Kodak M380

Kodak EasyShare M380 front
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 38-190mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 155g - 100 x 60 x 20mm
  • Introduced January 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Kodak M380 summary

Kodak M380 is Kodak's Ultracompact camera first launched on January of 2009. It has a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.

The M380 is scored #143 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1248 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal criteria.

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

Kodak M380 family

The Kodak M380 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can take a look at all past and newer models along with key specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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M380 vs M575
Kodak-EasyShare-M341 front thumbnailKodak M341
M380 vs M341
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M380 vs M381
Kodak-EasyShare-M380 front thumbnailKodak M38038-190mm
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M380 vs M340

Kodak M380 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Kodak M380 based on aspects which are usually considered crucial in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (80)
built in zoom lens (38-190mm 5.0 x zoom)
flash built-in
screen size is good (3 inch)
can't use external flash
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have external microphone socket
does not have HDMI socket
does not have headphone socket
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
manual exposure not possible
manual focus not available
max shutter speed is low (1/1,448 seconds)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
more heavy than competition in class (155g)
no aperture priority
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
resolution not great (10 megapixels)
screen is fixed
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
wide angle not great (38mm)
Photography Glossary

Kodak M380 Sensor details

The sensor measurement in the Kodak M380 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath shows the M380's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The M380 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak M380 dimensions

Kodak M380 weighs around 0.34 lb (155 grams / 5.47 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 100mm x 60mm x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Kodak M380 is weightier when compared to its rivals.

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Underneath is a picture of the Kodak M380 alongside a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.

Kodak EasyShare M380 dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the M380.

Kodak EasyShare M380 topview buttons dials

Kodak M380 Lens specs

The M380 has a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 38-190mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be amazing however it is likely to be valuable in certain circumstances.

At the widest 38mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.1 which is really slow and not the best in low light situations and you will likely struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy files. At the tele end, 190mm comes at f5.6 which is fairly slow and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.

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Kodak M380 Connectivity

The M380 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send photos and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Kodak M380 Video specs

The max video resolution in the Kodak M380 is 640 x 480 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's requirements. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look into another model in case you require good audio in your video clips.

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Kodak M380 Weather Sealing

Kodak M380 does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.

Kodak M380 Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak M380 has a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

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The View Finder specs regarding Kodak M380 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are rather useful in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Kodak M380 Shutter specs

The maximum shutter speed is 1/1448s.

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Kodak M380 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Kodak M380 includes only in-built flash without external flash support.

Kodak M380 Autofocusing specs

Kodak M380 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.

It has 25 focus points to pick from. Kodak M380 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful in low light situations or you need to have more precise focusing control.

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Kodak M380 Battery life

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

Listed below is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

Kodak M380 for various categories of photography

The following chart presents a summary of the Kodak M380 for various categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Kodak M380 Portrait photography advice

The Kodak M380 gets a points total of 19 which is awful, meaning that it is not very good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support plus the capability to use external lighting.

Photography Glossary
manual focus not available
no manual control
external flash not possible
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

Kodak M380 Street photography highlights

With a average points tally of 47, the Kodak M380 is somewhat suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than average in class (155 grams)

Kodak M380 Sports photography factors

A awful sports photography points tally of 16 suggests the Kodak M380 is not very good for shooting sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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low max shutter speed (1/1,448s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

Kodak M380 as a Travel photography camera

Weight is really critical when picking a travel camera. Over-all, the Kodak M380 gets a moderate 50 as a travelling camera which is somewhat suitable to purchase for your holidays.

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flash built-in
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (155 grams)
low resolution (10MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (38mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

Kodak M380 Landscape photography info

If you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Kodak M380 at it's awful grade of 27 as a landscape camera is not very good compared to its competitors.

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screen is a good size (3")
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (38mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
no manual exposure
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse recording

Kodak M380 as a Vlogging camera

A camera for vlogging really should come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Kodak M380 is not very good for vlogging as it comes to a awful rating of 22.

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wide angle not the best (38mm)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone jack
more heavy than competition (155 grams)

Kodak M380 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the M380, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Ultracompact.

The graph listed below shows you an overview of the M380 vs it's highest scoring rivals shown earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you may consider as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Kodak EasyShare M380
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3648 x 2736
RAW files
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
38-190mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
Macro focus distance
Crop factor
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inch
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
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 secs
Max shutter speed
1/1448 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
2.50 m
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
155 gr (0.34 lb)
Physical dimensions
100 x 60 x 20mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 0.8")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Retail price