Upgrading to a Canon A80 Camera - worth it?

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  1. soccerfan macrumors member

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    Just getting into digital photography. As most Mac folks are, I'm kind of a stickler for quality, precision, etc.

    I'm on a budget so money is an issue.

    Right now I have a Fuji Finepix 1400 (1.3MP).

    I got this from a friend and have never used it.

    I'm trying to figure out whether or not it makes sense to spend $280 for the A80.

    It's a good price (+$50 gift certificate from Amazon through Sunday)... but I'd hate to dump that kind of money into something that's not THAT much better than what I have.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. ozone macrumors 6502

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    Don't know how the A80 compares to the Fuji cameras. I do have a Canon A40 and have to say it is excellent especially for a 2.0 megapixel camera. From what I've heard, the A80 is supposedly very good. You should check out online reviews of the A80. I know there is one website (Steve's Digital Cameras or something?) that has excellent, indepth review of all major digital cameras.
     
  3. Solafaa macrumors 6502a

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    My friends uses the A80 and i have the A75, even thou the A80 is supposed to be better i like the A75 better. It has amazing pictuer quality and battry life is very good.
     
  4. soccerfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Any particular reason you like the A75 better?
     
  5. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I don't know if you bought at all, but I have to say that the A80 is a really good camera. I went to Australia with it, and it was amazing. The pictures are awesome, if you're careful you can get about 5 days from the batteries (4 AA), and it has some great manual controls. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great camera that isn't too expensive.
    –Chase
     
  6. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Canon A70 (which is exactly like the A75) and I love it. I would definetely recommend the A80. Some things I like are that the camera is very easy to handle and operate, it has a flip out screen and is 4 MP. I'd say go for it; I haven't had any troubles with mine.

    JOD8FY
     
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    i've also got the A75 and i'm happy with it... flash drains battery fast, but i guess that's true with all digital cameras... :rolleyes: that said, i took mine to israel and italy this summer and got great pics...
    i might go for the A80 in your case, cause that's a great price... i (my mom and dad :cool: ) bought the A75 for $250...
    either way, you'll be happy with a canon camera...

    and notice the new avatar to the <left< as this is my 500th post!!! w00t :eek: :D

    reality
     
  8. clearly macrumors newbie

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    A80? Yes!

    I have a Canon A80 and use it with both my Mac and PC. It's a great camera and I have no hesitation in recommending it. Other family members have Fuji and Olympus models. They also take great photos, but I think the Canon is better made and more robust. Battery life is also excellent.

    Steve
     
  9. ebook macrumors 6502

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    I could re-tell you all of the positive things that have already been said, but I'll save you from reading. I have the A80 and I LOVE it, I know others that have the A70 or 75 and they also love them. In short get and you shouldn't be dissapointed!
     
  10. johnkrz macrumors member

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    its a good comera used one a few times. im saving up for a digital rebel but thats a little expensive for what u want it forf. it is also a pro camera.
     

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