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Category: Compact Cameras
Product: Kodak PixPro AZ521
Price: £199.48

Kodak PixPro AZ521 Hands-On Preview - We go hands-on with the new 52x optical zoom lens Kodak PIXPRO AZ521.

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Kodak Pixpro Az521 (10)

Kodak has announced a new model, the flagship Kodak PIXPRO AZ521 with 52x optical zoom lens, as part of the Astra Zoom Series, it also features a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3inch screen and full HD video recording and has an RRP of £249.

Kodak PixPro AZ521 Key Features:

  • 52x optical zoom lens
  • 24 - 1248mm equivalent lens
  • f/2.9 - f/5.6 aperture lens - production version will feature f/2.8 at wide end
  • 16 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 3inch screen, 460k dots
  • Full HD Video, stereo sound
  • 120fps slow motion VGA video
  • HDR, Panoramic modes
  • 1cm macro mode
  • Image stabilisation
  • Lithium-Ion battery
Kodak Pixpro Az521 (9)

We had a hands-on look at the new Kodak PIXPRO AZ521 - it has a wide angle 24mm equivalent f/2.9 lens, that zooms to 1248mm equivalent f/5.6 at the telephoto end with optical image stabilisation. Other features include HDR and panoramic shooting. The camera has manual controls, as well as scene modes to make it easy to use for beginers. The Kodak PixPro AZ521 should be available now with an RRP of £249, in Black from Argos and Tesco.

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Video options include full HD, with stereo sound, and optical zoom. The camera also records high speed video in VGA resolution at 120fps. The lens will focus at 1cm in macro mode at the wide-angle end of the lens.

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The camera is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery and has a battery life rating of 240 shots. Additional photos are available in the Equipment Database.

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Kodak PixPro AZ521 Specifications

ManufacturerKodak
Lens
Max Aperture f/2.8 - f/5.6
35mm equivalent 24mm - 1248mm
Optical Zoom 52x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4608
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width) No Data
Sensor Size (height) No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 460k dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Min Focus 1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp +/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting No Data
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS 30
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Wi-Fi No
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium Ion
CIPA Rating 240
Box Contents
Box Contents Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AC Adapter, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card, Service card
Dimensions
Weight 551g
Width 118.7mm
Height 85.6mm
Depth 97.6mm

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Comments

pablophotographer

The New Adventures of the (Old Brand Name) Kodak.

x52 sounds impressive.
I suspect the viewfinder was eliminated to cut costs down.
I do not know why they had taken the (old) Panasonic's approach on its bridge models
to have a silver, rather than a black, ring around the edge of the lens,
it's not so stealthy in street photography this way.

Looking forward to see how it performs.

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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3583 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2013 - 2:25 PM

Our full review of this camera has now been published:
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/kodak-pixpro-az521-bridge-camera-review-22576

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