Kodak Z915

 
Kodak EasyShare Z915 front
 
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-350mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 194g - 90 x 64 x 39mm
  • Released January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
91
Imaging
34
Features
18
Overall
27

Kodak Z915 summary

Kodak Z915 is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first released on January of 2009. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The Z915 is scored #243 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1196 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our database. Please try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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Kodak Z915 history

The Kodak Z915 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Kodak-EasyShare-Z950 front thumbnailKodak Z950
Z915 vs Z950
35-350mm
F3.5-4.8
12MP1/2.3"2010
Kodak-EasyShare-Z915 front thumbnailKodak Z91535-350mm
F3.5-4.8
10MP1/2.3"2009
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Kodak-EasyShare-Z980 front thumbnailKodak Z980
Z915 vs Z980
26-624mm
F2.8-5.0
12MP1/2.3"2009

Kodak Z915 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Kodak Z915 based on aspects which are normally regarded as necessary in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in lens has zoom (35-350mm 10.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
long zoom (350mm)
can't use external flash
does not posses selfie friendly screen
focusing manually not possible
lack of external mic socket
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of phase detect autofocus
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low max shutter speed (1/1,250 seconds)
low MP (10 megapixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.8)
no moving screen
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
wide angle not great (35mm)
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Kodak Z915 Sensor specifications

The sensor specification on the Kodak Z915 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less margin for error.

The picture underneath shows the Z915's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Z915 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased 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 Z915 dimensions

Kodak Z915 weighs 0.43 pounds (194 grams / 6.84 ounces) & the volume of the camera is 90mm x 64mm x 39mm (3.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Kodak Z915 is more heavy in comparison with other rivals.

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Underneath is a shot of the Kodak Z915 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Kodak EasyShare Z915 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button design on the Z915.

Kodak EasyShare Z915 topview buttons dials

Kodak Z915 Lens specifications

The Z915 is equipped with a built in lens and it has a focal range of 35-350mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which might not be exceptional however it can be useful in certain cases.

At the widest 35mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that's really slow and not ideal for low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy images. Towards the tele end, 350mm is great zoom and comes at f4.8 which is really slow and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Kodak Z915 Connectivity

The Z915 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.

Certain applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.

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Kodak Z915 Video specifications

The highest possible video quality on the Kodak Z915 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should strive for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket so you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to get an alternative model in case you require good audio for your videos.

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Kodak Z915 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Kodak Z915 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.

Kodak Z915 Screen and Viewfinder

The Kodak Z915 has got a 2.5 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Kodak Z915 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be pretty helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.

Kodak Z915 Shutter specifications

Kodak Z915 continuous shooting rate is 2.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/1250 seconds.

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Kodak Z915 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Kodak Z915 comes with only integrated flash with missing external flash support.

Kodak Z915 Autofocusing specifications

Kodak Z915 comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

The AF system has got 25 focus points to pick from. Kodak Z915 doesn't have manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful for low light or you need to have more precise control on focus.

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Kodak Z915 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life for this category of cameras.

Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:

Kodak Z915 for varying categories of photography

The following diagram presents a rundown of the Kodak Z915 for varying categories of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Kodak Z915 Portrait photography details

The Kodak Z915 receives a score of 20 which is low, meaning that it is simply not appropriate for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the ability to use external flash.

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no manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Kodak Z915 Street photography details

With a moderate points total of 55, the Kodak Z915 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Kodak Z915 Sports photography information

A low sports photography points total of 25 suggests the Kodak Z915 is simply not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have great focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,250s)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Kodak Z915 Travel photography highlights

Weight is pretty critical in choosing a travel camera. Over-all, the Kodak Z915 gets a modest 54 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat appropriate to buy for your trips.

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built-in flash
great zoom (350mm)
missing Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)

Kodak Z915 as a Landscape photography camera

For anyone planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Kodak Z915 at it's low score of 27 for a landscape camera is simply not appropriate among it's competitors.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.5 inches)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Timelapse function

Kodak Z915 Vlogging information

A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Kodak Z915 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a low rating of 24.

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image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external mic jack

Kodak Z915 Alternatives

If you need replacements to the Z915, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph here will give you an overview of the Z915 versus it's highest ranked rivals shown earlier.

Here are a few more cameras you might check out as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Kodak
Model
Kodak EasyShare Z915
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Released
2009-01-08
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW support
Max native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Number of focus points
25
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-350mm (10.0x)
Highest aperture
f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
16s
Fastest shutter speed
1/1250s
Continuous shutter rate
2.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
5.80 m
Flash settings
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
640x480
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
194 gr (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions
90 x 64 x 39mm (3.5" x 2.5" x 1.5")
Other
Battery model
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
One
Launch pricing
$200