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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55 front
Portability
97
Imaging
39
Features
46
Overall
41

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 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
Sony TX55
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Released July 2011
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Kodak M380 and Sony TX55, both Ultracompact cameras by manufacturers Kodak and Sony. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the M380 (10MP) and TX55 (16MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The M380 was revealed 3 years prior to the TX55 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a complete comparison, below is a quick summation of how the M380 grades against the TX55 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Sony TX55

 M380 TX55 

Reasons to pick Sony TX55 over the Kodak M380

 TX55 M380 
ReleasedJuly 2011January 2009Newer by 30 months
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen dimension3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k230kCrisper screen (+1000k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Kodak M380 and Sony TX55

 M380 TX55 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Physical Comparison

When you are looking to travel with your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and volume. The Kodak M380 has exterior measurements of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") with a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) whilst the Sony TX55 has sizing of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") having a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Check out the Kodak M380 and Sony TX55 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the M380 versus the TX55.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the M380 and TX55 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions just by viewing specifications. The image underneath should give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the M380 and TX55.

To sum up, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should count on the Sony TX55 to render more detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged M380 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M380 Portrait photography features
Sony TX55 Portrait photography features
19
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
36
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Kodak M380 Street photography info
Sony TX55 Street photography info
47
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
heavier than others (155 grams)
58
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M380 as a Sports photography camera
Sony TX55 as a Sports photography camera
16
max shutter speed is low (1/1,448 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
44
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
great battery power (250 per charge)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 as a Travel photography camera
Sony TX55 as a Travel photography camera
50
built-in flash
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than others (155g)
low MP (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
69
great battery power (250 shots)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
pretty wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 Landscape photography information
Sony TX55 Landscape photography information
27
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
50
has manual focus
pretty wide (26mm)
decent sized screen (3.3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
great battery power (250 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M380 Vlogging details
Sony TX55 Vlogging details
22
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
no external mic socket
heavier than others (155 grams)
34
pretty wide (26mm)
touchscreen enabled
has image stabilization (Optical)
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
no mic socket
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX55 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Sony TX55
 Kodak EasyShare M380Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
General Information
Company Kodak Sony
Model Kodak EasyShare M380 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX55
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2011-07-24
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing 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 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 25 9
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 38-190mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3.3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - XtraFine OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/1448 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 2.50 m 3.70 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60fps), 1440 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 155g (0.34 pounds) 109g (0.24 pounds)
Dimensions 100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") 93 x 54 x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 250 images
Style of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model KLIC-7003 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal microSD/SDHC, Memory Stick Micro
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $160 $350