Written on: 02/06/2008 by jmcdonald140 (1 review written)
I have owned my coolpix 885 for over 5 years and have taken several hundred pictures with it. I have only just gotten the system error problem. I did some research on the error came up and found that Nikon has addressed the issue with a firmware upgrade and has an offer for customers to send the camera in to have them clear the error if we can't do it with the suggested fixes. I have had years of enjoyment with my camera. I brought it when it first hit the market and I still feel it is... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2005 by mgztt190
The Nikon Coolpix 885 is my first digital camera and the catalyst for hours of subsequent fun and a recent investment in a grown up digital SLR kit (again Nikon of course).
I have travelled extensively with this camera - hot, cold, mountains, beaches, towns - you name it - the camera has been there. And to be honest I haven't been that tender and loving with it, I've dropped it, squashed it, got it wet, left it in the sun, got sand in it... but 3 years on nothing has gone wrong and it still... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2004 by damonff (1 review written)
The Nikon Coolpix 885 is my forst digital camera and I like it very much. I haven't had any problems with it and I've taken it everywhere from China to Hawaii. At 3.2 effective megapixels, it's perfect for me as I view all of my pictures on my G4 Powerbook which integrates with the camera perfectly. Good camera. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2003 by LeTit (1 review written)
I had the 1st problem with my Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera after 3 months of use. All pictures came out fuzzy. I returned the camera under warranty. It came back a month later with exactly the same problem!
The camera was returned a 2nd time and still was not back after 5 weeks at Nikon's!
My reseller was kind enough to exchange the camera with a new one.
The new camera broke down after about 3 months of use. "System error", could not retract lens nor shut down the camera.
I returned it... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2003 by Squiglet.
For what I use it for this little baby has far exceeded my expectations. Top of the list is excellent picture quality -good enough to zoom in on an area and make a 10x8 print if you want. It is a nice size and shape to hold if you have - like me - big hands that struggle with some of the small Sony's. And it feels (and is) well-made and capable of taking the hard knocks that come from activity hoidays. The major irritation is taking flash photographs, where the delay between pressing the... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2003 by Mike.
An excellent camera for my specific needs - a small, simple, point and shoot camera that produces impressive results, and can also be used for digiscoping. It's size and shape are very convenient - the camera can be kept in a jacket pocket. Auto mode normally works well. The SCENE options also produce good quality results for a range of specific circumstances. In the relatively few cases where the preset options are not appropriate - for example small bird silhouetted against bright... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2002 by Doc.
The Nikon Coolpix 885 has been a big disappointment.
I was trying to decide between the Nikon 885 and the Sony P9. I thought - "Cameras - it has to be Nikon". What a mistake.
The main problem is an awful magenta fringe around dark objects on bright backgrounds, like trees infront of sky. This, I believe, is not lens abberations but something to do with the CCD. It was re-assuring to see other reviwers suffering from this too. To me, the fringing makes the pictures unacceptable and I find... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2002 by Andy.
I originally owned an Coolpix 880 which was superb, it met with an untimely demise which meant that the Insurance company replaced it with the 885. What a disappointment!!. The pictures all have a pinky red tinge, and are not a patch on my old 880. The camera also locked up after 2 weeks and had to be replaced (which took 3 weeks). My recommendation is "Dont Buy It" (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2002 by multisync.
No formal review of the Nikon Coolpix 885 is being done because the SYSTEM ERROR problem would make a review pointless. DON'T BUY THE CAMERA (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2002 by Raymond Pau.
My Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera stopped working after 4 days. A system error froze the whole thing. Based on my study for this error on the internet, I just realised that this is a very common error for Nikon Digital Camera 770, 775, 880, 885 and 995. I can say this is an unrecoverable problem.
Some suggestion for this problems are: remove battery and put it back later, change compact flash card, change battery and etc. I tell you, you may luckily temporarily solve, just like my case,... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2002 by Danal7375.
The Nikon Coolpix 885 digital camera was my first step into digital photography a couple of months ago and i have now travelled across Europe and Far East with this camera and filled 128MB memory cards over and over again with great quality shots from landscapes, action shots, artistic shots, portraits etc etc
If you venture beyond the fully automatic point and click setting, the functionality of the camera can be a little bewildering at first, but you pick up on the easy to use menus very... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2001 by Nikolas Louvranos.
Magnificent picture quality!
If you aren't convinced easily check out these links of pictures I've recently taken.
Mind you, the pictures have undergone a 66% further compression when they were stored on the web.
It's very easy to use. Browse the menus in a breeze.
Museum... (read more)