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Kodak Pixpro AZ651
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Kodak Pixpro AZ651 Digital Camera

20.68MP 65x BSI CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The brand new KODAK PIXPRO AZ651 Astro Zoom offers an astounding 65x optical zoom and so much more. With a top-notch 20 megapixels BSI CMOS sensor, 5 fps multi-burst, 24mm wide angle lens and... More
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22 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Two Kodak Pixpro AZ651 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Bernard Woods said in his review of this digital camera “My particular interest is using the very powerful zoom (65x) for bird photography”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The biggest culprits are the overly large zoom (65x) and the excessive pixel count (20 Mpx”.

Good Technical Features

One Kodak Pixpro AZ651 reviewer who reviewed the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 mentioned that it had good features. John Hudd mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Brilliant camera fully loaded with features” and scored the product very highly.

Kodak Cameras Have Good Reviews

Kodak is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Kodak also has good ratings for its bridge cameras.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this type and age is 4x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. At 65 times zoom factor, the Pixpro AZ651 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Pixpro AZ651 supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity and we think the FinePix S9200 ($295.51), and the FinePix S1 ($535.91) both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pixpro AZ651 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro AZ651.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($323.66), the Fujifilm FinePix S9200 ($295.51), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Pixpro AZ651 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300, or the Finepix SL300 ($394.45) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($323.66).

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Very High Megapixel Count

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have checked the megapixel count of, the Pixpro AZ651's megapixel count of 20.68 megapixels is one of the highest. The average megapixel count of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16MP.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the FinePix SL300 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the FinePix SL240 (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a very long maximum focal length (1,560 millimeter) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths range from 100mm to 1,600mm.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 260 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a very big combined zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pixpro AZ651. The smallest combined zoom of cameras that were released more than two years ago is 25x and the biggest is 3,600x.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Kodak camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 21.14 megapixels, the Pixpro AZ651 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The least total megapixel count of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Pixpro AZ651 is 12MP and the most is 22MP.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The Pixpro AZ651 has one of the smaller maximum apertures (6.7) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 20.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

The Pixpro AZ651 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651.

The worst light exposure correction amongst similar types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pixpro AZ651 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Kodak camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Kodak digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com this bridge camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 40%. That puts this camera in the bottom 3% of all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago have a built-in flash, however the Pixpro AZ651 does not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the FinePix SL300, or the Finepix SL300 ($394.45) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS ($323.66) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651 do not support video recording. The Pixpro AZ651 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240, or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pixpro AZ651 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro AZ651 is not waterproof. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 does not have a GPS. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 also do not have a GPS.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a BSI CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Pixpro AZ651 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 5184x3456 and 5120x2880 and 1920x1080. Bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Pixpro AZ651 still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is more than most bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Pixpro AZ651 has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro AZ651. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 200MB.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 100g to 910g. With a weight of 604 grams, the Pixpro AZ651 is quite heavy compared to most of the other digital 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 FinePix S1 ($535.91) (640g and higher rated), or the FinePix S9200 ($295.51) (577g and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-H400 ($229.63) (628g and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ651

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the FinePix SL300, and the FinePix SL240 both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro AZ651 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro AZ651.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX500 IS, or the PowerShot SX520 HS ($323.66) both from Canon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ($158.99).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
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 Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
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
Maximum Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Lens Cap Included

Expert Reviews

(3)
12 August 2014

The Kodak PixPro AZ651 is a perfect example of how an overly ambitious spec sheet can go disastrously wrong. The biggest culprits are the overly large zoom (65x) and the excessive pixel count (20...

5 August 2014

Kodak a marqué des points avec ses caméras d'action (lire les test des Pixpro SP1 ) et son hybride (lire le test du Pixpro S1 ) est plutôt intéressant : on ne peut malheureusement pas en dire...

Le Kodak Pixpro AZ651 est un parfait exemple d'une fiche technique qui voulait trop en faire, avec en point d'orgue trop de zoom (65x) et trop de pixels (20 Mpx). L'ensemble est mal maitrisé,...

Zoom 65x l'amplitude record, cran orientable sur charnire
WiFi
Qualit d'image dsastreuse
Inutilisable audel de 200 ISO
Lenteur au dmarrage
Firmware instable
Viseur lectronique indigent

User Reviews

(3)

Bought the camera from another company as it was half the current price of £435. The auto focus to be honest is not so good when you zoom in...

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Bernard Woods
(Verified Purchase)

Works well. My particular interest is using the very powerful zoom (65x) for bird photography. The remote control from my tablet is very effective.

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by John hudd

Brilliant camera fully loaded with features. 20 mps and 65x telescopic plus 4x digital magnification plus wi-fi. At £105 from Argos via E bay you cannot beat it's spec at the price...

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