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Kodak Pixpro FZ201 Digital Camera

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16MP 20x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Our KODAK PIXPRO FZ201 Friendly Zoom compact camera, with an impressive 20x optical zoom, is the perfect travel companion. You ll get close enough to feel like you re right in the thick of the... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their Kodak Pixpro FZ201 review “The Kodak PixPro FZ201 is a new compact camera with a 16-megapixel CCD imager”.

Kodak Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 408 expert and user reviews, Kodak has good reviews for its cameras. However, Kodak has only ok reviews for its compact camera digital cameras compared to compact camera digital cameras made by other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at include the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Pixpro FZ201 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price], or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price].

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10[plb_2792889_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Kodak digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pixpro FZ201 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Kodak camera also have still image resolutions of 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4608x3072 and 4608x2592 and 1920x1080. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201 is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Slideshow Playback Mode

This camera has a Slideshow|Zoom playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode on cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of digital cameras of this type and age is 350mm. The Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly long maximum focal length (500 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 80 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the bigger combined zoom amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 12x and the biggest is 120x.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on cameras of this age and spec. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Supports One Image Format

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201.

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17 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and 01net.com the average expert rating of this Kodak digital camera is 65 out of 100.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201, the Pixpro FZ201 does not have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to consider include the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro FZ201, the Pixpro FZ201 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201 do not have a GPS. The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of this age and type do not support video recording. The Pixpro FZ201 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro FZ201 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Pixpro FZ201 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a quite small internal memory (only 8 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201 have internal memory of between 8MB and 480MB.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras that have been around for more than a year. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 17. At only 4.9, the Pixpro FZ201 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

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Very Low Maximum Playback Zoom

The average maximum playback zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 10x. The Pixpro FZ201 has one of the lower maximum playback zooms (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 640x480@30fps|1280x720@30fps|1280×720@30fps, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro FZ201. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 is 0.12s and the longest is 60s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The display resolutions of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Thick

At 38.3 millimeters, the Pixpro FZ201 is quite thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201. The thinnest camera that has been around for more than a year is 18mm deep, the thickest is 86mm, and the average depth is 32mm.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

The Pixpro FZ201 has a very large minimum aperture (3.9) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ201

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Kodak released the Pixpro FZ201.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price] (20MP), or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price], or the Coolpix S2900[pl_2715755_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 202 grams, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S2900[plb_2715755_price] (119g and higher rated), or the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] (141g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide

Expert Reviews

(2)
24 November 2014

The Kodak PixPro FZ201 is a new compact camera with a 16-megapixel CCD imager and a 25-500mm (eq.) f/3.5-4.9 lens featuring 11 elements in 9 groups. Other highlights include a 3-inch rear display... Read more…

13 April 2015

Le Pixpro FZ201 tient sa promesse : offrir un zoom très puissant et une qualité d'image décente en plein jour dans un compact à 119 euros. La qualité de fabrication est tout à fait correcte...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak fz201, kodak fz201r, kodak fz201b, kodak fz201bk, kodak fz201re, kodak fz201bl, kodak fz201rd, kodak fz201red, kodak fz201bla, kodak fz201blac, kodak fz201black
Barcodes 00819900011234, 00819900011340, 08199000112348

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