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Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Updated 22 September 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 good selection of moderately popular digital cameras and start at $27 for the Printomatic which has a weight of 317g, an optical zoom of 1x and is an instant digital camera and go up to $356 for the PIXPRO AZ901 which has a weight of 777g, an optical zoom of 90x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Kodak digital camera is $126.

Kodak are recognised for their good 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. 10 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kodak is the 10th best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,576 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
25,179 reviews
#3
Japan
86%
86%
12,463 reviews
#4
Polaroid
85%
85%
2,191 reviews
#5
Japan
84%
84%
6,692 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
4,359 reviews
#7
Japan
84%
84%
4,509 reviews
#8
Japan
82%
82%
3,066 reviews
#9
81%
81%
827 reviews
#10
81%
81%
1,105 reviews
#11
81%
81%
1,655 reviews
#12
Sigma
76%
76%
396 reviews
#13
SeaLife
75%
75%
4 reviews
#14
Ricoh
75%
75%
122 reviews
#15
Praktica
70%
70%
94 reviews
#16
Fuji
69%
69%
399 reviews
#17
GE
United States
68%
68%
213 reviews
#18
Lytro
68%
68%
207 reviews
#19
Mamiya
65%
65%
2 reviews
#20
Vivitar
64%
64%
244 reviews
#21
Hasselblad
64%
64%
90 reviews
#22
HP
United States
61%
61%
14 reviews
#23
easypix
61%
61%
102 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#26
Coleman
58%
58%
1 review
#27
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
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 17 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
$535
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,699
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$126
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,499
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
14
2 stars
8
1 star
2
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
540
4 stars
230
3 stars
63
2 stars
35
1 star
125
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 70% 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 9 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%
420 reviews
73%
338 reviews
75%
208 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
122 reviews
83%
136 reviews
82%
96 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
128 reviews
82%
140 reviews
87%
59 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
127 reviews
74%
135 reviews
80%
59 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
106 reviews
77%
130 reviews
85%
50 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
114 reviews
76%
91 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
104 reviews
70%
79 reviews
78%
56 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
45%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
80 reviews
74%
71 reviews
75%
39 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
81%
74 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
38 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
93 reviews
75%
64 reviews
78%
44 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
75 reviews
70%
63 reviews
81%
44 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
47%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
74 reviews
81%
63 reviews
82%
42 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
80%
1 review
dkamera.de logo
84%
83 reviews
87%
66 reviews
88%
40 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
41 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
59 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
29 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
58 reviews
87%
37 reviews
87%
35 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
Camera Labs logo
84%
80 reviews
84%
36 reviews
85%
27 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
34 reviews
87%
30 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
57 reviews
77%
38 reviews
81%
32 reviews
78%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
2,442 reviews
75%
1,987 reviews
73%
1,425 reviews
70%
902 reviews
76%
768 reviews
71%
38 reviews
Average
79%
4,455 reviews
78%
3,724 reviews
81%
2,487 reviews
76%
1,563 reviews
84%
1,433 reviews
65%
68 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 9 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 9 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
PhotographyBlog.com logo
107
113
52
40
38
Ephotozine logo
68
73
39
25
40
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
58
35
13
56
Camera Labs logo
90
43
31
26
Trusted Reviews logo
28
28
20
13
16
DP Review logo
31
29
22
5
13
CNET.com logo
32
32
16
9
11
photoreview.com.au logo
28
19
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
21
21
16
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
17
9
15
01net.com logo
15
19
19
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
24
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
20
18
8
5
16
1
reviewed.com logo
15
12
17
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
14
8
3
PC Mag logo
13
17
13
2
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
6
6
6
1
Akam.no logo
17
11
7
1
8
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
6
3
2
dkamera.de logo
22
11
5
5
Other Expert Sites
326
286
242
119
166
6
Total
966
864
632
289
503
9

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 76% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kodak digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

76% 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

robust construction despite small size
v3.co.uk
Despite its sturdy build
about.com
A well built
T3.com
you're getting this camera for its rugged
engadget.com
The very inexpensive Kodak EasyShare Sport waterproof point-and-shoot digital camera is priced like a toy
PC Mag
despite being more durable
CNET.com
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 Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a ruggedised camcorder that is geared up for outward bound pursuits
techadvisor.co.uk
feels tough enough
amazon.co.uk
with a built in battery it keeps its charge so no changing batteries just charge it up
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2 is a cheap
reviewed.com
Its takes good picture's just not a waterproof camera
Walmart.com
Camera is waterproof - the screws are not
amazon.co.uk
plasticky so extra care must be taken with it
Argos.co.uk

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 ($30), the Kodak Pixpro AZ252 ($50) and the Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 ($349).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro AZ252

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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 $50 is the Kodak Pixpro AZ252, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

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

The cheapest sports photography camera around. 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.

94
Reviews
41 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates 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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Kodak pixpro Az252 review | Niks Adriano
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Unboxing/ Tutorial/ How Does a Kodak AZ252 camera work
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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

$349.00
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Kodak PIXPRO AZ652
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 80, but is a bit more expensive at $349.

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 very highly rated and fully featured 1kg camera, with a cheap price. 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.

90
Reviews
10 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates 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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Unboxing/review/first impressions on the Kodak Pixpro AZ652!!!(promo code in my description)
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Unboxing - KODAK PIXPRO AZ652 Astro Zoom Camera
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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
PIXELS IMAGE
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OPTICAL ZOOM
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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
ok minimum aperture number (3.9)
Features smile detection
Lighter than average (106g)

A fully featured and excellently reviewed 5x optical zoom digital camera, with a breathtakingly light 106g weight and a cheap price. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an outstanding picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

95
Reviews
96 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has great 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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