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Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Olympus FE-5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 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
Olympus FE-5010
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-180mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 130g - 96 x 57 x 21mm
  • Revealed January 2009
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Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Overview

On this page, we will be reviewing the Kodak M580 versus Olympus FE-5010, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by manufacturers Kodak and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the M580 (14MP) and the FE-5010 (12MP) is relatively similar and both cameras posses the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The M580 was introduced 7 months after the FE-5010 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going right into a thorough comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the M580 grades versus the FE-5010 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Olympus FE-5010

 M580 FE-5010 
RevealedJuly 2009January 2009More modern by 7 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Olympus FE-5010 over the Kodak M580

 FE-5010 M580 

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Olympus FE-5010

 M580 FE-5010 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Lacking Touch screen

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry around your camera, you will want to consider its weight and size. The Kodak M580 has got outer measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Olympus FE-5010 has specifications of 96mm x 57mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 130 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are employing at that time. Underneath is a front view size comparison of the M580 vs the FE-5010.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the M580 and FE-5010 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to imagine the difference between sensor sizes just by going over technical specs. The picture below may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the M580 and FE-5010.

As you can tell, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should count on the Kodak M580 to deliver more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures more aggressively. The fresher M580 should have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M580 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus FE-5010 as a Portrait photography camera
28
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
21
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
no external flash support
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Kodak M580 as a Street photography camera
Olympus FE-5010 as a Street photography camera
55
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
66
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
lighter than others (130 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography details
Olympus FE-5010 Sports photography details
35
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14MP)
low max shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
34
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no shutter priority
MP count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M580 Travel photography advice
Olympus FE-5010 Travel photography advice
70
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse mode
does not have selfie friendly display
60
lighter than others (130 grams)
environment sealing
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
MP count low (12MP)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography features
Olympus FE-5010 Landscape photography features
46
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
no Timelapse mode
31
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
environment sealing
no manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Kodak M580
Vlogging with Olympus FE-5010
31
relatively wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
does not have selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone jack
28
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than others (130 grams)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 resolution)
no microphone socket
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Kodak M580 vs Olympus FE-5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Olympus FE-5010
 Kodak EasyShare M580Olympus FE-5010
General Information
Manufacturer Kodak Olympus
Model Kodak EasyShare M580 Olympus FE-5010
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-07-29 2009-01-07
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Highest native ISO 1600 1600
Minimum native ISO 80 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-224mm (8.0x) 36-180mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance 10cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1400 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone 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 None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 150 grams (0.33 pounds) 130 grams (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 96 x 57 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
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 LI-42B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (12 seconds)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal xD-Picture Card (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Card slots 1 1
Launch price $169 $130