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Canon PowerShot A80 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical ZoomCanon PowerShot A80 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
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Product Description
Featuring a high-tech design with aluminum front cover and metallic handgrip, the Canon PowerShot A80 combines a sense of both the modern and the traditional. Despite its entry-level designation in Canon's digital lineup, the easy-to-operate, 4-megapixel PowerShot A80 is a surprisingly advanced model with sophisticated optics and manual controls. It also features a twisting LCD screen.

Optics and Resolution: The PowerShot A80 offers a 4-megapixel CCD sensor that produces images up to 2272 x 1704 pixels for photo-quality 11 x 14 inch enlargements. Other resolution modes include 1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The 3x zoom lens has a focal length of 7.8-23.4mm (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm photography). It also incorporates a 3.6x digital zoom for a total 11x zoom. The PowerShot A80 also features Canon's nine-point AiAF system for focusing accuracy, shutter speeds of 15 to 1/1,500 second, and fast sequence shooting at a rate of 2.2 frames per second (fps).

Movie Mode: In addition to taking still photos, the A80 can also record up to 3 minutes of video with sound. It has two resolution settings: 320 x 240, and 160 x 120. You can record for up to 3 minutes per clip in either resolution. Note that you cannot use the optical zoom when in movie mode. The included 32 MB memory card can hold 91 seconds of video at the highest setting.

More Features: The PowerShot A80 has a 1.5-inch variable-angle LCD monitor that gives you even more shooting options. Turn the LCD monitor 180 degrees toward the front of the camera and the A80 will display your choice of a mirror image or a non-reversed image to give you a true view of your actual shot.

Offering a wider scope for photographic experimentation, Canon has also included manual, aperture priority, and shutter priority exposure modes. These modes are supported by a metering system that boasts evaluative, center-weighted average and spot options.

Canon's DIGIC (DIGital Imaging Core) processor ensures excellent color rendition and white balance for every shot, as well as super-fast auto focusing, noise-free imaging, and advanced flash exposure performance.

  • Shooting Modes: Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
  • White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom
  • Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, on/of, and slow sync modes; 10-second recycle time
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8/ 8.0 (W), f/4.9/ 8.0 (T)
  • Photo Effects: Vivid Color, Neutral Color, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
  • Continuous shooting mode: 2.2 shots per second with LCD and Large/Fine mode off
  • Self timer with 2 and 10 second options

Printing: This camera can connect directly to select printers. Canon has introduced a series of printers designed to work directly with its lineup of digital cameras. Using these printers, no computer is required--simply connect the camera to the printer and start printing. Printers include Canon's bubble jet direct printers i900D and i960, and card photo printer CP-200 and CP-300. Of course, photos from your camera can also be printed on any home computer system with an inkjet printer, sent off for online processing, or simply enjoyed on your computer screen.

Storage and Transfer: Images are stored on CompactFlash Type I memory cards; a 32 MB card is included. When shooting in Large/Normal mode, you can store 54 images on the included memory card. Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB 1.1, which means the camera can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Power and Size: The camera is powered by 4 AA batteries (alkalines included, NiMH rechargeables recommended). It measures 4.1 by 2.5 by 1.4 inches and weighs 8.8 ounces (excluding battery).

What's In The Box: This package includes the PowerShot A80 digital camera, 32 MB CompactFlash memory card, four AA alkaline batteries, USB and AV cables, and wrist strap. It also comes with ArcSoft Camera Suite and Digital Camera Solutions CD-ROMs with imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac.

From the Manufacturer
Inside the PowerShot A80's gleaming metal case are all the sophisticated Canon technology and advanced shooting features that put this camera in a class by itself. Exquisitely compact and simple to operate, yet remarkably affordable; the A80 allows anyone to create lively, memorable images straight out of the box.

High-Resolution 4 Megapixel CCD with High-Performance Features: Terrific image quality has never been easier. The PowerShot A80 has 4.0 megapixels. So colors are vivid; details, perfect. And the A80 is loaded with features usually found only on high-end cameras like the Intelligent Orientation Sensor to automatically display pictures right side up and the 14 Mode Dial that lets you shoot effortlessly, anywhere.

