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Old Apr 6, 2004, 8:05 PM   #1
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Default Is there going to be an A85? If so, does anybody know when?

Just wondering. I'd really like to replace my Casio QV-R40. I'm very unhappy with the picture quality. The A75 looks nice but I would be interested in a higher MP for some cropping.

I hope they drop that stupid swing out lcd. All that does is reduce the size of the screen and add one thing to break off.

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Old Apr 7, 2004, 7:06 AM   #2
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I work for a Canon dealer, and I have not heard any news on an updated A80. But that's not to say it won't happen, because Canon keeps us in the dark about a lot of stuff, and places like here and Dpreview.com often found out before we do.

Sounds pathetic, but it's true.
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 2:43 PM   #3
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Default Canon A90 ?

I too have wondered if there would be a new A series camera from Canon. An internet search turned up this site:


I'll bet they really don't know that the new camera is coming. It's probably just a way to collect contact information from prospective buyers. Maybe someone in Australia could volunteer to call the store and check it out for us.
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Old Apr 23, 2004, 6:31 PM   #4
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Default Swing out LCD

Hey mckeand13

I own an A80 and I actually find the "swing out LCD" quite handy. Obviously a nice feature for taking self portraits, but I'm not really into that sort of thing. However, the best use for the swing out screen is when the camera is mounted on a tripod, and not at eye-level. For example, when taking a photo with the camera very close to the ground (macro photos of flowers, etc.), you can preview your photo on the LCD from above the camera.

It swings out in virtually any direction, and if you don't want to use the facility just fold it in and it functions like any normal digital camera LCD.

As for the size of the LCD, it doesn't bother me at all! In fact, I've read that it contributes to longer battery life. Besides, the resolution and refresh rate (in my opinion) is excellent, and you get to zoom in on any section of the photos when previewing them on the camera.

Great Camera, would really reccomend it. I don't have a single regret (except of course not being able to afford a more expensive Canon camera) and by the looks of it, it will still be quite a while before an "upgrade" is available.

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Old Apr 24, 2004, 2:55 AM   #5
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Is inevitable.
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