New Kodak PIXPRO AZ361 camera showcased

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Last year Kodak announced their phase out and cessation of all their cameras. The company struggled to maintain market share and sales, competiting against not only Canon and Nikon, but the rise in quality of smartphone cameras.

They were involved however in a licensing deal with JK Imaging, a Los Angeles company. This deal means that JK Imaging can use the Kodak brand name on a raft of new cameras, released to the public.

The first PIXPRO camera is called the Astro Zoom AZ361. It is the first of a series of long zooms from the new company with other cameras showing under ‘coming soon’ on the company website.
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This new camera features a 16 megapixel sensor with up to 3,200 ISO sensitivity. It also utilises a 9 point autofocus system with an ashperic HD 36x wide angle optical zoom lens comprised of 16 elements in 14 groups. The focal length is quite staggering – a range of 24mm to 864mm.

This zoom lens (called Astro Zoom) has optical image stabilisation to help take better shots at higher zoom ranges.
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The camera is powered by a 1100 mAh Li-ion battery and it can also record 720p video at 30fps with mono audio. There are HDMI and USB ports for connectivity to computers and televisions. At the rear is a 3 inch 460,000 dot LCD display and a flash module is available at the top.

You can buy it now in America for $229 from their website here.

Kitguru says: Seems like a high value for money camera, but can it compete in such a competitive sector?

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  • K.WHITNEY
    April 11, 2013
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    When will there be downloadable software and manuals available. I bought the Pixpro AZ361 never thinking that the software would not already be available via a download but I can find none. I received the software on disc and the manual, but my brand new pc does not have a disc drive -like many newer models. Am going to return it if the software is not available online.

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  • Bill
    April 13, 2013
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    K. Whitney,

    If you send me your email I will send you the manual.

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  • David
    April 14, 2013
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    can you please send ma a copy of the manual also? Thank you David

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  • Linda
    April 16, 2013
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    If I cannot purchase spare battery for the new Kodakk pixpro I will return it. I ALWAYS travel with a spare battery. So far I cannot find one to purchase.

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  • reggie
    May 4, 2013
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    i would love a manual too. thank you in advance. rkru...@att.net

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  • Pam
    May 7, 2013
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    Could you also send me the manual for Kodak PIXPRO AZ361.

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  • Would like a user manual for the Kodak PixPro AZ361
    May 9, 2013
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    Would like a user manual for the Kodak PixPro AZ36. e-mail is Rose...@q.com or my address is RoseMary Maldonado 7229 Prairie Rd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87109 I only have a disc to put into the compter for a user manual but would like a hand booklet kind.

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  • Bjx
    May 15, 2013
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    There is no charger and the battery can only be purchased from Kodak…I have this camera and I have already experienced these problems….
    So I purchased another battery from Kodak (for about 22 or 23 dollars after shipping added in) and was told they are working on a charger maybe available next year…
    Also the usb adapter cord is extremely short….I will have to purchase another,,,,
    It is a very nice camera but forcing customers to buy exclusively made battery….no charger….and short cable…has made me a little leary of Kodak…

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  • hannah
    May 18, 2013
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    i would love to have a manual too. :) please K. Whitney :)

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  • Melanie Cockerham
    June 11, 2013
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    I also request a printed user manual

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  • Joy Riggers
    June 22, 2013
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    I love my camera. took great pics while in Alaska. Spare battery is needed because after 4 to 5 hours, the battery was drained..no videos taken. can get battery on ebay.
    please send me printed manual too. new pc does not take disc info that came with camera. confused on some settings…thanks

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  • John Dunham
    July 25, 2013
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    I would like a manual and where can I get a spare battery of one that last a lot longer and a charger? I like the camera it takes good pictures and videos, but I need to know more about the camera and a battery that will last through are birthday parties.

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  • DAB
    July 30, 2013
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    I need a manual also. I ordered the PIXPRO AZ361 from HSN program Sometimes the flash doesn’t work and some of the pictures are dark and blurry. I don’t know if I’m using the camera correctly or if I should return the camera. Please, please send me a manual

    DAB

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  • Bette
    August 12, 2013
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    I purchased this camera from HSN. Just made final payment. Auto focus stopped working. Have to keep shutting camera off and reset the auto focus every time I take a pic. All blurry. Anyone else have this problem. Any idea what to do? Thank you

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  • Gary Sizemore
    August 19, 2013
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    Purchased this Camera from HSN when I zoom al the way out in Degital Zoom the picture is all over the place not to stable, does this happen to anyone else?

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  • arnoild
    October 7, 2013
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    I ALSO WOULD APPRECIATE A MANUAL.

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  • Kathy
    December 25, 2013
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    I just received this for Christmas and have NO idea how to use it!!! If you could, I would geatly appreciate a printed manual!!!!! I’m not good at figuring this out!! Thanks!

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  • Shirley Lantz
    January 19, 2014
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    Would appreciate receiving a PRINTED manual for my recently purchased AZ361 camera. When attempting to view disc there is a notation “Disc Error”.
    Please forward ASAP as I wish to use camera now. thank you.
    Shirley Lantz
    PO Box 732, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. B4N3X9

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  • E Haynes
    January 27, 2014
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    I purchased this camera and have no idea how to use it. I would love printed instructions if possible. Thank you

    E Haynes
    118 silver Lake Dr
    Agawam, ma 01001

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  • steve
    February 25, 2014
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    I purchased a kodak pixproAz361. My compt. will not recognize the camera so I can retreive the photos from camera to compt. Also no manual or any instructions came with camer and box was not opened. I can not retreive photos. Help

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  • Carol
    April 16, 2014
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    I purchased the camera but need a manual.

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