Kodak C140

 
Kodak EasyShare C140 front
 
  • 8MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 36-108mm (F2.7-4.8) lens
  • 160g - 92 x 63 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
Portability
94
Imaging
32
Features
10
Overall
23

Kodak C140 overview

Kodak C140 is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact camera first revealed on January of 2009. It comes with a 8 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.5" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3264 x 2448.

The C140 ranks at #261 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #1227 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. You can try out our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.

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The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

Kodak C140 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Kodak C140 based on criterias that are normally seen as important in a camera.

above average min ISO (80)
flash built-in
in built lens has zoom (36-108mm 3.0 x zoom)
display is not selfie friendly
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed screen
lack of external microphone socket
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of Timelapse mode
lacks phase detect autofocus
lacks RAW support
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dots)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
maximum ISO low (1,000)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
max zoom aperture not good (f4.8)
MP count low (8MP)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no image stabilization
no shutter priority mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.5")
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
small screen (2.7 inch)
wide angle not the best (36mm)
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Kodak C140 Sensor specifications

The sensor dimension in the Kodak C140 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3264 x 2448 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 8MP and gives a native ISO range of 80 - 1000. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below illustrates the C140's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The C140 sensor has a crop factor of 6.3 and is outlined in green.

Kodak EasyShare C140 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak C140 dimensions

Kodak C140 is 0.35 pounds (160g / 5.64 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 92mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Kodak C140 is very similar when compared to various competitors.

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The following is a pic of the Kodak C140 next to a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.

Kodak EasyShare C140 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button design on the C140.

Kodak EasyShare C140 topview buttons dials

Kodak C140 Lens specifications

The C140 houses a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 36-108mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be exceptional however it may be very helpful in some cases.

At the widest 36mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.7 which will be rather slow and not good for low light circumstances and you might find it difficult to get good bokeh. You will likely also have to up the ISO setting which causes noisy pictures. At the tele end, 108mm comes with f4.8 making it quite sluggish and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.

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Kodak C140 Connectivity

The C140 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and usually change settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.

A few applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Kodak C140 Video specifications

The highest video resolution in the Kodak C140 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low for today's standards. You should really go for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack so you have little control over the sound. It is probably best to shop for a different camera should you want decent sound for your video clips.

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Kodak C140 Weather Sealing

Kodak C140 doesn't include weather proofing so rainy conditions can easily damage the camera.

Kodak C140 Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak C140 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.

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The View Finder specs for Kodak C140 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really handy for bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Kodak C140 Shutter specifications

The max shutter speed is 1/1400 seconds.

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Kodak C140 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Kodak C140 has only integrated flash without external flash ability.

Kodak C140 Autofocusing specifications

Kodak C140 has just Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.

Kodak C140 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing is useful for low light occasions or you want more accurate control on focusing.

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Kodak C140 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has the highest (470) battery life for this class of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Kodak C140 for various kinds of photography

The following bar chart indicates a summation of the Kodak C140 for various kinds of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph below.

Kodak C140 Portrait photography info

The Kodak C140 receives a rating of 19 which is awful, meaning that it is just not good to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the potential to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (8 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW files

Kodak C140 as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a reasonable points total of 46, the Kodak C140 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
has no RAW support
low maximum ISO (1,000)

Kodak C140 as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography points total of 16 suggests the Kodak C140 is just not good for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (8MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect autofocus

Kodak C140 Travel photography information

Size is super critical in getting a camera for travel. Over-all, the Kodak C140 gets a modest 50 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat adequate to purchase for your journeys.

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built-in flash
no Timelapse recording
low megapixels (8 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)

Kodak C140 Landscape photography details

For anyone planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Kodak C140 and it's awful rating of 22 for a landscape camera is just not good in the current marketplace.

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lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low resolution sensor (8 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.5")
low max ISO (1,000)
doesn't have RAW format
missing Time Lapse function

Vlogging with Kodak C140

A vlogging camera should come with a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Kodak C140 is just not good for vlogging as it comes to a awful score of 22.

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wide angle not fantastic (36mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.7)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone jack

Kodak C140 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the C140, here is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart down below shows you an overview of the C140 compared to it's top scored competitors suggested previously.

Here are a few more cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To see a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Kodak
Model type
Kodak EasyShare C140
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2009-01-08
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.5"
Sensor measurements
5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor surface area
24.7mm²
Sensor resolution
8MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
3264 x 2448
RAW images
Highest native ISO
1000
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
0
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
36-108mm (3.0x)
Maximal aperture
f/2.7-4.8
Macro focusing range
13cm
Focal length multiplier
6.3
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
2.7 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/1400 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.00 m
Flash options
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
640x480
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
160g (0.35 lb)
Dimensions
92 x 63 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.5" x 0.9")
Other
Battery ID
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Single
Cost at launch
$80