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Old Mar 25, 2006, 9:40 PM   #11
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Well,Chitownbabs-

What was the decision in Friday's staff meeting???

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Old Mar 25, 2006, 9:45 PM   #12
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Well I believe we decided on either the Kodak P880 or the Canon A620. The other Graphic Designer was going to read the posts and the paperwork I gave her on the two cameras. I believe we are leaning towards the Kodak P880.

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Old Mar 26, 2006, 12:36 AM   #13
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The Kodak P-880 is really a good choice. I am sure that it will work well for you.

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Old Mar 26, 2006, 9:37 AM   #14
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Fyi: I just purchased the Kodack P880 - don't even have it yet. The best

price right now is offered ( not for long ) atcostco's online website.

We were quickly clued in by a friend who is a photographer. Aside from

that he is also a person who will read and research like no oneelse I've

ever met -it is unbelievable.According to him the P880 is actually made

for Kodack by Cannon. Becausewetrust and know himso well, it was

a no brainer. Hope this proves helpful. I will post a review after I receive

the camera.


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kennyjake-

I guess you did NOT read the beginning part of this thread. I mentioned the http://www.costco.com sale price at the very beginning of this thread.

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Just to make sure everyone who is considering the Kodak p880, I want to extend this warning. The camera in several of the mode dial settings CANNOT retain the file type setting. I had heard of this problem before I bought it but thought it was only when charnging the mode dial (which I probably wouldn't do that much as a tourist). I also thought a firmware upgrade might solve the problem. I was wrong on both counts. The manual states that the file type is set by the user and remains until the user changes it. NOT TRUE. The default is jpg statndard and I prefer jpg fine. In auto mode and any scn mode (about half the mode dial selections) if the camera is either turned off or the mode dial changed, the file type reverts to jpg standard. Even if the self timer powers down the camera, it still changes back. Very frustrating. I contacted Kodak support and they duplicated the problem but told me that there is no firmware correction for this planned and they MIGHT fix it if enough people complain. I told them I wasn't satisfied with maybe and might and I returned the camera. This is a very basic function that they can't even get right. BE WARNED!!! The camera was tested with firmware v 1.02 the latest one.
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I did not do the firmware upgrade just for that reason. So there is a way around that problem.

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Thank you everyone for your input on this. After talking to the other designer and to our VP of Mktg and our direct boss, we purchased the Kodak P880 at Costco for $399 plus purchased a 1mb SD card with reader for $47.

Now the fun begins learning this camera!

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