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Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
14
Overall
26

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 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
  • Released January 2009
Panasonic FS12
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 31-124mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 129g - 97 x 55 x 22mm
  • Released April 2009
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Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Kodak M380 versus Panasonic FS12, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Kodak and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the M380 (10MP) and the FS12 (12MP) is very similar and both cameras boast the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The M380 was introduced 3 months prior to the FS12 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving into a detailed comparison, here is a simple view of how the M380 scores versus the FS12 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Panasonic FS12

 M380 FS12 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Panasonic FS12 over the Kodak M380

 FS12 M380 

Common features in the Kodak M380 and Panasonic FS12

 M380 FS12 
ReleasedJanuary 2009April 2009Similar generation
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry around your camera, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Kodak M380 enjoys physical measurements of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Panasonic FS12 has specifications of 97mm x 55mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9") along with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is a front view size comparison of the M380 versus the FS12.

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the M380 and FS12 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to visualise the difference between sensor sizes only by reading specifications. The pic below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the M380 and FS12.

To sum up, the two cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Panasonic FS12 to offer you extra detail using its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will help you crop photos more aggressively.

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M380 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic FS12 Portrait photography highlights
19
lack of manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
21
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Kodak M380
Street photography with Panasonic FS12
47
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
heavier than others (155g)
57
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Kodak M380
Sports photography with Panasonic FS12
16
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,448s)
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic FS12 Travel photography highlights
50
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than others (155 grams)
low megapixels (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
51
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic FS12 Landscape photography highlights
27
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not possible
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M380 Vlogging information
Panasonic FS12 Vlogging information
22
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have external mic support
heavier than others (155 grams)
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (31mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone jack
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Kodak M380 vs Panasonic FS12 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Panasonic FS12
 Kodak EasyShare M380Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
General Information
Brand Name Kodak Panasonic
Model type Kodak EasyShare M380 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS12
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2009-04-17
Body design 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 area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 25 -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-190mm (5.0x) 31-124mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/1448s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed - 2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 6.30 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lbs) 129 gr (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") 97 x 55 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch price $160 $228