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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 front
Portability
96
Imaging
39
Features
50
Overall
43

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Key Specs

Kodak M380
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-190mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 155g - 100 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Sony TX20
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.5-4.6) lens
  • 133g - 96 x 56 x 18mm
  • Launched February 2012
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20, both Ultracompact digital cameras by brands Kodak and Sony. There exists a considerable gap between the image resolutions of the M380 (10MP) and TX20 (16MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The M380 was revealed 4 years earlier than the TX20 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a complete comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the M380 grades vs the TX20 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Sony TX20

 M380 TX20 

Reasons to pick Sony TX20 over the Kodak M380

 TX20 M380 
LaunchedFebruary 2012January 2009Newer by 38 months
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Kodak M380 and Sony TX20

 M380 TX20 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you are going to need to consider its weight and proportions. The Kodak M380 enjoys outer dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Sony TX20 has measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7") with a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are employing during that time. Underneath is a front view physical size comparison of the M380 versus the TX20.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the M380 and TX20 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor dimensions merely by reviewing specifications. The image below might give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the M380 and TX20.

Plainly, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Sony TX20 to deliver greater detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged M380 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M380 Portrait photography advice
Sony TX20 Portrait photography advice
19
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
40
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak M380 Street photography factors
Sony TX20 Street photography factors
47
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than others (155g)
67
built in image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch to focus
weather sealing
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M380 Sports photography factors
Sony TX20 Sports photography factors
16
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,448 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
good battery (250 shots)
no shutter priority
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 Travel photography details
Sony TX20 Travel photography details
50
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (155g)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
72
good battery (250 shots)
weather sealing
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX20 as a Landscape photography camera
27
screen size is good (3")
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
52
has manual focus
relatively wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
weather sealing
good battery (250 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M380 Vlogging details
Sony TX20 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not good (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
does not have microphone socket
more heavy than others (155g)
35
relatively wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of mic socket
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX20 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Sony TX20
 Kodak EasyShare M380Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
General Information
Make Kodak Sony
Model type Kodak EasyShare M380 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2009-01-08 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 25 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-190mm (5.0x) 25-100mm (4.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.6
Macro focusing range 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - XtraFine TruBlack TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/1448 secs 1/1600 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 gr (0.34 lbs) 133 gr (0.29 lbs)
Physical dimensions 100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") 96 x 56 x 18mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.7")
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 life - 250 photographs
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID KLIC-7003 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse feature
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
Cost at launch $160 $330