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Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Updated 01 September 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak is one of the most popular digital camera brands as well as being well known for it's inkjet printers, camcorders and photo printers.

If you are wondering how Kodak digital cameras compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 digital cameras by objectively and impartially analysing over 130,000 user and expert reviews and over 4,300 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Kodak are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular digital cameras and start at £40 for the Pixpro FZ43 which has a weight of 117g, an optical zoom of 4x and is a compact digital camera and go up to £289 for the PIXPRO AZ901 which has a weight of 777g, an optical zoom of 90x and is a mirrorless digital camera. The average price of a new Kodak digital camera is £122.

Kodak are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular digital cameras.

Is Kodak the Best Digital Camera Brand?

So are Kodak digital cameras any good? We give every digital camera a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all digital cameras we are able to impartially rank all the digital camera brands.

Kodak is ranked the No. 6 best digital camera brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Kodak is the 6th best digital camera brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
31,619 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
4,498 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
25,342 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
12,454 reviews
#5
Japan
87%
87%
6,746 reviews
#6
86%
86%
1,115 reviews
#7
Polaroid
82%
82%
2,215 reviews
#8
Japan
82%
82%
3,026 reviews
#9
81%
81%
1,642 reviews
#10
80%
80%
827 reviews
#11
Sigma
79%
79%
396 reviews
#12
South Korea
78%
78%
4,358 reviews
#13
Praktica
78%
78%
94 reviews
#14
Ricoh
76%
76%
122 reviews
#15
SeaLife
74%
74%
4 reviews
#16
Fuji
72%
72%
362 reviews
#17
easypix
69%
69%
102 reviews
#18
69%
69%
58 reviews
#19
Hasselblad
68%
68%
90 reviews
#20
67%
67%
82 reviews
#21
Vivitar
64%
64%
244 reviews
#22
Mamiya
63%
63%
2 reviews
#23
Lytro
62%
62%
207 reviews
#24
Konica Minolta
60%
60%
8 reviews
#25
LG
South Korea
56%
56%
2 reviews
#26
VTech
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Kodak digital cameras compare to the other digital camera brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All digital camera Brands
Kodak Digital Cameras

At an average purchase price of £122, Kodak digital cameras tend to be cheaper than most other digital camera brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. Kodak also have better reviews than the typical digital camera brand, with the average rating of a Kodak digital camera being 64%.

Kodak have a number of great features including rechargeable battery which sets them apart from the competition.

There's a smaller selection of Kodak digital cameras available compared to other digital camera brands, with only 20 Kodak digital cameras currently on the market in the UK.

No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£598
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
Price Distribution of All Digital Cameras
No. Of Digital Cameras
Average Price
£122
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,899
Price Distribution of Kodak Digital Cameras

What Do the Kodak Digital Camera Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Kodak digital camera to work out the average distribution of reviews for Kodak and then compared this to the other digital camera brands.

Kodak logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
51
3 stars
14
2 stars
9
1 star
2
Kodak logo

User Reviews

5 stars
541
4 stars
228
3 stars
63
2 stars
36
1 star
126
Kodak has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its digital cameras than most other digital camera brands.

Over 69% of expert reviews and 77% of user reviews for Kodak digital cameras are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 88% respectively across all Digital Camera brands.

