Kodak Z1485 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS front
  • 14MP - 1/1.72" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F2.8-5.1) lens
  • 194g - 90 x 64 x 39mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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  • Alternatives
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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 #153 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1063 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your custom requirements.

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The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.

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.

built in lens has zoom (35-175mm 5.0 x zoom)
decent MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually
good minimum ISO (80)
has built in flash
has HDMI support
image stabilization (Optical)
cannot use external flash
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of shutter priority mode
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW files
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
manual exposure not possible
max zoom aperture not good (f5.1)
no aperture priority mode
no external mic jack
no headphone jack
no Time Lapse recording
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
screen is not selfie friendly
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
tiny sensor size (1/1.72")
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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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.

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button layout on the Z1485 IS.

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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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 35 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.

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you can focus manually
decent MP (14 megapixels)
no manual control
external flash not possible
tiny sensor size (1/1.72")
doesn't have RAW support

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.

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image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/1.72")
has no RAW support

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14MP)
max fps very slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/1.72")
lack of phase detect AF

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.

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good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)

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.

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manual focus
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
manual mode not available
tiny sensor (1/1.72")
lack of RAW format
lack of Time Lapse mode

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone jack

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.

Photography Glossary


General Information
Brand Name
Model type
Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS
Small Sensor Compact
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
7.4 x 5.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4352 x 3264
RAW pictures
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35-175mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Min shutter speed
8 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed
2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
5.80 m
Flash options
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
194g (0.43 pounds)
90 x 64 x 39mm (3.5" x 2.5" x 1.5")
Battery ID
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Launch pricing