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Kodak PIXPRO WPZ2 Waterproof Review

The Kodak PIXPRO WPZ2 is a stylish point-and-shoot camera distinguished by its long-lasting build. It has a wide range of image capabilities and is protected against dust, water, and shock. Its 16.35-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor allows for high-resolution still photography and recording of Full HD video with low noise and sensitivity ranging from ISO 100-3200. The quick performance enables burst shooting at full resolution at up to 6 frames per second and SD 480p video recording at 120 frames per second.

The imagery is complemented with a 4x optical zoom lens that can span fields of view ranging from wide-angle to short-telephoto, and digital image stabilization helps to eliminate the appearance of camera shake, resulting in more explicit photos. In addition, a rear LCD panel measuring 2.7 inches with 230 thousand dots may be used for framing and evaluating images, and built-in Wi-Fi enables wireless transmission of photographs and movies to a mobile device connected to the camera.

  • The PIXPRO WPZ2 is a robust camera that may be used in extreme environments and is built to endure the rigors of adventure photography:
  • Waterproof to a depth of 49.2 feet
  • Shockproof up to 6.6 feet in height
  • Having a classification of IP6X for resistance to dust
  • In addition to producing high-resolution still images and Full HD 1080p30 video, the 16.35MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor has a sensitivity range of ISO 100-3200, making it suitable for use in a wide variety of lighting environments.
  • There is a wide-angle to the short-telephoto field of vision covered by a 4x optical zoom lens. There is also a 6x digital zoom option available to increase the effective reach of the camera further.
  • When shooting handheld in challenging lighting situations or with longer lens lengths, the appearance of camera wobble can be minimized with the use of digital image stabilization, which is available.
  • LCD monitor with 230k dots on the back for producing and evaluating images and navigating the menu system. It measures 2.7 inches diagonally.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi makes it possible to establish a wireless connection with a smartphone or tablet, facilitating the transmission of photographs and videos for simple uploading to social media platforms.
  • Autofocus settings such as single AF, multi-point AF with 25 points, and face recognition help capture a wide variety of subjects.
  • The rechargeable lithium-ion battery with the LB-015 can be charged within the camera and offers around 200 images on a single charge.
  • The Face Detection, Blink Detection, and Smile Detection features may all be used to help ensure that portraits are appropriately exposed, focused, and timed.
  • You can create a seamless panoramic image thanks to a mode called 360° Panorama Capture, which allows you to pan around the area.
  • The built-in flash offers supplemental illumination for improved visibility when operating in low-light circumstances.

Kodak PIXPRO WPZ2 Waterproof Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.76 Megapixel
Effective: 16.35 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Sensor Type1/2.3″-Type CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital

Lens

Focal Length4.9 to 19.6mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 108mm)
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom6x Maximum (24x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3 to 6.6
Focus RangeNormal
1.97′ to Infinity / 60 cm to Infinity (Wide)
3.28′ to Infinity / 1 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
1.97″ to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
Optical Design7 Elements in 7 Groups

Exposure Control

Shutter Speed1/2000 to 4 Seconds
0 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
ISO Sensitivity100 to 3200 in Auto Mode
Metering MethodArtificial Intelligence AE, Center-Weighted Average, Face Detection, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto, Manual, Program
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 6 fps at 16 MP
Special OptionsBeach, Fireworks, Fish-Eye Effect, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset

Still Image Capture

Aspect Ratio3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG

Video Capture

Internal Recording ModesMOV/H.264
1920 x 1080p at 29.97 fps
1280 x 720 at 29.97/59.94 fps
640 x 480 at 29.97/119.88 fps
Broadcast OutputNTSC
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel LPCM Audio

Interface

Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: microSD/microSDHC
Internal Memory8 MB
Video I/ONone
Audio I/ONone
Power I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output
WirelessWi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None

Monitor

Size2.7″
Resolution230,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD

Flash

Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Fill In, Forced On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash Range0.98 to 17.06′ / 0.3 to 5.2 m (Wide)
3.28 to 7.87′ / 1 to 2.4 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone

Environmental

Waterproof49.21′ / 15 m
Shockproof6.56′ / 2 m
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%

General

Battery Type1 x LB-015 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.7 VDC, 700 mAh (Approx. 200 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.74 x 2.48 x 0.98″ / 95 x 63 x 25 mm
Weight6.21 oz / 176 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight0.83 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 5.1 x 3.1″
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