Summary: You can shoot quality pictures with Nikon's COOLPIX 880 3.1 MP digital camera for its' size. It also uses the large format card like the professional cameras. It is fine if you are not in a hurry since the lens needs 3 seconds to protrude and set-up from the body. And you must remember to take off the lens cap to do so or risk damage to the motor. The battery compartment gets loose with use but still provides connection. The door latch is just harder to close and open.
Summary: Having used this CP880 for about 2+ yrs, I've still on the learning curve and have only scratched the surface . Although most shots are quite good with the Auto sequence, it's nice to have flexibility with manual settings. Be prepared to buy the extras to make your digicam experience practical: 2 re-chargeable Li-ion batteries and the charger; upgrade to a 64 or better yet a 128 MB CF card with card reader (supplied with my Lexar 64 MB CF card.
Summary: After 2 hears of removing the lens shade manually on my Nikon 880 I will never buy another Nikon product again. Up to now, I have not found any reference to this irritating procedure in the Nikon manuals, specifications, or camera sale's blurbs. The battery charger & rechargeable battery's extra cost & time to recharge the battery negates owning a digital camera that should provide fast & easy use. The ready light does not go off when the battery is charged.
Summary: I bought this camera for $300 from a colleague about a year ago. Since then, I've used it almose constantly, and clicked more than a thousand pictures. Its a wondeful camera to have! This is a 3 Mega Pixel camera. It stores pictures in Jpeg or Tiff format. The picture clarity is excellent, and prints are usually indistinguishable from regular camrea prints. The camera can be used in a variety of modes, from fully automatic point-and-shoot to almost fully manual.
Summary: I have had this camera one year and am still impressed with the quality of it's pictures. It certainly has some flaws ( flash pictures, noisy auto focus) but anyone who claims that this camera doesn't take fantastic pictures doesn't know how to use it or has a broken camera.
Summary: I cannot say that this camera is bad but for the one year that I owned it, I keep wishing that I can attached a bigger and brighter flash for the indoor group shots. It does everything exceptionally well outdoor however, the indoor group shots is off the mark for insufficient flash... the pictures of group shot look dark and a bit out of focus on the outer edge.
Summary: I am happy with the Nikon 880, however, I also purchased the battery charger, rechargeable batteries, 128 meg compact flash card, flash card reader, Adobe Photoshop Elements software, stepdown ring adapter for lens filters, slide copy adapter, photo glossy paper and textbook. I would also like to buy the Epson Stlus Photo 1280 printer, but that is for the future.
Summary: I would be hard pressed to find anything negative to say about this camera. It is my first digital but have owned it for 10 months; used for pleasure plus to send photos to clients attached to email. Have not received a single durogatory comment from a client. If fact, they praise the clarity and color. In short, I strongly recommend it!
Summary: It is a great camera - it takes excellant pictures, uses the almost ubiquitous CompactFlash media, and has a wealth of settings and options. The minuses: It doesn't come with a battery charger/ac adapter (you'll have to buy that separately), and it uses annoying batteries. (come on - 'AA' sized batteries can't be that hard to design for) These cameras eat batteries quickly enough that you really won't want to pay for the expensive alkalines or lithium ions.
Summary: The 880 is a compact digital camera which produces excellent images. It does have its good and bad points: Good points: 1. Nice body - resembles a standard camera - viewfinder is useful except for macro when you have to use the LCD to aim. It grips and feels like a standard camera, which makes framing and squaring up an image easier for those trained on old film cameras. 2.