Editor's Choice just means that the editor liked that camera above all of the others. It does not mean it is the best.
The Canon S80 is a very capable camera, plus it has a wide angle lens which many people like. It has the additional manual controls that all advanced photographers like to have.
But what is the best for the editor, may not be best for you.
Unless you have had some photography classes or are willing to learn more about photography, the manual controls will be of no value to you.
It sounds as if you are still looking, so I suggest you go to a store where you can get your hands on a Canon S3-IS and see what you think.
It has an excellent continuous shooting ability.
It also has a 12X optical zoom.
If it too big, too heavy or what?
What features do you like/dislike, need/not-need?
Then let us know.
Hi everyone. I love this site, it has tons of info, but I am having a hard time trying to find a good camera.
I was watching the video reviews of the digital cameras, I saw that they picked the Canon Powershot S80 for "Editor's Choice", does this mean that this camera is the best? I am considering to buy that camera. I also saw the "Must Have Camera" Canon Powershot A520, but hated the style and the small LCD display, but loved that it took multiple pictures in just a few seconds, capturing every move. I was interested in the Sony Cybershot DSC-W70, but when I watched the video review of it, Will Greenwald said that it has a plastic cover where the cable goes and will break very easily, so I changed my mind because my TV remote has a similar cover where the batteries go in, and I already have broken that.
Basically, I am looking for a nice, sturdy camera, nothing too professional, nothing too fancy. I would love the camera to be able to take multiple pics in say 7 seconds, rather than waiting for the camera to take a few seconds to load, this destroys what you wanted to take a picture of in the first place. I would like the camera to have a 7 mega pixel or higher but a 5 would be fine too. I would like the LCD display to be 2 or 2.5 inches.
Please any suggestions are welcome.
P.S. Does anyone know how I can email Will Greenwald? I love watching his videos more than anyone on CNET.