Last update: Review by ComputerActive (added on 27.09.06)
Acer has recently unveiled the CP-8660, 8.2 Megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 6X optical zoom (equivalent to 35 mm: 37 – 222 mm) with anti-shake, 25MB internal memory and a huge 2.8 LCD Screen. The camera is measuring 96 x 61 x 29 mm (3.9 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches) and weighing 180 g (6.3 oz.). It’s running on Rechargeable Li-Ion battery which is able to take 250 shots (without flash) in one charge.
>> REVIEWS (last updated: 27.09.06)
ComputerActive have reviewed the Acer CP-8660 where they write;
“Good Points: Lots of features for a small camera, Excellent resolution and optical zoom, Huge 2.8in display. Bad Points: Custom USB lead, No viewfinder. Verdict: The lack of a viewfinder may put some off, but the Acer CP-8660 is a solid, well featured camera that takes great photos.”
TrustedReviews have reviewed the Acer CP-8660 where they rate the camera 6/10 and write;
“Picture quality is of course the most important criteria, and here the CP-8660 can provide good results under the right circumstances. Colour rendition is very natural, and in good light and normal conditions the exposure system produces generally nice shots. Oddly the ‘vivid’ colour mode didn’t appear to make any difference to colour rendition at all…The CP-8660 is, as I said at the start, an audacious camera but as it turns out, overly so. It does offer a unique combination of features but performance is slow and the anti-shake system is largely ineffective. However, picture quality is generally adequate and the 6x zoom range is very useful. The problem is that there are better cameras on the market that can beat it in every respect, and for about the same price.”
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 27.09.06)
– Acer CP-8660 Sample Photos posted @ TrustedReviews
>> PRESS RELEASE
Acer unveils the CP-8660: advanced 8-megapixel Digital Still Camera
Capture The Moment
Jun 22, 2006Lainate (Milan, Italy), Acer, one of the world’s leading proponents of the convergence between PCs and Digital Entertainment, further enhances its range of professional Digital Still Camera with the new 8-megapixel Acer CP-8660.
As Acer’s flagship digital camera, the CP-8660 is the result of a winning combination among powerful 8.28 MP resolution, a generous 2.8″ LCD screen, long-range Acer precision lens with 6X optical and 8.5X digital zoom capability, great design, 25 MB internal memory and SD card compatibility. In addition, the Acer CP-8660 carries the most appealing price tag within its class
The CP-8660 digital camera is Acer’s first camera to be equipped with Anti-shake DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology that overcomes image blur by compensating imperceptible hand movements or the motion of a moving subject. Anti-Shake technology helps achieve the sharpest image possible thanks to electronic image stabilization.
With More than 8 MP resolution, the CP-8660 finely reproduces even the smallest detail, giving sharpness and clarity to every shoot. Such resolution is recommended for large prints (up to A3 format) and high-resolution image applications.
Large and great quality display
The Acer CP-8660 also incorporates a generous 2.8″ LCD that also uses the latest in LCD technology: LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon). Benefits of this material include increased screen brightness, enhanced durability and improved compactness.
Lens quality and shooting versatility
Equipped with long range Acer precision lens, the Acer CP-8660 features 6X optical and 8.5X digital zoom capability enabling effortless focus on subjects near or far. What’s more, 2cm macro mode focal range permits easy and sharp close-up captures.
Compactness, first. With dimensions of 96 x 61 x 29 mm, the Acer CP-8660 is extremely manageable guaranteeing extreme confidence and comfort in every shooting situation.
Memory to get started
Offering 25 MB internal memory, the CP-8660 digital camera is ready to shoot wonderful pictures right out of the box. For photo collectors, the CP-8660 can extend its storage capacity up to 1GB with a SD Card.
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The CP-8660 also features video recording (at maximum 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30 fps), with voice, enabling users to “voice-caption” their pictures and record their thoughts and ideas while out and about.
The CP-8660 ensures smooth and effortless PC connection thanks to the latest high-speed USB 2.0 interface. Users can download pictures to their computer in a flash, while PictBridge printing compatibility enables rapid photo printing from any PictBridge-compatible printer.
Weighing only 180 grams (without battery), the Acer CP-8660 is elegantly crafted in a matt black aluminium housing, with an ergonomic design that ensures a comfortable grip.
Acer Digital Cameras come with a two years return to base warranty.