Kodak Z950 summary
Kodak Z950 is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact camera initially revealed on June of 2010. It has a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The Z950 stands at #135 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1010 out of 1453 for digital cameras in our database. Please use our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Kodak Z950 family
The Kodak Z950 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete range underneath.
Kodak Z950 Gallery
You can see the Z950 from several angles in the gallery below.
Kodak Z950 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Kodak Z950 based on features which are normally regarded as important in a camera.
Kodak Z950 Sensor details
The size of the sensor on the Kodak Z950 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can be widened digitally to a high of 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the Z950's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Z950 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak Z950 dimensions
Kodak Z950 is 0.54 lbs (243 grams or 8.57 oz) & has exterior measurements of 110mm x 67mm x 36mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Kodak Z950 is heavier compared with its rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a picture of the Kodak Z950 alongside a soda so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the Z950.
Kodak Z950 Lens specs
The Z950 features a built-in lens and a focal range of 35-350mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which is not exceptional but it will surely be valuable in certain cases.
At the widest 35mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 and that's really slow and not very good for low light circumstances and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You could also need to increase the ISO causing noisy files. At the tele end, 350mm is excellent zoom and comes with f4.8 making it pretty sluggish and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Kodak Z950 Connectivity
The Z950 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Kodak Z950 Video specs
The highest possible video resolution on the Kodak Z950 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's requirements. You really should aim for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone port which means that you get no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to look at a different model should you require decent audio for your video clips.
Kodak Z950 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Kodak Z950 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Kodak Z950 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak Z950 has a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications for Kodak Z950 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be quite valuable.
Kodak Z950 Shutter specs
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1250 seconds.
Kodak Z950 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Kodak Z950 comes with only in-built flash without external flash support.
Kodak Z950 Autofocusing specs
Kodak Z950 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Kodak Z950 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required in low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focus.
Kodak Z950 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Kodak Z950 for various forms of photography
The following illustration presents a rundown of the Kodak Z950 for various forms of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Kodak Z950 Portrait photography advice
The Kodak Z950 receives a score of 29 which is awful, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the potential to work with off-camera lighting.
Kodak Z950 Street photography factors
Getting a reasonable points total of 52, the Kodak Z950 is relatively adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Kodak Z950 Sports photography details
A awful sports photography points total of 28 suggests the Kodak Z950 is just not very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have great autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Kodak Z950 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is extremely critical when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Kodak Z950 gets a average 52 as a travelling camera which is reasonably acceptable to buy for your trips.
Kodak Z950 Landscape photography details
For anybody planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Kodak Z950 and it's awful rating of 38 for a landscape camera is just not very good within the current market.
Vlogging with Kodak Z950
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Kodak Z950 is just not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a awful score of 24.
Kodak Z950 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the Z950, here is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph underneath provides you a summary of the Z950 compared to it's top rated rivals listed previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may consider as alternatives. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.