The Kodak Pixpro FZ152 camera is a great value offering with neat features and a decent specification. This particular Pixpro boasts 16 megapixels with 15x optical zoom, HD video recording and a large LCD screen.
Picking up the Pixpro FZ152 there is a good weight, a feeling of solid construction and a decent balance to the camera in the hand. You can tell this is what Kodak does. A dark black finish with black grip elements is neatly designed, therefore giving a great first impression.
The screen also has potential – large, LCD and with a vari-angle output, we were excited to see how images look. Unfortunately, the screen simply has too low a resolution to convey images in all their glory. The screen is the reason why it costs so little and lets the product down.
There is a bag of automatic scene selections on offer with this camera, which gives you the choice of Beach, Children, Fireworks, Landscape, Museum, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset. However, as you may expect with a low-cost camera, that is just about where the customisation ends. No real shocker here, as it is after all only £99.99.
Video recording capabilities are pretty decent! The camera offers 720p recording which is smooth, sharp and clear. The built-in mic provides solid sound to compliment the visuals here, however adding a small cheap inexpensive mic would really work well when using this for video.
This is the first time we’ve tested a Kodak camera, we tested their 3D handheld printer last year, which was a great product. However, if like us, this is your first time using a Kodak camera, I’d avoid this. I’m sure they have great cameras on offer, but this isn’t it. You’d be better off using your phone. In saying this, it would make an ideal gift for a budding child photographer who doesn’t have a decent phone, plus it looks great. I’d check out the ‘Astro Zoom’ range from Pixpro here before making a purchase too, a colleague uses one of these daily and swears by it.