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Old Aug 22, 2006, 6:21 PM   #11
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Count me in...

I debated when I bought my P880 about just saving more, to get a Canon EOS, Rebel. Hopefully within the next year I'll have it, or a Nikon D10. I would be somewhat satisfied with my P880 if the RAW format was not proprietary. Easyshare stinks (IMHO), compared to the other programs I use, when it comes to enhancement and edting.

So yep, If I had the cash I would get me a DSLR, however the P880 would still be in the family. My wife will get it.

Oh a bit off topic, but I just received my second battery, that I ordered from Kodak last week $21 including S&H, and sales tax..

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Old Aug 22, 2006, 8:19 PM   #12
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Old Aug 22, 2006, 8:52 PM   #13
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I do! I do!

What I like most about dSLR is flexibility, and a close second is quality. Although, with changing lenses you introduce dust to the image sensor, which I've heard from many folks w/ SLRs as being a humongous pain in the buttocks.

I want kodak to make a entry-level (and maybe a mid-level?) dSLR. They have pro-level SLRs which are really good and everything, but cost like $2500 just for the body. There are quite a few kodak users in the upper end, playing with the likes of the P880, P850, P712, dx(and z)7590 and dx6490... and several of these folks would be strongly inclined to step up to a $700ish dSLR if kodak offered it. Kodak's already strong pairing w/ schneider (like sony does w/ zeiss), so you'd have an awesome set of lenses to choose from. Unfortunately it doesn't seem probable in the immediate future, most of kodak's sales numbers seem to be in the lower end with the point-and-shoots, usually paired with the printer dock.

I must say, almost all the kodak owners I've ever talked to who have learned to step past "auto" are devoted. I am among this group; they offer great quality and ease of use, and their customer service has been wonderful (at least for me!)

But I'ma move to dSLR soon, probably a D80 or that new sony alpha (as much as I hate sony, that does look like a really good camera), maaaaaybe a D200 if I can snag one for a good price!

Ronpete: Do you use photoshop CS (or CS2)? If so, download the plugin update for RAW and it will have support for the 880. I hate the easyshare software too! :angry:

Morag: Yeah, you do more bang for the buck as far as zoom. But you don't have to buy a 400mm zoom lens and lug around a 10lb lens, get a 70-200mm and a 2x SLR telecon
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 12:24 AM   #14
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Well that is true on the lens, but like I said, thats only a 400mm, while my P850 will soon hit 730mm... and 800mm lenses are all like $4000, haha.

And if I went DSLR, it would probably be a Canon Rebel (because as you mentioned, Kodak has no entry level DSLR cameras). I really like using Kodak for my good Prosumer camera, but in my mind, they are a dissapointment in both the compact camera department (no viewfinder in the V series... what were they thinking?!?!) and in the professional department (I don't have $2500).
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 1:10 AM   #15
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Nope I don't use photoshop, I've done invested my $$ in a couple of others (Paintshop Pro, and PhotoImpact) way before getting this P880. Both support RAW, but not Kodak's..

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Old Aug 23, 2006, 9:05 AM   #16
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If you're using photoimpact11, there is a raw package update available that covers the 880! www.ulead.com
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 11:12 AM   #17
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what about the 850?
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Old Aug 23, 2006, 12:02 PM   #18
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eventually when i become a man a dslr will become a reality
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yes, the 850 is also covered in that update... but it's only for version 11
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