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Kodak withdrew itself from its DSLR business of late and now it only produces a wide range of compact digital cameras through a third party OEM manufacturers. Currently, JK Imaging manufactures compact cameras for Kodak under the Pixpro product line. Kodak now mainly has travel zoom compact camera offering with all the point and shoot features and specifications. The best Kodak compact digital cameras have been classified under three categories: Astro Zoom, Friendly Zoom and Active Cam. The Kodak Pixpro digital camera collection is touted to be intuitive, powerful and economical for photographers of the all levels.

Astro Zoom:
Astro Zoom digital cameras from Kodak are the advanced range of high powered zoom compact cameras with slightly bulkier and colorful bodies. The feature set of these cameras include camera resolution of up to 16 Megapixel with CCD or CMOS sensor, optical zoom range of up to 36x, 1080p Full HD video capturing capability and 3 inch LCD screen along with the support for 360-degree panoramic shooting, fast shutter speed, multi-burst continuous shooting and wide angle lenses.

Friendly Zoom:
Kodak's Friendly Zoom line of products are the compact and easy to use digital cameras having slim and pocketable designs which appeal to all the everyday and casual point and shoot photographers. Unlike some of the models under Astro Zoom classification which can shoot 1080p videos, these cameras can only capture 720p HD videos. But the best Friendly Zoom cameras offer you some good image resolutions of up to 16 Megapixels, along with the other features. These cameras sport 2.7 to 3 inch LCD screens and have the specifications: CCD sensors, 28mm wide lenses, panorama and an optical zoom range between 4x and 15x.

Active Cam:
The waterproof compact digital cameras from Kodak allow you capture 1080p Full HD videos and 14 Megapixel images in tough environments with the help of waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof features. With an optical zoom range of over 3x, the best Kodak rugged compact cameras can be in water - 5 m below, can withstand freezing temperature of up to -10 degree, can withstand knocks when fallen from a height of 1.5 m. Some of the advanced and attractive features of these cameras include capturing slow motion videos at 120 fps in HD and 360-degree panoramic shooting capability.

Check out our product listing of best Kodak compact digital cameras available in attractive colors and affordable under $300 price segment.

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Kodak EasyShare Max Z990

Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 Digital Camera


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Kodak EasyShare Max Z990
Kodak EasyShare Z915
Kodak EasyShare Z980
Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS
Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370
Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare Z915 Blue Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare Z980 Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jan 2011
May 2009
Jan 2009
Sep 2008
Sep 2011
Camera Type
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Optical Zoom
30.0 x
10.0 x
24.0 x
3.0 x
5.0 x
Resolution
12.0 Megapixel
10.0 Megapixel
12.0 Megapixel
10.0 Megapixel
16.4 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
7.7 mm
7.7 mm

  • The Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 offers plenty of goodies including a long 30x zoom lens, manual controls, an electronic viewfinder, and 1080p video capture. But sluggish operation and poor low-light performance make this huge compact camera a tough sell.


  • It's easy to say that the Z990 is arguably one of the best digital compact cameras that Kodak have released. The picture quality is excellent, we were extremely impressed with the tonal rendition and accuracy of colours. The new sensor seems to be doing its job by reducing noise very well at the low to mid-range ISO settings. It's great to see that Kodak are getting into the back illuminated sensor market simply because it means a better quality image for the consumer.


  •   .   .   . The EasyShare Max boasts a healthy 30x zoom range and produces good still images, though it failed to impress with sluggish shot-to-shot times and poor battery life.   .   .   .


  • - Photos can look overprocessed and noisy viewed at 100 percent; small LCD..
    - One thing worth noting, though, is the AF performance that was noticeably slow.
    - Shutter lag in bright lighting conditions is excellent for its class at 0.4 second and only goes up to 0.6 in dim conditions.
    - It's uncomplicated to use and has faster performance than much of the competition.

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    - Kodak's insistence on advertising the Z915 as an HD model is slightly hokey, and potentially more than a bit confusing for newbies as well - call it what you will, you'll still only get 640x480/30fps video out of this camera.


  • - We were able to turn the camera on and snap a shot in about a second.
    - The shutter response is insanely (and admirably) fast.
    - Shutter speeds are much more extensive, ranging from 0.001 second to 16 seconds in shutter priority mode.


  • The Kodak EasyShare Z980 has a lot to offer--including a wide-angle 24x zoom lens--but you'll have to overlook its clunky design and noisy photos.

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    Kodak's EasyShare Z980 is a great super-zoom model. This camera offers pleasing image quality, speedy performance, and loads of useful exposure modes. The addition of the vertical shutter release and detachable vertical grip really add to the appeal, especially since the Z980 can capture some beautiful portraits. The only issues I had with this camera were the extremely slow red-eye reduction pre-flash and the poor high ISO performance.

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    It's been decades since I've shot a Kodak camera, but with the feature-rich Z980 Kodak has produced a viable contender in the ultrazoom compact digital class. Image quality and color fidelity are generally good, and shutter lag is first-rate. AF acquisition times are good at wide angle, and competitive with others in the field at the telephoto end. There's HD video to be had, full manual controls to accompany the usual automatic shooting modes, and a RAW capability that most direct competitors lack. The horizontal and vertical shutter buttons are a nice touch.


  • The Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS is a perfectly capable, inexpensive ultracompact point-and-shoot camera.


  • Kodak's EasyShare M1093 IS delivers much more than you'd expect from a $160 pocket camera, including a large LCD and HD video recording. An incredible value, it's our latest Editors' Choice budget point and shooter.

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    The Kodak EasyShare M1093 is a nice compact entry-level digicam. While there were a few things that discouraged me, this camera does has the ability to capture pleasing images both indoors and out, and features one of the 'smartest' capture modes out there. With an MSRP of $199, I feel this model offers a good value for someone in the market for an inexpensive camera that can fit into their pocket/purse, whether for an adult or a teenager.


  • The Kodak Easyshare Touch M5370 is able to capture good images in decent light, but its touch-screen interface is poorly conceived and implemented, which makes using the camera a bit of a chore in any mode other than Auto.


  • With picture quality as good as it is (despite the noise at low ISO speeds), we think the M5370 is a great little camera from Kodak and they need to make sure that all their future cameras have this image quality as a benchmark. Kodak have received criticism in the past for sub-standard cameras, but hopefully the M5370 is the start of a new breed that sees the company rising from the proverbial ashes.


  • The M5370 shows a steady improvement on the M577 that we have previously tested. It is ready to take images a little quicker after switching on but there is still the occasional crashing when using continuous shooting. Although image detail isn't great for a 16 megapixel camera, noise performance is excellent throughout the ISO range and so is auto white-balance. The camera looks great, it's well designed and it offers a unique level of creativity with the film effects and colour modes offered.


Top 5 kodak compact digital camera:

  1. Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 Digital Camera
  2. Kodak EasyShare Z915 Blue Digital Camera
  3. Kodak EasyShare Z980 Digital Camera
  4. Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera
  5. Kodak EasyShare TOUCH M5370 Digital Camera