Kodak C135

 
Kodak EasyShare C135 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1250
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35mm (F3.0) lens
  • 175g - 147 x 58 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2012
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
92
Imaging
39
Features
17
Overall
30

Kodak C135 summary

Kodak C135 is Kodak's Waterproof camera originally introduced on January of 2012. The camera comes with a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216.

The C135 comes in at #66 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & overall #1078 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Smart camera search to see camera rankings based on your personal requirements.

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Kodak C135 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Kodak C135 based on criterias which are oftentimes regarded as useful in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (80)
environment proof
flash built-in
good megapixels (14MP)
includes face detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
does not posses selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
fixed focal length (35mm)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of mic socket
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of Time Lapse mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW support
low max shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
max ISO too low (1,250)
no manual mode
no moving screen
pixelated screen (112 thousand dots)
screen is somewhat small (2.4")
slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
small sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
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Kodak C135 Sensor specifications

The sensor specification in the Kodak C135 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and gives a native ISO range of 80 - 1250. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.

The image underneath shows the C135's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The C135 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak C135 dimensions

Kodak C135 weighs around 0.39 lbs (175 grams / 6.17 oz) & has exterior proportions of 147mm x 58mm x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196 grams so the Kodak C135 is less heavy when compared to its competitors.

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Down below is a image of the Kodak C135 alongside a soda to help you to get a feel for its scale.

Kodak EasyShare C135 dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button design on the C135.

Kodak EasyShare C135 topview buttons dials

Kodak C135 Lens specifications

The C135 features an inbuilt lens featuring a constant focal length of 35mm which means you do not have the luxury to zoom.

At the widest 35mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.0 making it somewhat slow and not good for low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to increase the ISO which causes noisy photographs.

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Kodak C135 Connectivity

The C135 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy photos and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Kodak C135 Video specifications

The highest possible video quality in the Kodak C135 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should aim for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket which means that you get little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to find another model should you need good audio for your video clips.

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Kodak C135 Weather Sealing

Kodak C135 comes with environment proofing which makes it a great pick for use during rough environments. This is especially beneficial when you are unsure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.

Kodak C135 Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak C135 comes with a 2.4 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 112 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Kodak C135 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Kodak C135 Shutter specifications

The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.

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Kodak C135 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Kodak C135 has only integrated flash without external flash support.

Kodak C135 Autofocus specifications

Kodak C135 has just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which makes it helpful for people photography.

Kodak C135 does not have manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light occasions or you require more exact control on depth of field.

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Kodak C135 Battery life

The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life within this group of cameras.

Following is a listing of Waterproof cameras that have the highest battery life:

Kodak C135 for specific forms of photography

The following illustration presents a rundown of the Kodak C135 for specific forms of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.

Kodak C135 Portrait photography info

The Kodak C135 has a points total of 34 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not suitable for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos & ability to use off-camera flash.

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good MP (14MP)
includes face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
manual mode not available
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support

Street photography with Kodak C135

Getting a reasonable rating of 53, the Kodak C135 is fairly acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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environment proof
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
max ISO too low (1,250)

Kodak C135 as a Sports photography camera

A bad sports photography rating of 32 suggests the Kodak C135 is simply not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
weather proof
can't change focal length (35mm)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Kodak C135 Travel photography factors

Portability is extremely crucial in getting a camera for travel. In general, the Kodak C135 gets a very good 64 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent choice to purchase for your vacations.

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weather sealing
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)

Landscape photography with Kodak C135

For anybody who is planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Kodak C135 at it's bad score of 32 for a landscape camera is simply not suitable among it's rivals.

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MP count good (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen is small (2.4 inches)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
maximum ISO low (1,250)
no RAW files
does not have Time Lapse mode

Kodak C135 Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera ought to come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Kodak C135 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a bad rating of 25.

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has face detection focusing
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone jack

Kodak C135 Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the C135, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the category of Waterproof.

The line chart just below offers you a bird's eye view of the C135 compared to it's top ranking competitors shown above.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might look into as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Kodak
Model
Kodak EasyShare C135
Category
Waterproof
Announced
2012-01-10
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW support
Highest native ISO
1250
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35mm (1x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.0
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.4"
Resolution of display
112 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
8s
Fastest shutter speed
1/1400s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
2.40 m (@ ISO 360)
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
175 gr (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions
147 x 58 x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
One
Retail pricing
$0