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Kodak ASTRO ZOOM AZ521

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The zoom and price also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and viewfinder, and the focus and battery get mixed reviews.

usability, price, zoom, performance, portability

shutter, viewfinder, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kodak ASTRO ZOOM AZ521 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Kodak PixPro AZ521 review

 

Can the Kodak AZ521 with whopping 52x optical zoom put Kodak back in the game?

Lots of framing options ; Sharp and colourful results ; Broad focal range

A bit bulky ; Slow auto focus ; No angle-adjustable screen

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (itreviews.co.uk)

Kodak Pixpro AZ521

 

The Kodak Pixpro AZ521 has great specs, but only manages to deliver budget-level image quality at a midrange price.

The AZ521 can start and capture an image in about 2 seconds and records a 0.2-second shutter lag. Its burst shooting mode is quite impressive, rattling off a burst of 8 images at 12fps. The only downside is that 8.7 seconds is required to write those...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Kodak Pixpro AZ521 review: Shoot the moon from a bedroom window without breaking the bank

 

52x zoom bridge camera re-boots the famous logo under new licence holder

Great value for money, zoom range is one of the best in class, plenty of detail and colour in the images, easy to use

No eye-level viewfinder, hotshoe or Raw shooting, no GPS or Wi-Fi connectivity – but in fairness this would add to the price

Imaging performance is better than expected from this reboot of the classic camera brand. Basic in some respects perhaps, but at its price the AZ521 packs a punch.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Kodak PIXPRO AZ521 Review

 

The Kodak PIXPRO AZ521 is one of the new Astro Zoom cameras from Kodak and has one of the longest reach optical zoom lenses available at 52x, zooming all the way to

Fast continuous shooting, Full 1080p HD video recording, Good optical image stabilisation, Manual controls, HDR mode, Colourful images, Pleasant portraits, Image quality is decent

No viewfinder, Some of the settings are in unusual places, Lots of noise in images at ISO 1600 and 3200

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Kodak Pixpro AZ521

 

The Kodak Pixpro AZ521 has great specs, but only manages to deliver budget-level image quality at a midrange price.

52x zoom range. Sharp lens at wider angles. 12fps burst shooting mode. In-camera art and color filters.

Very noisy images. Sharpness doesn't hold up at 52x. No external battery charger included. No EVF. Limited shots per burst.

Performance and Conclusions The AZ521 can start and capture an image in about 2 seconds and records a 0.2-second shutter lag. Its burst shooting mode is quite impressive, rattling off a burst of 8 images at 12fps. The only downside is that 8.7 seconds...

Nov, 2013

Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Kodak PixPro AZ521 Review

 

The Kodak PixPro AZ521 is a new super-zoom camera, offering a massive 52x lens with an effective focal length of 24-1248mm. Other standout features of the range-topping Kodak AZ521 include Full 1080p HD video, a 3-inch rear LCD screen, 16.79...

Despite the standard issue mini-DSLR design and value added £250 initial price tag, ‘better than expected’ is our overall verdict on the 16 megapixel, 52x zoom behemoth the AZ521 from Kodak’s new license holder JK Imaging, initially available through...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kodak PixPro AZ521

 

I like that it has a rechargable li-Ion battery. Other bridge camera tends to use 4x AA.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Kodak PixPro AZ521

 

very good.easy to use

none found yet

Feb, 2014

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Wonderful Camera

 

This is by far the beast camera I have ever bought. Still learning all the features and it is very easy to use. My brother had fun seeing how far you could see with the zoom. It is awesome!

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Good so far

 

I like the camera so far, I really like the zoom and other features. But I haven't had a chance to really test it. But the aid did say it was Wi-Fi capable, but no where in the instructions is there anything about Wi-Fi.

Jun, 2015

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