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The Coolpix 880 is Nikon's most compact 3-megapixel digital camera. It shares the same high resolution CCD imager and processing hardware as the Coolpix 990 along with many of its advanced features like sophisticated multi-zone autofocusing, 4-mode TTL metering, exposure auto-bracketing, Best-shot selection, high speed USB connectivity and superb image quality. It's equipped with an all-glass Nikkor 2.5x optical zoom lens and is Nikon's first digicam to offer a rechargeable lithium battery option.
The Coolpix 880 produces 2048 x 1536-pixel images in standard JPEG format with three different quality levels or an uncompressed TIFF image file of just under 10MB in size. It can optionally save still images in 1024 x 768 or 640 x 480 size if desired. Recording modes include still images at up to 2fps in full resolution, Ultra High Speed 320 x 240 QVGA at 30 fps and a QuickTime movie mode that captures up to 40 seconds of QVGA Motion-JPEG at 15fps.
You can have the camera do everything in AUTO mode or use the Program Auto,
Aperture Priority, Scene or Full Manual modes and exercise as much exposure and
creative control as the situation requires.
On the back is a 1.8-inch color TFT LCD with 110,000 pixel resolution with 97% frame coverage. It can be used to frame or review your pictures and navigate the extensive menu of advanced options.
The user controls are ergonomically positioned and clearly marked as to their
functions. It has the same playback
histogram function and
four pages of photographic information as the Coolpix 990 and a
totally new feature
called Quick Review to quickly switch
from Rec to Play and back again.
The optical viewfinder has flash and autofocus LED indicators but lacks
a diopter adjustment. This is a real-image zoom viewfinder with a magnification
factor of 0.4~1.0x and 82% frame coverage.
On the left side of the camera is the VIDEO OUT port. On the right side is
the DIGITAL I/O port for both a USB and serial port connection. Below
that is the DC IN port for the optional EH-21 AC power supply.
On the totally flat bottom we find a tripod socket positioned about as close
to the center of balance as possible. And the battery access door.
Viewed from the top with the camera powered on and the zoom lens extended.
The shutter release has the power switch mounted around it. There's a large
and easy to read data display and the Mode Dial which is detailed
in the next frame.
Mode Dial positions:
The monochrome data LCD displays the image quality, flash mode, ISO, focus mode,
selftimer, battery condition, metering mode, EV compensation and number of
The Coolpix 880 features a 2.5x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 8-20mm (equivalent to 38-95mm) F2.8-4.2 with macro. Nine elements in seven groups, all glass, Nikon Super Integrated Coating applied. 4x digital zoom in 0.2x steps.
The focus range is normal mode is 40cm (1.3 ft.) to infinity and 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro mode.
The UR-E2 lens adapter will allow the Coolpix 880 to use all of the existing add-on
Nikkor lenses; WC-E24, WC-E63, TC-E2, TC-E3ED, FC-E8 as well as 28mm filters.
The zoom lens control buttons are located just behind the Mode Dial, the
Telephoto button also serves as the Zoom-In control when in Play mode.
The buttons on the back above the LCD are multi-function, depending on the operating mode and combination of buttons/controls used. (left to right)
Infinity focus, macro, selftimer, manual focus distance, photo information display
Flash modes or thumbnail display
Quick Review mode (see page 2), start and stop movie playback.
Located on the right side of the camera is the CompactFlash Type I card slot.
Nikon supplies an 8MB Lexar card with the camera.
The Coolpix 880 is supplied with a one-use 2CR5 lithium battery. Optionally it can be powered by the Nikon EN-EL1 rechargeable lithium battery.
If your rechargeable battery goes dead in the field you
can still use an "off the shelf" battery. Most other digicams are using
proprietary battery designs.
