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Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Updated 16 December 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 mid-range and moderately popular digital cameras and start at $29 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 $409 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 $146.

Kodak are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and 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%
32,141 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
25,247 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
11,958 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
6,613 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
4,492 reviews
#6
Polaroid
85%
85%
2,183 reviews
#7
South Korea
84%
84%
4,343 reviews
#8
Japan
82%
82%
3,019 reviews
#9
82%
82%
825 reviews
#10
82%
82%
1,658 reviews
#11
81%
81%
1,084 reviews
#12
Ricoh
75%
75%
122 reviews
#13
Sigma
75%
75%
396 reviews
#14
SeaLife
72%
72%
4 reviews
#15
GE
United States
69%
69%
207 reviews
#16
Praktica
69%
69%
94 reviews
#17
Hasselblad
65%
65%
90 reviews
#18
Mamiya
64%
64%
2 reviews
#19
Bell+Howell
62%
62%
19 reviews
#20
Fuji
61%
61%
399 reviews
#21
HP
United States
61%
61%
14 reviews
#22
Lytro
61%
61%
207 reviews
#23
60%
60%
58 reviews
#24
Vivitar
60%
60%
244 reviews
#25
easypix
59%
59%
102 reviews
#26
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#27
Coleman
57%
57%
1 review
#28
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
51%
51%
1 review

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

At an average purchase price of $146, Kodak digital cameras tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Kodak also have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Kodak digital camera being 64%.

Kodak 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.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$445
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,699
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$146
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,599
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
50
3 stars
15
2 stars
9
1 star
2
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
521
4 stars
226
3 stars
61
2 stars
36
1 star
123
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 68% of expert reviews and 77% 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 6 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%
417 reviews
73%
336 reviews
75%
211 reviews
74%
125 reviews
80%
83 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
124 reviews
83%
134 reviews
81%
96 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
125 reviews
81%
136 reviews
87%
58 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
126 reviews
74%
136 reviews
80%
60 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
108 reviews
77%
134 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
113 reviews
75%
92 reviews
83%
68 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
105 reviews
70%
79 reviews
77%
54 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
45%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
78 reviews
74%
74 reviews
75%
40 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
100%
1 review
PC Mag logo
72%
90 reviews
74%
64 reviews
78%
47 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
74 reviews
70%
65 reviews
81%
43 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
47%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
81%
73 reviews
81%
71 reviews
81%
35 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
73 reviews
81%
62 reviews
82%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
80%
1 review
dkamera.de logo
84%
81 reviews
87%
68 reviews
88%
40 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
64 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
40 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
59 reviews
76%
42 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
34 reviews
87%
35 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
Camera Labs logo
83%
82 reviews
84%
36 reviews
85%
27 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
61 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
32 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
55%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
88%
46 reviews
92%
37 reviews
93%
32 reviews
76%
9 reviews
91%
22 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,446 reviews
75%
1,986 reviews
74%
1,421 reviews
70%
907 reviews
76%
752 reviews
71%
40 reviews
Average
79%
4,439 reviews
79%
3,722 reviews
82%
2,484 reviews
76%
1,565 reviews
85%
1,433 reviews
65%
71 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 6 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 6 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
PhotographyBlog.com logo
105
108
51
40
38
Ephotozine logo
70
76
40
25
40
Camera Labs logo
92
43
31
26
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
56
32
13
56
Trusted Reviews logo
29
27
20
13
16
CNET.com logo
31
34
17
9
11
DP Review logo
29
28
21
5
13
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
22
15
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
27
17
17
9
15
01net.com logo
15
20
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
24
19
22
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
19
8
5
16
1
reviewed.com logo
15
14
17
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
13
8
3
PC Mag logo
14
16
16
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
7
6
6
1
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
6
3
2
dkamera.de logo
23
10
5
5
Digital Versus logo
8
9
11
3
12
Other Expert Sites
340
284
232
117
162
4
Total
973
859
625
289
503
6

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
Kodak has built on the excellent Zx3
smarthouse.com.au
5MP stills Waterproof to 10ft It doesn’t say shockproof exactly
techcrunch.com
is fully waterproof till a depth of 10 feet / 3 mete
firstpost.com
robust construction despite small size
v3.co.uk
The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a rugged
techreviewsource.com
A well built
T3.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
the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a ruggedised camcorder that is geared up for outward bound pursuits
techadvisor.co.uk
Good sturdy camera with 42x zoom
Argos.co.uk
feels tough enough
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
The tape on the plastic bag holding the camera had already been broken
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 Pixpro AZ252 ($87), the Kodak Printomatic ($35) and the Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 ($300).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak AZ401WH

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16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
40x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
436g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at $83.99 is the Kodak AZ401WH, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.15MP)
Huge optical zoom (40x)
ok minimum aperture number (3)
Image stabiliser
Features smile detection

A fully featured and highly rated 436g camera, with a good price and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser and an HDMI, features smile detection and supports Full HD video. Owners report that it has a superb picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

89
Reviews
68 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kodak AZ401WH has good user reviews with an average user rating of 72%, based on 67 reviews.

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Kodak PixPro AZ401 Camera Review Plus Quality Test
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Kodak Pixpro AZ401 Testbilder im Schnee
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Unboxing Kodak Pixpro Az401
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KODAK PIXPRO AZ401 Bridge Camera Review
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The Kodak AZ401WH is 114.3mm wide, 84.4mm tall, 81.6mm deep and weighs 436g.

Kodak AZ401WH front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the AZ401WH in the US is $83.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro AZ422

$209.07
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Kodak Pixpro AZ422
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20MP
5152 X 3864
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
42x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
444g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Kodak digital camera then the Kodak Pixpro AZ422 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at $209.07.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (20MP)
Huge optical zoom (42x)
Image stabiliser
Features smile detection
Built-in flash

Customers report that this camera has a good zoom and it's able to produce good images. It's a classic and fully featured 444g camera, with a cheap price and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and an HDMI and features smile detection.

92
Reviews
6 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Kodak Pixpro AZ422 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 83%.

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?????????? ???????????? Kodak PIXPRO AZ422 / Unboxing Kodak PIXPRO AZ422
ZOOM TEST MOON WITH KODAK AZ422
ZOOM TEST MOON WITH KODAK AZ422

The cheapest price that we could find for the Pixpro AZ422 in the US is $209.07 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro FZ53

$49.98
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16MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.9
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
106g
6x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

At only $49.98 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 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)

Owners report that this camera has an outstanding picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use. It's a positively reviewed and fully featured 5x optical zoom camera, with one of the lightest weights on the market and a low price. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection.

96
Reviews
96 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this 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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