"Kodak P880-a homerun for Kodak!"5.0 starson by kcmargulies
Pros: super wide 24mm zoom, 8 megapixels, Kodak colors, video with timelapse, exposure lock for panoramic stitching, fully automatic to totally manual
Cons: it cannot give a relaxing massage, but...i have had the P880 for 2 weeks and taken over 150 shots. no shortcomings that i can see to date.
Summary: Kodak's P880 is the top of the line Kodak and has features that can grow with you. it even has time lapse photography - great for clouds rolling in and flowers opening! there is an exposure lock for stitching together shots for panoramic pictures and three customs memory settings to store your preferences. you can even program some buttons on the camera to have certain functions.
the famous Kodak colors are there - *vibrant and rich* - and the 24mm wide zoom is a great lens. at full wide it is wonderful for scenery, large vistas, or pulling in all subjects in an indoor photograph - no more squeezing together. best of all is the value--under $600 (i paid $470 out the door from Dell with a coupon) for an 8 megapixel camera with these options is great. i am not the type who would spend $1000 to $3000 for a camera. i would be too worried if a bumped it or it was lost. i would also feel uncomfortable spending that much knowing that in 5 years it would be obsolete. remember, the P880 would have been a $5000 camera just 5 years ago!
the proof is in the pudding--check out the example shots from users on the web!
a couple of observation:
the P880 works right out of the box after the battery is charged. though it was designed with people learning about more advanced features on cameras in mind, please remember to READ the INSTRUCTION BOOKLET as you set it up. Kodak's easyshare software goes well with the camera, though there are other software options. the camera can print from the easyshare printer dock with or without a computer. if you hook the dock to a computer, the camera also sends e-mail at the touch of a button. Kodak makes it simple for the consumer. the P880 can has the option of growing with you as you advance.
in sum, Kodak's P880 is a great value. a homerun for Kodak!Updated
it's great having a manual zoom wherein you twist the lens like a tradtional slr as opposed to zooming in and out with buttons.