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Kodak Pixpro FZ42

Kodak Pixpro FZ42 Digital Camera

16.15MP 4x CCD Jul 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Just Released Six Months Ago

The Pixpro FZ42 was only relased by Kodak six months ago.

Good Brand

We checked 407 owner and expert reviews for Kodak cameras and found that on average Kodak has good ratings. However we also found that Kodak has only ok ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many latest compact cameras. 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 which you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other recently released compact cameras, the Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ42 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months range from 2x to 32x.

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Has Six White Balances

The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Kodak camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on latest cameras. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Quite High Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has a quite high motion JPEG frame rate (30 frames per second) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ42 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 30fps.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Pixpro FZ42 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Kodak digital camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Pixpro FZ42 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 116 grams, the Kodak Pixpro FZ42 is one of the lighter cameras that were released around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42 amongst compact cameras of this age. The lightest camera that was launched in the last year is 98g , the heaviest is 480g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras that were released in the last year do not support wi-Fi. The Pixpro FZ42 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42, the Pixpro FZ42 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Pixpro FZ42 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that came out in the last 12 months do not support video capability. The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ42 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

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Not Waterproof

The Pixpro FZ42 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ42 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Pixpro FZ42 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ42 also do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year. The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Pixpro FZ42 is 1.3x, the biggest is 40x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (8x), or the S7000[pl_3851301_price] (20x) both from Nikon or the Canon 185[plb_4048302_price] (8x).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Pixpro FZ42 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age. Recently released similar spec cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 3".

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the S7000[pl_3851301_price] (3"), or the L340[pl_3851461_price] (3") both from Nikon.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Pixpro FZ42 is more than most new compact cameras. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on new digital cameras. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Kodak camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of latest compact cameras is 8MB, the biggest is 78MB, and the average internal memory is 27MB. The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly small internal memory (only 8 megabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42 is 4,600. At only 1,600, the Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 108 millimeters, the Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42. Across all the new compact cameras the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 20mm to 960mm.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of recently released compact cameras is 0.4s, the longest is 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 14s. The Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

At only 24 times zoom factor, the Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly small combined zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pixpro FZ42. The combined zooms of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Pixpro FZ42 range from 24x to 160x, and the average combined zoom is 59x.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pixpro FZ42 range from 14MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP. The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 16.44 megapixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for the last year the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 22mm to 28mm. The Kodak Pixpro FZ42 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (27 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ42

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.15 megapixels, the Pixpro FZ42 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

If this digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the S7000[pl_3851301_price] (16.76MP), or the S3700[pl_3851399_price] (20.1MP) both from Nikon or the Canon 185[plb_4048302_price] (20MP).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers kodak fz42, kodak fz42b, kodak fz42bk, kodak p244556, kodak p244556p
Barcodes 00819900011272

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