Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 belongs to a Small Sensor Superzoom category, the other model, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera. Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 is equipped with a 21.0 MP CMOS sensor, while Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III comes with a 16.0 MP CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - SuperZoom and MirrorLess. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Key Features:
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Key Features:
|Sensor Resolution||21.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||23.8% more pixels|
|Continuous Shooting||9 fps vs 8.6 fps||0.4 fps faster|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated vs Tilting||Flexible shooting positions|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Area||226.2 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||87.6% larger pixel area|
|Flash Range||5.8 vs No||5.8 better flash range|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Number Of Focus Points||121 vs 25||96 more focus points|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots vs 920k dots||11.5% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Weight||410 g vs 567 g||157 g lighter|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080||Higher Resolution Video|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.62 vs No||0.62 better magnification|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated | Tilting||Help viewing and changing settings easily|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Continuous Shooting||9.0 fps | 8.6 fps||Nice continuous shooting|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Sensor Resolution||21.0 MP | 16.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 157g less than the Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 features a 21.0 MP 1/2.3" sized CMOS sensor . Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, in its turn, comes with a 16.0 MP Four Thirds sized CMOS sensor and TruePic VIII processor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III is equipped with a sensor that is 0.1x larger than the one featured in Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651||Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 or Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III deserves a higher Total Score than the Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651||Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III|
|Model||Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651||OM-D E-M10 Mark III|
|Announced||Jan 07, 2014||Aug 31, 2017|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Sensor Size||1/2.3"||Four Thirds|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||17.4 x 13 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||226.20 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||21.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5184 x 3888||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||25,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||200|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Micro Four Thirds|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||94|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||2x|
|Macro Focus Range||3|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||25||121|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||2,360k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||s||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||9.0 fps||8.6 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, redeye, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, redeye slow sync, fill-in, manual|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||n/a||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB none||USB 2.0|
|Weight||567 g||410 g|
|Physical Dimensions||125 x 114 x 89 mm||122 x 84 x 50 mm|
|Battery Life||n/a||330 shots|
|Battery Type||n/a||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||n/a||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/II supported)|