Purchasers of Kodak digital cameras frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 9 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Kodak digital cameras by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other digital camera brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
CNET.com logo
75%
431 reviews
73%
339 reviews
75%
213 reviews
74%
126 reviews
80%
83 reviews
75%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
121 reviews
83%
136 reviews
82%
100 reviews
77%
41 reviews
84%
91 reviews
PhotographyBlog.com logo
82%
127 reviews
82%
141 reviews
87%
62 reviews
82%
50 reviews
87%
43 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
128 reviews
74%
136 reviews
81%
61 reviews
70%
42 reviews
82%
44 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Ephotozine logo
78%
105 reviews
77%
133 reviews
85%
51 reviews
79%
44 reviews
88%
43 reviews
63%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
75%
115 reviews
75%
91 reviews
83%
69 reviews
71%
42 reviews
84%
32 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
75%
106 reviews
70%
80 reviews
79%
60 reviews
67%
30 reviews
87%
39 reviews
45%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
79 reviews
74%
72 reviews
76%
41 reviews
72%
30 reviews
84%
33 reviews
100%
1 review
PC Mag logo
72%
94 reviews
74%
64 reviews
78%
48 reviews
69%
23 reviews
75%
19 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
71 reviews
82%
39 reviews
77%
30 reviews
86%
34 reviews
Digital Versus logo
77%
76 reviews
70%
63 reviews
82%
46 reviews
70%
31 reviews
87%
29 reviews
47%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
80%
77 reviews
81%
62 reviews
82%
43 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
26 reviews
80%
1 review
dkamera.de logo
84%
81 reviews
87%
68 reviews
88%
39 reviews
85%
19 reviews
90%
22 reviews
What Digital Camera logo
88%
62 reviews
88%
51 reviews
88%
43 reviews
85%
32 reviews
88%
26 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
80%
59 reviews
76%
44 reviews
74%
30 reviews
73%
23 reviews
79%
18 reviews
photoreview.com.au logo
87%
57 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
36 reviews
86%
8 reviews
88%
29 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
73%
62 reviews
74%
50 reviews
77%
24 reviews
76%
22 reviews
78%
5 reviews
70%
1 review
Camera Labs logo
84%
81 reviews
84%
35 reviews
85%
28 reviews
83%
2 reviews
86%
16 reviews
01net.com logo
76%
37 reviews
80%
35 reviews
87%
33 reviews
70%
26 reviews
91%
27 reviews
55%
4 reviews
parentesis.com logo
70%
37 reviews
70%
40 reviews
72%
31 reviews
65%
30 reviews
70%
7 reviews
55%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
2,481 reviews
75%
1,991 reviews
73%
1,444 reviews
70%
888 reviews
76%
767 reviews
71%
37 reviews
Average
78%
4,493 reviews
78%
3,738 reviews
81%
2,541 reviews
75%
1,570 reviews
84%
1,433 reviews
64%
69 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 9 industry awards for Kodak digital cameras. The table below compares the number of awards given to Kodak to other popular digital camera brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Kodak has won 9 awards for its digital cameras.

Compare all award winning digital cameras

Number of Awards Canon Nikon Sony Samsung Panasonic Kodak
PhotographyBlog.com logo
107
113
55
40
38
Ephotozine logo
67
74
40
25
40
Camera Labs logo
89
43
32
26
Lydogbilde.no logo
30
57
34
13
56
Trusted Reviews logo
29
27
21
13
16
DP Review logo
31
30
22
5
13
CNET.com logo
33
32
15
9
11
photoreview.com.au logo
27
18
23
4
23
Pocket Lint logo
22
21
18
7
23
What Digital Camera logo
25
17
19
9
15
01net.com logo
15
20
21
8
20
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
17
25
7
5
Expert Reviews logo
19
18
10
5
16
1
reviewed.com logo
15
12
16
5
9
buy-n-shoot.com logo
21
9
15
8
3
PC Mag logo
13
17
14
2
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
12
16
7
6
6
1
Digital Versus logo
8
8
15
3
12
letsgodigital.org/nl/ logo
20
14
6
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
10
7
13
1
13
Other Expert Sites
344
298
228
117
154
6
Total
963
868
649
290
503
9

How Reliable Are Kodak Digital Cameras?

We checked over 130,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Kodak digital cameras. 70+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 77% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Kodak digital camera owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

77% of reviewers think Kodak digital cameras are reliable.

