Kodak M340

Kodak EasyShare M340 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35-105mm (F3.1-5.7) lens
  • 115g - 96 x 59 x 19mm
  • Released January 2009
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Kodak M340 summary

Kodak M340 is Kodak's Ultracompact digital camera first announced on January of 2009. The camera has a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3664 x 2748.

The M340 is placed #149 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & overall #1256 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should try out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your custom criteria.

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Below is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Kodak M340 history

The Kodak M340 is part of a family of products. You can read the complete list underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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M340 vs M575
Kodak-EasyShare-M341 front thumbnailKodak M341
M340 vs M341
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M340 vs M381
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M340 vs M380
Kodak-EasyShare-M340 front thumbnailKodak M34035-105mm

Kodak M340 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Kodak M340 based on factors which are typically considered useful in a digital camera.

built in lens has zoom (35-105mm 3.0 x zoom)
good minimum ISO (64)
has built in flash
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
cannot use external flash
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have mic jack
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
does not have Time Lapse mode
focusing manually not possible
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual exposure
megapixel count low (10MP)
no aperture priority mode
no articulating screen
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sluggish at long end (f5.7)
tiny screen (2.7")
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
wide angle not great (35mm)
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Kodak M340 Sensor information

The spec of the sensor in the Kodak M340 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3664 x 2748 pixels .

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The CCD sensor has 10MP and has a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the M340's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The M340 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak M340 dimensions

Kodak M340 has a weight of 0.25 lb (115 grams / 4.06 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 96mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Kodak M340 is very much the same when compared to its competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Kodak M340 besides a softdrink so you're able to get a sense of its size.

Kodak EasyShare M340 dimensions scale

The top view under will show the button layout on the M340.

Kodak EasyShare M340 topview buttons dials

Kodak M340 Lens information

The M340 offers a built in lens with a focal range of 35-105mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't significant but it can be very helpful in some cases.

At it's widest 35mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.1 making it fairly sluggish and not great for low light events and you will probably find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You would also need to raise your ISO resulting in noisy shots. With the long end, 105mm comes to f5.7 which is pretty slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.

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Kodak M340 Connectivity

The M340 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer files and oftentimes change camera settings without connecting physically with the camera.

A few apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Kodak M340 Video information

The max video quality in the Kodak M340 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should strive for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not have a microphone or headphone socket so you have got zero control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at an alternative model should you require decent audio for your videos.

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Kodak M340 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Kodak M340 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.

Kodak M340 Screen and Viewfinder

The Kodak M340 has a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Kodak M340 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be quite useful.

Kodak M340 Shutter information

The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Kodak M340 Flash and Hot shoe information

Kodak M340 features just built-in flash without external flash support.

Kodak M340 Autofocus information

Kodak M340 features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & precise than Contrast Detect focusing.

The Sensor has 5 focus points to choose from. Kodak M340 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is good during low light conditions or you require more accurate focus control.

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Kodak M340 Battery life

The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has the maximum (320) battery life within this range of cameras.

Below is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that have the best battery life:

Kodak M340 for specific forms of photography

The following graph displays a summary of the Kodak M340 for specific forms of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.

Portrait photography with Kodak M340

The Kodak M340 receives a points tally of 19 which is awful, meaning that it is simply not good for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.

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focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
can't use external flash
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format

Kodak M340 Street photography features

Getting a reasonable points total of 47, the Kodak M340 is fairly adequate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support

Sports photography with Kodak M340

A awful sports photography points tally of 16 means the Kodak M340 is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF

Kodak M340 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is extremely critical when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Kodak M340 gets a moderate 51 as a travelling camera which is fairly appropriate for your travels.

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has built in flash
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)

Kodak M340 Landscape photography advice

For anybody who is planning to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Kodak M340 at it's awful score of 22 as a landscape camera is simply not good among its rivals.

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focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not available
no image stabilization
low resolution (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse mode

Kodak M340 Vlogging info

A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Kodak M340 is simply not good for vlogging as it delivers a awful score of 22.

Photography Glossary
wide angle not good (35mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have a selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support

Kodak M340 Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the M340, below is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall within the class of Ultracompact.

The line chart listed below shows you a summary of the M340 versus it's top rated competitors mentioned above.

Following are additional cameras you might view as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Kodak EasyShare M340
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Max resolution
3664 x 2748
RAW format
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-105mm (3.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
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
Min shutter speed
4 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.50 m
Flash settings
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
115 gr (0.25 pounds)
96 x 59 x 19mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Launch pricing