Though it has a responsive shutter, the IXUS 80 IS took longer than its predecessor between shots and its flash took too long to recycle. The camera was quick to start up, taking 1 second from pressing the power button to until it captured its first JPEG. Thereafter, it took 2.1 seconds between JPEGs with the flash turned off, making it more than a half second slower than the IXUS 70.
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
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(Longer bars indicate better performance)
With the flash turned on, the camera took 3.5 seconds between shots, which is more than a second slower than its predecessor. Shutter lag measured a very impressive 0.4 seconds in our high-contrast test and an even more impressive 0.7 seconds in our low-contrast test, which mimic bright and dim shooting conditions, respectively. Continuous shooting yielded a none-too-impressive 0.8 frames per second, again a step down from the IXUS 70's 1.7 fps.