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Old Jun 11, 2006, 11:48 AM   #1
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I wonder wether anybodyhas a thought on which Kodak is the better long-term choice. I love the hot-shoe so I'm sold on either one - BUT - is image stabilization and the 12X zoom of the P850 of higher value than the 8 meg vs. 5 resolution?

I would appreciate any thoughts ! Thanks!

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Old Jun 11, 2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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5MB should be enough for me i hope.
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Can't see me wanting very big pictures all that often anyway.
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Old Jun 11, 2006, 12:57 PM   #3
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Ok first lets consider the price difference, p850 is around 270 vs. p880 at 425.Next I don't think the mp will make a noticeable difference on monitors or tv viewing, if you intend to make big prints then it will matter....the biggest consideration is what kind of shooting you will do, do you want the zoom for far off shots ( like wildlife eg.) or the wide angle( 24mm)of the 880 for landscapes. The 880 is more hands on, with more manual adj.
I think for the money, you can't go wrong with the p850

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Old Jun 11, 2006, 2:00 PM   #4
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Dan gave a good explanation!

Personally, I would take the p850 because of its 12x zoom, you won't be able to have that much zoom with the p880..

And for the 24mm wide-angle of the p880, you can get it with the p850 by adding a wide-angle or a fisheye..

Hope you will be happy with your new camera:|



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Old Jun 11, 2006, 5:07 PM   #5
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The 880 is reviewed higher.
It all comes down to what you want.
I personally like the 850 better. I only wish I could buy it now at >$300 instead of the $450 I spent.
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Old Jun 11, 2006, 7:38 PM   #6
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I already have a decent High Zoom camera in my DX6490. The one I'm looking at for a Manual focus camera is the P880. Saying that all I'm doing is looking right now. Either Kodak will come out with a better one and drop the price on the P880 or I won't be buying right now! If you don't have a High Zoom camera the P850 is a good one not only for now but when you progress to a higher ability! It has enough features to kinda grow with you!



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Old Jun 13, 2006, 12:42 PM   #7
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I have both models and prefer the 880. I also prefer the manual zoom, over a rocker switch control of the 850. Once I got accustomed to the lay of the controls, the 880 is as fast as any 35 Nikon I have ever had. Even though there is no stabilzation on the 880, I have never missed it once. Still amazed we can get Schneider lenses at this price. Either one of these cameras is a good purchase-my rule of thumb is to get the most mega pixels that fits your budget.
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Old Jun 13, 2006, 9:38 PM   #8
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Thanks guys! I went for the P880.

DAWG - yeah, these cameras are SOOO far past the DC4800 I have had for 5 1/2 years. So many more features to grow with as you said. BREMS - I'm very happy to hear lack of IS hs NOT hurt you at all! YUMA - I paid the $450 you paid but for the 880 -sorry!!!! My patience paid off.



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