Nikon Coolpix 880 Specifications

Price US $799 (MSRP excl. Taxes)
UK £699 (including battery & charger Inc VAT)
Germany - DM1799 (body only)
France - FF7480 (including battery & charger)
Body Available in Silver or Black worldwide
CCD pixelsClick for help 3.34 megapixels (3.24 effective)
CCD sizeClick for help** 1/1.8" (0.556")
Image ratio 4:3
Max resolution 2048 x 1536
Lower resolutions 1024 x 768, 640 x 480
Image modes JPEG, TIFF
Quality Levels Hi (TIFF), Fine, Normal, Basic
ISO sensitivityClick for help AUTO, ISO 100, 200, 400
Zoom wide (W) 38 mm
Zoom wide (T) 95 mm (2.5 x)
Digital Zoom 1.2 x - 4.0 x in 0.2 x steps
Auto Focus Yes (Auto or five-area multi AF or spot AF)
Manual FocusClick for help Yes, 48 positions, 4 cm (1.6") - Infinity
Normal focus distance 40 cm (1.3 ft) - Infinity
Macro focus distance 4 cm (1.6 ") - Infinity
Lens Nine elements in seven groups (F2.8 - F4.2)
Aperture Two stops, F2.8 and F7.8 [W], F4.2 and F11.3 [T]
Min shutterClick for help BULB, 8 seconds
Max shutterClick for help 1/1000 sec
Metering modesClick for help 256 Segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF Area (5 manually selectable points)
White balance modes Yes - 5 position with fine tuning, manual preset
Sharpening control Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off
Tone control

Auto, Normal, More contrast, Less contrast, Lighten, Darken, Black & White

Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Anti-red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
Flash range 0.4 – 2.5 m/1´4½ – 8´2½ (T)
0.4 – 3.7 m/1´4½ – 12´2½ (W)
Macro mode: 0.2 – 2.5 m/8½ – 8´2½ (T)
Flash connector None
Exposure adjustmentClick for help -2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
Aperture priorityClick for help Yes, two stops
Shutter priorityClick for help None
Full manualClick for help Yes, apertures: 2, shutter speeds: 15 (including BULB)
Continuous / Burst Yes (1.5fps full size), 80 @ 320 x 240 (30 fps), 40 sec QuickTime (15 fps)
Tripod mount Yes
Self-timer Yes, 3 or 10 seconds
Time-lapse recording No
Video out NTSC / PAL selectable
Storage type Compact Flash Type I
Viewfinder Optical, 80% coverage
LCD 1.8", 110,000 pixel
Playback zoom Yes, up to 4.0 x, smooth scrollable
Operating system Proprietary
Connectivity USB or Serial (RS-232C, RS-432)
Battery / ChargerClick for help

• One 6 V 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery
- or -
• Rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery
(US optional - est. $39)
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger
(US optional - est. $59)

Weight (inc batt.) 320 g (11.3 oz)
Dimensions - body only 99.5 × 75 × 53.2 mm (3.9½ ×3.0½ ×2.1½)
Official Brochure Nikon Coolpix 880 Brochure (PDF - 1,378 KB)

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What that means is that if it were a vidicon tube it would be 0.556 inches in diameter.

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)