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PowerShot A80

PowerShot A Series


Type of Camera


Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical / 3.6x Digital /11x Combined Zoom

Image Capture Device


1/1.8 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 4.0 million


Focal Length

7.8 - 23.4mm, f/2.8 - 4.9 zoom Lens(35mm film equivalent: 38 - 114mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Normal 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 System

9-point AiAF/ 1-point AF (Fixed to center)


Optical Viewfinder

Real-image optical zoom viewfinder

LCD Monitor

1.5 in. amorphous silicon TFT color LCD With variable-angle function.

LCD Pixels

Approx. 67,000 pixels (Picture coverage approx. 100%)

LCD Coverage


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8/8.0 (W), f/4.9/8.0 (T)

Shutter Speed

15 - 1/2,000 sec. Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction

Exposure Control


AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400

Light Metering Method

Evaluative/Center-weighted average/Spot

Exposure Control Method

Program AE/Aperture or Shutter-priority AE/Manual

White Balance

White Balance Control

Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or Custom


Built-in Flash

Operation Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync

Flash Range

WIDE: 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 Time

Approx. 10 sec. or shorter

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes

Auto, Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom 1, Custom 2), Programmed Image Control Zone, Image (Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Stitch Assist, Movie)

Photo Effects

Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White

Self Timer

Operates with approx. 2 sec. or approx 10 sec. count-down

Wireless Control

Not Available

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 2.4 shots/sec. (Large/Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)

Image Storage

Storage Media

CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I

Print Order Format

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format

Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

JPEG Compression Mode

SuperFine, Fine or Normal

Number of Recording Pixels

Still 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

 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

 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 File

Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnification (approx. 2.0x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes

Still images: Single Image, All Images Movie: Part of movie, All of movie


Computer Interface

Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B jack)

Video Out


Audio Out


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 Source

1. AA-size Batteries (Alkaline, Rechargeable NiMH)(x4)2. Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS500)

Shooting Capacity

AA ALKALINE: LCD on - Approx. 250; LCD Off - Approx. 800
AA NIMH: LCD On - Approx. 350; LCD Off - Approx. 1000

Playback Time

Approx. 280 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature

32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10 - 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)


Approx. 8.8 oz./250g (camera body only)

Computer System Requirements

Mac Requirements

Computer 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 Requirements

Computer 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.

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