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Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600

Portability
96
Imaging
33
Features
11
Overall
24
Kodak EasyShare M340 front
 
Samsung ST600 front
Portability
95
Imaging
37
Features
40
Overall
38

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Key Specs

Kodak M340
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.7) lens
  • 115g - 96 x 59 x 19mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Samsung ST600
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 4800 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-135mm (F3.3-5.5) lens
  • 150g - 104 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2010
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Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600, both Ultracompact cameras by companies Kodak and Samsung. There is a sizeable difference among the sensor resolutions of the M340 (10MP) and ST600 (14MP) but they feature the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The M340 was announced 12 months earlier than the ST600 and they are both of a similar generation. Both cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple summary of how the M340 grades versus the ST600 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M340 over the Samsung ST600

 M340 ST600 

Reasons to pick Samsung ST600 over the Kodak M340

 ST600 M340 
IntroducedJanuary 2010January 2009More recent by 12 months
Display dimension3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution1152k230kClearer display (+922k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Kodak M340 and Samsung ST600

 M340 ST600 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Kodak M340 comes with exterior dimensions of 96mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7") along with a weight of 115 grams (0.25 lbs) whilst the Samsung ST600 has dimensions of 104mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is the front view measurement comparison of the M340 and the ST600.

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the M340 and ST600 is 96 and 95 respectively.

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements simply by seeing specifications. The photograph here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the M340 and ST600.

To sum up, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should expect to see the Samsung ST600 to show greater detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older M340 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 sensor size comparison

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M340 Portrait photography info
Samsung ST600 Portrait photography info
19
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
MP count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
30
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak M340 Street photography advice
Samsung ST600 Street photography advice
47
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
60
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features touch focus
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
heavier than others (150g)
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M340 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Sports photography camera
16
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
43
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M340 Travel photography advice
Samsung ST600 Travel photography advice
51
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
MP count low (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
65
features touch focus
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (27mm)
lack of Time Lapse mode
heavier than others (150g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M340 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung ST600 as a Landscape photography camera
22
no manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not possible
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
44
quite wide (27mm)
very good size screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M340 Vlogging details
Samsung ST600 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not great (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
30
quite wide (27mm)
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external mic port
heavier than others (150 grams)
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Kodak M340 vs Samsung ST600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M340 and Samsung ST600
 Kodak EasyShare M340Samsung ST600
General Information
Company Kodak Samsung
Model type Kodak EasyShare M340 Samsung ST600
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2009-01-05 2010-01-06
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3664 x 2748 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 1600 4800
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 5 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35-105mm (3.0x) 27-135mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.7 f/3.3-5.5
Macro focusing distance 7cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3.5"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 1,152 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 115 grams (0.25 lb) 150 grams (0.33 lb)
Dimensions 96 x 59 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7") 104 x 60 x 20mm (4.1" x 2.4" x 0.8")
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
Other
Battery ID KLIC-7001 SLB07
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal MicroSD/ MicroSDHC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Price at launch $130 $330