Kodak Z1485 IS summary
Kodak Z1485 IS is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally announced on January of 2009. The camera houses a 14MP, CCD 1/1.72" size sensor with a max resolution of 4352 x 3264.
The Z1485 IS is rated #161 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1051 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Kodak Z1485 IS Gallery
You can view the Z1485 IS from several angles in the gallery here.
Kodak Z1485 IS Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Kodak Z1485 IS based on factors that are usually considered useful in a digital camera.
Kodak Z1485 IS Sensor features
The sensor spec in the Kodak Z1485 IS is 7.4mm x 5.55mm (1/1.72"). The 41 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4352 x 3264 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the Z1485 IS's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Z1485 IS sensor has a crop factor of 4.9 and is pointed out in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Kodak Z1485 IS dimensions
Kodak Z1485 IS has a weight of 0.43 pounds (194g / 6.84 ounces) & has outer dimensions of 90mm x 64mm x 39mm (3.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Kodak Z1485 IS is heavier compared to various rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a visual of the Kodak Z1485 IS next to a soda so you're able to get a sense of its size.
The top view here will provide the button layout on the Z1485 IS.
Kodak Z1485 IS Lens features
The Z1485 IS features a built in lens giving a focal range of 35-175mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be very good however it will be useful in some scenarios.
At it's widest 35mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 making it quite sluggish and not great for low light occasions and you may struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to raise your ISO giving you noisy photos. For the long end, 175mm comes at f5.1 which is pretty slow and you might have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Kodak Z1485 IS Connectivity
The Z1485 IS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and at times adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Kodak Z1485 IS Video features
The max video quality in the Kodak Z1485 IS is 1280 x 720 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really shoot for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not have a microphone and / or headphone jack so you have zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to find a different camera in case you need good sound for your videos.
Kodak Z1485 IS Weather Sealing
Kodak Z1485 IS does not have environment sealing so wet conditions might damage the camera.
Kodak Z1485 IS Screen and Viewfinder
The Kodak Z1485 IS is equipped with a 2.5 inch fixed display with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specs for Kodak Z1485 IS are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders are quite helpful.
Kodak Z1485 IS Shutter features
Kodak Z1485 IS continuous shooting speed is 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Kodak Z1485 IS Flash and Hot shoe features
Kodak Z1485 IS comes with just integrated flash without external flash support.
Kodak Z1485 IS Autofocusing features
Kodak Z1485 IS comes with only Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing.
The Sensor supports 25 focus points to select from. Kodak Z1485 IS has the ability to use manual focusing when needed during low light or you want to have more accurate control on focusing.
Kodak Z1485 IS Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the maximum (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Kodak Z1485 IS for various categories of photography
The following graph provides a outline of the Kodak Z1485 IS for various categories of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Kodak Z1485 IS
The Kodak Z1485 IS gets a points tally of 36 which is low, meaning that it is just not very good for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & option to utilize external flash.
Kodak Z1485 IS Street photography information
Coming in at a decent score of 55, the Kodak Z1485 IS is fairly acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak Z1485 IS Sports photography details
A low sports photography score of 35 indicates the Kodak Z1485 IS is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera must have good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Kodak Z1485 IS Travel photography features
Weight is pretty crucial in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Kodak Z1485 IS gets a moderate 57 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively acceptable to purchase for your vacations.
Kodak Z1485 IS Landscape photography info
If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Kodak Z1485 IS with it's low rating of 37 as a landscape camera is just not very good in the current market.
Vlogging with Kodak Z1485 IS
A camera for vlogging should really come with a moving screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Kodak Z1485 IS is just not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 25.
Kodak Z1485 IS Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the Z1485 IS, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart followed below will give you an overview of the Z1485 IS compared to it's top scored rivals listed above.
Here are a few more cameras you might view as alternative options. To see a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.