Emily Raymond has reviewed the Canon PowerShot S80, a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera with 3.6 optical zoom lens and 2.5″ LCD scren, at DigitalCameraInfo and she writes:
“Overall, the S80 is an okay digital camera, but not a very good camcorder. It has a basic burst mode that shoots 1.8 fps. Its zoom lens makes a loud motor noise and its 2.5-inch LCD screen has poor resolution. The Canon S80 is marketed as a great hybrid device, but it lacks optical zoom functionality in movie mode and even more basic features like sufficient memory, battery power, and decent software. The Canon PowerShot S80 retails for $549, but isn’t worth quite that much.
Pro:XGA movie mode, Interesting My Colors mode, 22 language choices, the most we can recall seeing on any camera, Great playback mode, Lots of live views, Software is easy to use”
Cons: Loud lens with excessive barrel distortion, Inaccurate viewfinder, Poor LCD resolution, Clustered layout – too many buttons surrounded by way too many icons, Split menu system appears disorganized, No optical zoom in movie mode, Limited battery life”