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Canon releases PowerShot A80 digital camera

The PowerShot A80 is the new flagship of the PowerShot A-series line-up, which also includes the A60, A70, and A300. The new model is also the first PowerShot to support PictBridge*, the new standardfor high-quality direct printing. The PowerShot A80 will be delivered to authorized dealers in October at a suggested list price of just $499.

“We packed advanced features into an entry-level PowerShot digital camera to provide consumers with professional capabilities at an affordable price,” said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice presidentand general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE CAJ). “This lightweight durable digital camera also captures eye-catching high-resolutionphotos with its sharp Canon zoom lens and exclusive DIGIC image processor.”

Housed in a compact metal body, the PowerShot A80 digital camera is solidly built yet light weight at 8.8 ounces. The camera features a 1/1.8 inch, 4.0 megapixel CCD sensor that captures images up to2272 x 1704 pixels with exceptional detail and color fidelity. Canon’s exclusive DIGIC processor improves image quality and increases camera responsiveness and image processing speeds compared togeneral purpose CPUs found in other comparable digital cameras.

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