As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A80 is also often compared to ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot A80's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot WX50 and the Alpha DSLR-A500) and Canon (such as the PowerShot A75 and the ELPH 300 HS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A80 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (103×65×35 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot A75

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5 months newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A75 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A75 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot A75 and PowerShot A80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
7 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 300 HS and PowerShot A80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot A95

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A95 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot A95 and PowerShot A80

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A80 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.9), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (103×65×35 mm) vs ultra compact (92×52×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
8 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and PowerShot A80

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix Z300

Fujifilm FinePix Z300
5 years newer
$242

Significant advantages of the Z300 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Z300 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z300 and PowerShot A80

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A80 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (320 x 240 @ 15fps vs none), is much smaller (compact (103×65×35 mm) vs professional size (137×104×84 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.3") and is significantly lighter (350 g vs 630 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.4 fps vs 5 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500

Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A500 (vs the PowerShot A80)

  • Much larger: Professional size (137×104×84 mm) vs Compact (103×65×35 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.4"
  • Significantly heavier: 630 g vs 350 g

common strengths of the DSLR-A500 and PowerShot A80

  • None found