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Canon G12 vs Kodak M580

Portability
83
Imaging
35
Features
50
Overall
41
Canon PowerShot G12 front
 
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Key Specs

Canon G12
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 2.8" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 401g - 112 x 76 x 48mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Superseded the Canon G11
  • Replacement is Canon G15
Kodak M580
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F) lens
  • 150g - 101 x 59 x 56mm
  • Revealed July 2009
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Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Overview

Following is a detailed comparison of the Canon G12 and Kodak M580, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Canon and Kodak. There exists a large gap among the sensor resolutions of the G12 (10MP) and M580 (14MP) and the G12 (1/1.7") and M580 (1/2.3") enjoy different sensor sizing.

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The G12 was manufactured 18 months after the M580 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a short highlight of how the G12 matches up versus the M580 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G12 over the Kodak M580

 G12 M580 
RevealedJanuary 2011July 2009More modern by 18 months
Manually focus More precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution461k230kCrisper screen (+231k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Canon G12

 M580 G12 
Screen dimension3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")

Common features in the Canon G12 and Kodak M580

 G12 M580 
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Canon G12 features physical dimensions of 112mm x 76mm x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") having a weight of 401 grams (0.88 lbs) while the Kodak M580 has dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at that time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the G12 compared to the M580.

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G12 and M580 is 83 and 90 respectively.

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 top view buttons comparison

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be tough to visualize the difference in sensor sizes just by researching technical specs. The pic here will help provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the G12 and M580.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The G12 due to its bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field easier and the Kodak M580 will render extra detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop shots much more aggressively. The more recent G12 provides a benefit in sensor innovation.

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 sensor size comparison

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G12 Portrait photography highlights
Kodak M580 Portrait photography highlights
47
focusing manually
above average flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
has face detect focus
exports RAW files
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon G12 as a Street photography camera
Kodak M580 as a Street photography camera
64
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
heavier than competitors (401 grams)
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon G12
Sports photography with Kodak M580
34
built in image stabilization (Optical)
great battery power (370 per charge)
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
lacks phase detect auto focus
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon G12 Travel photography factors
Kodak M580 Travel photography factors
60
great battery power (370 shots)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
rather wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (401 grams)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
70
good MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G12 Landscape photography info
Kodak M580 Landscape photography info
49
focusing manually
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (2.8 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
great battery power (370 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse function
46
fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon G12 Vlogging factors
Kodak M580 Vlogging factors
60
rather wide (28mm)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
slow max aperture (f2.8)
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have mic port
heavier than competitors (401 grams)
31
fairly wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone socket
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Canon G12 vs Kodak M580 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G12 and Kodak M580
 Canon PowerShot G12Kodak EasyShare M580
General Information
Brand Canon Kodak
Model Canon PowerShot G12 Kodak EasyShare M580
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-01-19 2009-07-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 -
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/1.7" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 7.44 x 5.58mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-4.5 -
Macro focus distance 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 4.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.8 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 461 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (tunnel) None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1400s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m 3.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Second Curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 401 gr (0.88 pounds) 150 gr (0.33 pounds)
Dimensions 112 x 76 x 48mm (4.4" x 3.0" x 1.9") 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 47 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.2 not tested
DXO Low light score 161 not tested
Other
Battery life 370 shots -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-7L KLIC-7006
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MMCplus/HC MMCplus SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $600 $169