Kodak EasyShare P880 Digital Camera Review
Picture Quality / Size Options*(7.5)
*The Kodak EasyShare P880 has several size options accessible in the most basic shooting menu. This 8 megapixel digital camera has five image sizes: 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, and 1024 x 768. Images can be shot in Fine, Standard, or Basic JPEG files or as TIFF or RAW files. RAW images can be transformed into TIFF or JPEG files within the camera’s playback menu. While every compact digital camera can shoot in the JPEG format, the TIFF and RAW formats are more standard in DSLRs. Macintosh users should be warned that the RAW files cannot be edited on their computer’s operating system.
Picture Effects Mode*(7.0)
*There are several in-camera effects that many compacts use to increase the appeal of their direct print ability, the logic being that making emendations in-camera will negate the need for editing software. While I don’t think this is Kodak’s main intent, the P880 still has color modes typical of compact models. Natural colors can be switched to High or Low; this is similar to a saturation control. Contrast and Sharpness selections each have High, Normal, and Low options as well. Sepia and Black & White modes are available too. Unfortunately, there are no live views of all these color modes and options, but it would be better to add these effects later in the included software anyway.
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