Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Pentax XG-1

Kodak Pixpro AZ421
Pentax XG-1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
0.15MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a megapixel count of 16.15MPMP, however the Pentax XG-1 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.15MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

0.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a maximum aperture of 6, however the Pentax XG-1 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.2 smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (2.8).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
85g lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454gg digital camera. That's 85g lighter than the Pentax XG-1 (539g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Slightly shorter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is an 81.6mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is an 89mm tall digital camera (7.4mm taller).
16% thinner Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a depth of 84.4mmmm, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 97.5mm deep digital camera (13.1mm thicker).
6.3mm narrower Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a width of 112.7mmmm, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 119mm wide digital camera (6.3mm wider).
$99 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 costs $158.99, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is $258.12.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
7 Reasons For
3% more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 0.35MP more than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (16.79MP).
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 52x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (52x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a maximum focal length of 1,248mm, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 1,008mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (1,247mm shorter).
Bigger combined zoom Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 208x combined zoom digital camera. That's 40x bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (208x).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,197 higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (3,200).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459,770 pixels higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (460,000 pixels).
240.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax XG-1 is 240.00, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
0.35MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a total megapixel count of 16.44MPMP, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is a 16.79MP digital camera (0.35MP more).
24% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an optical zoom of 42xx, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 52x optical zoom digital camera (10x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1,247mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 1,008mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,247mm shorter than the Pentax XG-1 (1,248mm).
40x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a combined zoom of 168xx, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is a 208x combined zoom digital camera (40x bigger).
One thousand and sixty-six times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Pentax XG-1 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,197 higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (459,770 pixels higher).
Fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax XG-1 only takes 240.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

11 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel count Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.15MP lower than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (5.6).
0.2 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (100).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a weight of 539g, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454gg digital camera (85g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Pentax XG-1 is 89mm tall. That's 7.4mm taller than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (89mm).
13.1mm thicker Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 97.5mm deep digital camera. That's 13.1mm thicker than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (97.5mm).
6% wider Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 119mm wide digital camera. That's 6.3mm wider than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (119mm).
More expensive by $99
The Pentax XG-1 is $99.13 more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Less retailers
The Pentax XG-1 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Pentax XG-1 is three months older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16.15MP
BEST
16MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x 52x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
4x
Maximum Aperture
6
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
2.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm 1,248mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 4.3 - 223.6
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
15/11 15/13
Combined Zoom
168x 208x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Macro Focusing Range
0.016 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
BEST
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
1.2 - 4.4 1.2 - 3.7
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.5 - 7.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@60fps
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 640x480@60fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Internal Memory
8MB
BEST
15.4MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 DCF 2.0
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
454g
BEST
539g
Height
81.6mm
BEST
89mm
Depth
84.4mm
BEST
97.5mm
Width
112.7mm
BEST
119mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 567g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LB-060 LB-060
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 1GB

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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