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Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66

Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
13
Overall
26
Kodak EasyShare M381 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66 front
Portability
97
Imaging
43
Features
51
Overall
46

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Key Specs

Kodak M381
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.0-4.8) lens
  • 153g - 101 x 60 x 20mm
  • Announced July 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
  • Released February 2012
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Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Overview

Its time to take a closer look at the Kodak M381 and Sony TX66, both Ultracompact cameras by brands Kodak and Sony. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the M381 (12MP) and TX66 (18MP) but they use the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The M381 was released 3 years prior to the TX66 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before diving through a more detailed comparison, below is a concise summation of how the M381 matches up vs the TX66 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M381 over the Sony TX66

 M381 TX66 

Reasons to pick Sony TX66 over the Kodak M381

 TX66 M381 
ReleasedFebruary 2012July 2009Newer by 31 months
Focus manually More precise focusing
Screen dimension3.3"3"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1230k230kClearer screen (+1000k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Kodak M381 and Sony TX66

 M381 TX66 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Kodak M381 provides external dimensions of 101mm x 60mm x 20mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 0.8") and a weight of 153 grams (0.34 lbs) while the Sony TX66 has dimensions 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 M381 and Sony TX66 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at that time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the M381 versus the TX66.

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the M381 and TX66 is 95 and 97 respectively.

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to see the difference in sensor dimensions simply by looking through specs. The image below may provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the M381 and TX66.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Sony TX66 to render more detail as a result of its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs somewhat more aggressively. The more aged M381 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 sensor size comparison

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M381 Portrait photography features
Sony TX66 Portrait photography features
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
MP count low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
42
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
provides face detect autofocus
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Kodak M381 as a Street photography camera
Sony TX66 as a Street photography camera
48
fixed screen
no image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than others in class (153 grams)
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with focus by touch
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Kodak M381
Sports photography with Sony TX66
18
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
50
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
better than average battery power (250 shots)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M381 Travel photography details
Sony TX66 Travel photography details
50
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (153g)
MP count low (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
72
better than average battery power (250 per charge)
comes with focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Kodak M381
Landscape photography with Sony TX66
28
decent sized screen (3")
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
51
manual focus
rather wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3.3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
better than average battery power (250 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Kodak M381
Vlogging with Sony TX66
22
wide angle not good (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external mic port
heavier than others in class (153g)
36
rather wide (26mm)
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic port
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Kodak M381 vs Sony TX66 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M381 and Sony TX66
 Kodak EasyShare M381Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
General Information
Make Kodak Sony
Model Kodak EasyShare M381 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66
Category Ultracompact Ultracompact
Announced 2009-07-29 2012-02-28
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor - BIONZ
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 18MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35-175mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.0-4.8 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focus distance 10cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3.3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/1400s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed - 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.20 m 3.10 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB 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 jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 153g (0.34 pounds) 109g (0.24 pounds)
Dimensions 101 x 60 x 20mm (4.0" 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 photographs
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 feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo, microSD/microSDHC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $170 $350