Hi, I got an A70 last week as a second cam, but found I could return it and get a price match with 10% difference deal and no carriage charge! It's supposed to arrive next week. I shall be checking out the colour fringing and highlight clip criticism I read in a review, although I'm agnostic to most criticism until I try myself!
The A70 had some nice features and looked strong (metal case). I hope the physically larger ccd in the A80 doesn't mean the consistency over previous models is lost and new issues arise.
On the Canon software front, it can change pic orientation automatically - so it might now be reading something special before downloading the file (compatibility ....mmm?). I usually use a reader anyway.
Hey Kvic, as it's dark and cold up your way (and not much better in UK), have you tried out the low light performance (400ASA) noise and hot pixel stuff yet? I see they do a waterproof case as well! Regards. VOX