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Kodak Pixpro FZ201 Digital Camera

16MP 20x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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14 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 Reviews for Its Cameras

Average reviews across all Kodak digital cameras are good, however average reviews across just Kodak's compact cameras are only ok.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the IXUS 170[pl_2701303_price], and the PowerShot SD1100 IS[pl_3125490_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of compact cameras that have been around for more than a year range from 1.3" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At 3 inches, the Pixpro FZ201 has a very large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras that were released more than a year ago, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot SD1100 IS[pl_3125490_price], and the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the DSC-W810[pl_3150328_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-HX90V[pl_2841480_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony or the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has Six White Balances

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this spec and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Kodak digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Kodak digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 640x480, 4608x3072 and 4608x2592 and 1920x1080. Across all compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Slideshow Playback Modes

This camera has a Slideshow|Zoom playback modes, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 500 millimeters, the Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 is 6.2mm and the longest is 1,200mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

At 80 times zoom factor, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago. The smallest combined zoom of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 is 12x, the biggest is 120x, and the average combined zoom is 56x.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Pixpro FZ201 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1600 are also supported by this Kodak camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Pixpro FZ201 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Kodak camera. The camera file systems DCF and DPOF 1.1 are also supported by this Kodak digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Pixpro FZ201 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that have been around for more than a year. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Kodak digital camera. 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). Across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ201 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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16 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and 01net.com this compact camera camera has an overall expert rating of 65 out of 100.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been around for more than a year do not support wi-Fi. The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the S6600 + SD 4GB[pl_1988959_price], or the Coolpix P340[pl_2197142_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Pixpro FZ201, the Pixpro FZ201 does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider including the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201 do not support Full HD video. The Pixpro FZ201 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Pixpro FZ201 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201, the Pixpro FZ201 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the PowerShot SX700 HS[pl_2354770_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Pixpro FZ201 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pixpro FZ201 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ201. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Kodak digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 8 megabytes, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst cameras of this age. The average internal memory of compact cameras that have been around for more than a year is 61MB.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 64, and the average maximum aperture number is 8.4. At only 4.9, the Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

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Very Low Playback Zoom (max)

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has one of the lower playback zoom (max)s (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The average playback zoom (max) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Pixpro FZ201 is 10x, and the playback zoom (max)s range from 8x to 16x.

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Only 1280x720@30fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pixpro FZ201 has a 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed found on most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera also have a resolution at capture speed of 640x480@30fps and 1280×720@30fps.

A 1280x720@30fps resolution at capture speed is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Pixpro FZ201.

A 1920x1080@60fps resolution at capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds amongst similar types of camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Pixpro FZ201 is 0.12s and the longest is 60s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Pixpro FZ201 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Pixpro FZ201 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Pixpro FZ201's minimum aperture number is one of the largest amongst cameras of this age and type. Across all the compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ201 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ201

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Pixpro FZ201.

There are a number of other 20x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX540 HS[plb_3191137_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think the S6600 + SD 4GB[pl_1988959_price], and the Coolpix S9900[pl_2751364_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30[plb_3225325_price] (16.1MP), the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (16.15MP), or the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (20MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ201 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Pixpro FZ201.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon S6600 + SD 4GB[plb_1988959_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (5x), the Medion Life P44022[plb_3109377_price] (8x), or the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Kodak Pixpro FZ201 has a relatively standard weight (202 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ201.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon fz201, kodak fz201, kodak fz201r, canon fz201b, kodak fz201rd, canon fz201bk, kodak fz201re, kodak fz201red
Barcodes 00819900011234, 00819900011340, 08199000112348

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