Canon PowerShot S80

Canon camera

  • Canon PowerShot S80 review

    The Canon PowerShot S80 replaces the Canon PowerShot S70. It is one of the few consumer digital cameras with a 28mm wide-angle lens and comes in an attractive black body with silver trims.

    Canon PowerShot S80Canon PowerShot S80 backCanon PowerShot S80 side

    It now features 8.0 megapixels resolution on a 1/1.8-in. image sensor and an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor with wide viewing angle.

  • Specifications

    - 8.3 megapixels
    - 3.6x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
    - Manual and auto focus
    - Manual and auto exposure
    - Lithium ion battery
    - 2.5-inch Wide viewing angle LCD screen
    - 21 shooting modes
    - DIGIC II Processor
    - ISO 50-400
    - JPEG file format
    - Movie mode with sound

  • Other specifications are basically the same: a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom, F2.8 max. aperture, a fast shutter speed of 1/2000 sec., and 4 cm (1.6 in.) macro capability.

    The Canon PowerShot S80 offers users 21 different shooting modes, allowing the camera to effectively handle a variety of situations. As with the S70 model, there are five modes in the Creative Zone, plus 12 new Special Scene modes as well as the My Colors mode, Stitch Assist Mode and Movie Mode. The 12 new Special Scene modes include Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot and Digital Macro.

    True to the PowerShot tradition, the PowerShot S80 model has many of the latest advances in Canon technology including the proprietary DIGIC II imaging processor. The processor enhances picture definition, vibrancy and quality, while helping increase the speed of the camera’s startup, autofocus, shutter response, playback and image processing speed while reducing power consumption by 35% compared to the original DIGIC chip.

    Image transfer speed is accelerated thanks to the inclusion of a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.

    Thanks to its DIGIC II image processor, the S80 supports movie recording in XGA size (1024 x 768 pixels) at 15 frames per second for the first time in any digital camera . Compared to the previous maximum – VGA (640 x 480 pixels) – XGA recording has about 2.5 times more pixels, and the data amount is about twice as high. Continuous recording of XGA up to a file size of 1GB is available on the S80 model.

    The Canon PowerShot S80 is targeted to serious amateur photographers who desires a digital camera with wide-angle coverage and high-end performance in a compact package.

  • Source - photoxels

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