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Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580

Portability
88
Imaging
47
Features
59
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX730 HS front
 
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Key Specs

Canon SX730 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F3.3-6.9) lens
  • 300g - 110 x 64 x 40mm
  • Announced April 2017
  • Succeeded the Canon SX720 HS
  • Replacement is Canon SX740 HS
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
  • Announced July 2009
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Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Overview

Here is a thorough review of the Canon SX730 HS and Kodak M580, former being a Small Sensor Superzoom while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by brands Canon and Kodak. There is a large difference among the resolutions of the SX730 HS (20.3MP) and M580 (14MP) but they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX730 HS was brought out 7 years later than the M580 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before going through a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the SX730 HS grades versus the M580 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX730 HS over the Kodak M580

 SX730 HS M580 
AnnouncedApril 2017July 2009Fresher by 94 months
Focus manually More exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution922k230kSharper screen (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Canon SX730 HS

 M580 SX730 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX730 HS and Kodak M580

 SX730 HS M580 
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Physical Comparison

For those who are looking to carry your camera, you will have to consider its weight and volume. The Canon SX730 HS enjoys external measurements of 110mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") with a weight of 300 grams (0.66 lbs) whilst the Kodak M580 has sizing of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") having a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

Contrast the Canon SX730 HS and Kodak M580 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at that time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the SX730 HS versus the M580.

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the SX730 HS and M580 is 88 and 90 respectively.

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to see the difference in sensor sizing simply by seeing specs. The graphic here should provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the SX730 HS and M580.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Canon SX730 HS to produce more detail having its extra 6.3MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The younger SX730 HS is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 sensor size comparison

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX730 HS Portrait photography features
Kodak M580 Portrait photography features
48
you can focus manually
good resolution (20.3 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
28
decent MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
no manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX730 HS Street photography information
Kodak M580 Street photography information
69
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (300g)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX730 HS as a Sports photography camera
Kodak M580 as a Sports photography camera
48
long zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20.3 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (5.9 frames/s)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery power (250 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect AF
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX730 HS
Travel photography with Kodak M580
72
lighter than average in class (300g)
connects via bluetooth
good resolution (20.3MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
fairly wide (24mm)
very long reach (960mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
low battery power (250 per charge)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
70
decent MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Canon SX730 HS
Landscape photography with Kodak M580
50
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (20.3 megapixels)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
low battery power (250 CIPA)
doesn't have Timelapse function
46
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent MP (14MP)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual exposure
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX730 HS as a Vlogging camera
Kodak M580 as a Vlogging camera
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fairly wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than average in class (300g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have microphone jack
31
pretty wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external mic jack
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Canon SX730 HS vs Kodak M580 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX730 HS and Kodak M580
 Canon PowerShot SX730 HSKodak EasyShare M580
General Information
Manufacturer Canon Kodak
Model Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Kodak EasyShare M580
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2017-04-06 2009-07-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20.3 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 3200 1600
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-960mm (40.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-6.9 -
Macro focus distance 1cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen resolution 922 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/1400 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 5.9 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (with Auto ISO) 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, on, slow synchro, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 300g (0.66 lbs) 150g (0.33 lbs)
Dimensions 110 x 64 x 40mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.6") 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 photographs -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model - KLIC-7006
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, self-timer) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $399 $169