"This is a great camera"4.5 starson by Donato777
Pros: Image quality; wide angle lens; ease of use; manual controls
Cons: Flimsy battery lid
Summary: I recently purchased the S80 and I could not be more satisfied. It is one of the best cameras I have ever owned. Here's why: (1) Image quality: superbly clear with vibrant colors and detail. (2) Wide angle lens - The most important reason for buying it and a great advantage for every conceivable shot except one that requires an UZ. (3) Ease of use: very intuitive, clear, with a fairly low learning curve. (4) Bright and beautiful LCD: I was worried that 115,000 would not be enough, but my concerns were groundless. (5) Very nice and user-friendly optical viewfinder - larger than I expected. (6) Compact size, but not really ultracompact.
(7) Build/quality: It is a little thicker than I expected, but it feels very solid in the hand. You can feel the high quality build of this camera. (8) Sliding door to protect the lens: I did not think I would like this feature, but it is really cool, protects the lens and turns on the camera when you open it. (9) Good batter life. Nine positives = a score of "9" : Spectacular!