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Canon PowerShot S80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 reviews of Canon PowerShot S80. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the lens and usability. The portability and image quality also get good comments. There are some critical opinions about the viewfinder and focus, while there are some mixed reviews about the image stabilizer.

performance, image quality, portability, usability, lens

price, flash, shutter, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot S80


alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S80 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

image quality, performance, usability, screen, portability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon PowerShot S80


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S80 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The durability and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability and price. The energy efficiency and flash get negative opinions.

usability, portability, durability, performance, design

image quality, flash, energy

46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Canon PowerShot S80


The Canon S80 is one of the best compact digital cameras on the market, but you're going to have to dig deep to afford it.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by ( (en))

Canon PowerShot S80


Good image quality.Reliable Evaluative metering.Dial functions of the Multi control Dial very practical.28 to 100 mm equivalent zoom.Available 1024 x 768 pixel movie mode.Well-rounded set of shooting modes.Solid and elegant construction.

Soft focus images.Multi control Dial's functions too complex.No RAW image format.Compression sometimes a bit too strong at the highest image quality.Flash light falloff in the corners of 28mm images.Average LCD monitor resolution.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Canon PowerShot S80


This is a small camera but not as light as you may think, it definitely has a solid feel and when you look at the specifications you know why.

This is an 8mega pixel camera with 3.6 to 1 optical zoom, both figures are above the norm and the feel of the whole unit shouts quality. It is 10.5x4x5.5cm and weights close to 300grams. Lens fully extended adds 3cm to the 4cm width. The top of the...

May, 2006

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Canon Powershot S80


Canon Powershot S80 Review. A compact digital camera with manual exposure controls. This camera also offers a wide angle lens.

Image quality ; Wide angle lens ; Sharp images ; Manual exposure features

Shutter Lag ; ISO equivalents limited to a maximum of 400

The Canon Powershot S80 offers great picture quality and an impressive variety of features. With its ultra wide angle lens it is almost a real winner. It has a clear problem with shutter lag though.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Canon PowerShot S80 - Digital SLR Reviews


Unlike the difference between the S60 and S70, the new model has had a radical makeover...

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


Although it's quite bulky, the S80 offers an excellent list of features for a compact digital camera.

A full feature set; wide-angle zoom lens; big 2.5-inch LCD; great image quality and some clever design elements

A tad bulky for your trouser pockets

Sep, 2007

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Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon PowerShot S80


Megapixels: 8, Maximum Resolution: 3264 x 2448 pixels, Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, ...

Excellent quality. Very good performance. Wide-angle is 28mm.

No RAW files. Recycle time could be quicker. A little pricey.

The Canon PowerShot S80 is a little expensive, but it's a solid, compact camera that takes excellent photos.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (

Canon PowerShot S80 Review


Just over a year after the launch of the 7 megapixel PowerShot S70 Canon revealed its replacement, the new S80, which boasts a slight redesign, an extra million pixels and a few new features - including the latest DIGIC II processor. The S80 is smaller...

Excellent resolution, good per-pixel sharpness for this class of camera Low noise at ISO 50 and 100, not bad at 200 and 400 Fast, responsive operation Excellent metering and color Very clean, artefact-free images High quality wide-angle zoom (28 - 100...

Mild corner softness at wide-angle and maximum aperture Occasional lens flare and some highlight clipping New multi-control dial useful, but can be fiddly Lens slow at telephoto (F5.3) Would prefer a higher resolution LCD screen Mediocre macro mode...

After the rather uninspiring noise performance of the Panasonic LX1 and overblown image processing of the Olympus Stylus 800 I approached the update to the excellent PowerShot S70 with some trepidation. So it was a great relief to discover that the S80...

Nov, 2005

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Canon PowerShot S80 review


Canon PowerShot S80

Great image quality; snappy performance; sturdy and attractive.

Vignetting at widest angle; slowish lens; no uncompressed or raw-file support; jaggies and audio noise in movie mode.

Aside from one or two very minor lens shortcomings, Canon's new flagship S-series model stands out in its class.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Lori Grunin and Robert Dubbin (

Canon PowerShot S review


Intro Though it fails to garner the same across-the-board high marks as its predecessors, the Canon PowerShot S70 nevertheless acquits itself very well as an enthusiast's compact. A 7-megapixel camera with a 3.6X zoom lens, the S70's first-rate photos...

Relatively wide-angle lens; strong raw-shooting speed for a non-dSLR; above-average image quality.

Poor battery life; noisy lens.

Though it's still an excellent camera, some aspects of the S70 now lag behind its competitors'.

Dec, 2004

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