3.0x Optical, 3.6x Digital, 11x Combined Zoom: The PowerShot A80 features an authentic Canon 3x optical zoom for close-ups that amaze and inspire. This powerfully precise zoom lens has a total zooming range of 11x. And Canon has engineered it to ensure that zooming is fast and continuous, so nothing gets in the way of your fun.

Advanced Imaging Technology Improves Every Photo: Canon's exclusive DIGIC Imaging Processor takes the camera's 4.0 megapixel CCD to new heights. DIGIC delivers speedier processing, for greater agility, more accurate autofocus and highly natural image quality.

iSAPS Technology is an entirely new scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Imaging Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.

Selectable 9-point AiAF and Single-Point AF: With the PowerShot A80 you've got choices. For super-easy, accurate focus there's center-point AF. Or opt for the camera's advanced 9-point AiAF system when subjects are away from center frame. Whatever you choose, you'll get sharply focused shots every time--whether you're holding the camera vertically or horizontally.

An LCD Monitor with a New Twist: The PowerShot A80 has a Variable-Angle LCD Monitor that gives you even more shooting options. Turn the LCD monitor 180-degree toward the front of the camera and the A80 displays your choice of a mirror image or a non-reversed image, to give you a true view of your actual shot. Now you can create brilliant pictures, no matter where you're standing.

Create Exciting 3 Minute Movies with Sound and Special Effects: Shoot, edit and playback sound movie clips right on your camera with the PowerShot A80's enhanced Movie Mode with PhotoEffects. The PhotoEffects tools include Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White. Your photos and movies will never be the same again.

Intelligent Orientation Sensor: Among the many convenient features of the PowerShot A80, the Intelligent Orientation Sensor can tell whether you shot your photo vertically or horizontally. It automatically adjusts AF, AE and white balance and makes sure that your photos are oriented correctly when you download them to your computer.

Canon Direct Printing
  • Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers: For desktop large-format printing, try one of the Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printers which allow you to print directly in one of two ways: plug the compatible PowerShot camera into the Bubble Jet Direct Photo Printer using the supplied cable, or simply insert a memory card with supplied adapter. You can also connect the printer to your computer for more options. Print high resolution borderless images in post card size or 8.5" x 11" size within minutes.
  • Card Photo Printers: Card Photo Printers let you produce versatile fun credit card size prints or post card size prints in just three easy steps: connect, select and print. Control the printer right from your camera's LCD monitor. Prints Dye-Sublimated credit card size or post card size--fast. Bordered and borderless options are available. Available paper types let you create mini or credit card size labels. You can even take the CP-300 printer to a party or an outdoor picnic using its included battery.

Kit Contents:
- PowerShot A80 Body
- Wrist Strap WS-200
- AV Cable AVC-DC100
- Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM
- Compact Flash Card FC-32M
- 4 AA-type Alkaline Batteries