So, most people think that Kodak digital cameras are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Kodak digital cameras that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

robust construction despite small size
v3.co.uk
Despite its sturdy build
about.com
Kodak has built on the excellent Zx3
smarthouse.com.au
5MP stills Waterproof to 10ft It doesn’t say shockproof exactly
techcrunch.com
This is the most rugged of the bunch
Steve's Digicams
The very inexpensive Kodak EasyShare Sport waterproof point-and-shoot digital camera is priced like a toy
PC Mag
the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a ruggedised camcorder that is geared up for outward bound pursuits
techadvisor.co.uk
despite being more durable
CNET.com
comes with surprisingly robust software
Laptopmag.com
The Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a rugged
techreviewsource.com
A well built
T3.com
you're getting this camera for its rugged
engadget.com
is fully waterproof till a depth of 10 feet / 3 mete
firstpost.com
We mainly bought this as it was robust
amazon.co.uk
some in the snow (where being waterproof came in extremely handy
Walmart.com

NOT RELIABLE

The Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Ze2 is a cheap
reviewed.com
plasticky so extra care must be taken with it
Argos.co.uk
also does it say how far to the left or right you have to tilt it before its NOT waterproof
amazon.co.uk
So needless to say that this is NOT a waterproof camera
Walmart.com

Features to Look Out For On Kodak Digital Cameras

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Kodak digital cameras that set them apart from the competition. These include rechargeable battery.

Kodak Rechargeable Battery

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A rechargable battery means tht the battery pack in the camera can be recharged, meaning no need to constantly replace them with other batteries.

Kodak digital cameras that have a rechargeable battery include the Kodak Pixpro AZ252 (£119), the Kodak Pixpro AZ422 (£155) and the Kodak Printomatic (£63).

What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro AZ252

£119.00
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4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
16MP
25x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1s
CAMERA
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
336g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

A great mid range choice, priced at £119 is the Kodak Pixpro AZ252, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (25x)
Image stabiliser
GPS
Features smile detection
Built-in flash

A positively reviewed but 2 year old 25x optical zoom digital camera, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It has an image stabiliser and a GPS, features smile detection and supports Full HD video. Owners report that this digital camera has a superb picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

91
Reviews
41 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Kodak Pixpro AZ252 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%, based on 41 reviews.

Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Photo/Video Test
Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Photo/Video Test
Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP  FROM BEST REVIEW 2019
Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-WH 16MP FROM BEST REVIEW 2019
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
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Kodak pixpro Az252 review | Niks Adriano
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UNBOXING KODAK PIXPRO AZ252
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Unboxing/ Tutorial/ How Does a Kodak AZ252 camera work
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Kodak PIXPRO AZ252 Review
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Kodak Pixpro AZ252 Unboxing
My first test shot with the new Kodak Pixpro AZ252.
My first test shot with the "new" Kodak Pixpro AZ252.

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What is the Best High End Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro AZ421

£128.99
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Kodak Pixpro AZ421
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16.15MP
4608 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
42x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.6
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
454g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

If you're looking for a high end Kodak digital camera then the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £128.99.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.15MP)
ok optical zoom (42x)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (2.6)
Features smile detection

A classic and best selling 454g camera, with a very good spec and optical zoom. It has an image stabiliser, a built-in flash and an HDMI and features smile detection. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has a superb picture quality, brilliant features and it's really easy to use.

92
Reviews
94 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
79
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Kodak Pixpro AZ421 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Kodak Digital Camera?

Kodak Pixpro FZ53

£42.50
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16MP
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PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
5x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.9
MINIMUM
1,600
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
106g
6x
DIGITAL ZOOM
2.7"
SCREEN

At only £42.50 and with a Kagoo Score of 88 the Kodak Pixpro FZ53 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
ok optical zoom (5x)
Image stabiliser
ok minimum aperture number (3.9)
Features smile detection
Lighter than average (106g)

A positively reviewed and best selling 5x optical zoom digital camera, with a breathtakingly light 106g weight and a very good spec. It has an image stabiliser, a digital zoom of 6x and a minimum aperture number of 3.9 and features smile detection. Customers report that this digital camera has an outstanding picture quality, brilliant features and it's very easy to use.

95
Reviews
96 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Age
9 Months Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Kodak Pixpro FZ53 has very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Kodak Digital Camera?
Is Kodak the Best Digital Camera Brand?
What Do the Kodak Digital Camera Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Kodak Digital Cameras Received?
How Reliable Are Kodak Digital Cameras?
Features to Look Out For On Kodak Digital Cameras
Kodak Rechargeable Battery
What is the Best Mid-Range Kodak Digital Camera?
What is the Best High End Kodak Digital Camera?
What is the Best Budget Choice Kodak Digital Camera?

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