The A80 is a camera for the photographer who wants more control. It has many manual over-rides. If left in Auto mode, it functions as a point-and-shoot camera.
The S410 is physically smaller and classified as a point-and-shoot camera. It does has various modes for special situations.
Both cameras get good ratings from the reviewers.
If you have not done so, I suggest you visit a store that will let you get your hands on both cameras. This usually helps people make up their mind.
i need to buya digital camera and I am stuck between the canon A80 and the S410. Does anybody know which one is better or the pros and the cons of each one?
Thanks for the help.