Kodak EasyShare Z981 Review

Overall Score

44

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-676 mm (26x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 85 x 105 mm, 540g.
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Kodak EasyShare Z981 Overview


First introduced in July, 2010, Kodak EasyShare Z981 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Kodak Z981 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Kodak EasyShare Z981

Sensor resolution of Kodak Z981 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Kodak Z981 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Kodak Z981


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Kodak EasyShare Z981 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
RAW Support
Manual Focus
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
5.0 Lens at Tele
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.0
Slow Continuous Shooting: 201 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 201k dots
Type Scores

Kodak EasyShare Z981 has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #273 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #637 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Kodak Z981 Scores
Imaging score
35
Features score
44
Value for money score
61
Portability score
78
Overall score
44
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
24
Features Score
50
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Kodak Z981


Kodak EasyShare Z981 weighs 540g and has external dimensions of 124 x 85 x 105mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 4.13"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 388g, Kodak Z981 is 152 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Kodak Z981 is more by 11mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Kodak Z981
540g
Average weight
388g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Kodak Z981
105mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Kodak EasyShare Z981 with the dimensions:

Kodak EasyShare Z981

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EasyShare Z981 Dimensions EasyShare Z981
Kodak EasyShare Z990 Kodak Z990 445 g 540 g 124 x 91 x 105 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Kodak Z5120 445 g 540 g 124 x 91 x 105 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Fujifilm HS30EXR 687 g 540 g 131 x 97 x 126 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 Kodak Astro Zoom AZ651 567 g 540 g 125 x 114 x 89 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 540 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Nikon Coolpix L830 Nikon L830 508 g 540 g 110 x 76 x 91 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 540 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Fujifilm S1 680 g 540 g 133 x 91 x 110 mm 124 x 85 x 105 mm

Specifications of Kodak EasyShare Z981


General
Brand Kodak
Model EasyShare Z981
Announced July, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 201k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/16 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.20
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 540 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 85 x 105 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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