"Not Worth the Upgrade for Previous S Series Owners."2.5 starson by someguy12345
Pros: Nice size/aesthetics, large screen, fast timings with DIGIC II processor
Cons: Can't shoot in RAW, problems with overly saturated green tones, pricing
Summary: This camera does not live up to its pedigree. Previous S Series cameras were the ultimate prosumer cameras allowing people who wanted to expand their skill set to do so without jumping into the SLR market. The lack of being able to shoot RAW images is a real drawback. If you are looking for an advanced point & shoot this is overkill. I would wait till the second revision of the this new form factor in the S series till all the kinks are worked out. Those considering the S80 might want to look at the S70 which is considerably cheaper, has the same lense, uses cheaper memory and allows you to shoot in RAW mode for greater control of your images.