Kodak M320 summary
Kodak M320 is Kodak's Ultracompact camera first announced on January of 2009. The camera houses a 9MP, CCD 1/2.5" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3472 x 2604.
The M320 comes in at #151 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #1221 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Kodak M320 Gallery
You can see the M320 from various angles in the gallery below.
Kodak M320 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Kodak M320 based on factors which are usually regarded as necessary in a camera.
Kodak M320 Sensor specifications
The sensor size in the Kodak M320 is 5.744mm x 4.308mm (1/2.5"). The 25 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3472 x 2604 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 9 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the M320's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The M320 sensor has a crop factor of 6.3 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak M320 dimensions
Kodak M320 weighs around 0.34 lb (155 grams / 5.47 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 97mm x 60mm x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Kodak M320 is weightier when compared with other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Kodak M320 alongside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button arrangement on the M320.
Kodak M320 Lens specifications
The M320 has got a built in lens providing a focal range of 34-102mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which won't be significant but it will be useful in a few cases.
At the widest 34mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f2.8 and that is somewhat slow and not good for low light situations and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You would also need to up the ISO resulting in noisy pictures. For the tele end, 102mm comes with f5.1 making it very sluggish and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Kodak M320 Connectivity
The M320 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and at times change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Kodak M320 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Kodak M320 is 640 x 480 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful for today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not offer a microphone and / or headphone socket so you have no control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to shop for an alternative model if you require decent audio for your video clips.
Kodak M320 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Kodak M320 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Kodak M320 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak M320 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs for Kodak M320 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very useful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Kodak M320 Shutter specifications
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Kodak M320 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Kodak M320 comes with only integrated flash with no external flash support.
Kodak M320 Autofocusing specifications
Kodak M320 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker & precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
The Sensor supports 25 focus points to select from. Kodak M320 does not have manual focus. Manual focus option is useful for low light situations or you require more exact depth of field control.
Kodak M320 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the best (320) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Ultracompact cameras having the highest battery life:
Kodak M320 for various forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Kodak M320 for various forms of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Kodak M320 Portrait photography details
The Kodak M320 receives a rating of 19 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not very good for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the potential to utilize external flash.
Kodak M320 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a average score of 47, the Kodak M320 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak M320 Sports photography features
A bad sports photography rating of 16 suggests the Kodak M320 is simply not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have great focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Kodak M320
Portability is extremely critical in picking a travel camera. Overall, the Kodak M320 gets a reasonable 50 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably appropriate for your trips.
Landscape photography with Kodak M320
For those who are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Kodak M320 and it's bad score of 22 for a landscape camera is simply not very good within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Kodak M320
A camera for vlogging should really posses a articulating display screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Kodak M320 is simply not very good for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 22.
Kodak M320 Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the M320, below is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The chart just below gives you an overview of the M320 compared to it's highest scoring competitors shown previously.
Following are additional cameras you might look into as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.