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Canon PowerShot S80

 

Canon PowerShot S80

Category: Serious Amateur

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. 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. 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 S80 has the full complement of exposure control a serious amateur photographer demands: Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Scene Modes and full Manual mode. Other differences: the Canon S80 now takes Secure Digital (SD) memory cards instead of CompactFlash (CF) Type I and II.

The Canon S80 supports movie shooting in powerful XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) 15 fps as well as high-quality VGA (640 x 480 pixels) 30 fps. Continuous movie recording up to 1 GB is possible. It displays a histogram in real-time and grid lines for easier photo composition.

21 Shooting Modes give full exposure flexibility and Scene Modes automate picture-taking in most situations.

Optional accessories include a Soft Leather Case PSC-30; a High-Power Flash HF-DC1; a Wide Converter WC-DC10 and Tele-converter TC-DC10 (both require Lens Adapter LA-DC20); and a Waterproof Case WP-DC1 (and Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1 to prevent the case from floating) for underwater photography.

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.

 
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Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 8.0 million
Image Sensor 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx 8.3 million)
Lens 5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 100 mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.3 (T)
Optical Zoom 3.6x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 14x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder, picture coverage approx. 80%
LCD Monitor 2.5-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD (115,000 pixels, picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
9-point (AiAF)/1-point (AF)
1-point AF: 1-point/frame can be moved manually (FlexiZone AF)
AF-assisit Beam
Shooting Distance
(from front of lens)
Normal AF: 44 cm (1.4 ft.) - infinity (W/T)
Macro: 4 cm - 44 cm (1.6 in. - 1.4 ft.) (W)
30 cm - 44 cm (11.8 in. - 1.4 ft.) (T)
Manual focus: 4 cm (1.6 in.) - infinity (W)
30 cm (11.8 in.) - infinity (T)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
15 - 1/2000 sec.
* The shutter speed range varies according to the shooting mode.
* Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center or AF-point)
Exposure Compensation 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) and Safety Shift is available.
ISO Speed Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance Auto, pre-set (available settings: Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or Underwater) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto*, on*, off, FE lock, Slow synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are available.
* Red-eye reduction is available.
Flash Range
(Built-in)
55 cm to 4.2 m (1.8 ft. to 13.8 ft.) (W),
55 cm to 2.0 m (1.8 ft. to 6.6 ft.) (T)
(When speed is set to ISO AUTO.)
Flash Exposure Compensation 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Shooting Modes
Auto  
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Custom
Image zone: Special Scene*1, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie*2
*1 Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Digital Macro
*2 Standard, High Resolution, Compact, My Colors
Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.8 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Intervalometer Shooting interval: approx. 1 - 60 min. (1-min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 - 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to memory card capacity.)
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
PC-controlled Shooting Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type
Still images: Exif 2.2(JPEG)*1
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;
Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images)
Large: 3264 x 2448 pixels
Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Number of recording pixels/Frame Rate (Movies)
1024 x 768 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Continuous recording possible until memory card is full (up to 3 mins. at 160 x 120 pixels 15 frames/sec.) (Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie)
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable, effect possible),
Index (9 thumbnail images),
Triple Image Scrolling Display
Magnified (approx. 10x max. in LCD monitor, forward or reverse selection through magnified images possible),
Image search (Jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie folders, or to the next shooting date, or nine images at a time during Index playback)
Slide Show (effect possible)
Sound memos (recording/playback up to 60 sec.)
Movie (slow-motion playback possible)
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods:
- Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
- Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable)
Power Source
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-2LH (included in the camera kit)/NB-2L (sold separately)
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (sold separately)
3. Car Battery Charger Kit CBC-NB2 (sold separately)
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Included Accessories - SD Memory Card SDC-32M (32 MB)
- Battery Pack NB-2LH
- Battery Charger CB-2LW
- Wrist Strap WS-DC1
- Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- AV Cable AVC-DC300
- Digital Camera Solution Disk (CD-ROM)
- User Guides
Dimensions 104.0 x 57.0 x 38.8 mm (4.1 x 2.2 x 1.5 in.)
(excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 225 g (7.9 oz.) (camera body only)
MSRP US $549.99 / CDN $875
*1: This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.

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