Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ421 16 MP Digital Camera with 42X Opitcal Zoom and 3" LCD Screen (White)
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Passion and performance go hand in hand when with our KODAK PIXPRO AZ421 digital camera from the Astro Zoom Collection. A 42x ultra long zoom lens with optical image stabilization delivers crisp, clear 16 megapixel close-ups, panorama or HD videos. Auto scene, object tracking, post-editing features and a host of powerful yet user-friendly settings make photography easy, fun and zero hassle. KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras. Tell your story.
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112 of 124 people found the following review helpful.
Optical zoom not good for nature shots
By Joan Scharf
I'm not sure what kind of photography people are using this for as it seems to have good reviews overall. I read those first and decided it was worth it. It's not for me. I wanted an good zoom in a bridge camera for bird photography and the description on this says it takes clear and crisp pictures at the maximum zoom. No it doesn't unless it's mounted on a tripod. It is impossible to hand hold at maximum length and get clear photos. The camera will zoom in on a target than use AF to continually try to keep a focus. By the time you actually think you see a clear shot, the subject is gone. There is very little image stabilization at 42x. If you want a camera that takes good photos of a still image or when not in zoom mode, it does okay. I tried using a fast shutter speed for birds but then the aperture was slow and so not enough light was let in. You cannot change aperture when in shutter mode, the camera does it for you. Also I fully charge the battery before going out. After one hour and approximately 100 shots, the battery is drained. That's not what they advertise and I called the company and they said an hour of continuous shooting is about right. When shooting in continuous frame mode, you can just see the battery dumping power.
And finally, I constantly zoom in and out when focusing on a subject to get the best shot. The lens actually got stuck a couple times and I had to turn the camera off to retract the lens and start all over. This is not acceptable for field work. If you want a nice camera for vacations, pet pictures, people, landscapes, this camera does a good job but not for anything that moves. As for the sticky lens, if it does this on a new camera, I don't expect it to last very long. And there is no EVF which is really difficult for outside work. The LCD screen picks up a lot of glare and light on a sunny day and you can't even seen what you are shooting at that point. It's going back and I'll spring for something better. you can see the quality of pictures using the scene mode sunset for one and the other using a fast shutter speed with aperture open to the corresponding shutter speed of 1/1000. Not enough light. I do have a pricey DSLR but wanted something quick and lightweight when out for a couple hours. This doesn't cut it.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Great camera for the price
Great camera for the price. I did however buy a tripod for shots from a distance because the pictures were not clear. This camera does take good pictures with some practice and some help from google ( for me.) I managed to get some really great shots of the last full moon that I wasn't able to get from all of my other cameras.A tripod helps get that kind of shot---that and learning about shutter setting and shutter speeds. I'm happy with this camera and I'd recommend it to my family.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
By RICHARD TURNBULL
ultra fast shipping great camera and pictures are splended, thank you so much!