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
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