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Praktica Luxmedia Z250 Digital Camera

20MP 5x CCD SDHC Sep 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Memory Card Release Date
"Small and simple to use, the PRAKTICA Luxmedia Z250 boasts a 20 Megapixel image sensor so that you can effortlessly create impressive shots of friends and family. Never let low lighting ruin your... More
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6 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar 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.

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SD Memory Card

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

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Luxmedia Z250 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Praktica digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Luxmedia Z250.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Luxmedia Z250 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras of this type and age.

The worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Very Light

The Luxmedia Z250 is one of the lighter cameras that are a similar age to the Luxmedia Z250 (only 120 grams) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Luxmedia Z250 range from 100g to 460g, and the average weight is 190g.

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Very Thin

The thinnest compact camera camera that is a similar age to the Luxmedia Z250 is 18mm deep, the thickest is 86mm, and the average depth is 32mm. At only 21.45 millimeters, the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is quite thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Luxmedia Z250.

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13 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £26.85

The price of the Luxmedia Z250 has increased by £26.85 in the last 48 days.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Luxmedia Z250 have an image stabiliser, however the Luxmedia Z250 does not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at including the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price], the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Luxmedia Z250 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price], the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Luxmedia Z250 does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Luxmedia Z250 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Luxmedia Z250, the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Luxmedia Z250 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support video recording.

There are a number of other cameras which also support video recording which you might want to look at including the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Luxmedia Z250 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a similar age and spec to the Luxmedia Z250 are not 3D compatible. The Luxmedia Z250 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.7 inches, the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Luxmedia Z250. Cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Luxmedia Z250 have screen sizes of between 1.3" and 3".

Cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Luxmedia Z250 range from 2.8x to 40x, and the average optical zoom is 15x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Luxmedia Z250 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Luxmedia Z250.

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Only Supports One ISO Speed

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 320, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 200,400,800,1600,3200,6400 are also supported by this Praktica camera.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This camera has resolution and capture speeds of 640x480@30fps, 1280×720@30fps and 1280x720@30fps, which is the most frequently found resolution and capture speed on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Praktica Luxmedia Z250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this camera was released.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Luxmedia Z250.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Canon G9 X[plb_3862347_price] (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Focal Length Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers media z250, media z250b, media z250s, media z250bk, praktica mp5, praktica z250, praktica mp5x, praktica z250s, praktica z250b, praktica z250bk, praktica z250bk8, praktica cgd9za00, praktica z250bk8g, praktica cgd8zs00, praktica cgd8za00, praktica cgd9zs00, praktica z250bk8gb, praktica z250bk8gbc, praktica z250bk8gbca, praktica z250bk8gbcas, praktica z250bk8gbcase
Barcodes 05055189023536, 05055189023635, 05055189023642

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