Summary: I've had accidents with my previous ones, not an issue with the manufacturing, but I prefer buying the same model over and over because it's so reliable and the price keeps dropping. I originally paid $500 for a new one in 2006, almost half as much two years ago and abut $100 in 2013. My favorite thing about this camera is how versatile the Manual Mode is.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot S80 is an excellent digital camera, despite the lack of the Raw format, which I do not understand and hope that could be available on a future firmware if possible. Good lens, good tonal balance - very natural - excellent resolution, good array of features, manual control, optical viewfinder, good ergonomics in a small compact - not as pocketable as I would like - great camera.
Summary: I bought this camera in part because it had the widest angle (28) in a still compact camera size. I only use the automatic functions, not being a true camera buff. That given, I love it! It takes great pictures, has lots of functions, and everyone who sees it says Nice camera and Nice pictures!
Summary: I have owed many digital cameras over the past 8 years (at least 6), plus fancy Nikon SLRs before digital. I concider myself an amateur photographer. My last camera was a Canon SD500 (i carelessly dropped it hard and it died, it took other drops and was fine) I used it very often for about a year. I loved it!!! But it did not have the manual features I really like, but overall it did do most artistic type shots that I wanted.
Summary: Everyone has already written about the features of this product. I agree with them completely. This is the best point and shoot you could ask for. I just want to warn those of you looking to purchase... I love this camera. I do not regret buying it. I travel all over the world as I currently work on a cruise ship. My old point and shoot was compact and convenient but took horrible low light pictures (low light meaning anything that was not outside).
Summary: When I was looking at which camera to buy I found an extreme shortage of reviews on the Canon Powershot S80. So I hope that my addition to the growing number of reviews helps. The following format for my review will start with the Pros, then the Cons, and finally a small summary blurb about the camera... PROS: -Appearance ~The Powershot S80 is surprisingly small for the power it packs, which helps make it a suitable pick for anyone who travels. ~Style...
This camera is simply amazing, packed with features, and perfect for the serious amatuer
Phoenix Rising, Amazon
28 November 2007
Summary: I had been extremely reluctant to forgo my beloved 35mm cameras and go digital. I own a Canon 7E SLR and an Olympus 28mm-80mm point-and-shoot. When I finally decided to go digital, I planned to replace both 35mm cameras, starting with the Olympus point-and-shoot. After much research, I decided to go with the Canon S80. I have just returned from a 3 week trip to India. The S80 blew me away!
Summary: I had a S45 and after loving that camera and quite frankly beating the heck out of it taking photos of two kids and needed a new one. I am now needing repair for the second time. After buying the canon camera bag, I managed to drop it after having it for all of three weeks and the lense cracked. Now 13 months later I can't get the lense cover to close. Very frustrating.
Excerpt: I have covered a lot of colorful high-res memories with this old digital cam of mine. For years, I’ve known this gadget like a pal. I don’t exactly have a voyeuristic eye set behind the lens who’s interested in capturing objective subjects, rather I’m indifferent to everything …