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Kodak Pixpro AZ651 Digital Camera

20.68MP 65x BSI CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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21 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 Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651's optical zoom of 65 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Digital cameras of this age and type have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Pixpro AZ651 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price], the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], and the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro AZ651, the Pixpro AZ651 has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews.

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Very High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.68 megapixels, the Pixpro AZ651's megapixel is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro AZ651. Cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651 have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,560 millimeter, the Pixpro AZ651's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is one of the longest amongst digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651 the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x. At 260 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a very big combined zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 21.14 megapixels, the Pixpro AZ651's total megapixels is one of the most amongst digital cameras of this type and age. The total megapixelss of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 range from 12MP to 22MP.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

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

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651 take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pixpro AZ651 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras of this spec and age.

The worst image resolution across similar types of camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 6.7, the Pixpro AZ651 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651 is 2.7, the smallest is 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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

The Pixpro AZ651 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pixpro AZ651.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Two Light Exposure Modess

The Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" is also found on this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this age and spec. This Kodak digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this bridge camera camera is 40% based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com. If all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 2%.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651 have a built-in flash, however the Pixpro AZ651 does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Pixpro AZ651 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Pixpro AZ651 also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the DMC-FZ200[pl_1875132_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Pixpro AZ651 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro AZ651 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651 are not waterproof. The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a BSI CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Kodak camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 5184x3456 and 5120x2880 and 1920x1080. The still image resolution of all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 4608 x 3456.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pixpro AZ651 is more than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Kodak camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras of this age and type is 54MB. At only 8 megabytes, the Pixpro AZ651 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The lightest digital camera of this age and spec is 120g , the heaviest is 910g, and the average weight is 510g. The Pixpro AZ651 is one of the heavier digital cameras that have been available for more than two years (604 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (577g), the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (628g), or the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (618g) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ651

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Kodak released the Pixpro AZ651.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro AZ651.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price], the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price], and the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that were launched 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.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm SL300[plb_1334660_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro AZ651 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FZ200[plb_1875132_price], the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Pentax XG-1[plb_2427725_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak mp65, kodak wifi3, kodak az651, kodak mp65x, kodak wifi3i, kodak az651b, kodak wifi3in, kodak az651bk, kodak wifi3inc, kodak az651bk16, kodak az651bk16g, kodak az651bk16gb, kodak az651bk16gbc, kodak az651bk16gbca, kodak az651bk16gbcas, kodak az651bk16gbcase
Barcodes 00819900011166, 05055189024960

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