Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Sony DSC-RX100

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Kodak Pixpro AZ421
Sony DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an optical zoom of 42x, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is only a 3.6x optical zoom digital camera (38.4x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a maximum aperture of 6, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 862mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100 (146mm).
4mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
£121 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is £120.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100.
User reviews are better
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 has an average rating of 91% (based on 667 reviews).
12 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.05MP higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (20.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

22% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 4.46MP more than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (20.9MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 54x digital zoom digital camera. That's 50x bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (54x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.8 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 larger).
Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 supports Full HD video, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

82% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 999,000 pixels higher than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (1,229,000 pixels).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a weight of 240g, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454g digital camera (214g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a height of 35.9mm. That's 45.7mm shorter than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (35.9mm).
Thinner Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is 58.1mm deep. That's 26.3mm thinner than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (58.1mm).
Narrower Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is 101.6mm wide. That's 11.1mm narrower than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (101.6mm).
8 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-RX100 ranks No. 5564 by number of sales, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ranks No. 49094.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a megapixel count of 16.15MP, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.05MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a total megapixel count of 16.44MP, however the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 20.9MP digital camera (4.46MP more).
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a digital zoom of 4x, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 54x digital zoom digital camera (50x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

31% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.8 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100 (1.8).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 does not support Full HD video, but the Sony DSC-RX100 supports Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (999,000 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 454g digital camera. That's 214g heavier than the Sony DSC-RX100 (240g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

45.7mm taller Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a height of 81.6mm, however the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 35.9mm tall digital camera (45.7mm shorter).
26.3mm thicker Edit
Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 84.4mm deep, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mm deep digital camera (26.3mm thinner).
A little wider Edit
Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 112.7mm wide, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera (11.1mm narrower).
Fewer sellers
Only 4 retailers sells the Kodak Pixpro AZ421, but 12 retailers sell the Sony DSC-RX100. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Worse selling
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 ranks No. 49094 by sales volume, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 ranks No. 5564.
7 Reasons Against
Eleven times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 3.6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 38.4x smaller than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (3.6x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (4.9).
862mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a maximum focal length of 146mm, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (862mm longer).
4mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (28mm).
More expensive by £121
The Sony DSC-RX100 is £120.99 more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Older by five months
The Sony DSC-RX100 is five months older than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Awards

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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

27 months Ago 31 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.15MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 1824
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 2048 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 JPG
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
3.6x
Digital Zoom
4x 54x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture
2.6 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
1,008mm
BEST
146mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 180.6 28 - 146
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
15/11 7/6
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Macro Focusing Range
0.016 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 125
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 125
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.2 - 4.4 0.55 - 6.3
Flash Range
0.5 - 7.5 0.3 - 17.1

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
BEST
 1280×720@60fps
 320×240@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
Internal Memory
8MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
454g 240g
BEST
Height
81.6mm 35.9mm
BEST
Depth
84.4mm 58.1mm
BEST
Width
112.7mm 101.6mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LB-060 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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