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

Kodak PixPro AZ521 52x Optical Zoom Camera - Kodak has announced the new Kodak PixPro AZ521 with a 52x optical zoom lens.

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Kodak has released a new range of digital cameras, released under license and setup as a new company called JK Imaging Ltd, the range is to be made available in a number of UK stores over the coming weeks.

Read our Kodak PixPro AZ521 Hands-On Preview.

The range is said to give you more zoom, better low light performance, and remove limitations such as improved macro performance compared to smartphones. JK Imaging Ltd has partnered with ASIA Optical, an expert in optical products that manufacturers for a number of other manufacturers, with strengths in zoom, lens variety and integration.

Kodak has signed up to the Micro Four Thirds standard and plans to release a Micro Four Thirds compact system camera.

Kodak digital cameras aim to target the long zoom, action, creative and entry level markets, with the first model being the flagship AZ521 with 52x optical zoom lens, as part of the Astra Zoom Series:

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
  • Full HD Video, stereo sound
  • 120fps slow motion VGA video
  • HDR, Panoramic modes
  • 1cm macro mode
  • Image stabilisation
  • Lithium-Ion battery
The Kodak PixPro AZ521 should be available now with an RRP of £249, in Black from Argos and Tesco.

Read our Kodak PixPro AZ521 Hands-On Preview.

Kodak PixPro AZ521 Specifications

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
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
  • 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
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS 30
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Wi-Fi No
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
Weight 551g
Width 118.7mm
Height 85.6mm
Depth 97.6mm

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12 Jul 2013 - 9:31 AM

For me, no EVF = no sale however cheap it is.

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