Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 front
  • 21MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1560mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 567g - 125 x 114 x 89mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 summary

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is Kodak's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first revealed on January of 2014. The camera features a 21MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3888.

The Astro Zoom AZ651 ranks at #21 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #427 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personalized factors.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 based on things that are normally regarded as important in a camera.

built-in flash
comes with face detection focus
comes with tracking autofocus
delivers RAW formats
does have HDMI out
good sized screen (3")
great minimum ISO (100)
great reach (1560mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
incredible zoom range (24-1560mm 65.0 x zoom)
manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
resolution is good (21MP)
screen can move to multiple angles
screen has good resolution (920 k dots)
selfie friendly display
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
heavier than competitors in class (567 grams)
missing external mic support
missing headphone support
missing Time Lapse function
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no shutter priority mode
slow at tele end (f6.5)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Sensor details

The sensor size on the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 5184 x 3888 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 21MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW files are supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the Astro Zoom AZ651's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Astro Zoom AZ651 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 dimensions

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 weighs about 1.25 lb (567g or 20.00 oz) & has external proportions of 125mm x 114mm x 89mm (4.9" x 4.5" x 3.5"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is heavier compared with other competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 alongside a softdrink to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the Astro Zoom AZ651.

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 topview buttons dials

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Lens specs

The Astro Zoom AZ651 is equipped with an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-1560mm making it a 65.0 x zoom which is amazing and would enable you to zoom right in.

At the widest 24mm, it has an aperture of f2.9 which is rather slow and not very good for low light occasions and you will struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to up the ISO leading to noisy photographs. For the tele end, 1560mm is fantastic zoom and comes with f6.5 making it really sluggish and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Connectivity

The Astro Zoom AZ651 has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.

Certain applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Video specs

The highest possible video quality on the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p won't give you any room to crop. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket which means you have no control over the sound. It is probably best to order a different camera should you need better sound for your video clips.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Weather Sealing

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 does not include environment proofing so damp conditions can easily ruin the camera.

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 features a 3" fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 920k dots.

The display is selfie friendly for self portraits and group photos if needed. Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specs for Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Coverage 100 percent

Viewfinders are pretty handy for bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Shutter specs

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 can shoot continuously at 9.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 has only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Autofocusing specs

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 has just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be valuable for portrait photography.

The AF system features 25 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 has got manual focusing in case it is required for low light or you want more exact control on focusing.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Battery life

The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the best (600) battery life for this kind of cameras.

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Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 for various kinds of photography

The following bar chart indicates a outline of the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 for various kinds of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651

The Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 gets a score of 54 which is average, meaning that it is fairly suited for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support & ability to use off-camera flash.

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focusing manually
MP count decent (21 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW files
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")

Street photography with Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651

Coming in at a modest score of 59, the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is reasonably suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
heavier than others in class (567g)

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 as a Sports photography camera

A decent sports photography score of 51 means the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is reasonably acceptable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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great zoom range (24-1560mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (21MP)
has tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Travel photography info

Portability is pretty crucial when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 gets a reasonable 60 as a travelling camera which is relatively appropriate to take with you on your holidays.

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megapixel count good (21 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1560mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (567g)
slow max aperture (f2.9)

Landscape photography with Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651

If you find yourself looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 with it's average score of 54 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate amongst its rivals.

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has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (21MP)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
missing Timelapse function

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 is somewhat suitable for vlogging as it delivers a average rating of 60.

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reasonably wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't have microphone support
more heavy than competitors (567 grams)

Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the Astro Zoom AZ651, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph just below gives you a summary of the Astro Zoom AZ651 vs it's highest scored rivals mentioned previously.

Following are additional cameras you may consider as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
21 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
5184 x 3888
RAW support
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1560mm (65.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
Display resolution
920k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
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
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080
Max video resolution
Mic support
Headphone support
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
567g (1.25 lbs)
125 x 114 x 89mm (4.9" x 4.5" x 3.5")
Time lapse feature
Card slots
Retail cost