8.0
Spot (Center* or AF-point)
|White Balance|| Auto
7 presets (Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater)
Custom (manual white balance)
|Continuous|| Approx.1.8 fps
Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off
|Storage|| SD /MMC
32 MB card supplied*
|Viewfinder|| Real Image Optical
Approx 80% coverage
|LCD monitor|| 2.5 inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
picture coverage 100%
Wide viewing angle
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 Hi Speed
|Power|| Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NB-2LH/NB-2L)
|In the box*||
PowerShot S80 Body
PictBridge and DPOF compatible
|Weight (inc batt)||268 g (9.4 oz.) approx|
|Dimensions||104 x 57 x 38.8 mm ((4.1 x 2.2 x 1.5 in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
|_ERN9064 by ernesto juarez|
from Shoot yourself ! (with your camera)
|walkersons fields by George Veltchev|
from -Waiting for Autumn- (in Full Colours Only)
Nikon's Sendai factory in the Tōhoku region North of Japan has been churning out cameras and lenses since 1971. We had the opportunity recently to visit Sendai during events to mark the launch of Nikon's new Z mount.
There's no mistaking the Nikon Coolpix P1000 – with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, it really is in a class of its own. It's a conspicuous-looking superzoom with one main job: getting you really close to far away subjects. We've put together a gallery showing the kind of results you can expect from it.
A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.
GoPro has announced its HERO7 camera lineup. The updated action cameras feature new HyperSmooth and TimeWarp modes, as well as improved video and photo specs.
The latest Samsung midrange smartphone offers a super-wide-angle lens in its triple-camera setup.
The Sony 24mm F1.4 is the latest lens to join the company's premium G Master lineup. We've been shooting with one for a couple of days - here's what you need to know.
Apple released iOS 12 a few days ago and some iPhone X users are less than happy with how the new operating system has made their phones look.
Camera bag manufacturer Lowepro has introduced mark II backpacks for its ProTactic AW range with models that are said to feature an improved handling experience as well as a collection of accessories that can be attached to the outside.
Canon has announced its latest superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX70 HS. Compared to the SX60 that came before it, the SX70 has the same lens but offers a higher resolution EVF, 4K video capture and support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format.
Cosina has announced its eighth lens designed specifically for Sony's E-mount system. The Voigtlander 21mm F3.5 lens is due out October 2018.
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
In this episode of DPReview TV we take a look at Sony's brand new 24mm F1.4 GM lens, a desirable focal length for many photographers. How does it perform? Chris and Jordan give us their first impressions.
We've had a little time to shoot with Sony's new wide/fast prime, both close to home and on the water in San Francisco. Check out our initial sample images.
Fujifilm released a firmware upgrade for its X-T3 mirrorless camera that addresses issues with distortion compensation and the mechanical lock on SD cards.
The app's algorithms have been trained using using 200 million cropping data points from real photographers.
Thanks to a software update, the Loupedeck+ editing console can now be used for video editing.
British photographic engineer MTF Services is claiming the world’s first third-party lens adapters for the new Nikon Z system with a collection of four units designed to allow cinema lenses to be mounted on the mirrorless full frame bodies.
Think Tank Photo has updated its line of heavy-duty rain covers and introduced a new, compact version for emergency situations.
The X-T3 is our first opportunity to analyze what's likely to be Fujifilm's next generation image sensor. Take a look at how it performs next to the competition in our studio test scene.
Canon's new normal is seriously sharp wide open. After shooting with it for a few days, we've prepared a gallery of real-world sample images.
Nikon will cease offering Brazil-based customer service and technical support, though the company stresses that it will still offer technical assistance and warranty repairs for valid warranties.
Two years ago, CatLABS of JP announced a plan to save Packfilm from the dead. Now, it's announced it's giving up its efforts to better focus its resources elsewhere.
The GoPro Fusion is designed to make it easy to capture 360-degree video and stills. We took it out recently on a typically hot Seattle summer day to see what it can do.
We've got our hands on a full-production Nikon Z7 camera and have updated our gallery with additional samples.
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for Chroma Chrono, a programmable RGB camera flash that emits multiple colors during long exposures.
Think Tank Photo has launched a new lineup of six dual-access, water-resistant protective lens cases it calls Lens Case Duo.
Canon and Nikon finally entered the full-frame mirrorless market this summer with the brand-new RF and Z mounts. Now that we've had some time with the cameras, we wanted to revisit our earlier predictions and take stock.
The devices' camera specs look pretty much identical to last year's iPhone X but under the hood a number of important improvements have been made.
Blackmagic Design has announced the public beta of its new Blackmagic RAW video codec. The company says the new format combines the benefits of shooting Raw video with the ease of use and smaller file sizes usually associated with non-Raw video files.
Serif, the company behind the Affinity suite, has announced the latest update for its mobile Photoshop competitor Affinity Photo for iPad.