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Kodak EasyShare P880

Kodak re-enters the enthusiast market with a great 8-megapixel offering

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Review First Posted: 11/23/2005

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8.3-megapixel CCD sensor (8.0-megapixel effective) delivers 3,264 x 2,448 pixel images
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Very smooth, mechanically-actuated zoom
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 24-140mm equivalent lens goes much wider than most
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RAW, TIFF, and three JPEG file settings
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A solid "enthusiast" model from Kodak

 

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Kodak EasyShare P880: Overview

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The Kodak EasyShare P880 is the latest in a long line of digital cameras that has proven popular and very user-friendly throughout its history. Kodak's EasyShare line of digital cameras live up to the "Easy" part of their name, as they're among the simplest and most goof-proof to operate out there. While still retaining good ease of use in full-auto mode, the Kodak P880 steps out into relatively new territory for Kodak, as a credible effort at a true enthusiast camera, offering full exposure control, an excellent lens, and both a hot shoe and threaded PC-sync socket for use with an external flash, increasing rarities these days. are among the easiest and most goof-proof out there, and while the Kodak P880 offers a much wider range of exposure and creative controls than the main EasyShare line, it still maintains relative ease of use. Featuring an eight-megapixel CCD, 5.8x Schneider -Kreuznach zoom lens, and an extensive array of automatic and manual exposure modes, the Kodak P880 is a capable camera with great flexibility. Like the rest of the EasyShare line, the Kodak P880 is compatible with Kodak's popular Printer Docks, offering one-button printing of high-quality photos. The EasyShare P880 should appeal experienced photographers, as well as novices looking for a camera to grow into as their skills mature, making it a good fit for many consumers. Read on for all the details...

 

Kodak P880: High Points

  • 8.3-megapixel CCD (8.0 million active pixels) delivering image resolutions as high as 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.
  • Electronic optical viewfinder (EVF).
  • 2.5-inch color hybrid LCD monitor.
  • 5.8x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a 24-140mm lens on a 35mm camera.
  • 1.4x or 2x digital zoom.
  • 25-point autofocus area, with Center-weighted and Multi-pattern modes.
  • Auto, Program AE, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus Scene (8 options), Flower, Landscape, and Portrait modes.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/4,000 to 16 seconds. (Limited to 1/2 second max in all but M & S modes.)
  • Sensitivity equivalents from ISO 50 to 1,600.
  • 25-zone Selectable metering system, as well as conventional Center-Weighted, Multi-Pattern, and Center-Spot metering systems.
  • User adjustable White Balance setting with eight modes, including a manual option and three optional presets.
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing.
  • Built-in pop-up flash with five modes and flash compensation adjustment.
  • Hot shoe for connecting external flash unit, as well as a threaded PC sync socket for electronic flash.
  • Burst and Time Lapse shooting modes.
  • Color, sharpness, and contrast adjustments, plus black & white and sepia options.
  • Custom exposure mode for saving user settings.
  • Two Self-timer modes.
  • Movie mode with sound.
  • RAW, TIFF, and JPEG image file formats, with three JPEG compression settings.
  • 32MB internal memory.
  • Images stored on SD/MMC card.
  • USB cable for connecting to printers and computers.
  • Video cable included for connecting to a television set.
  • Power supplied by rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack (charger included) or optional AC adapter.
  • PictBridge compatibility.
  • Compatible with Kodak EasyShare camera and printer docks (dock insert included).
  • Kodak EasyShare interface software included on CD-ROM.

 

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