Summary: I have had 2 of these and both were only functional for 1000 pictures or less. The on/off switch has a design problem that Kodak is unable to repair correctly(even for $180). Others have found the the lens will not autofocus correctly if it is bumped at all. Takes nice pics but not reliable or durable enough for traveling(which is why most people buy it)!
Summary: I bought the p880 to go along with my z650. My z650 I use while driving down the road or interstate (i.e. 65 mph) to shoot out the window. The p880 I use for a lot of close ups and family get togethers. I keep them both loaded and ready where ever I go. I have never had problems with the buttons, where they are placed or how they're used. Battery life is average, but I carry lots of spares. Neither camera will read anything over a 2gb sd card, but that is fine.
Summary: This is my second P880. I purchased this one so as to have an identical camera in the event my first fails. I very much like the features of the P880, especially the zoom in and out using the barrel rotation. I would also add the existence of the view finder as a good feature. The camera accepts a screw on filter which provides for lens protection. I have purchased this filter and a backup battery. On the negative side, shutter lag is frustrating.
Summary: My wife and each have a P880 and we LOVE THEM! Want to get into the great world of DIGITAL photography but don't want to be limited to the few features of a compact camera? This is the one for you!
Summary: It's such a shame this camera is so infuriating to use. There's nothing optically wrong with it. The lens is fantastic. The sensor is incredibly good. When the camera is working, it's a pleasure to use and delivers lovely photos. I find program mode works the best. Black and whites are beautiful. ISO 400 works perfectly for action photos in bright daylight. Battery life is fantastic. List of severe problems: Preview histogram is completely useless.