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Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381

Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Kodak EasyShare M381 front
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
13
Overall
26

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Key Specs

Kodak M380
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-190mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 155g - 100 x 60 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2009
Kodak M381
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.0-4.8) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced July 2009
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Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Kodak M380 versus Kodak M381, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are produced by Kodak. The image resolution of the M380 (10MP) and the M381 (12MP) is very similar and they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The M380 was launched 6 months prior to the M381 which means that they are both of a similar generation. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the M380 scores against the M381 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Kodak M381

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Reasons to pick Kodak M381 over the Kodak M380

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Common features in the Kodak M380 and Kodak M381

 M380 M381 
IntroducedJanuary 2009July 2009Similar generation
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Kodak M380 features physical dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Kodak M381 has specifications of 101mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") along with a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs).

Take a look at the Kodak M380 versus Kodak M381 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the M380 vs the M381.

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the M380 and M381 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizing simply by reading specifications. The visual here might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the M380 and M381.

Plainly, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should expect to see the Kodak M381 to offer you extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images much more aggressively.

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M380 Portrait photography information
Kodak M381 Portrait photography information
20
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
no external flash support
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
21
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak M380 as a Street photography camera
Kodak M381 as a Street photography camera
47
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competitors in class (155 grams)
48
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than average (153g)
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M380 Sports photography factors
Kodak M381 Sports photography factors
17
low max shutter speed (1/1,448s)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
18
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 as a Travel photography camera
Kodak M381 as a Travel photography camera
50
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors in class (155 grams)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
50
built-in flash
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (153 grams)
MP count low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 Landscape photography highlights
Kodak M381 Landscape photography highlights
27
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
28
decent sized screen (3 inch)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M380 Vlogging factors
Kodak M381 Vlogging factors
22
wide angle not great (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (155g)
22
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone support
more heavy than average (153g)
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Kodak M380 vs Kodak M381 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Kodak M381
 Kodak EasyShare M380Kodak EasyShare M381
General Information
Make Kodak Kodak
Model type Kodak EasyShare M380 Kodak EasyShare M381
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2009-01-08 2009-07-29
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 25 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-190mm (5.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.0-4.8
Macro focusing range 10cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1448 seconds 1/1400 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 3.20 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 grams (0.34 pounds) 153 grams (0.34 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") 101 x 60 x 20mm (4.0" 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-7003 KLIC-7003
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots 1 1
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