Kodak Pixpro AZ421 vs Sony DSC-RX100

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Kodak Pixpro AZ421
Sony DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

7 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 number Edit
Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is 6 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is only a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,008mm. That's 862mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100 (146mm).
4mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
£621 cheaper
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is £620.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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 681 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 megapixels 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 2.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.8 larger).
82% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixels. 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a total megapixels 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 number 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).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has a display resolution (numeric) 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.

8 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 number Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is only 4.9 maximum aperture. That's 1.1 bigger than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (4.9).
862mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 146mm, however the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera (862mm longer).
4mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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 £621
The Sony DSC-RX100 is £620.99 more expensive than the Kodak Pixpro AZ421.
Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-RX100 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
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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Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

28 months Ago 33 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.15MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
BEST
 JPG
 EXIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
42x
BEST
3.6x
Digital Zoom
4x 54x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
2.6 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,008mm
BEST
146mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 180.6 28 - 146
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 7/6
Combined Zoom
168x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.016 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
0.6 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

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

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Range (tele)
1.2 - 4.4 0.55 - 6.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.5 0.3 - 17.1

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 DPOF
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
84.4mm 58.1mm
Width
112.7mm 101.6mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LB-060 NP-BX1
Battery Capacity
1,100mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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 Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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