|Kodak EasyShare P880 digital camera review : So-called hybrid digital cameras still are a popular class amongst digital cameras although pressure is rising because of the continuing decrease in prizes of digital reflex cameras. The notable advantage of a hybrid camera is the combination of two worlds: the appearance and sensation of a digital SRL put together with the size and user friendliness of a compact camera. Additionally, the majority of hybrid cameras go with a very good lens with an extensive zoom wide. Saying this, from a photographic perspective, it is regrettable to see various manufacturers say goodbye to the hybrid camera. Yet Kodak shows the efficiency of prolonging the hybrid camera’s life.
Kodak P880 hybrid digital camera
The Kodak EasyShare P880 is a good example of a hybrid camera. Besides, the Kodak P880 has several interesting features. The lens is a Schneider Kreuznach and has a very interesting range from 24 – 140 mm, comparable to 35 mm format. Moreover, Kodak never reports the true focal point, but from the EXIF data we can deduce a lens of 5 – 29.4 mm, thus giving us a multiply factor of virtually 5. With a ring to focus and zoom, it even feels like a real working camera.
Kodak P880 - 2,5 inch LCD screen
Kodak tried her best to give the Kodak EasyShare P880 the looks and control of a digital SRL camera. It even seems like the Kodak P880 has an ordinary optical viewfinder, but this is just an illusion. The Kodak EasyShare P880 is armed with lots of buttons and an enjoyable big 2.5 inch screen at the back of the camera. Eye-catching is the resolution of the electronic viewfinder, which is higher than that of the big monitor. Could this be a sign?
Kodak EasyShare P880 - PC-contact
Unique for a camera of this calibre is the PC-contact which connectable to a studio flasher. The Kodak EasyShare P880 digital camera can entirely be controlled manually for this kind of tasks. With a resolution of 8 Megapixels it should not be a problem to take a decent great and well-exposed picture. And, like a real Kodak, the Kodak EasyShare P880 is part of the EasyShare system: you can play with the camera and printer docks to your heart’s content and share pictures online with friends and acquaintances. The convenience to do all this has gradually grown to become Kodak’s digital trademark. The slogan "You push the button we do the rest" made Kodak’s switch to the digital camera fluently. A clever piece of marketing and technology.
Kodak EasyShare P880 review
It looks like the camera intends to offer itself as an alternative for the digital reflex camera. An aim that often turns out too ambitious for some. The mix of high resolution, big-size LCD display, appealing zoom wide and studio features, seem to be interesting enough to give it a closer look. Our experiences with the Kodak EasyShare P880 in practice are available in the next Kodak P880 digital camera review.
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