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Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Pentax XG-1

Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Pentax XG-1

Kodak Pixpro AZ421
Pentax XG-1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.15MP higher megapixel Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a megapixel of 16.15MP, 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 number Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a maximum aperture number of 6, however the Pentax XG-1 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 2.6 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Pentax XG-1 (2.8).
85g lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454g 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.

$102 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 costs $155.99, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is $258.12.
6 Reasons For
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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Pentax XG-1 is 1,248mm maximum focal length, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is only a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (240mm shorter).
49% bigger internal memory Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 15.4MB internal memory digital camera. That's 7.4MB bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (15.4MB).
50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Pentax XG-1 is 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,000 pixels higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (460,000 pixels).
240.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Pentax XG-1 is 240.00, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
24% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an optical zoom of 42x, 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.

240mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 240mm shorter than the Pentax XG-1 (1,248mm).
7.4MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an internal memory of 8MB, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 15.4MB internal memory digital camera (7.4MB bigger).
230,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Pentax XG-1 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher).
Fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Pentax XG-1 only takes 240.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 5 sellers sells the Kodak Pixpro AZ421, however 6 stores sell the Pentax XG-1. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel 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 number 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 number Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a weight of 539g, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454g 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.

More expensive by $102
The Pentax XG-1 is $102.13 more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Older by three months
The Pentax XG-1 is three months older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16.15MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
2.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm 1,248mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 4.3 - 223.6
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 15/13
Combined Zoom
168x 208x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.016 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - ∞
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
Flash Range (tele)
1.2 - 4.4 1.2 - 3.7
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.5 0.5 - 7.5
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock

Video

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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
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
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 89mm
Depth
84.4mm 97.5mm
Width
112.7mm 119mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 567g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LB-060 LB-060
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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