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Nikon CoolPix 885

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/19/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 885


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 885 
Model Number: E885 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Cabled 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 7.9 oz (225 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.0 in.
(95 x 69 x 52 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Movie Resolution: 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.21
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x in 0.2x steps 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 5-area Contrast-detect TTL AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps: 49
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 4 - 10000 cm
1.6 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 41 x 31 mm
1.6 x 1.2 in
Min Aperture: f/7.6
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/7.6 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom w/ LED 
Optical VF Accuracy: 76%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 110,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 4.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, 5-mode manual w/ fine tuning, hold, bracketing 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 60 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Centre-Weighted, Spot, Spot AF Area 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 or 3
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, On, Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.7
Flash Range Description: 0.4 to 3.7 m, 1.3 to 12.1 ft. (wide); 0.4 to 2.3 m, 1.3 to 7.5 ft. (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MOV 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Nikon View 4 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 8.200 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.900 seconds
Play -> Record: 4.190 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 6.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 6.600 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.600 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.220 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 50.000 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.950 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.700 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 4
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.000
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 40.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 40.00
Download speed, KB/second: 515.00
Battery Form Factor: 2CR5/DL245, EN-EL1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium disposable, Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 2CR5 Lithium disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Zoom lens is Nikkor-branded. Minimum focus distance of 30cm/1ft (normal) and 4cm/1.6in (macro) is at wide angle; telephoto figures are 60cm/2ft (normal) and 30cm/1ft (macro). Has two possible aperture settings in manual mode, f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) or f/7.6. Offers four 'email' picture sizes via resizing at upload time: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120 or 96 x 72 pixels. 'Scene' modes are: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy and Back Light. Shutter speeds of 8 to 60 seconds in manual mode only. Has focus confirmation in manual focus mode. Best Shot Selector (BSS) function takes up to 10 images whilst shutter button held down, then selects the highest contrast image (hence, the sharpest) and discards the rest. White balance bracketing takes a series of images with different white balance settings. Auto Exposure Bracketing takes a series of images with different exposure. Sharpening level is user-adjustable in Custom mode. 'Quick Review' button shows images during shooting, and allows deletion. 'Transfer' button allows one-touch uploading of images. Has noise reduction capability for long exposures. Burst mode of 30fps for 70 frames is at QVGA (320x240 pixel) only. Multi-shot mode captures 16 thumbnail images in one larger image. USB Mass Storage Class compliant for driverless connectivity with Windows 2000 and Me, or MacOS 8.6+. Complies with Epson PRINT Image Matching technology for improved color reproduction with compatible printers/software. Battery life rated at 90 minutes with EN-EL1 rechargeable battery, 100 minutes with 2CR5 disposable. Bundled with lens cap, wrist strap, video cable, 16MB CompactFlash card, USB cable, Nikon View 4 CD-ROM. In some markets, will come with rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1 and Battery Charger MH-52 - note that US cameras will include a disposable 2CR5 battery only, and the optional battery/charger will be a must-buy. Other optional accessories include Soft Case-E885, Step Down Ring Lens Adaptor UR-E4, Wideangle Converter WC-E24/WC-E63, Telephoto Converter TC-2E/TC-E3ED, Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Slide Copy Adaptor ES-E28, Remote Cord MC-EU1 and LCD Hood HL-E885. Available in metallic silver or charcoal black versions. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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