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Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1

Portability
90
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
Pentax Optio S1 front
Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
31
Overall
34

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 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
Pentax S1
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 157g - 114 x 58 x 28mm
  • Launched March 2011
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Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Kodak M580 and Pentax S1, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras by brands Kodak and Pentax. The sensor resolution of the M580 (14MP) and the S1 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The M580 was announced 19 months earlier than the S1 making them a generation apart from one another. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the M580 scores versus the S1 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Kodak M580 over the Pentax S1

 M580 S1 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Reasons to pick Pentax S1 over the Kodak M580

 S1 M580 
LaunchedMarch 2011July 2009More recent by 19 months
Manually focus Dial exact focus

Common features in the Kodak M580 and Pentax S1

 M580 S1 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to consider its weight and measurements. The Kodak M580 has physical measurements of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") along with a weight of 150 grams (0.33 lbs) while the Pentax S1 has proportions of 114mm x 58mm x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1") along with a weight of 157 grams (0.35 lbs).

Look at the Kodak M580 and Pentax S1 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are employing at the time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the M580 versus the S1.

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M580 and S1 is 90 and 93 respectively.

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 top view buttons comparison

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements purely by reviewing technical specs. The graphic below should give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the M580 and S1.

As you can tell, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions and the identical resolution therefore you should expect similar quality of photographs but you should always factor the production date of the products into consideration. The older M580 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 sensor size comparison

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Kodak M580
Portrait photography with Pentax S1
28
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
35
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Kodak M580 as a Street photography camera
Pentax S1 as a Street photography camera
55
built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
56
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Kodak M580 Sports photography advice
Pentax S1 Sports photography advice
35
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
39
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
offers tracking focus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Kodak M580 Travel photography advice
Pentax S1 Travel photography advice
70
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
64
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak M580 Landscape photography information
Pentax S1 Landscape photography information
46
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
42
manual focus
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak M580 Vlogging information
Pentax S1 Vlogging information
31
pretty wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic port
28
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic port
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Kodak M580 vs Pentax S1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak M580 and Pentax S1
 Kodak EasyShare M580Pentax Optio S1
General Information
Brand Name Kodak Pentax
Model type Kodak EasyShare M580 Pentax Optio S1
Category Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2009-07-29 2011-03-02
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW format
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 focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points - 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-224mm (8.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing distance 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT color LCD with Anti-reflective coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1400 seconds 1/1500 seconds
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.00 m 3.90 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External flash
AEB
WB 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) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 150g (0.33 lbs) 157g (0.35 lbs)
Physical dimensions 101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2") 114 x 58 x 28mm (4.5" x 2.3" x 1.1")
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 - 260 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID KLIC-7006 D-LI92
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch pricing $169 $174