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Canon Powershot A80

The A80 is a lovely camera, but must be watched outside since it tends to overexpose on bright sunny days. A good rule of thumb is to use a minus ev setting of 2/3 when you have lots of bright highlights. Flash performance indoors is excellent, rendering great skin tones. One note of interest: The ISO ratings are very conservative with ISO 50 being much more like 100 and 400, more like 800. Noise is very low (let me rephrase that now that I have the 20D: "reasonable") at higher ISOs.
I've put together a slide program "My Little Friend" as a tribute to my beloved "stealthcam". You can download the zipped file here: http://isabelcutler.com/MyLittleFriend.zip



Update: I've just recently started using the "Sound Memo" feature of the camera to put backgrounds behind some of my images. I find the sound quality quite good. Sadly, the quality of the same feature in my new A610 isn't as good as that of the A80. Much more hiss. Here's an example of taking one of the Sound Memo recordings and putting it (with html) in the captions area of a picture: http://www.pbase.com/isabel95/image/48811137
Looking for Trouble
Looking for Trouble
Going up North
:: Going up North ::
Tree on Blue Ridge Parkway - Listen!
Tree on Blue Ridge Parkway - Listen!
14.5 x10.5
14.5" x10.5"
Connemara - Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, North Carolina
:: Connemara - Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, North Carolina ::
Chimney Rock Park
:: Chimney Rock Park ::
Tonight's Sunset
Tonight's Sunset
White Squirrel
White Squirrel
IMG_0001
IMG_0001
IMG_0005
IMG_0005
IMG_0012
IMG_0012
Blinds
Blinds
High Contrast with Shadows
High Contrast with Shadows
High Contrast Lighting
High Contrast Lighting
Is the polish dry yet, Ma?
Is the polish dry yet, Ma?
ISO 200 - existing light - Auto White Bal
ISO 200 - existing light - Auto White Bal
IMG_0122. - Full Sized...Right out of camera
IMG_0122. - Full Sized...Right out of camera
S400 - A 80 Comparison Shots
:: S400 - A 80 Comparison Shots ::
These mushrooms were tiny
These mushrooms were tiny
My Ever-ready Model
My Ever-ready Model
Large Image!
Large Image!
Tiny Wildflower
Tiny Wildflower
We thought it was a berry!
We thought it was a berry!
Red Leaves
Red Leaves
Night Shots
:: Night Shots ::
Flash Comparison Test S400-A80
:: Flash Comparison Test S400-A80 ::
Low Sharp, B/W, Drive Mode, ISO 400
Low Sharp, B/W, Drive Mode, ISO 400
Find the wrong note!
Find the wrong note!
The Focus Assist Light Squint!
The Focus Assist Light Squint!
Morning Snuggle
Morning Snuggle
Loves his Daddy
Loves his Daddy
IMG_1735- straight from camera
IMG_1735- straight from camera
Here's Lookin' At Ya!
Here's Lookin' At Ya!
Title Slide from PTE Slide Presentation
Title Slide from PTE Slide Presentation
Downtown Greenville, South Carolina
:: Downtown Greenville, South Carolina ::
Paella
Paella
Mangianatta, the cooking fairy, surveying her domain
Mangianatta, the cooking fairy, surveying her domain
ISO 400 - No noise reduction, No Sharpening
ISO 400 - No noise reduction, No Sharpening
Brevard, North Carolina
:: Brevard, North Carolina ::
Light Play
Light Play
Backstage at the Flat Rock Playhouse
:: Backstage at the Flat Rock Playhouse ::
Watch those calories!
Watch those calories!
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Market
First Watermelon of the Season...
First Watermelon of the Season...
In and Around Charlotte, North Carolina
:: In and Around Charlotte, North Carolina ::
No Pain No Gain
No Pain No Gain
Hand Bike
Hand Bike
Pay Attention to ME Too!
Pay Attention to ME Too!
Staples come out tomorrow!
"Staples" come out tomorrow!
Enjoying the Sun
Enjoying the Sun
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sam's
:: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Sam's ::
Local Breakfast and Lunch Spot
Local Breakfast and Lunch Spot
Too much Choice!
Too much Choice!
Couldn't wait
Couldn't wait