Summary: I already knew and owned a camera, but unfortunately it stopped working. I found this wonderful state of preservation. Now I can get back to shooting underwater. Thank you Jimmy was a great salesman.
Summary: I use this camera for taking product photos and model shots, and it does both very well. Great detail for close-up and landscapes. The flippy screen is awesome, though I don't use it as much as I thought I would. Easy to use, easy to get good shots, highly recommended!
Summary: I love this camera, recently had problems with one I had for about 8 years and bought a replacement used model. Buyers should be aware that the Canon A80 had a problem with it's image controls failing which was supposed to be fixed by sending the camera in. I was not aware of this until contacting them recently. If the camera is bought used, you should make sure the fixes were made prior to buying or your camera may fail as both mine did.
Within its 4.0MP limit, you can't do better than this camera! LOVE IT!
12 October 2011
Summary: I bought this camera many years ago, and it has served me well. It is durable and dependable. The screen is small, 'tis true, but it rotates, which makes it possible to take pictures from all kinds of crazy angles and still see what you are shooting, as opposed to all modern point-and-shoot cameras.
Summary: I purchased this digital camera as my first experience with the 'digital' world of cameras and photos. Loved the digital end of taking and having photos. Purchased rechargable AA batteries for the camera as I apparently loved to take photos... more and more and more. I did experience an issue with the battery cover not closing all of the way, causing the batteries to not be able to power the camera and had to return it three times for repair.
Summary: This camera is a DINOSAUR. It is HEAVY and BULKY. Picture quality is low and tiny screen makes taking photos difficult. Don't buy this as a functioning camera. Maybe an antique or a paperweight. JUNK.
Summary: The Canon Powershot A80 has been used by my family since May 2004 when I bought it for $349 at Best Buy. It has provided years of beautiful pictures that are sharp, clear, vivid, and color-accurate. I compared its photos to two newer Canons (S2 IS and 1400IS) for indoors and outdoors photos--the A80 always had the best photos.
Summary: This camera took the best ever photos but after two years just quit. Never dropped or mistreated. Camera store quoted over $100 just to see what was wrong with it. That did not include actually fixing it. So sad - it did take such wonderful photos. Then purchased PowerShot S2 IS. Images not as good as A80. So sad. PowerShot S2 IS quit after three years. Changing over to Panasonic.