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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
42
Features
51
Overall
45

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 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 TX66
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 109g - 93 x 54 x 13mm
  • Announced February 2012
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Kodak and Sony. There exists a considerable gap between the sensor resolutions of the M380 (10MP) and TX66 (18MP) but they possess the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The M380 was unveiled 4 years before the TX66 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a quick overview of how the M380 scores vs the TX66 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Sony TX66

 M380 TX66 

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Kodak M380

 TX66 M380 
AnnouncedFebruary 2012January 2009Fresher by 38 months
Focus manually Very accurate focus
Screen dimension3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k230kCrisper screen (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Kodak M380 and Sony TX66

 M380 TX66 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera, you are going to need to factor in its weight and volume. The Kodak M380 offers exterior dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Sony TX66 has sizing of 93mm x 54mm x 13mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.5") with a weight of 109 grams (0.24 lbs).

Take a look at the Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the M380 and the TX66.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M380 and TX66 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very hard to picture the gap between sensor sizing only by reviewing a spec sheet. The visual below will help give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the M380 and TX66.

Clearly, the 2 cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You can count on the Sony TX66 to deliver greater detail having an extra 8MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The older M380 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M380 Portrait photography information
Sony TX66 Portrait photography information
19
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
42
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
has face detect focus
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak M380 Street photography factors
Sony TX66 Street photography factors
47
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than average in class (155 grams)
64
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M380 Sports photography information
Sony TX66 Sports photography information
16
low max shutter speed (1/1,448s)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
49
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
has tracking focus
good battery pack (250 shots)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 Travel photography info
Sony TX66 Travel photography info
50
built-in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (155 grams)
low MP (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
72
good battery pack (250 CIPA)
offers focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (18MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (26mm)
no Timelapse recording
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 Landscape photography info
Sony TX66 Landscape photography info
27
nice screen size (3 inch)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse mode
51
focusing manually
reasonably wide (26mm)
decent sized screen (3.3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (18 megapixels)
good battery pack (250 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M380 Vlogging advice
Sony TX66 Vlogging advice
22
wide angle not great (38mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (155 grams)
36
reasonably wide (26mm)
touch screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
no microphone support
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Kodak M380 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Sony TX66
 Kodak EasyShare M380Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Manufacturer Kodak Sony
Model type Kodak EasyShare M380 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2012-02-28
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 25 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-190mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3.3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 1,230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/1448s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate - 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 155 grams (0.34 lbs) 109 grams (0.24 lbs)
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 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 life - 250 photographs
Form 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 recording
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Card slots Single Single
Launch price $160 $350