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Kodak Pixpro AZ421

Kodak Pixpro AZ421 Digital Camera

16.15MP 42x CCD Oct 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Passion and performance go hand in hand when with our KODAK PIXPRO AZ421 digital camera from the Astro Zoom Collection. A 42x ultra long zoom lens with optical image stabilization delivers crisp,... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Quality Pictures

Some people agreed that the product was able to produce good images.

Good Video Capture

One person said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Good Product Quality

One Kodak Pixpro AZ421 owner wrote that it was good quality. Rita wrote “Im so glad i did coz its amazing camera Perfect pic and superb video quality defo recommend” in her review of this digital camera.

Good Brand

Based on 407 user and expert reviews, Kodak has good ratings for its digital cameras. Kodak also has good ratings specifically within its bridge cameras range compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro AZ421 which do not support video recording, the Pixpro AZ421 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 31x. With an optical zoom of 42 times zoom factor, the Pixpro AZ421 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro AZ421.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pixpro AZ421 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ421.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro AZ421, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

At 1,008 millimeter, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro AZ421. The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro AZ421 range from 100mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length is 730mm.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Pixpro AZ421 is more than most cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Kodak digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pixpro AZ421 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Kodak camera.

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Narrow

With a width of only 112.7 millimeters, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is one of the narrower cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ421 amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the widths range from 41mm to 140mm.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this type and age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on bridge cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pixpro AZ421 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Kodak digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Pixpro AZ421 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Pixpro AZ421 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pixpro AZ421.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.6, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ421. The minimum apertures of bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Pixpro AZ421 range from 2.5 to 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Pixpro AZ421 support Full HD video, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pixpro AZ421 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro AZ421 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro AZ421 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Pixpro AZ421 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pixpro AZ421 also do not have a GPS.

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Only 320×240@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Pixpro AZ421 has a 320×240@30fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 1280x720@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this Kodak camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps and 320×240@30fps and 640x480@30fps. The worst resolution at capture speeds of all digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Pixpro AZ421 is 320x240@25fps and the best is 3840x2160@24fps.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Pixpro AZ421 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ421. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have internal memory of between 8MB and 200MB. The Pixpro AZ421 has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro AZ421 take between 180 and 599 shots per battery charge, including the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago is 460 pixels and the highest is 1,500,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Pixpro AZ421 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Pixpro AZ421.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ421 the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. The Pixpro AZ421 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 3,200) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ421

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

The Pixpro AZ421 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 454 grams, the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price] (341g), or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] (349g) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (470g) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.15 megapixels, the Pixpro AZ421 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pixpro AZ421.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Pixpro AZ421 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ421.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], or the PowerShot SX500 IS[pl_1410250_price] both from Canon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 8 March 2016 by L jermy
(Verified Purchase)

Good camera...

Just bought this camera and im so glad i did coz its amazing camera Perfect pic and superb video quality defo recommend...

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