Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera @DASHING THING REVIEW

05 Jul
Review Date
User Level
Novice to Experienced
Product Uses
Family / Travel / Special Events
Digicam Design
Point-and-Shoot or Manual control
Picture Quality
Very Good, 4.1-megapixel CCD
Print Sizes
4×6, 5×7, 8×10 inches
Suggested Retail Price
(At introduction)



The Canon PowerShot A80 is the latest in a long line of high-quality digicams from Canon. Canon U.S.A. has long been a strong contender in the film and digital camera markets, well-known for its high-quality optics, technical innovations, and aggressive product development. The 4.1-megapixel PowerShot A80 updates this extensive line by improving on an already well-received model, the 3.3-megapixel PowerShot A70.

Last year, Canon’s PowerShot A40 topped the charts on the IR website for popularity, outstripping all other camera models. This was particularly impressive given that my readers generally gravitate toward higher-end models. This year, the PowerShot A70 updated the A40, with a larger CCD, more manual controls, and a slightly different control layout. Now, the Canon PowerShot A80 continues the series with a 4.1-megapixel CCD, larger AF point spread, and a rotating LCD monitor. The camera accommodates a wide range of users with its variable level of exposure control. Experienced shooters will appreciate the Manual, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority modes, while novices will find the Auto, Program AE, and Scene modes useful. Plus, the A80 has a full range of creative effects, and the benefit of Canon optics with its 3x zoom lens. The A70 was a definite bargain with its competitive price and heavy feature set, and the A80 looks to be just as much of a deal. Read on for more details.

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