Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Review

Overall 38
Imaging 11
Features 31
Size 71
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 124 x 91 x 105 mm
  • Weight: 445 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Summary

This review is devoted to EasyShare Z5120 that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Jan 10, 2012. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #163 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 38/100 and it takes a rank of #1026 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak EasyShare Z5120 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 6.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Kodak EasyShare Z5120 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Kodak EasyShare Z5120. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Kodak EasyShare Z5120

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 has the following external dimensions 124 x 124 x 105 mm (48.82 x 35.83 x 41.34″) with the weight of 445 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Kodak EasyShare Z5120, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Kodak EasyShare Z5120 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 105mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak EasyShare Z5120 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Kodak EasyShare Z5120 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Kodak EasyShare Z5120 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 — 105 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 — 445 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Photo and Sensor Features

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Kodak EasyShare Z5120 has the following ISO range 125 - 6400 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Kodak EasyShare Z5120 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Kodak EasyShare Z5120

LCD and ViewFinder

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Kodak EasyShare Z5120 are its 6.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, EasyShare Z5120 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, EasyShare Z5120 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Kodak EasyShare Z5120, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1280 x 720 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 allows you to save files in H.264 formats.

Comparing the technical characteristics of this model with the modern standards, we have to admit that 1280 x 720 is a rather poor indicator of video resolution. However, if you are looking for a camera that has 4K video support, we recommend you to consider our Cheapest Camera with 4K video.

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect EasyShare Z5120 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

How Good is Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak EasyShare Z5120’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak EasyShare Z5120’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EasyShare Z5120 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Z5120 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 46. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Z5120 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 24. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (124 x 91 x 105 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Z5120 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 40. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 can be called a 40 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (124 x 91 x 105 mm)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (6.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Z5120 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 92. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (445 g)
  • Big size (124 x 91 x 105 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak EasyShare Z5120 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 63. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak EasyShare Z5120 can be called a 63 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Kodak
Model EasyShare Z5120
Announced Jan 10, 2012
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 16 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 8.9
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction
External Flash No
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 2456
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 445 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 91 x 105 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model 4 x AA
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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