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Old Oct 22, 2004, 7:46 PM   #1
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Just got the Nikon CP8800 I ordered charged it up got out my Kodak DX7590 and took these head to head test pics.

Both cameras were set on rock&roll, the [email protected] 8mp The Kodak at 5mp, Fine setting for image quality on both. I let the cameras do their respective things and snapped the shots.

The only thing I did in photoshop was collage together and down size the entire image for the web.

Here are the results: In both photos, the Nikon is on the right.

What do you think, is the 8800 worth 2x's the price?




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Old Oct 23, 2004, 1:51 PM   #2
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Well seems to be no interest, so I guess it was a waste of my time to share this, well here's part 2 anyway, I have to do something with the pics.

Today under a more controlled test, I ran a 2nd set of shots and here's the results: Noth cams were tripod mounted.

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Nikon F3.2 on the left Kodak 3.1 1/15 flash

http://img18.exs.cx/img18/8084/N32K31-1-15.jpg

Nikon Auto 3.2 1-30 Kodak same set manually

http://img18.exs.cx/img18/1089/Nautof32-1-30K.jpg

Nikon 2.8 1/60 Kodak auto same setting

http://img18.exs.cx/img18/6803/NKautof281-60.jpg

Gossen Luna pro meter 2.8 1/125 both cameras set to that

http://img18.exs.cx/img18/6296/KNgossen281-125.jpg

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Old Oct 23, 2004, 9:45 PM   #3
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I shot with the Nikon all day today and here's my assessment of the entire thing.

The Nikon is a faster more responsive camera that feels better in my hands. If one goes in and sets up the cam and shoots on PASM, the Nikon actually shoots far better pics all the way around.

If one is looking for a point and shoot auto cam, the Kodak does a superior job all the way around. It is lighter and easier to operate. The auto just takes better pics than the Niklon does on auto. One would not at all be disappointed with the 7590 for shooting auto or any other pics for that matter. So in this case I would say save the $500.00 and buy the DX7590.

If on the other hand one is willing to think about the pics a litle more and use A or S preferred, the Nikon can and does take better pics and allows for more growth, with many more features available. So if this fits you, then spend the extra $500.00 because it is well worth it.
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 1:21 PM   #4
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Your last reply on this post is outstanding, trtjazz!

It is a great comparison of the two dig cams and their relative merits.

I am definitely leaning towards the 8800.

Like frailea, I will wait til after the year.




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Old Oct 26, 2004, 3:25 PM   #5
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I'm very interested in your work in comparing 8800 to a Kodak model, but am unable to find a link to the photos on this forum. On your second post, there are several URL links, but each takes me to the following URL.

http://www.imageshack.us/

Can you shed some light on how to access the photos you posted on the forum? Thank you,
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 6:26 AM   #6
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I'm very interested in your work in comparing 8800 to a Kodak model, but am unable to find a link to the photos on this forum. On your second post, there are several URL links, but each takes me to the following URL.

http://www.imageshack.us/

Can you shed some light on how to access the photos you posted on the forum? Thank you,

Image, sorry just removed those photos from the server. there are 2 options if you would like to see my pics from the 8800.
I have started posting on this forum under the same name and I now have many photos taken with the 8800 there. Mostly under Landscape and architecture and people

1. http://www.photozo.com/forum/

or you can have a look at my gallery on my site where I have a mix of photos with the 8800 & the Kodak DX7590

http://imjazzed.homestead.com/PhotoGallery.html
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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Aye carambah!!! All I got for pictures on your post are the old squares with the red X. I for one would love to see these!!!

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Old Nov 8, 2004, 7:07 PM   #8
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How coincidental ! The two cameras that I am interested in ! I just can't decide whether the extra money for the Nikon is worth it. I have a 3MP Kodak now, which takes great pictures on sunny days, and disappointing ones on cloudy days. I wonder if the new Kodak camera will just mimic my older one ? Do you know if there are any changes, apart from the extra 2MP ?

I've always had Nikon film cameras and have "brand loyalty", but wonder if that's silly at this price. If you have both cameras, would you always grab the Nikon as first choice when heading out ? Any opinions are appreciated. I have held the Coolpix and was impressed with it.

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