- 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
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- Size Comparison
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 #144 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1243 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should check our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your personal criteria.
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.
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Kodak M380 Gallery
You can check the M380 from different angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a picture of the Kodak M380 alongside a soda so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the M380.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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:
M380 vs L32320 nonono
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.