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Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
49

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS 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
  • Announced July 2009
Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Revealed December 2012
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Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Overview

Lets take a deeper look at the Kodak M580 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS, both Small Sensor Compact cameras by manufacturers Kodak and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the M580 (14MP) and the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) is very close but the M580 (1/2.3") and XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") provide totally different sensor sizes.

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The M580 was unveiled 4 years earlier than the XZ-2 iHS and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Compact).

Before we go into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summation of how the M580 scores versus the XZ-2 iHS with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 M580 XZ-2 iHS 

Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Kodak M580

 XZ-2 iHS M580 
RevealedDecember 2012July 2009Fresher by 41 months
Manually focus Very precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution920k230kClearer display (+690k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 M580 XZ-2 iHS 
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry your camera frequently, you will have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Kodak M580 has got outer dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") and a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) whilst the Olympus XZ-2 iHS has dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilizing during that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the M580 versus the XZ-2 iHS.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the M580 and XZ-2 iHS is 90 and 85 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to see the contrast in sensor sizing simply by looking through specifications. The graphic here will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the M580 and XZ-2 iHS.

Plainly, the two cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The M580 with its smaller sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field more difficult and the Kodak M580 will provide you with extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics way more aggressively. The older M580 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak M580 Portrait photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Portrait photography information
28
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
46
focusing manually
comes with face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
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Street Comparison

Kodak M580 Street photography highlights
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Street photography highlights
55
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
66
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
heavier than competition (346 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography details
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography details
35
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery life (340 per charge)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M580 Travel photography factors
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography factors
70
MP count good (14MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
missing Time Lapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
61
good battery life (340 shots)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (346 grams)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography information
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Landscape photography information
46
decently wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
55
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
screen size is decent (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (340 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/1.7")
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M580 Vlogging features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging features
31
decently wide (28mm)
great max aperture (f)
has image stabilization (Optical)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic support
36
really wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f1.8)
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic port
screen is not selfie friendly
heavier than competition (346 grams)
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Kodak M580 vs Olympus XZ-2 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS
 Kodak EasyShare M580Olympus XZ-2 iHS
General Information
Make Kodak Olympus
Model type Kodak EasyShare M580 Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2009-07-29 2012-12-18
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/1.7"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 7.44 x 5.58mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 41.5mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 3968 x 2976
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points - 35
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-112mm (4.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/1.8-2.5
Macro focusing distance 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 4.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/1400 secs 1/2000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 8.60 m (ISO 800)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 150 grams (0.33 lbs) 346 grams (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 49
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 20.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 11.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 216
Other
Battery life - 340 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID KLIC-7006 Li-90B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $169 $450