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Kodak M380 vs Sony W310

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
13
Overall
25
Kodak EasyShare M380 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 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 W310
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-112mm (F3.0-5.8) lens
  • 137g - 95 x 55 x 19mm
  • Revealed January 2010
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Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Overview

Lets look more closely at the Kodak M380 vs Sony W310, both Ultracompact cameras by competitors Kodak and Sony. The sensor resolution of the M380 (10MP) and the W310 (12MP) is pretty close and they possess the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The M380 was announced 12 months prior to the W310 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before delving in to a in depth comparison, below is a quick overview of how the M380 grades against the W310 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M380 over the Sony W310

 M380 W310 
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Sony W310 over the Kodak M380

 W310 M380 
RevealedJanuary 2010January 2009Fresher by 12 months

Common features in the Kodak M380 and Sony W310

 M380 W310 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera, you should think about its weight and size. The Kodak M380 offers exterior dimensions of 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") having a weight of 155 grams (0.34 lbs) and the Sony W310 has specifications of 95mm x 55mm x 19mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 137 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the M380 compared to the W310.

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the M380 and W310 is 95 and 96 respectively.

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is difficult to picture the contrast in sensor sizing merely by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the M380 and W310.

Clearly, each of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You can expect the Sony W310 to provide you with greater detail with its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures a little more aggressively. The older M380 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 sensor size comparison

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Kodak M380
Portrait photography with Sony W310
19
no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak M380 Street photography information
Sony W310 Street photography information
47
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than others (155g)
57
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M380 Sports photography features
Sony W310 Sports photography features
16
low max shutter speed (1/1,448 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
25
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M380 Travel photography advice
Sony W310 Travel photography advice
50
has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (155g)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
58
has built in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M380 Landscape photography advice
Sony W310 Landscape photography advice
27
screen is a good size (3 inch)
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
no manual mode
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
32
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not possible
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Kodak M380
Vlogging with Sony W310
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 resolution)
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than others (155g)
29
pretty wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone jack
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Kodak M380 vs Sony W310 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M380 and Sony W310
 Kodak EasyShare M380Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
General Information
Make Kodak Sony
Model type Kodak EasyShare M380 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W310
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2009-01-08 2010-01-07
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 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 25 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 38-190mm (5.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.0-5.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4s 1s
Maximum shutter speed 1/1448s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 2.50 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Slow syncro
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (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 grams (0.34 lbs) 137 grams (0.30 lbs)
Dimensions 100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8") 95 x 55 x 19mm (3.7" 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 ID KLIC-7003 NP-BN1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Memory Stick Duo / Pro Duo / Pro HG-Duo, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $160 $150