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Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Nikon Coolpix AW100 front
Portability
93
Imaging
39
Features
28
Overall
34

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Key Specs

Kodak M580
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-224mm (F) lens
  • 150g - 101 x 59 x 56mm
  • Launched July 2009
Nikon AW100
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
  • 178g - 110 x 65 x 23mm
  • Introduced August 2011
  • Successor is Nikon AW110
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Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Overview

On this page, we will be contrasting the Kodak M580 and Nikon AW100, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Waterproof by competitors Kodak and Nikon. The image resolution of the M580 (14MP) and the AW100 (16MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The M580 was released 3 years before the AW100 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a quick summation of how the M580 matches up vs the AW100 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Nikon AW100

 M580 AW100 

Reasons to pick Nikon AW100 over the Kodak M580

 AW100 M580 
IntroducedAugust 2011July 2009Newer by 25 months
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Nikon AW100

 M580 AW100 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera often, you will want to take into account its weight and volume. The Kodak M580 comes with outer dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") having a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Nikon AW100 has sizing of 110mm x 65mm x 23mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 0.9") along with a weight of 178 grams (0.39 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Following is a front view size comparison of the M580 against the AW100.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the M580 and AW100 is 90 and 93 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to picture the gap in sensor dimensions simply by going through technical specs. The picture underneath will help give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the M580 and AW100.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Nikon AW100 to show greater detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The more aged M580 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M580 Portrait photography advice
Nikon AW100 Portrait photography advice
28
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
30
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
manual focus not available
no manual control
no external flash support
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Kodak M580
Street photography with Nikon AW100
55
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
55
weather proofing
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography highlights
Nikon AW100 Sports photography highlights
35
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
33
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
slow frames per second (3.0 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M580 Travel photography information
Nikon AW100 Travel photography information
70
good resolution (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
67
weather proofing
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography highlights
Nikon AW100 Landscape photography highlights
46
relatively wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
41
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Kodak M580
Vlogging with Nikon AW100
31
relatively wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone port
29
reasonably wide (28mm)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
doesn't have external mic socket
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Kodak M580 vs Nikon AW100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Nikon AW100
 Kodak EasyShare M580Nikon Coolpix AW100
General Information
Manufacturer Kodak Nikon
Model Kodak EasyShare M580 Nikon Coolpix AW100
Category Small Sensor Compact Waterproof
Launched 2009-07-29 2011-08-24
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD 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 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture - f/3.9-4.8
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/1400 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate - 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 3.00 m -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in -
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 (60 fps),640 x 480 (120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 gr (0.33 pounds) 178 gr (0.39 pounds)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 110 x 65 x 23mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD / SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at release $169 $299