|Canon PowerShot A80 4MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom
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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.
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
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
Very nice and efficient.. A great value, July 8, 2004
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
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