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Canon Launches New S80

Canon Powershot S80 digital camera Canon Powershot S80 digital camera

Canon's new flagship PowerShot S80 digital camera features 8 megapixels of resolution, a 28mm-wide lens, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and an XGA movie mode.

The PowerShot S80 retains many features of its predecessor, the S70, including a wide-angle, ultra-high-refractive-index glass aspherical lens with a 3.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-100mm equivalent). The autofocus system has been improved to reduce the time required for focusing by up to approximately 20 percent. In addition, exposure control has been refined for low-light conditions for better exposure accuracy and focusing.

The camera supports movie recording in XGA size (1,024 x 768 pixels) at 15 frames per second. Continuous recording of XGA up to a file size of 1 GB is possible. The S80 provides a choice between single-frame and sequence-frame for movie prints. When single is selected, any frame from a movie can be selected and printed on a single sheet. In sequence mode,
the camera can, when connected to a compatible printer, print a series of miniature thumbnail images.

The PowerShot S80 kit contains a full set of software and other accessories and sells for an estimated $549.

Additional Info

  • Company: Canon
  • Company Phone #: 800-828-4040