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Old Aug 30, 2004, 9:26 AM   #1
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I narrowed my search to the canon a80 but after doing a side by side comparison of these two cameras they seem like they are very similar. I just ordered the A85 and I am now worried that the picture quality, etc. will be as good as the A80. I noticed on this forum the A85 being a replacement for the A70 but the 80 and 85 look very similar on comparison. My question is what are th difference between the 80 and 85? Should I cancel my order and go with the 80. I thought the larger lcd and few extra scene modes would be nice with the a85. Thank you.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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The one difference I did notice between the a80 and a85 is the sensor size. Being a noob I am not sure how this works but I thought I read that a larger sensor size would produce better quality photos. The sensor on the a 80 is 1/1.8 or 7.18 X 5.32 vs 1/2.7 or 5.27 X 3.96 on the a85. Still need some opions on this, thanks.
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Old Aug 30, 2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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Hi,

Have an A80 and absolutely love it. Would presume from the reviews here and the price differential, that tha A80 would have less noise than the A85, specially at higher ISOs.(Have an A/B comparison if you're able, to be sure about it.) The vari-angle LCD alone( enabling one to take pictures at odd angles ) would make the A80 a better choice over the A85. I would'nt worry too much about the scene modes, as they seem to be added gimmicks; IMHO P, Av, Tv, & M modes should be more than enough. I'd definitely choose the A80 over the A85.

PS: Check out the 5 mp A-95
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