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Kodak Pixpro FZ42 Digital Camera

£74.38
Compact Camera 16.15MP 4x Jul 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Kodak has good digital camera reviews
Does not support Wi-Fi
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Reviews

Kodak Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 464 owner and expert reviews (including 85 verified purchases) for Kodak cameras and found that on average Kodak has good reviews. We also found that Kodak has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 85% of those that bought a Kodak camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Ten Months Ago

Kodak released the Pixpro FZ42 in July 2016.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pixpro FZ42 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the Olympus E-M10 Mark II (£429) which is also higher rated.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pixpro FZ42 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other latest cameras.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Olympus AIR A01.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Pixpro FZ42 does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 3". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Olympus E-PL8 (£399) (3" and higher rated), or the Nikon S7000 (£109.99) (3" and higher rated).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Pixpro FZ42 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of latest cameras is 920 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Pixpro FZ42 has one of the bigger digital zooms (6 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year the digital zooms range from 4x to 32x.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ42 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon S7000 (£109.99) (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 27 millimeters, the Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched in the last year. Recently released comparable spec digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 21mm and 28mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pixpro FZ42 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of its better review score, the Olympus AIR A01.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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16.15 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.15 megapixels camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Leica Leica TL (£1,299) (16.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Pixpro FZ42 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pixpro FZ42 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 8 megabytes, the Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The internal memory of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera range from 8MB to 80MB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pixpro FZ42 is more than most new medium megapixel cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 100, 200, 400 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Video

Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pixpro FZ42 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the worst video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is the best video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 116 grams, the Pixpro FZ42 is quite light compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last year. The average weight of latest medium megapixel cameras is 300g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ43 (£61.22) (117g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak p244556p, kodak fz42bk
Barcodes 00819900011272

Kodak Pixpro FZ42 Review Sources

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