"I say save and upgrade"3.0 starson by Matthewvern
Pros: Great pictures,Tons of scene modes, Nice LCD, Scroll wheel is a major +
Cons: EXTREME noise before picture and video taking (not in the pictures), too many buttons and menus to comprehend
Summary: I recently bought the S80 as well as the Rebel XT. The s80 claimed to be a nice transition from compact to pre-SLR. The s80 has great features and many different adjustments for the novice photographer. Only problem is that whenever you are looking at the LCD screen while you are trying to take a picture there is a TON of noise. When I say TON I mean it. Never have I ever seen that kind of noise. When I called Canon to try and see what the problem was they said it was normal and it might have something to do with the size of the screen or brightness. What? I Adjusted the brightness, no change. I had the Kodak V550 and it also had a 2.5 inch screen. No Problems with the Kodak. I say that before you spend $600+ on this camera, go ahead and save %200 more and get the fantastic 8 megapixel Digital Rebel XT. It is simply amazing with better picture quality and with an not-so-complicated interface.
The s80 is a good camera, but THERE ARE FAR BETTER 2.5 INCH LCD CAMERAS OUT THERE TODAY. Com' on Canon.