PowerShot A80

PowerShot A Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 9026A001


Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical / 3.6x Digital /11x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type1/1.8 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Effective PixelsApprox. 4.0 million
Focal Length7.8 - 23.4mm, f/2.8 - 4.9 zoom Lens(35mm film equivalent: 38 - 114mm)
Digital Zoom3.6x
Focusing RangeNormal AF: 1.5 ft. - infinity/45cm - infinity
Macro AF: 2 in. - 1.5 ft./5 - 45cm (WIDE), 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25 - 45cm (TELE)
Autofocus System9-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor1.5 in. amorphous sillicon TFT color LCD With variable-angle function.
LCD PixelsApprox. 67,000 pixels (Picture coverage approx. 100%)
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8/8.0 (W), f/4.9/8.0 (T)
Shutter Speed15 - 1/2,000 sec.Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400
Light Metering MethodEvaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE/Aperture or Shutter-priority AE/Manual
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash RangeWIDE: 1.5 - 14 ft. (45cm - 4.4m)
TELE: 1.5 - 8.2 ft. (45cm - 2.5m)
Macro: 9.8 in. - 1.5 ft./25 - 45cm (When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or shorter
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesAuto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)
Photo EffectsVivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self TimerOperates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.4 shots/sec. (Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage MediaCompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
Print Order FormatDigital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression ModeSuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording PixelsStill image: Large: 2,272 x 1,704, Medium 1: 1,600 x 1,200, Medium 2: 1,024 x 768, Small: 640 x 480
Movie: 320 x 240 or 160 x 120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data
Menu SelectionFile Size
Large / SuperFine2,0022,272 x 1,7041430123
Large / Fine1,1162,272 x 1,7042754222
Large / Normal5562,272 x 1,70454110443
Medium 1/ SuperFine1,0021,600 x 1,2003061246
Medium 1/ Fine5581,600 x 1,20054109440
Medium 1/ Normal2781,600 x 1,200108217868
Medium 2/ SuperFine5701,024 x 76853107431
Medium 2/ Fine3201,024 x 76894189762
Medium 2/ Normal1701,024 x 7681743491,390
Small / SuperFine249640 x 480120241962
Small / Fine150640 x 4801963931,563
Small / Normal84640 x 4803376762,720


These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data
Movie / High320 x 24091 sec.183 sec.386 sec.735 sec.
Movie / Low160 x 120242 sec.486 sec.973 sec.1,954 sec.


Above-written figures are measured under Canon's standard conditions and may vary depending on the scene, subjects or camera settings. Total length of movie files recordable on specific CF cards; Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill images: Single Image, All ImagesMovie: Part of movie, All of movie
Computer InterfaceUniversal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)
Video OutNTSC or PAL
Audio OutMonoaural
Power Supply 1. AA-size Batteries (Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH)(x4)2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500) AA ALKALINE: LCD on - Approx. 250; LCD Off - Approx. 800
AA NIMH: LCD On - Approx. 350; LCD Off - Approx. 1000 Approx. 280 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Power Source1. AA-size Batteries (Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH)(x4)2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500)
Shooting CapacityAA ALKALINE: LCD on - Approx. 250; LCD Off - Approx. 800
AA NIMH: LCD On - Approx. 350; LCD Off - Approx. 1000
Playback TimeApprox. 280 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity10 - 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.1 x 2.5 x 1.4 in./103.1 x 64.4 x 34.7mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 8.8 oz./250g (camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac RequirementsComputer Model: Power Macintosh, PowerBook, iMac, eMac or iBook
OS: OS 9.0 - 9.2 or OSX 10.1 - 10.2.
CPU: PowerPC.
Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC RequirementsComputer Model: IBM PC/AT compatible
OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP.
CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/ 2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP).
Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP pre-install model only).
*1 Canon's standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (23 degrees Celsius). LCD viewfinder is ON. Shoot images at wide angle end and at telephoto end alternately with 20 second intervals. Use flash every 4th shot. Turn camera off and on every 8th shot.
*2 Canon's standard conditions of measuring playback time are as follows: Normal temperature (23 degrees Celsius). Repeat playback automatically at a speed of 1 image per 5 seconds.