Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V

Kodak EasyShare C135 front
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V front

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Key Specs

Kodak C135
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1250
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35mm (F3.0) lens
  • 175g - 147 x 58 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2012
Sony HX50V
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.5 - 6.3) lens
  • 272g - 108 x 64 x 38mm
  • Launched April 2013
  • Previous Model is Sony HX30V
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Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Kodak C135 and Sony HX50V, one is a Waterproof and the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom by brands Kodak and Sony. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the C135 (14MP) and HX50V (20MP) but they possess the exact same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The C135 was announced 15 months prior to the HX50V which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the C135 scores against the HX50V for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak C135 over the Sony HX50V

 C135 HX50V 

Reasons to pick Sony HX50V over the Kodak C135

 HX50V C135 
LaunchedApril 2013January 2012Newer by 15 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus
Screen dimension3"2.4"Bigger screen (+0.6")
Screen resolution921k112kClearer screen (+809k dot)

Common features in the Kodak C135 and Sony HX50V

 C135 HX50V 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither features Touch friendly screen

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera regularly, you will have to think about its weight and measurements. The Kodak C135 enjoys outside dimensions of 147mm x 58mm x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) whilst the Sony HX50V has proportions of 108mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5") with a weight of 272 grams (0.60 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you select at the time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the C135 versus the HX50V.

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the C135 and HX50V is 92 and 89 respectively.

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V top view buttons comparison

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is very difficult to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading a spec sheet. The picture below will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the C135 and HX50V.

As you can see, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Sony HX50V to offer extra detail with its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The more aged C135 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V sensor size comparison

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak C135 Portrait photography advice
Sony HX50V Portrait photography advice
decent MP (14MP)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
manual focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak C135 as a Street photography camera
Sony HX50V as a Street photography camera
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
low max ISO (1,250)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (272 grams)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak C135 Sports photography details
Sony HX50V Sports photography details
decent MP (14 megapixels)
environment sealing
can't change focal length (35mm)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
great battery power (400 CIPA)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak C135 Travel photography features
Sony HX50V Travel photography features
environment sealing
decent MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
great battery power (400 CIPA)
lighter than others (272g)
good MP (20MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak C135 Landscape photography information
Sony HX50V Landscape photography information
decent MP (14MP)
environment sealing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.4 inches)
manual exposure not possible
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
low max ISO (1,250)
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (20MP)
great battery power (400 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak C135 Vlogging highlights
Sony HX50V Vlogging highlights
offers face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic support
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others (272g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5 )
display is not selfie friendly
lack of external mic support
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Kodak C135 vs Sony HX50V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak C135 and Sony HX50V
 Kodak EasyShare C135Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
General Information
Brand Kodak Sony
Model type Kodak EasyShare C135 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
Category Waterproof Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-01-10 2013-04-24
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 14 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 5184 x 2920
Highest native ISO 1250 3200
Highest boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW data
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.0 f/3.5 - 6.3
Macro focusing range - 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.4" 3"
Display resolution 112k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Display technology TFT color LCD XtraFine LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Lowest shutter speed 8s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1400s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 2.40 m (@ ISO 360) 5.60 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30fps) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 175 grams (0.39 lbs) 272 grams (0.60 lbs)
Dimensions 147 x 58 x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") 108 x 64 x 38mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Battery life - 400 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 2 x AA NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Price at launch $0 $439