PowerShot S80 perfectly embodies the compact design and superior handling that are the hallmarks of the S-series, and as the top model in the line, it's equipped to impress. The 8.0 Megapixel CCD and wide-angle, high performance lens ensure spectacular images, while the extra-large LCD screen makes shooting and playback easy and fun.
High-end performance in a compact package
PowerShot S80 is compact enough to go anywhere, yet has the all the high-end imaging features you need to produce superior quality photography. The powerful 8.0 Megapixel CCD will supercharge each image with lifelike detail, and give you the flexibility to enlarge and crop freely. The camera also incorporates UA Lens Technology, allowing the S80 to maintain its compact profile while achieving exceptional brightness and clarity throughout the full zoom range.
Get more in Every Picture!
The PowerShot S80 is a highly versatile camera with a wide-angle zoom lens that reaches all the way from 28mm at the wide end to 100mm at the telephoto end. You'll capture more image in every shot, and add greater depth to your overall photography.
Experience the big-screen difference
PowerShot S80 incorporates a big new 2.5 inch LCD screen for a truly eye-opening view. The high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture and wider viewing angle to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.
Advanced Imaging Technology Improves Every Photo
- DIGIC II Image Processor
Canon's DIGIC II Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so the DIGIC II processor provides markedly faster camera startup, autofocus and playback plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant.
- iSAPS Technology
iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC II Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
More varieties of Shooting Modes
With the PowerShot S80, you can count on exact focus no matter where your subject is in the frame. You've got 21 different Shooting Modes for every settting, including the Special Scene Mode that give you breathtaking, exhilarating pictures even when shooting conditions are tough. And you can both customize color reproduction and "touch up" color while you're shooting! Lighten skin tones, make the sky a more vivid blue, emphasize a single color and much more, all in real time as you monitor results on the LCD screen.
Get more from your movies
PowerShot S80 offers a movie recording capability that's new to digital cameras: XGA (Large) size, which is ideal for computer viewing. XGA mode records 1024 x 768 pixels (15 fps) - about twice the data of VGA - for extremely high quality films. Since PowerShot S80 gives you the option of taking any frame from your recorded movie and printing it on a single sheet (creating a still frame print), this high image quality for movies is a useful advantage.
A substantial lineup of available accessories
PowerShot S80 lets you add value and take your photography even further with optional accessories. New Wide Converter and Tele Converter lenses prepare you for capturing any shot perfectly, while a High Power Flash doubles your flash range for pro-level illumination. The Waterproof case WP-DC1 enables the S80 to shoot up to 130 ft. deep.
The Complete Print Solution
The PowerShot S80's Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the S80 to a Canon CP, SELPHY or PIXMA Photo Printer or any PictBridge compatible photo printer, press the lighted Print/Share button and print! Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows and Macintosh).
Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.6x Optical/4x Digital/14x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type: 8.0 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels: Approx. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Focal Length: 5.8-20.7mm f/2.8-5.3 zoom lens (equivalent to 28-100mm in 35mm format)
Digital Zoom: 4x
Normal AF: 1.4 ft./44cm-infinity; Macro AF: 1.6 in.-1.4 ft./4-44cm (WIDE), 11.8 in. - 1.4 ft./30-44cm (TELE); Digital Macro: 1.6 in. - 1.4 ft./4-44cm (WIDE)
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
Optical Viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor: 2.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels: Approx. 115,000 pixels
LCD Coverage: 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/5.3 (T)
Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter speed operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
Sensitivity: AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame with Spot Mode is fixed to center or linked to AF frame.
Exposure Control Method: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual, Custom, AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater), Custom
Built-in Flash: Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range: Normal: 1.8-13.8 ft./55cm-4.2m (W), 1.8-6.6 ft./55cm-2.0m (T) (When ISO is set to Auto)
Recycling Time: Approx. Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=7.4V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto; Creative Zone: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image Zone: Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot, Digital Macro), My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White, Custom
Self-Timer: Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control: Not available
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.8 fps
Storage Media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode: Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels: Still Image: 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small)
Movie: 1,024 x 768 (15 fps), 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Still Image: Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow motion, Editing
Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Out: NTSC/PAL
Audio Out: Monaural
Other: Memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP, SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printer via camera's USB cable.
1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-2LH
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20
Shooting Capacity: Still Image: approx. 200 shots (NB-2LH/LCD On), approx. 700 shots (NB-2LH/LCD Off)
Playback Time: Approx. 300 min. (NB-2LH)
Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions: 4.09" (W) x 2.24" (H) x 1.53" (D) (104mm x 57mm x 38.8mm)
Weight:Approx. Approx. 7.94 oz./225g (camera body only)
Manufacturer Warranty: One Year parts and labor