Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Review

Overall 37
Imaging 9
Features 31
Size 70
Price 0

Main Features

  • 21.0 MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 125 x 114 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 567 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Summary

This review is devoted to Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2014. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 21.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #205 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 37/100 and it takes a rank of #1098 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 9.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Max Native Iso: 3200
  • Number Of Focus Points: 25
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651. 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 has the following external dimensions 125 x 125 x 89 mm (49.21 x 44.88 x 35.04″) with the weight of 567 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651, 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 89mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 — 89 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 — 567 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Photo and Sensor Features

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 boasts of a resolution of 21.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 has the following ISO range 100 - 3200 .

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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 features a 21.0 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

LCD and ViewFinder

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

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

The Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 .

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 are its 9.0 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/2000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 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 Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is equipped with its USB none or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 with suitable external devices.

How Good is Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 to the average SuperZoom camera.

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

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 can be called a Strong 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:

  • High resolution sensor (21 MP)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

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

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 87. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (125 x 114 x 89 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 can be called a 57 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (125 x 114 x 89 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (9.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (25)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 74. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

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

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Big weight (567 g)
  • Big size (125 x 114 x 89 mm)

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 can be called a 69 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 (21 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Kodak
Model Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651
Announced Jan 07, 2014
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 3
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 21.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center No
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 567 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 114 x 89 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type n/a
Storage Slots 1

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