Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS Review
(also known as the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS ELPH)

Review Date: May 2nd 2008
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
3.5
Value for Money
4

The Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS can perhaps best be summed up as an undemanding snapper for the unpretentious imagemaker and as such is largely beyond criticism, save for some fiddly controls inherent in a camera with a height and width (if not depth) equivalent to a credit card. The build quality is very impressive, as is speed of operation and overall ease of use. And the fact that you get a 32MB card bundled with the IXUS 80 IS out of the box so you get start snapping straight away will find favour with its non-enthusiast target market. The only real shame here is in the levels of noise apparent in the mid to high ISO range. Though most of its intended audience will doubtless be using the Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS for the occasional sunny holiday snap or activating the flash for party shots, and so that won't be an issue, it's an area that nevertheless detracts from the positive overall picture and knocks a star off its score. At the time of writing, as we've noted, Canon had announced a bigger brother to the 8 megapixel IXUS 80 IS in the 10 megapixel IXUS 90 IS, which adds a high ISO setting equivalent to ISO 3200 and a 3-inch screen, a review of which is to follow very soon.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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