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Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Updated 04 November 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for its inkjet printers, camcorders and photo printers.

If you are wondering how Kodak digital cameras compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 digital cameras by objectively and impartially analysing over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Kodak are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular digital cameras and start at $28 for the Pixpro FZ43 which has a weight of 117g, an optical zoom of 4x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $399 for the Pixpro AZ522 which has a weight of 530g, an optical zoom of 52x and is a bridge digital camera. The average price of a new Kodak digital camera is $137.

Kodak are recognised for their wide selection of moderately popular digital cameras.

Is Kodak the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Kodak digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Kodak is ranked the No. 11 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kodak is the 11th best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,663 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
25,186 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
12,542 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
6,722 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,500 reviews
#6
South Korea
85%
85%
4,351 reviews
#7
Polaroid
85%
85%
2,202 reviews
#8
Japan
83%
83%
3,098 reviews
#9
83%
83%
1,703 reviews
#10
82%
82%
825 reviews
#11
81%
81%
1,111 reviews
#12
Ricoh
76%
76%
122 reviews
#13
Sigma
75%
75%
396 reviews
#14
SeaLife
75%
75%
4 reviews
#15
GE
United States
70%
70%
206 reviews
#16
Vivitar
67%
67%
244 reviews
#17
Praktica
66%
66%
94 reviews
#18
Hasselblad
66%
66%
90 reviews
#19
Fuji
66%
66%
362 reviews
#20
Mamiya
64%
64%
2 reviews
#21
Lytro
62%
62%
207 reviews
#22
Bell+Howell
62%
62%
19 reviews
#23
HP
United States
61%
61%
14 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
easypix
59%
59%
102 reviews
#26
Coleman
59%
59%
1 review
#27
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#28
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
Phase One
51%
51%
3 reviews

Let's look at how Kodak digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Kodak Digital Cameras

Kodak have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Kodak digital camera being 64%. Kodak also have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Kodak digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 19 Kodak digital cameras currently on the market in the US. Kodak digital cameras also tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$539
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $8,599
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$137
$0 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $504,999
Price Distribution of Kodak Digital Cameras

What Do the Kodak Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Kodak digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Kodak and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Kodak logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
6
4 stars
51
3 stars
15
2 stars
9
1 star
2
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
537
4 stars
230
3 stars
63
2 stars
34
1 star
124
Kodak has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other digital camera brands.

Over 69% of expert reviews and 78% of user reviews for Kodak digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Purchasers of Kodak digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 8 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Kodak digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
CNET.com logo
75%
423 reviews
73%
335 reviews
75%
212 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
121 reviews
83%
140 reviews
81%
91 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
123 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
60 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
124 reviews
74%
136 reviews
81%
61 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
107 reviews
77%
133 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
112 reviews
76%
89 reviews
83%
70 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
102 reviews
70%
81 reviews
78%
55 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
45%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
80 reviews
74%
75 reviews
75%
39 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
100%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
77%
78 reviews
70%
64 reviews
81%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
47%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
94 reviews
74%
62 reviews
77%
44 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
73 reviews
81%
69 reviews
80%
35 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
70 reviews
81%
62 reviews
81%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
dkamera.de logo
84%
79 reviews
87%
66 reviews
88%
37 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
88%
52 reviews
88%
42 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
58 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
56 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
36 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
Camera Labs logo
84%
81 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
38 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
32 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
55%
4 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
76%
23 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
88%
47 reviews
92%
38 reviews
93%
32 reviews
76%
9 reviews
91%
22 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
2,468 reviews
75%
1,988 reviews
73%
1,428 reviews
70%
905 reviews
76%
752 reviews
72%
40 reviews
Average
79%
4,456 reviews
79%
3,731 reviews
82%
2,492 reviews
76%
1,563 reviews
85%
1,433 reviews
64%
70 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Kodak digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards given to Kodak to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Kodak has won 8 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
PhotographyBlog.com logo
103
111
53
40
38
Ephotozine logo
69
75
40
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
32
59
32
13
56
Camera Labs logo
91
43
32
26
CNET.com logo
33
33
17
9
11
Trusted Reviews logo
27
27
18
13
16
photoreview.com.au logo
27
20
24
4
23
DP Review logo
29
28
21
5
13
Pocket Lint logo
21
21
15
7
23
01net.com logo
16
20
21
8
20
What Digital Camera logo
25
18
18
9
15
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
20
22
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
19
8
5
16
1
reviewed.com logo
16
14
18
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
14
8
3
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
8
6
6
1
Digital Versus logo
9
9
13
3
12
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
7
3
2
PC Mag logo
13
15
12
2
2
1
Akam.no logo
17
9
7
1
8
Other Expert Sites
341
287
232
115
159
5
Total
965
867
632
288
503
8

