Fujifilm FinePix S8600 vs Kodak Pixpro AZ251

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Fujifilm FinePix S8600
Kodak Pixpro AZ251

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
11x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has an optical zoom of 36xx, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 25xx optical zoom digital camera (11x smaller). 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.

34% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 900mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 300mm longer than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (600mmmm).
3 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 lower).
230 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is only a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels lower).
Moderately thinner Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 64.6mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 69.6mmmm deep digital camera (5mm thicker).
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9 Reasons For
2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a digital zoom of 4xx, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 354gg digital camera. That's 26g lighter than the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (354gg). 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.

6.5mm shorter Edit
Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is 74.3mmmm tall, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is an 80.8mmmm tall digital camera (6.5mm taller).
Slightly narrower Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 115mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 121.3mmmm wide digital camera (6.3mm wider).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is 280 shots, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 only takes 250 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.

$54 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 costs $54.33 less than the Fujifilm FinePix S8600.
User reviews are marginally better
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an average user review score of 84%, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has an average rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a digital zoom of 2xx, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (2x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a minimum focal length of 25mmmm, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
7% heavier Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 380gg digital camera. That's 26g heavier than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 (354gg). 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 taller Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is 80.8mmmm tall, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 74.3mmmm tall digital camera (6.5mm shorter).
6.3mm wider Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 121.3mmmm wide digital camera, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 115mmmm wide digital camera (6.3mm narrower).
Thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is 250 shots, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 only takes 280 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.

$54 more expensive
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by $54.33.
Five months older
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ251 by five months.
A little Lower user review Score
The Fujifilm FinePix S8600's average user rating is 83%, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ251's is 84% (based on 91 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has an optical zoom of 25xx, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 36xx optical zoom digital camera (11x 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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 600mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 300mm shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (600mmmm).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3 higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels pixels, but the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher).
5mm thicker Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ251 is a 69.6mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 is a 64.6mmmm deep digital camera (5mm thinner).
Less retailers
Only 3 stores sells the Kodak Pixpro AZ251, whereas 5 stores sell the Fujifilm FinePix S8600. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 16MP
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 2304 x 1536
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 16.44MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
36x
BEST
25x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
900mm
BEST
600mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 162 4.3 - 107.5
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
14/10 12/11
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 100x
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
Macro Focusing Range
0.07 - 3 0.03 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.4 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.5 - 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400
BEST
3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
8s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 3.6 1.2 - 4.2
Flash Range
0.5 - 6 0.5 - 7.1

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 320×240@30fps
 320×240@30fps

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

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

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Auto
 Movie
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Flower
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
380g 354g
BEST
Height
80.8mm 74.3mm
BEST
Depth
64.6mm
BEST
69.6mm
Width
121.3mm 115mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
450g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
250 shots 280 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 0 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Technical Details

Flash Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Pop-up
Relative Aperture (F-Number)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.2
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