The Nikon EH-21 charges the EN-EL1 lithium battery and also acts as an AC
Nikon's 3.34-megapixel Coolpix 880 and Coolpix 990
|CCD||1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; total number of pixels: 3.34 million|
|Image size||2,048 x 1,536 pixels
XGA-size (1,024 x 768)
VGA-size (640 x 480)
|Lens||2.5x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 8-20mm (equivalent to 38-95mm) F2.8-4.2 with macro. Nine elements in seven groups, all glass, Nikon Super Integrated Coating applied. 4x digital zoom in 0.2x steps.|
|Autofocus||Contrast-detect TTL AF; 4,896-step autofocus control including macro range
5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
|Focus modes||1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor)
2) Single AF mode (LCD monitor off and/or single AF selected in P-A-M or CSM modes)
3) Manual [48 steps from 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity with Focus Confirmation indication]
|Shooting distance||40cm (1.3 ft.) to infinity
4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro mode
|Optical viewfinder||Real-image zoom viewfinder
frame coverage: approx. 82%
|LCD monitor||1.8-in., 110,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD
frame coverage: approx. 97% (through/freeze image)
|Auto OFF mode||30 sec.; can be set manually (1/5/30 min.)|
|Image Storage||uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG, QuickTime movie|
|Media||CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I|
|Shooting modes||Full auto (AUTO)
Scene mode (SCENE) (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Fireworks, CloseUp, Copy, Backlight)
Programmed auto (P)
Aperture-priority auto (A)
|Shooting menu||1) White balance
2) Exposure metering
4) Best-Shot Selector (BSS)
5) Lens Converters
6) Image adjustment (Auto/Normal/More Contrast/Less Contrast/Lighten/Darken/Monochrome)
7) Image Sharpening
8) Image size/quality
10) Exposure options
11) Focus options
12) Folder options
13) CF card format
|Capture modes||1) Single
3) Multi-Shot 16 (16 frames in 1/16 size)
4) VGA Sequence
5) Ultra High-speed Continuous (approx. 30 fps for 70 QVGA-size images)
6) Movie (40 sec. for QVGA-size images at 15 fps)
|Exposure metering||4-mode TTL metering:
1) 256-segment Matrix
3) Spot and
4) Spot AF Area
|Shutter||Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
8 to 1/1,000 sec. and Bulb
|Aperture||Electronically coupled preset aperture,
2 stops (F2.8 and F7.8[W], F4.2 and F11.3 [T])
|Exposure control||1) Programmed Auto
2) Aperture-Priority Auto
3) Manual; Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
4) Auto Bracketing (3 or 5 steps within ±2/3 EV)
|Exposure range||EV 0 to +16 (W), EV 1.2 to +17.2 (T)|
|ISO Sensitivity||100, 200, 400 or Auto|
|White balance||1) Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control
2) 5-mode Manual with 7-step fine tuning (Fine/Incandescent/Fluorescent/ Cloudy/Speedlight)
|Self-timer||10 sec. or 3 sec. duration|
|Built-in Speedlight||Guide number: 8/27 (at ISO 100,m/ft.)
Range: 1'4" to 8'2"(Tele), 1"4" to 12"2"(Wide)
8" to 8'2" (Macro)
|Flash control||Flash modes:
1) Auto Flash
2) Flash Cancel
3) Anytime Flash
4) Slow Sync
5) Red-Eye Reduction
|Playback menu|| 1) 1 frame
3) Thumbnail (4/9 segments)
4) Slide show
5) Zoom playback (stepless up to 4x)
Histogram indication & highlight point display
Focus Confirmation indication
|Delete function||Deletes all frames or selected frames|
|Interface||USB interface; Serial interface (Windows: 115kbps, Macintosh: 230kbps)|
|Video output||NTSC or PAL (selectable)|
|I/O terminal||Power input
Digital output terminal (USB/Serial)
|Accessories Included||Lens cap, Strap, Video cable, Lexar Media 8MB CF card, USB cable, (1) Duracell 245 (2CR5) 6V Lithium Battery, NikonView Ver.3 CD-ROM, Open Me First Envelope, Manual|
|Optional Accessories||Rechargeable Battery, AC adapter (with Charger), Serial cable (Windows, Macintosh), Various size CompactFlash cards, PC card adapter, Wideangle converter, Telephoto converters, Fisheye converter, Slide Copying Adapter, Step-down ring adapter (Required to use converter lenses and Slide Copying Adapter), Remote Cord.|
|Bundled Software||NikonView version 3.1, Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE for Compression and Scaling (Altamira Group), Cumulus 5.0 Demo for image and asset management (Canto), iPIX immersive imaging (Internet Pictures Corporation), GreatPhoto! for image manipulation and correction (Software Architects Inc.)|
|System USB requirements||Windows® 98/98SE pre-installed model, Windows® 2000
or later, MMX® Pentium® or later.
Mac® OS 8.6 or later (Only built-in USB ports are supported), IMac®, iBook®, Power Macintosh® G3 (Blue & White) or Power Mac® G4 or later, Power Book G3 (with USB built-in) or later.
|Power requirements||2CR5 lithium or EN-EL1 rechargeable lithium battery (optional)|
|Battery life||Approx. 1.5 hrs. when using LCD monitor|
(W x H x D)
|Approx. 3.9 x 3.0 x 2.1 in.|
|Approx. 9.7 oz.|
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