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Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580

Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Kodak EasyShare M550 front
 
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Key Specs

Kodak M550
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 125g - 98 x 58 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2010
Kodak M580
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F) lens
  • 150g - 101 x 59 x 56mm
  • Revealed July 2009
Photography Glossary

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Kodak M550 versus Kodak M580, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both created by Kodak. The sensor resolution of the M550 (12MP) and the M580 (14MP) is very similar and both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The M550 was launched 6 months after the M580 which means that they are of a similar generation. The two cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a full comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the M550 matches up against the M580 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M550 over the Kodak M580

 M550 M580 

Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Kodak M550

 M580 M550 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Kodak M550 and Kodak M580

 M550 M580 
RevealedJanuary 2010July 2009Similar generation
Manually focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Kodak M550 comes with outer measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") having a weight of 125 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Kodak M580 has proportions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are employing at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the M550 versus the M580.

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the M550 and M580 is 95 and 90 respectively.

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions only by reviewing specs. The image below might give you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the M550 and M580.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Kodak M580 to offer extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images a bit more aggressively.

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 sensor size comparison

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Kodak M550
Portrait photography with Kodak M580
21
no manual focus
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
28
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Kodak M550 as a Street photography camera
Kodak M580 as a Street photography camera
54
lighter than competitors in class (125g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
low maximum ISO (1,000)
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M550 Sports photography factors
Kodak M580 Sports photography factors
17
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M550 Travel photography advice
Kodak M580 Travel photography advice
67
lighter than competitors in class (125 grams)
flash built-in
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse recording
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
70
good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M550 as a Landscape photography camera
Kodak M580 as a Landscape photography camera
31
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
screen is small (2.7")
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
low maximum ISO (1,000)
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
46
quite wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M550 as a Vlogging camera
Kodak M580 as a Vlogging camera
31
really wide (28mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
lighter than competitors in class (125 grams)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
missing external mic socket
31
quite wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
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Kodak M550 vs Kodak M580 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M550 and Kodak M580
 Kodak EasyShare M550Kodak EasyShare M580
General Information
Brand Name Kodak Kodak
Model Kodak EasyShare M550 Kodak EasyShare M580
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2010-01-05 2009-07-29
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4000 x 3000 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 1000 1600
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 28-224mm (8.0x)
Macro focus distance 10cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/1400s 1/1400s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.50 m 3.00 m
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 125 gr (0.28 pounds) 150 gr (0.33 pounds)
Physical dimensions 98 x 58 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2")
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 model KLIC-7006 KLIC-7006
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, double) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots One One
Retail price $119 $169