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Canon Digital Camera Powershot 8.0MP S80

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The 8.0 Megapixel PowerShot S80 offers a world of photographic options. The stylish capsule design hosts a complete range of creative control modes while the sliding lens cover opens to reveal a class leading Canon 28-100mm (35mm equivalent), wide angle zoom lens. Capture all the detail with the DiG!C II processor delivering fast performance and industry leading image quality and review your photos and movies with ease on the huge 2.5 inch LCD screen.

Megapixels 8.0
Optical zoom 3.6
Digital zoom 4.0
Card type SD/MMC
Storage included 32
Maximum image 3264x2448
Screen 2.5"
Video out Yes
Movie mode Yes, with sound
Flash Yes
Transfer method USB 2
Battery type Li-ion
Number of batteries 1
Colour Silver/Black

The wide angle zoom digital camera for creative photographers.

* 8.0 Megapixel.
* Canon wide angle 3.6x optical zoom.
* Huge 2.5 inch LCD screen
* Super fast DiG!C II Imgaging Processor
* Print/Share*button allows easy 'one push' printing and downloading of images


- 8.0 Megapixel 1/1.8" CCD image sensor capable of recording 3264 x 2448 pixels.
- Canon wide angle 28-100mm (35mm equivalent), f/2.8-5.3 Ultra-high Refractive Index Aspherical (UA) lens.
- High speed start-up, fast autofocus, smooth continuous shooting, faster overall processing and superior image quality thanks to revolutionary DiG!C II Imaging Processor.


- 5 'Creative Zone' modes including P (program AE)/Tv (shutter Speed priority AE)/Av (aperture priority AE)/M (manual exposure) and C (custom), selectable with the Command Dial for complete control.
- Selectable 9 point AiAF, and single point selectable 'FlexiZone AF' focus allows the user to focus on a subject almost anywhere in the picture and alternate the focus subject without altering the framing of the shot.
- 9 position white balance and Intelligent Orientation Sensor allows precise white balance calculation.
- Selectable sync flash, manual internal flash output adjustment and external flash slave function allows customised flash photography for every photographic situation.
- Wide range of ISO Equivalent speed settings (Auto/ISO50/100/200/400).
- Selectable Evaluative, Centre-weighted average and Spot (centre-point) metering for optimum exposure settings.


- Pre-set 'Special Scene Modes' for Portrait/Landscape/Night Scene/Foliage/Snow/Beach/Fireworks/Underwater/Indoor /Kids & Pets/ Night Snapshot/and Digital Macro.
- 'My Colours' modes including Positive Film/Lighter Skin/Tone Darker Skin Tone/Vivid Blue/Vivid/Green/Vivid Red/Colour Accent/Colour Swap and Custom Colour allow users to customise colour preferences while shooting.
- High quality XGA 1024x768 movie recording and playback with sound.
- Smooth continuous shooting at 1.8 shots per second and interval shooting function for fixed-point observation, over long time periods.
- Real time histogram display allows quick and easy exposure evaluation.
- Huge 2.5 inch LCD for easy review of photos and movie files.


- Print/Share* Button allows 'one push' printing/downloading of images straight from the camera.
- Direct photo printing with Canon direct printers and other PictBridge compatible models.
- Supports Exif 2.2 tagging allowing superior print image processing.
- Canon's complete image management software suite for fast and easy download, display, email and printing of images, creating panoramic pictures and computer controlled image capture and storage
- Picture Transfer Protocol supports driver-less image transfer, viewing and deletion between camera and computer with newer operating systems. (Windows XP or Mac OS X v 10.1/10.2/10.3)


- Wrist Strap WS-DC1, Battery Pack NB-2LH,
Battery Charger CB-2LWE, AC Cable, AV
Cable AVC-DC300, USB Interface Cable IFC-
400PCU, 32MB SD Memory Card, Camera
User Guide, Software Starter Guide, Direct
Print Guide
- Digital Camera Solution Disc - ZoomBrowser
EX (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), TWAIN Driver
(PC), WIA Driver(PC), PhotoStitch,
PhotoRecord(PC), RAW Image Task,
CameraWindow, MovieEdit, PhotoStudio,
Apple QuickTime (Win)


1/1.8 inch

Effective Number of Pixels:
Approx. 8.0 MP

Total Number of Pixels:
Approx. 8.3 MP

Filter Array:
Primary colour filter (Bayer type)


Focal Length (optical):
5.8 (W) - 20.7 (T) mm

35mm film equivalent:
28 (W) - 100 (T) mm

Maximum Aperture:
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.3 (T)

f/number :
f/2.8 - f/8.0 (W)f/5.3 - f/8.0 (T)

Shutter Speed :
15 - 1/2000 sec

Sensitivity (Equivalent Film Speed):
Auto* , ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent (* Camera automatically sets the optimum speed.)

8 elements in 7 groups (including 2 aspherical lenses including one UA lens)

Optical Zoom:
Approx. 3.6x

Digital Zoom:
Approx. 4.0x

Max Combined Zoom:
Approx. 14x

Focusing Method:
TTL Autofocus
9-point AiAF/1-point AF*
Two options for focusing frame: Flexizone moved as desired or centre-fixed.
AF lock, Manual focus and AE/Focus Bracketing available

Light Metering Method:
Evaluative/Centre-weighted average/Spot (Selectable metering frame with Spot mode: Centre fixed/AF-point linked)

Exposure Control Method:
Program AE/Shutter speed-priority AE/Aperture-priority AE/Manual exposure/Auto Exposure Bracketing

Exposure Compensation:
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control:
TTL White Balance

White Balance Modes:
Auto, Pre-set (Daylight/Cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent/Fluorescent H/Flash/Underwater), Custom

LCD Monitor/Viewfinder:
Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor:
2.5" Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT colour LCD

Flash Modes:
Auto */On */Off * Red-eye reduction is available.

Flash Range :
55 cm - 4.2 m (W), 55 cm - 2.0 m (T)

Selectable Shooting Modes:

Shooting Modes:
Auto/Creative zone (Program/Shutter speed priority/Aperture priority/Manual/Custom)/Image zone (Special Scene/My colours/Portrait/Landscape/Night Scene Foliage/Snow/Beach/Fireworks/Underwater/Stitch Assist/ Movie)

Photo Effects Mode:
Effect Off/Vivid/Neutral/Low sharpening/Sepia/Black & White/Custom

Interval shooting:
Increments of 1 - 60 min. up to 100 shots (depending on CF card capacity)

Image Recording Format:
Image File Format:
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

Still image:
Exif 2.2 (JPEG compression method)

Colour Space:

AVI Image data: Motion JPEG

Sound annotation/Audio Data:
WAVE (Monaural)

JPEG Compression Levels:

Recording Pixels - Still Images:
Large :
3264 x 2448

Medium 1:
2592 x 1944

Medium 2:
2048 x 1536

Medium 3 :
1600 x 1200

640 x 480

Recording Pixels - Movie Images:
Large (VGA):
640 x 480 (30fps/15fps)

Medium (QVGA):
320 x 240 (30fps/15fps)

Compact (QQVGA):
160 x 120 (15fps)

High Resolution :
1024 x 768 (15fps)

Computer I/F:
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Output:
NTSC or PAL selectable

Audio Output:

Memory Storage:
SD Menory Card / MutliMedia Card

Supplied Memory:
32MB SD Memory Card

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-2LH
Release date Australia
October 27th, 2005
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