Kodak Pixpro S-1 Review

Overall 47
Imaging 16
Features 35
Size 83
Price 100

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 116 x 68 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 290 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Kodak Pixpro S-1 Summary

This review is devoted to Pixpro S-1 that Kodak has first introduced to the public in Jun 24, 2014. This model is a Entry-Level Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #107 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #197 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Kodak Pixpro S-1 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Kodak Pixpro S-1 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

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Max Native Iso: 12800
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Battery Life: 410 shots

CONs

  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Built-In Flash: No
  • Number Of Focus Points: 25
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Kodak Pixpro S-1 With Other Cameras in Entry-Level Mirrorless 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 S-1. 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 Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Kodak Pixpro S-1

Kodak Pixpro S-1 has the following external dimensions 116 x 116 x 36 mm (45.67 x 26.77 x 14.17″) with the weight of 290 g.

The typical weight for average Entry-Level Mirrorless type cameras is 319g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Kodak Pixpro S-1, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Kodak Pixpro S-1 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 36mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Kodak Pixpro S-1 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 S-1 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 S-1 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Kodak Pixpro S-1 — 410 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 338 shots
Max: 650 shots

Thickness

Kodak Pixpro S-1 — 36 mm
Min: 23 mm
Average: 40 mm
Max: 85 mm

Weight

Kodak Pixpro S-1 — 290 g
Min: 180 g
Average: 319 g
Max: 561 g

Unfortunately, Kodak Pixpro S-1 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 S-1 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 S-1 Photo and Sensor Features

Kodak Pixpro S-1 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Kodak Pixpro S-1 has the following ISO range 200 - 12800 .

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 S-1 features a 16.0 MP Four Thirds 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 S-1 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 Four Thirds sensor featured in Kodak Pixpro S-1 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Kodak Pixpro S-1

LCD and ViewFinder

Kodak Pixpro S-1 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.

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

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Kodak Pixpro S-1 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Pixpro S-1 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

In addition, Pixpro S-1 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 S-1, 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 S-1 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Kodak Pixpro S-1 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 S-1 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 S-1 is equipped with USB none port. that make it possible to connect Pixpro S-1 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Kodak Pixpro S-1 provides a shooting life of 410, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 338 shots.

Compared to all models in the Entry-Level Mirrorless category, Kodak Pixpro S-1 offers the highest battery life that reaches 410 shots.

How Good is Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Kodak Pixpro S-1’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Kodak Pixpro S-1’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Pixpro S-1 to the average MirrorLess camera.

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

Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro S-1 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 42. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro S-1 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 Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor

Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro S-1 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro S-1 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large Four Thirds(17.3 x 13 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (116 x 68 x 36 mm)
  • No Built-in View Finder

Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro S-1 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 38. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro S-1 can be called a 38 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (25)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (410 shots)

Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro S-1 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 85. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro S-1 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (290 g)
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in Flash
  • No Built-in View Finder

Kodak Pixpro S-1 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Kodak Pixpro S-1 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 53. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Kodak Pixpro S-1 can be called a 53 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:

  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Kodak Pixpro S-1 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Kodak
Model Pixpro S-1
Announced Jun 24, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Number of Lenses 94
Focal Length Multiplier 2x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 920k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync+ Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.90 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4640 x 3480
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 200
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View No
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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB none
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 290 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 68 x 36 mm
Battery Life 410 shots
Battery Type 410 shots
Battery Model LB-070
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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