Kodak M320

 
Kodak EasyShare M320 front
 
  • 9MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 34-102mm (F2.8-5.1) lens
  • 155g - 97 x 60 x 21mm
  • Revealed January 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
10
Overall
23

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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Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

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.

built-in flash
good zoom range (34-102mm 3.0 x zoom)
great minimum ISO (80)
can't use external flash
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external mic support
does not have HDMI out
does not have headphone support
does not have Time Lapse recording
focusing manually not possible
heavier than competitors in class (155g)
manual mode not available
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400 seconds)
no aperture priority mode
no image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW format
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
resolution not great (9 megapixels)
screen is fixed
slow at tele end (f5.1)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
small sensor (1/2.5")
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
wide angle not good (34mm)
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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.

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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.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Underneath is a image of the Kodak M320 alongside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Kodak EasyShare M320 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will highlight the button arrangement on the M320.

Kodak EasyShare M320 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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focusing manually not possible
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
MP count low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
doesn't have RAW format

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.

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screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.5")
no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (155g)

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.

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max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
megapixel count low (9 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.5")
lacks phase detect AF

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.

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has built in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (155 grams)
low resolution sensor (9 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)

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.

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no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
no image stabilization
MP count low (9MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.5")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse mode

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.

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wide angle not good (34mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing external microphone support
more heavy than competitors in class (155 grams)

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Kodak
Model
Kodak EasyShare M320
Category
Ultracompact
Revealed
2009-01-08
Physical type
Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.5"
Sensor dimensions
5.744 x 4.308mm
Sensor surface area
24.7mm²
Sensor resolution
9 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
3472 x 2604
RAW format
Maximum native ISO
1600
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
25
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
34-102mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/2.8-5.1
Macro focus range
10cm
Crop factor
6.3
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.7 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
4s
Fastest shutter speed
1/1400s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
640x480
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
155 gr (0.34 lbs)
Dimensions
97 x 60 x 21mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.8")
Other
Battery model
KLIC-7001
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
One
Price at release
$39