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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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14 Prices from 7 Stores | $142.99-$304.87
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8 Prices from 5 Stores | $258.12-$472.42

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
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). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

0.4 larger 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 smaller). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

85g lighter Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454gg digital camera. That's 85g lighter than the Pentax XG-1 (539gg). 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.

$115 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 costs $142.99, 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.
3 Reasons For
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 52xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (52xx). 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.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230 pixels higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (460,000 pixels pixels). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

240 shots battery life Edit
The number of battery life on the Pentax XG-1 is 240 shots, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 only takes 200 shots battery life. 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

3 Reasons Against
24% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an optical zoom of 42xx, however the Pentax XG-1 is a 52xx 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.

230 pixels 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 pixels display resolution digital camera (230 pixels higher). Read more

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

40 less battery life Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life, whereas the Pentax XG-1 only takes 240 shots battery life. 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.

6 Reasons Against
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). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

8% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Pentax XG-1 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (5.6). Read more

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Heavier Edit
The Pentax XG-1 has a weight of 539gg, 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.

More expensive by $115
The Pentax XG-1 is $115.13 more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Less retailers
The Pentax XG-1 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is stocked by 7 retailers. 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
 bridge
Megapixels
16.15MP 16MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
1" 1"
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
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 16.79MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x 52x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Minimum Aperture Number
2.6
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
6
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm 1,248mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
168x 208x
BEST

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
BEST
 Auto
 80/100/200/400/800/1600
Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 aperture priori
 Shutter priori
BEST
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
 Program AE
 Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
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)
Flash Range (wide)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL N
 NTSC
 NTSC/PAL
 PAL/NTSC
 PAL
 PAL N
 NTSC
 NTSC/PAL
 PAL/NTSC
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
HD Type
 HD
 Full HD
 HD
 Full HD

Memory

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
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
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Thumbnail
 Single
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)
 DE
 EN
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 CHI
 R
 I
 K
 JP
 PL
 SW
 TR
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DE
 EN
 FI
 FR
 IT
 NO
 RU
 SE
 CHI
 R
 I
 K
 JP
 PL
 SW
 TR

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
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
200 shots 240 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 1GB

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Silent Shooting

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