Product Specifications
Type of Camera: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical / 3.6x Digital /11x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device Type: 1/1.8 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Effective Pixels: Approx. 4.0 million
Lens Focal Length: 7.8- 23.4mm, f/2.8- 4.9 zoom Lens (35mm film equivalent: 38- 114mm)
Digital Zoom: 3.6x
Focusing Range: Normal AF: 1.5 ft. - infinity/45cm - infinity; Macro AF: 2 in. - 1.5 ft./5cm - 45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25cm - 45cm (TELE)
Autofocus: 9-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 1.5 inches amorphous sillicon TFT color LCD With variable-angle function
LCD Pixels: Approx. 67,000 pixels [521 (H) x 218 (V)]
LCD Coverage: 100 percent
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8/ 8.0 (W), f/4.9/ 8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15 - 1/2,000 seconds, Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction
Exposure Control Sensitivity: AUTO/ ISO 50/ 100/ 200/ 400 (Equivalent to ISO)
Light Metering Method: Evaluative/ Center-weighted average/ Spot
Exposure Control Method: Program AE/Aperture or Shutter-priority AE/Manual
White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom
Built-in Flash: Operation Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range: WIDE: 1.5 ft. - 14 ft. (45cm - 4.4m), TELE: 1.5 ft.- 8.2 ft. (45cm - 2.5m), Macro: 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25cm - 45cm, (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time: Approx. 10 seconds or shorter
Shooting Modes: Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Self-Timer: Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless Control: Not Available
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 2.4 shots/ sec. (Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black and White
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
Print Order Format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression Mode: SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels: Still image: Large: 2,272 x 1,704, Medium 1: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium 2: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480, Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images (Quality, File Size(KB), Resolution(pixels), 32MB Card, 64MB Card, 256 MB Card): Large / SuperFine - 2,002, 2,272 x 1,704, 14, 30, 123; Large / Fine - 1,116, 2,272 x 1,704, 27, 54, 222; Large / Normal - 556, 2,272 x 1,704,54, 110, 443; Medium 1/ SuperFine - 1,002, 1,600 x 1,200, 30, 61, 246; Medium 1/ Fine - 558, 1,600 x 1,200, 54, 109, 440; Medium 1/ Normal - 278, 1,600 x 1,200, 108, 217, 868; Medium 2/ SuperFine - 570, 1,024 x 768, 53, 107, 431; Medium 2/ Fine - 320, 1,024 x 768, 94, 189, 762; Medium 2/ Normal - 170, 1,024 x 768, 174, 349, 1,390; Small / SuperFine - 249, 640 x 480, 120, 241, 962; Small / Fine - 150, 640 x 480, 196, 393, 1,563; Small / Normal - 84, 640 x 480, 337, 676, 2,720
Time of Recordable Movie(Quality, Resolution(pixels), 32MB Card, 64MB Card, 128MB Card, 250MB Card): Movie / High - 320 x 240, 91 seconds, 183 seconds, 386 seconds, 735 seconds; Movie / Low - 160 x 120, 242 seconds, 486 seconds, 973 seconds, 1,954 seconds
Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erase Modes: Still images: Single Image, All Images; Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
Computer Interface: Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video Out: NTSC or PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
Power Source: AA-size Batteries (Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH)(x4); Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500) -- NOTE:adapter not included
Power Supply Shooting Capacity(Battery Type, Number of Shots LCD on, Number of Shots LCD off): AA ALKALINE - Approx. 250, Approx. 800; AA NIMH - Approx. 350, Approx. 1000
Playback Time: Approx. 280 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Operating Temperature: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Operating Humidity: 10 - 90 percent
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.1 x 2.5 x 1.4 inches / 103.1 x 64.4 x 34.7 mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 8.8 ounces / 250 g (camera body only)
Windows System Requirements: Computer Model: IBM PC/AT compatible, OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/ Me/ 2000/ XP, CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP), Interface: USB (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP pre-install model only).
Macintosh System Requirements: Computer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, eMac or iBook, OS: OS 9.0 - 9.2 or OSX 10.1 - 10.2, CPU: PowerPC, Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).

Customer Reviews
Works like they promised!, July 13, 2004
Reviewer: Sara Chung from SF, CA

This is an amazing camera that never fails to come up with a great picture. I am far from a pro. but this camera's function and quality enable me to take shots that look good anyway. It even has a quality mic. that allows you to record and add sound to a picture. The only gripe I have with it is that in order to actually use it for more than a day you have to purchase expensive rechargable batteries.

Very nice and efficient.. A great value, July 8, 2004
Reviewer: An electronics fan from La Palma, CA USA

I initially had the Nikon Coolpix 3100 and had a warranty and the front of the lens broke off so I went back to the store to exchange and I was told that it was no longer sold. The new model was 3200, well I spotted the Canon A80 Power shot and I ran home to read reviews on the camera before I bought it.

It's a little heavier than the Coolpix, but it has so many wonderful features. I did a comparison of the two and I feel as though the Canon is a wonderful choice. Not being a professional photographer, I wanted a camera that I could just aim and shoot and get quality pictures without a lot of work. My Canon also has a lot of scenery modes which have helped me tremendously.

The quality of the pictures are awesome and you don't have to put a lot of effort into it. My boyfriend took some pictures in the park and it was like the color was just coming through the camera. My one negative is that some of the indoor shots are a little dark, but you can learn to adjust your settings and lighten them up. Also, the software is wonderful. I am having a ball making online movies and albums and just being creative.

This is definitely a wise choice that will make the user happy.

Nice camera, Good battery life, Lots of options, July 7, 2004
Reviewer: An electronics fan from Minneapolis, MN

I paid about $270 for this camera. Really nice picture quality. You can use rechargable AA battery for this camera, which is nice. Outdoor pictures are great, but sometimes the indoor picture is not that bright. Overall if you are paying less that $300, it should be a good deal.

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