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Kodak Pixpro AZ651 Digital Camera

20.68MP 65x BSI CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The brand new KODAK PIXPRO AZ651 Astro Zoom offers an astounding 65x optical zoom and so much more. With a top-notch 20 megapixels BSI CMOS sensor, 5 fps multi-burst, 24mm wide angle lens and... More
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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651-BK   Digital Camera with 65.0x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom  wi Quick Review

23 Reasons For

Good Quality Lens

Two Kodak Pixpro AZ651 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Bernard Woods said in his review of this digital camera “My particular interest is using the very powerful zoom (65x) for bird photography”. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review “The biggest culprits are the overly large zoom (65x) and the excessive pixel count (20 Mpx”.

Good Technical Features

One Kodak Pixpro AZ651 reviewer who reviewed the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 mentioned that it had good features. John Hudd mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Brilliant camera fully loaded with features” and scored the product very highly.

Reasonably Priced

One Kodak Pixpro AZ651 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good value for money. Andy77777 wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon this month “Bought the camera from another company as it was half the current price of £435” however they rated this digital camera 3 stars.

Kodak Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Kodak bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras built by Kodak.

Very Big Optical Zoom

At 65 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro AZ651. The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro AZ651 is 31x.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix P600[plb_2176383_price], the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pixpro AZ651 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Pixpro AZ651 also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P600[plb_2176383_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Pixpro AZ651 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Pixpro AZ651.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price], or the Fujifilm Finepix SL300[plb_2620180_price] which has better reviews.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and type is 16MP, and the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP. With a megapixel count of 20.68 megapixels, the Pixpro AZ651 has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

Digital cameras of this age and spec have maximum focal lengths of between 84mm and 1,600mm. When compared to other cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 that we have assessed, the Pixpro AZ651's maximum focal length of 1,560 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Quite Big Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of the Pixpro AZ651 of 260 times zoom factor is one of the biggest amongst cameras of this age and spec. The smallest combined zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 is 16x, the biggest is 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Kodak digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro AZ651 is 12MP, the most is 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 300,000MP. With a total megapixel count of 21.14 megapixels, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 take between 180 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 which takes 400 shots per battery charge.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.7, the Pixpro AZ651 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.7, the smallest is 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Pixpro AZ651 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Two Light Exposure Modes

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this camera. The light exposure modes Aperture priority AE and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Kodak digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Kodak digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pixpro AZ651 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Pixpro AZ651. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Kodak digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Pixpro AZ651 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com this Kodak digital camera has an average expert rating of 40%. The digital camera expert review sites don't rate this Kodak camera very highly.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pixpro AZ651 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price], the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price], or the Fujifilm Finepix SL300[plb_2620180_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Pixpro AZ651 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro AZ651 is not waterproof. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Pixpro AZ651 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a BSI CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 5184x3456 and 5120x2880 and 1920x1080. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro AZ651 the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Kodak camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this type and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 200MB. The Pixpro AZ651 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 8 megabytes) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

The Kodak Pixpro AZ651 is fairly heavy (604 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The lightest camera of this age and spec is 120g and the heaviest is 910g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix P600[plb_2176383_price] (565g), the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price] (577g), or the Sony DSC-HX400[plb_2173117_price] (628g) which is also higher rated.

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Thick

The Pixpro AZ651 is quite thick (113.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average depth of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro AZ651 is 97mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro AZ651

Released Over Two Years Ago

Kodak released the Pixpro AZ651 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Kodak Pixpro AZ651 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro AZ651 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro AZ651.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price], the Nikon Coolpix P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Lens Cap Included

Expert Reviews

(3)
12 August 2014

The Kodak PixPro AZ651 is a perfect example of how an overly ambitious spec sheet can go disastrously wrong. The biggest culprits are the overly large zoom (65x) and the excessive pixel count (20...

5 August 2014

Kodak a marqué des points avec ses caméras d'action (lire les test des Pixpro SP1 ) et son hybride (lire le test du Pixpro S1 ) est plutôt intéressant : on ne peut malheureusement pas en dire...

Le Kodak Pixpro AZ651 est un parfait exemple d'une fiche technique qui voulait trop en faire, avec en point d'orgue trop de zoom (65x) et trop de pixels (20 Mpx). L'ensemble est mal maitrisé,...

Zoom 65x l'amplitude record, cran orientable sur charnire
WiFi
Qualit d'image dsastreuse
Inutilisable audel de 200 ISO
Lenteur au dmarrage
Firmware instable
Viseur lectronique indigent

User Reviews

(3)

Bought the camera from another company as it was half the current price of £435. The auto focus to be honest is not so good when you zoom in...

Reviewed 9 June 2016 by Bernard Woods
(Verified Purchase)

Works well. My particular interest is using the very powerful zoom (65x) for bird photography. The remote control from my tablet is very effective.

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by John hudd

Brilliant camera fully loaded with features. 20 mps and 65x telescopic plus 4x digital magnification plus wi-fi. At £105 from Argos via E bay you cannot beat it's spec at the price...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak az651, kodak az651b, kodak az651bk, shopscanonnikonpanasonicolympusfujiiflmsigmat
Barcodes 00819900011166

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