Kodak EasyShare P880 – Review @ Steve’s Digicams

Steve’s Digicams has just posted a review on Kodak EasyShare P880, a 8.3 megapixel digital camera with 5.8x optical zoom (24 – 140mm, 35mm equivalent) and 2.5″ large LCD, and writes:

Kodak P880

“With 8-megapixels of resolution and an excellent lens with a versatile zoom range, the EasyShare P880 promises a lot to the advanced user. While its image quality largely fulfills that promise, the shooting performance does not. A camera advertised as a member of Kodak’s “Performance Series” should be capable of capturing more than 1.25 images per second, and should clear 7 images from its buffer in much less than 26 seconds; the P880’s shooting performance is disappointing.

But if you rarely capture action shots, the P880’s high resolution, image quality, low light performance and wide angle zoom lens may be just what you need for shooting family portraits, vacation landscapes and short movie clips. While its advanced features will appeal mainly to the experienced photographer, novices will produce terrific images using the automatic and scene modes and grow their skills by experimenting with its versatile features. At an MSRP of just under $600, the P880 is not inexpensive. I rate it an average value because of its lackluster shooting performance; it would become a good value if Kodak improves its responsiveness.”

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