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 #242 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1199 out of 1436 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.
Kodak Z915 Gallery
You can check the Z915 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a shot of the Kodak Z915 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will provide the button design on the Z915.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.