PROS / The Kodak FZ151 has a 24mm wide-angle lens for taking pictures that require more room, like family photos.
CONS / You won’t get GPS or Wi-Fi with this camera.
VERDICT / Since the Kodak FZ151 has a wide-angle lens, it is good for group pictures and sporting events.
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The Kodak FZ151 is part of the Friendly Zoom series of compact digital cameras. With a resolution of 16 megapixels and a 15X optical zoom, it is in the top its series. The 24mm wide-angle lens lets you take pictures of your entire family without having to back up into the next room.
The Kodak FZ151 offers image stabilization that allows you to capture clear images even when the camera is shaking. It comes with a CCD image sensor that regulates the amount of light used by each pixel. This prevents you from capturing grainy pictures in low light situations.
You can take video with sound using its HD video mode. The camera has a dedicated movie button, so it’s easy to capture those unexpected moments.
You will find shooting modes like fish eye, museum and fireworks for creating your own works of art. You can also expect the features found in the best compact digital cameras, such as face detection, auto red-eye reduction and white balance control. It even includes panorama for capturing great landscape shots.
The Kodak FZ151 has a 3-inch display panel for viewing and composing photos. It has a shiny polished surface and is available in three colors including black, silver and red.
To power this compact digital camera, Kodak provides a rechargeable Li-ion battery. You can expect approximately 210 shots per charge. Keep in mind that using the video mode will reduce the number of photos you get because it will drain the battery. This camera has a small internal memory of 8 megabytes, so you will need to buy additional storage. It is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards.
Kodak provides a one-year warranty with its cameras. There is toll-free number and email support if you want to contact a representative. The FZ151 comes with a setup CD with step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips.
The Kodak FZ151 has features that make it a good camera for capturing gatherings with friends and family. The wide-angle lens allows you to capture more in each photo. You can even take photos from far away with the 15X zoom. If you are sitting far away while watching sporting event, the zoom lens lets you get close to the action so you don’t miss a thing.