Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport

Canon PowerShot G11 front
Kodak EasyShare Sport front

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Key Specs

Canon G11
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 375g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Announced December 2009
  • Successor is Canon G12
Kodak Sport
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1250
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35mm (F3.0) lens
  • 175g - 147 x 58 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Overview

In this article, we will be analyzing the Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof by brands Canon and Kodak. The sensor resolution of the G11 (10MP) and the Sport (12MP) is relatively comparable but the G11 (1/1.7") and Sport (1/2.3") use different sensor sizes.

Photography Glossary

The G11 was introduced 12 months earlier than the Sport so they are of a similar age. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a brief summary of how the G11 matches up against the Sport with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G11 over the Kodak Sport

 G11 Sport 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen sizing2.8"2.4"Bigger screen (+0.4")
Screen resolution461k112kClearer screen (+349k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Kodak Sport over the Canon G11

 Sport G11 
IntroducedJanuary 2011December 2009More modern by 12 months

Common features in the Canon G11 and Kodak Sport

 G11 Sport 
Touch screen Neither provides Touch screen

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Physical Comparison

In case you're going to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to consider its weight and proportions. The Canon G11 provides external measurements of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") and a weight of 375 grams (0.83 lbs) whilst the Kodak Sport has measurements of 147mm x 58mm x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the G11 against the Sport.

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the G11 and Sport is 83 and 92 respectively.

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport top view buttons comparison

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to picture the difference in sensor sizes simply by seeing technical specs. The pic here will give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the G11 and Sport.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The G11 using its bigger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field simpler and the Kodak Sport will produce more detail using its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will help you crop shots a little more aggressively. The more aged G11 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport sensor size comparison

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G11 Portrait photography information
Kodak Sport Portrait photography information
manual focus
high flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Canon G11 Street photography details
Kodak Sport Street photography details
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
small sensor (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors (375g)
weather proof
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
low max ISO (1,250)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G11 Sports photography details
Kodak Sport Sports photography details
built in image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
low MP (10MP)
small sensor (1/1.7")
has no phase detect autofocus
weather proof
can't change focal length (35mm)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon G11 Travel photography factors
Kodak Sport Travel photography factors
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
rather wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (375g)
low MP (10MP)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
weather proof
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G11 as a Landscape photography camera
Kodak Sport as a Landscape photography camera
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (2.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/1.7")
no Time Lapse recording
weather proof
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.4 inches)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
resolution not great (12MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
low max ISO (1,250)
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G11 Vlogging details
Kodak Sport Vlogging details
rather wide (28mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
no mic support
heavier than competitors (375 grams)
features face detect focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic socket
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Canon G11 vs Kodak Sport Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G11 and Kodak Sport
 Canon PowerShot G11Kodak EasyShare Sport
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Kodak
Model type Canon PowerShot G11 Kodak EasyShare Sport
Type Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Announced 2009-12-16 2011-01-04
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 1250
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW images
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 9 -
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 35mm (1x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.0
Macro focusing distance 1cm -
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.8 inches 2.4 inches
Resolution of display 461k dots 112k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Display technology - TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) None
Minimum shutter speed 15s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1400s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m 2.40 m (@ ISO 360)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Wireless None None
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 375 gr (0.83 lb) 175 gr (0.39 lb)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 147 x 58 x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 169 not tested
Battery ID NB-7L 2 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplus card SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $600 $155