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Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Updated 20 July 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 it's 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 mid-range and moderately popular digital cameras and start at $28 for the PlaySport which has a weight of 125g, an optical zoom of 1x and is a compact digital camera and go up to $487 for the Pixpro S-1 which has a weight of 205g, an optical zoom of §x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Kodak digital camera is $144.

Kodak are recognised for their good 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%
31,671 reviews
#2
Japan
90%
90%
25,400 reviews
#3
Japan
88%
88%
12,191 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
4,510 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
6,743 reviews
#6
South Korea
84%
84%
4,364 reviews
#7
Polaroid
84%
84%
2,207 reviews
#8
82%
82%
1,744 reviews
#9
82%
82%
828 reviews
#10
Japan
82%
82%
3,135 reviews
#11
81%
81%
1,122 reviews
#12
Sigma
76%
76%
395 reviews
#13
Ricoh
76%
76%
122 reviews
#14
SeaLife
75%
75%
4 reviews
#15
GE
United States
72%
72%
212 reviews
#16
Praktica
69%
69%
94 reviews
#17
Fuji
69%
69%
362 reviews
#18
Lytro
67%
67%
207 reviews
#19
Hasselblad
66%
66%
90 reviews
#20
Vivitar
65%
65%
244 reviews
#21
Mamiya
65%
65%
2 reviews
#22
easypix
63%
63%
102 reviews
#23
HP
United States
61%
61%
14 reviews
#24
60%
60%
58 reviews
#25
Philips
Netherlands
58%
58%
4 reviews
#26
Coleman
57%
57%
1 review
#27
SVP
56%
56%
0 reviews
#28
VTech
53%
53%
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 United States. 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
$526
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $12,699
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
$144
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $13,699
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
54
3 stars
14
2 stars
8
1 star
2
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
545
4 stars
227
3 stars
63
2 stars
36
1 star
127
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 71% 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 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%
339 reviews
75%
212 reviews
74%
123 reviews
80%
83 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
120 reviews
83%
135 reviews
82%
91 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
83%
127 reviews
82%
139 reviews
87%
60 reviews
82%
49 reviews
87%
43 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
127 reviews
74%
135 reviews
81%
59 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
79%
107 reviews
77%
132 reviews
85%
50 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
115 reviews
75%
89 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
105 reviews
70%
77 reviews
79%
56 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
45%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
82 reviews
74%
73 reviews
76%
40 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
100%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
81%
75 reviews
81%
72 reviews
82%
38 reviews
77%
29 reviews
86%
34 reviews
70%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
77%
75 reviews
70%
64 reviews
82%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
47%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
72%
92 reviews
74%
62 reviews
78%
47 reviews
69%
22 reviews
75%
19 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
75 reviews
81%
63 reviews
82%
40 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
80%
1 review
dkamera.de logo
84%
82 reviews
87%
64 reviews
88%
36 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
61 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
42 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
56 reviews
76%
45 reviews
75%
31 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
36 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%
79 reviews
84%
37 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
34 reviews
88%
32 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
76%
57 reviews
77%
38 reviews
81%
33 reviews
78%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
2,442 reviews
75%
1,995 reviews
73%
1,441 reviews
70%
902 reviews
76%
768 reviews
72%
40 reviews
Average
79%
4,452 reviews
78%
3,730 reviews
81%
2,510 reviews
76%
1,560 reviews
84%
1,433 reviews
65%
71 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
112
53
40
38
Ephotozine logo
69
74
39
25
40
Camera Labs logo
90
45
32
26
Lydogbilde.no logo
31
57
32
13
56
Trusted Reviews logo
29
28
19
13
16
CNET.com logo
31
33
18
9
11
DP Review logo
30
30
21
5
13
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
22
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
22
16
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
19
9
15
01net.com logo
15
19
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
25
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
21
17
9
5
16
1
reviewed.com logo
15
13
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
15
8
3
Digital Versus logo
8
9
15
3
12
M3.idg.se logo
12
15
7
6
6
1
PC Mag logo
13
15
14
2
2
1
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
19
14
6
3
2
Techradar logo
6
16
6
4
11
Other Expert Sites
356
286
237
113
156
6
Total
972
867
642
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 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kodak digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% 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
comes with surprisingly robust software
Laptopmag.com
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
robust construction despite small size
v3.co.uk
Despite its sturdy build
about.com
Kodak has built on the excellent Zx3
smarthouse.com.au
you're getting this camera for its rugged
engadget.com
is fully waterproof till a depth of 10 feet / 3 mete
firstpost.com
As with everything we buy we researched the best waterproof camera for quite a few weeks before deciding this camera was the one for us
amazon.co.uk
I don't think an external mic connector would be very practical given the waterproofing
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 ($30), the Kodak Pixpro AZ252 ($60) and the Kodak Mini Shot ($50).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak PIXPRO FZ152

$58.00
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16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
15x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.3
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
185g
6x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at $58 is the Kodak PIXPRO FZ152, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.15MP)
Big optical zoom (15x)
ok minimum aperture number (3.3)
Has an image stabiliser
Supports Wi-Fi

A positively reviewed and fully featured 15x optical zoom camera, with a reasonable price and the latest technology. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and an HDMI and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera is.

90
Reviews
25 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Kodak PIXPRO FZ152 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 74%, based on 25 reviews.

Testing Kodak PIXPRO FZ152.
Testing Kodak PIXPRO FZ152.
Kodak pixpro fz152 unboxing
Kodak pixpro fz152 unboxing
Kodak pixpro FZ152 review
Kodak pixpro FZ152 review
Kodak FZ152 unboxing and review
Kodak FZ152 unboxing and review

The Kodak PIXPRO FZ152 is 108.4mm wide, 69.9mm tall, 32.8mm deep and weighs 185g.

Kodak PIXPRO FZ152 front view

The cheapest price that we found for the PIXPRO FZ152 in the United States is $58.00 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 AZ652

$349.00
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20MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
65x
OPTICAL ZOOM
30 FPS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
800
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 $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
Has a GPS

A top-rated and good spec 1kg camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, features smile detection, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that it has a brilliant picture quality, excellent features and it's very easy to use.

88
Reviews
10 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 has good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

The KODAK PIXPRO AZ652 Unboxing
The KODAK PIXPRO AZ652 Unboxing
Unboxing - KODAK PIXPRO AZ652 Astro Zoom Camera
Unboxing - KODAK PIXPRO AZ652 Astro Zoom Camera

The Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 is 126mm wide, 89mm tall, 114mm deep and weighs 1kg.

Kodak PIXPRO AZ652 front view

The cheapest price that we found for the PIXPRO AZ652 in the United States is $349.00 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

$74.00
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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 $74 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 makes a great budget choice.

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

Our review analysis indicates that this camera it. It's an excellently reviewed and fully featured 5x optical zoom camera, with an amazingly light 106g weight and a good price. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection.

95
Reviews
96 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

Kodak FZ53-BL Point and Shoot Digital Camera Review
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Kodak PIXPRO FZ53 Camera Unboxing
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Unboxing - KODAK PIXPRO FZ53 Friendly Zoom
Unboxing - KODAK PIXPRO FZ53 Friendly Zoom

The cheapest price that we found for the Pixpro FZ53 in the United States is $74.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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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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