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I'm also curious about the same thing. I'm considering the Nikon 880 and Olympus 3030/3040s. I'm having a hard time deciding. I need to take a lot of indoor shots, as well as some outdoor. My main concern with the 880 is that I heard it has a poor lapse time between pushing the button and actually taking the picture. Any feedback on this as well as indoor/outdoor quality?..

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I'am since October 2000 a user of the Nikon 880. Apart form the fact that optics and usage overall are very good, Indoor flashing is not really the strongest point. And is has no external connection for a flashlight.

But other than that it works very well..

Comment #1

My 880 takes excellent outdoor shots, especially on nice sunny days, i'd say thats it's strongest point. Indoor shots take some playing with, as the auto-mode usually doesn't result in the best pictures. Highly recommended for outdoor though, check out my best of gallery at http://www.notacommie.com:8080.

G..

Comment #2

The 880 is the worst of the Nikon line for flash. There is no built in means of using an external flash. You would need to use indirect light,etc. If external flash is important to you, you would be best served looking at some of the digital cameras with built in hot shoes. There are a few. The pic quality, etc of the 880 is great.

The end price won't be that different since the re chargeable battery and charger are an option on the 880(about $100) while it is included in the price of the 995. The new 995 does allow external flash adapter with the use of a bracket. Roger..

Comment #3

I have that camera and I am very happy with it. Good luck finding it. I bought it on ebay and got luckey. the only other place that had it was www.y3kdigital.com they cost 30 more then what I payed on ebay...

Comment #4

Hi, iam new to digital cameras,could somebody explain to me how to download my pictures from my coolpix 880,i have a sandisk,ihave plugged in to the usb port,ihave downloaded the imagemate softwear,i cant seem to get the pictures on the screen,..

Comment #5

Hi. After reading about the troubles of 885, I've bought a Nik 880. Great buy. Macro expecially. For who has a laptop, to load images I suggest using a PCMCIA/compact flash adapter (very low price!): in this way You can transfer shots saving batteries, just inserting the CF in the PCMCIA drive.

You can also write on the Cf, but in thi directions I've found some probls: the cam try in reading just the original .jpg (made with the cam), not external or modified ones. It's not a question of name: it read the img with a stripe-snow effect.

I believe the un-compatibility is a probl of the Nikon viever software used by the cam. (what kind of .jpg compression does it use?).

How can I updete it on my Nik? Some other way to solve the problem?.

Thanks a lot for every suggestion. reger..

Comment #6

Hi. New question on Nik880. I'he realized that the Nik firmware is'nt able in rotating the images using the cam. So, when I want to show them on the TV, the orizontal ones are all vertical. I know that cameras not of the level of Nikon (optically speaking, and also for CCD level) like HP (618 example) and Sony (the old P50) try in doing it. I think Nikon Firmware on cam 880 (but is the same of 900 995) must be upgraded.

Somebody has found the same probl? Some solutions?.

What is doing Nikon software people about it? reger..

Comment #7

About the 880: It has given me some great pictures, but I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a lightweight travel charger available for it. The one Nikon provides is large and clunky, terrible for travelling. If not, what is the cheapest place to get disposable lithiums? I got four in Phoenix for $10 each when I arrived for my Grand Canyon trip without the charger (I managed to forget it).

By the way I use a sandisk card reader to transfer all the pictures to my desktop and open them in photoshop.

Cheap (the reader at least) and very easy...

Comment #8

I own an 880 as well. I've had it for about 4 weeks or so and I took plenty of time to come to the decision to get it. I must say, I do not regret it at all. It is far beyond what I expected to get. The down falls as I see them are: 1. No rechargeable battery and the adapter is not easy to come by.

The flash needs assistance indoors. I recommend getting a camcorder light and bouncing it off the ceiling or something. You can also find remote flashes that a triggered by the camera flash and work pretty good too. 3. The 8 meg card is too small.

Otherwise it's super on the press! The only other camera I'd recommend in it's place is one of the Olympus models. Good luck and happy shooting. Oh by the way, I take photos in people's homes with it and for little league teams and sell the prints. That should give you an idea of the quality...

Comment #9

The same old question on Nik880. I'he realized that the Nik firmware is'nt able in rotating the images using the cam. So, when I want to show them on the TV, the orizontal ones are all vertical. I know that cameras not of the level of Nikon (optically speaking, and also for CCD level) like HP (618 example) and Sony (the old P50) and also Canon try in doing it and some other utility (landscape multiexposure, for example). I think Nikon Firmware on cam 880 (but is the same of 900 995) must be upgraded. I've dowloaded the last version (E880 1.1) but this trouble was'nt solved.

Somebody has found the same probl? Some solutions?.

What is doing Nikon software people about it?..

Comment #10

Hi I just got my nikon 880, I was just wondering if anyone new if it comes equipped with audio recording when you're recording movie files. i've tried recording movies but when I play them on my computer, there's no sound. I know on http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C880/C88DAT.HTM, it says movie audio YES. any help?..

Comment #11

The CP880 does not record any sound, that's why you don't get any sound while playing the clips on your computer. Best regards,.

Kjetil..

Comment #12

Are there several manufacturing versions of the 880?.

I am interested in using my 880 for digiscoping and am having a tough time finding the correct adaptor.

The shop I am dealing with has sent me two adaptors and neither work.

Any help will be appricated.

Thanks Bob...

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