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3.1 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 880

1/1.8-in. 3.34-MP CCD, same as COOLPIX 990 2.5x Zoom-Nikkor Read more

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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Features 10
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
23 June 2002
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 880: (3 megapixel compact class) What can I say? The 880 is simply an excellent digital camera, it takes excellent pictures and has every feature you'd ever need, things that may not seem useful at first but you'll grow into using. For many buyers that was the attraction of the 990, plenty of photographic features, well Kudos to Nikon because instead of stripping the 990 down to produce the 880 they IMPROVED IT!!
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, class leading at this size, Good colour balance, good white balance, A baby 990 without losing any flexibility, New menu layout more logical, Excellent manual controls: focus, exposure, white balance, Control over internal algorithms: image adjustment, sharpening, Great new Quick Review mode, Excellently implemented SCENE modes, perfect for beginners and more established users alike, Fast processing, very fast shutter lag, good internal buffer...
  • Cons: Limited aperture options: just two apertures, Some chromatic aberrations (although less than the 990), Barrel distortion at wide angle, Low light / long exposure noise, Red channel noise, Startup time a little slow, Very noisy focus / lens extension, No flash sync connector, LCD would benefit from an anti-reflective coating, TIFF not ideal for uncompressed (can we have a CCD RAW in the next Coolpix?), Nikon's Lithium rechargeable should be a standard accessory, not op...
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Overall 9

Nikon CoolPix 880 review

Digital Arts
22 June 2002
  • Excerpt: Nikon has developed a habit of releasing a class-leading digital camera every year at premium prices, then following it with a cheaper consumer model a ...
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