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Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S9300 front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
43
Overall
41

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 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
  • Revealed July 2009
Nikon S9300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-450mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 215g - 109 x 62 x 31mm
  • Announced July 2012
  • Earlier Model is Nikon S9100
  • Successor is Nikon S9500
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Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Kodak M580 and Nikon S9300, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by competitors Kodak and Nikon. The resolution of the M580 (14MP) and the S9300 (16MP) is very close and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The M580 was announced 4 years before the S9300 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the M580 grades vs the S9300 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Nikon S9300

 M580 S9300 

Reasons to pick Nikon S9300 over the Kodak M580

 S9300 M580 
AnnouncedJuly 2012July 2009More recent by 36 months
Display resolution921k230kClearer display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Nikon S9300

 M580 S9300 
Manually focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurement
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Physical Comparison

If you're intending to lug around your camera regularly, you should factor in its weight and measurements. The Kodak M580 has got exterior measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and the Nikon S9300 has proportions of 109mm x 62mm x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2") accompanied by a weight of 215 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is a front view over all size comparison of the M580 compared to the S9300.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M580 and S9300 is 90 and 91 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements just by viewing a spec sheet. The photograph below will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the M580 and S9300.

As you can see, each of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Nikon S9300 to result in more detail with its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older M580 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M580 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S9300 as a Portrait photography camera
28
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
35
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Kodak M580
Street photography with Nikon S9300
55
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
61
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (215g)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography highlights
Nikon S9300 Sports photography highlights
35
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
47
long zoom range (25-450mm 18.0 x zoom)
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery (200 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M580 Travel photography features
Nikon S9300 Travel photography features
70
decent megapixels (14MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
lack of Timelapse function
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
66
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (25mm)
great reach (450mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
not so great battery (200 per charge)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography details
Nikon S9300 Landscape photography details
46
pretty wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
41
reasonably wide (25mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
lack of manual exposure
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
not so great battery (200 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M580 Vlogging features
Nikon S9300 Vlogging features
31
pretty wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone support
34
reasonably wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition in class (215 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
doesn't have external mic support
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Kodak M580 vs Nikon S9300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Nikon S9300
 Kodak EasyShare M580Nikon Coolpix S9300
General Information
Brand Name Kodak Nikon
Model type Kodak EasyShare M580 Nikon Coolpix S9300
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-07-29 2012-07-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 25-450mm (18.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.9
Macro focusing distance 10cm 4cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen technology - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1400 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate - 6.9 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic 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 BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lb) 215 grams (0.47 lb)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 109 x 62 x 31mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.2")
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 life - 200 photos
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID KLIC-7006 EN-EL12
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $169 $249