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Kodak Pixpro FZ201 Digital Camera

16MP 20x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Our KODAK PIXPRO FZ201 Friendly Zoom compact camera, with an impressive 20x optical zoom, is the perfect travel companion. You ll get close enough to feel like you re right in the thick of the... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their Kodak Pixpro FZ201 review “The Kodak PixPro FZ201 is a new compact camera with a 16-megapixel CCD imager”.

Kodak Has Good Camera Reviews

We analysed average ratings for each digital camera brand and found that whilst Kodak has good average reviews across all digital cameras, Kodak has only ok reviews specifically within its compact cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar spec and 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.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Medion Life E44050[plb_3010757_price], and the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Pixpro FZ201, the Pixpro FZ201 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ71[pl_2770268_price], or the Lumix DMC-TS30[pl_3225325_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. 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 Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Canon IXUS 162[plb_3019700_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has Six White Balances

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Kodak camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pixpro FZ201 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4608x3072 and 4608x2592 and 1920x1080. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Slideshow Playback Modes

This digital camera has a Slideshow|Zoom playback modes, which is the most commonly found playback modes on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has one of the bigger combined zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The combined zooms of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 range from 12x to 120x, and the average combined zoom is 59x.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Kodak digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Pixpro FZ201 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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). Similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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19 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and 01net.com the average expert rating of this Kodak digital camera is 65 out of 100.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that came out more than a year ago do not support wi-Fi. The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-TZ58[plb_2793592_price], the Samsung DV180F[plb_2870313_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pixpro FZ201 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201 also do not have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the easypix W1024[plb_2798872_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Pixpro FZ201 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price], or the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Pixpro FZ201 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pixpro FZ201 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 does not support video capability.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro FZ201 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 16 megapixels, the Pixpro FZ201 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201. The lowest megapixel of cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro FZ201 is 1.3MP, the highest is 22MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ58[plb_2793592_price], or the Medion Life E44050[plb_3010757_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30[plb_3225325_price] (16.1MP), the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (16.15MP), or the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (20MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Kodak camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 megabytes, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago the internal memorys range from 8MB to 480MB.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Kodak camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras of this spec and age is 7. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 range from 8x to 16x. With a playback zoom (max) of only 8 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pixpro FZ201 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera has a 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most compact cameras that were released one year ago have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. This Kodak digital camera also have a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps.

A 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201.

The best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of this type and age take between 185 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Pixpro FZ201 which takes 210 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 16s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 540,000 pixels. The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201 that we have checked, the Pixpro FZ201's minimum aperture number of 3.9 is one of the largest. The average minimum aperture number of cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 is 3.3, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 3.9.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ201

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Kodak released the Pixpro FZ201.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201.

There are a number of alternative 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ58[plb_2793592_price].

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro FZ201.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6700[pl_2272800_price], and the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon is also worth considering.

If this Kodak digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (5x), the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (8x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (48x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly typical weight (202 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(2)
24 November 2014

The Kodak PixPro FZ201 is a new compact camera with a 16-megapixel CCD imager and a 25-500mm (eq.) f/3.5-4.9 lens featuring 11 elements in 9 groups. Other highlights include a 3-inch rear display... Read more…

13 April 2015

Le Pixpro FZ201 tient sa promesse : offrir un zoom très puissant et une qualité d'image décente en plein jour dans un compact à 119 euros. La qualité de fabrication est tout à fait correcte...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak fz201, kodak fz201r, kodak fz201re, kodak fz201rd, kodak fz201red
Barcodes 00819900011234, 00819900011340, 08199000112348

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