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This table lists the primary differences between the Canon PowerShot 'A' series models. The 'A' series cameras are point-and-click models aimed at the beginner.

  Powershot A60 Powershot A70 Powershot A80
Top Resolution 1600 x 1200 (2MP) 2048 x 1536 (3MP) 2272 x 1704 (4MP)
Print Size at 300 dpi 5.33 x 4" 6.83 x 5.12" 7.57 x 5.68"
Street Price $200 $270 $375
Weight (camera body) 7.58 oz./215g 8.8 oz./250g
Zoom Lens 5.4 - 16.2mm (35 - 105mm)
Digital Zoom A70: 3.2x, A60: 2.5x
Auto-Focus: 5-point AiAF
7.8 - 23.4mm (38 - 114mm)
Digital Zoom 3.6x
Auto-Focus: 9-point AiAF
Shooting Modes The A80 adds two Custom modes and a Programmed Image Control Zone
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Canon Powershot A60 A70 Embedded LCD Rear Panel
Built-in LCD
Canon Powershot A80 Flip-out Swiveling LCD Picture
Flip-out Swiveling LCD
Four AA batteries add about 4 oz. or 110g to the weight.
Do a side-by-side comparison at DPReview.com.