As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Kodak PixPro AZ251 is also often compared to travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Kodak PixPro AZ251's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the PixPro AZ521 and the EasyShare Z812 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L810 and the Coolpix B500)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak AZ251 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (june 2013 vs february 2012) and is thinner (2.7" vs 3.7").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/2.9), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
2 years older
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.7
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the AZ251)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4000 and AZ251

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 354 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.7"

Kodak PixPro AZ521

Kodak PixPro AZ521
similar age
$235

Significant advantages of the AZ521 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.9 vs f/3.7
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the AZ521 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the AZ521 and AZ251

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (119×86×98 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 551 g vs 354 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 2.7"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
1 year older
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L810 and AZ251

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 354 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 2.7"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the AZ251)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and AZ251

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 354 g

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P510 and AZ251

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 354 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 2.7"

Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the Z812 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.7
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Z812 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Z812 IS and AZ251

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×76 mm) vs Standard size (115×74×70 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 354 g
  • Thin: 3" vs 2.7"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak AZ251 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.7 vs f/3.1), doesn't have a built-in GPS, is slightly larger (standard size (115×74×70 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (june 2013 vs january 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
2 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3 vs f/3.7
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and AZ251

  • Inexpensive: $149.00 vs $211.31

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

Canon PowerShot SX220 HS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the SX220 HS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.7

Significant disadvantages of the SX220 HS (vs the AZ251)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX220 HS and AZ251

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
similar age
$384

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the AZ251)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX170 IS and AZ251

  • Inexpensive: $383.95 vs $211.31

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
2 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the AZ251)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX230 HS and AZ251

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $211.31

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
2 years newer
$118 - $119

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Wider aperture: f/3.2 vs f/3.7
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the AZ251)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and AZ251

  • Inexpensive: $118.00 vs $211.31

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
7 months newer
$117 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 30 seconds
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the AZ251)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and AZ251

  • Inexpensive: $117.39 vs $211.31

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
5 years older
$398 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D60 (vs the AZ251)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D60 (vs the AZ251)

  • None found

common strengths of the D60 and AZ251

  • None found

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
3 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the AZ251)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the AZ251)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3400 and AZ251

  • None found