Kodak Z5120 summary
Kodak Z5120 is Kodak's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first introduced on January of 2012. The camera uses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 2456.
The Z5120 is positioned #135 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over-all #709 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Kodak Z5120 family
The Kodak Z5120 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
Kodak Z5120 Gallery
You can see the Z5120 from various angles in the gallery below.
Kodak Z5120 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Kodak Z5120 based on criterias which are generally considered important in a camera.
Kodak Z5120 Sensor details
The sensor dimension in the Kodak Z5120 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 2456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
The CCD sensor has 16 megapixels and supports a native ISO range of 125 - 6400. RAW format is saved which means that the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the Z5120's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Z5120 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak Z5120 dimensions
Kodak Z5120 weighs about 0.98 lb (445g or 15.70 oz) & has outside dimensions of 124mm x 91mm x 105mm (4.9" x 3.6" x 4.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Kodak Z5120 is heavier compared with other rivals.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
Down below is a shot of the Kodak Z5120 next to a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button design on the Z5120.
Kodak Z5120 Lens specs
The Z5120 has a built in lens and a focal range of 26-676mm making it a 26.0 x zoom which is exceptional and would enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 26mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.8 and that's fairly slow and not good for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to boost the ISO giving you noisy pictures. At the tele end, 676mm is terrific zoom and comes with f5.6 which is really slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Kodak Z5120 Connectivity
The Z5120 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send photos and at times change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Kodak Z5120 Video specs
The max video quality in the Kodak Z5120 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You really should strive for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone port which means you have got no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy an alternative model should you require better audio for your video clips.
Kodak Z5120 Weather Sealing
Kodak Z5120 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can ruin the camera.
Kodak Z5120 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak Z5120 houses a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
The ViewFinder specs for Kodak Z5120 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful in sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Kodak Z5120 Shutter specs
Kodak Z5120 has the capability to shoot continuously at 6.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Kodak Z5120 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Kodak Z5120 features only built in flash without external flash support.
Kodak Z5120 Autofocus specs
Kodak Z5120 features just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera boasts Face detect which is useful for people photography.
Kodak Z5120 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you want more precise control on focus.
Kodak Z5120 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the maximum (600) battery life in this range of cameras.
Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:
Kodak Z5120 for specific types of photography
The following diagram gives a summary of the Kodak Z5120 for specific types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Kodak Z5120 as a Portrait photography camera
The Kodak Z5120 gets a score of 50 which is average, and means the camera is fairly adequate for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the option to use external flash.
Kodak Z5120 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a average points total of 55, the Kodak Z5120 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak Z5120 Sports photography advice
A terrible sports photography points total of 44 indicates the Kodak Z5120 is just not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera needs to have very good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Kodak Z5120 Travel photography highlights
Portability is super crucial in buying a camera for travel. In general, the Kodak Z5120 gets a moderate 57 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively appropriate to take on your holidays.
Kodak Z5120 Landscape photography factors
If you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor will be image quality. The Kodak Z5120 with it's reasonable rating of 52 as a landscape camera is somewhat acceptable among its competition.
Vlogging with Kodak Z5120
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Kodak Z5120 is just not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a terrible score of 26.
Kodak Z5120 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the Z5120, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart here provides you an overview of the Z5120 compared to it's top rated competitors shown earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might look into as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.