Kodak M341 summary
Kodak M341 is Kodak's Ultracompact digital camera first launched on July of 2009. The camera comes with a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The M341 is positioned #133 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1184 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal criteria.
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Kodak M341 history
The Kodak M341 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all previous and more recent models as well as main specs.
Kodak M341 Gallery
You can view the M341 from several angles in the gallery below.
Kodak M341 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of positives and negatives of the Kodak M341 based on things that are generally regarded as important in a digital camera.
Kodak M341 Sensor information
The specification of the sensor on the Kodak M341 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 64 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the M341's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The M341 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Kodak M341 dimensions
Kodak M341 has a weight of 0.30 lb (135 gr or 4.76 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 96mm x 59mm x 19mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Kodak M341 is more heavy than other rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Below is a photo of the Kodak M341 next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will highlight the button arrangement on the M341.
Kodak M341 Lens information
The M341 includes a built in lens with a focal range of 35-175mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be ideal but it will be helpful in some conditions.
At it's widest 35mm, it will have an aperture of f3.0 and that's quite sluggish and not very good in low light situations and you will likely find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to up your ISO producing noisy photos. At the long end, 175mm comes at f4.8 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to use slower shutter speeds.
Kodak M341 Connectivity
The M341 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and at times adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Certain apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Kodak M341 Video information
The highest possible video quality on the Kodak M341 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should strive for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you get zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to shop for an alternative camera in case you require good sound in your videos.
Kodak M341 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing for the Kodak M341 so you have to be careful in rainy and dusty conditions.
Kodak M341 Screen and Viewfinder
The Kodak M341 comes with a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Kodak M341 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Kodak M341 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Kodak M341 Flash and Hot shoe information
Kodak M341 boasts just in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Kodak M341 Autofocus information
Kodak M341 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing.
Kodak M341 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good in low light situations or you require more accurate depth of field control.
Kodak M341 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the best (320) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Kodak M341 for different forms of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Kodak M341 for different forms of photography. To see more, check out the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Kodak M341
The Kodak M341 gets a points total of 21 which is subpar, meaning that it is not suitable for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to use external lighting.
Kodak M341 Street photography details
Getting a average score of 48, the Kodak M341 is fairly suited for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak M341 Sports photography advice
A subpar sports photography points total of 18 indicates the Kodak M341 is not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Kodak M341 as a Travel photography camera
Size is pretty crucial in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Kodak M341 gets a average 52 for a travel camera which makes it relatively appropriate to take with you on your journeys.
Kodak M341 Landscape photography factors
If you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Kodak M341 with it's subpar rating of 28 for a landscape camera is not suitable among it's rivals.
Kodak M341 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Kodak M341 is not suitable for vlogging as it comes to a subpar rating of 22.
Kodak M341 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the M341, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the family of Ultracompact.
The chart just below gives you an overview of the M341 compared to it's highest ranking competitors suggested earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To see a full comparison, go to the "compare" link.