How Reliable Are Kodak Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Kodak digital cameras. 70+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 78% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kodak digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

78% of reviewers think Kodak digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Kodak digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Kodak digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

despite being more durable
CNET.com
Despite its sturdy build
about.com
A well built
T3.com
you're getting this camera for its rugged
engadget.com
is fully waterproof till a depth of 10 feet / 3 mete
firstpost.com
the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a ruggedised camcorder that is geared up for outward bound pursuits
techadvisor.co.uk
comes with surprisingly robust software
Laptopmag.com
Kodak has built on the excellent Zx3
smarthouse.com.au
5MP stills Waterproof to 10ft It doesn’t say shockproof exactly
techcrunch.com
This is the most rugged of the bunch
Steve's Digicams
The very inexpensive Kodak EasyShare Sport waterproof point-and-shoot digital camera is priced like a toy
PC Mag
waterproof great
amazon.co.uk
He was excited over the waterproof feature to take in pool
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2 is a cheap
reviewed.com
Camera is waterproof - the screws are not
amazon.co.uk
plasticky so extra care must be taken with it
Argos.co.uk
So needless to say that this is NOT a waterproof camera
Walmart.com

Features to Look Out For On Kodak Digital Cameras

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Kodak digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery.

Kodak Rechargeable Battery

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A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.

Kodak digital cameras that have a rechargeable battery include the Kodak Printomatic ($35), the Kodak Pixpro AZ252 ($79) and the Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 ($300).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro AZ252

$79.00
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4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
16MP
25x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
336g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at $79 is the Kodak Pixpro AZ252, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (25x)
Image stabiliser
GPS
Features smile detection
Built-in flash

The cheapest sports photography camera on the market. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Full HD video. Our review analysis indicates that it has a superb picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

92
Reviews
41 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Kodak Pixpro AZ252 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%, based on 41 reviews.

Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Photo/Video Test
Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Photo/Video Test
Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP  FROM BEST REVIEW 2019
Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP FROM BEST REVIEW 2019
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
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Unboxing/ Tutorial/ How Does a Kodak AZ252 camera work
Unboxing/ Tutorial/ How Does a Kodak AZ252 camera work
Kodak PIXPRO AZ252 Review
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Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Unboxing
My first test shot with the new Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.

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What is the Best High End Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak PIXPRO AZ652

$299.99
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20MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
65x
OPTICAL ZOOM
30 FPS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
1kg
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Kodak digital camera then the Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $299.99.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
GPS

A fully featured and top-rated 1kg camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, features smile detection, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Customers report that this camera has a brilliant picture quality, excellent features and it's very easy to use.

88
Reviews
10 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 has good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.

The Kodak Pixpro AZ652 Digital Camera: REVIEWED
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The Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 is 126mm wide, 89mm tall, 114mm deep and weighs 1kg.

Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 front view

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What is the Best Budget Choice Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro FZ53

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16MP
4608 X 3456
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PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.9
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
106g
6x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

At only $59.88 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (5x)
Image stabiliser
Huge minimum aperture number (3.9)
Features smile detection
Lighter than average (106g)

A top-rated and sensationally light weight 5x optical zoom camera, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has an outstanding picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

95
Reviews
96 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?
Is Kodak the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Kodak Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Kodak Digital Cameras?
Features to Look Out For On Kodak Digital Cameras
Kodak Rechargeable Battery
What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?
What is the Best High End Kodak Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Kodak Digital Camera?

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