- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1000
- 640 x 480 video
- 36-108mm (F) lens
- 150g - 94 x 57 x 23mm
- Released January 2010
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- Size Comparison
Kodak M530 summary
Kodak M530 is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact camera originally introduced on January of 2010. The camera features a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The M530 is positioned #237 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #1217 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please look at our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your customized requirements.
Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Kodak M530 family
The Kodak M530 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the detailed list below.
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Kodak M530 Gallery
You can look at the M530 from various angles in the gallery here.
Kodak M530 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Kodak M530 based on factors that are usually regarded as useful in a camera.
Kodak M530 Sensor specs
The sensor size on the Kodak M530 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and includes a native ISO range of 80 to 1000. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the M530's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The M530 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 various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Kodak M530 dimensions
Kodak M530 weighs about 0.33 lbs (150 grams or 5.29 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 94mm x 57mm x 23mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Kodak M530 is less heavy as compared with various competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a pic of the Kodak M530 alongside a soda to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the M530.
Kodak M530 Lens details
The M530 offers an inbuilt lens having a focal range of 36-108mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which is not at all significant however it may be helpful in certain cases.
At it's widest 36mm, it will have an aperture of f making it incredibly good in low light circumstances and getting a shallow depth of field. It will also allow you to go with a lower ISO and get more clean pictures.
Kodak M530 Connectivity
The M530 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to send photos and at times adjust settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Kodak M530 Video details
The highest possible video quality on the Kodak M530 is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You really should strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not offer a mic and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over your sound. It is perhaps a better idea to find another camera if you need better sound in your video clips.
Kodak M530 Weather Sealing
Kodak M530 does not have environment sealing so wet conditions can damage the camera.
Kodak M530 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak M530 features a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Kodak M530 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather useful in bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Kodak M530 Shutter details
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400s.
Kodak M530 Flash and Hot shoe details
Kodak M530 boasts just built-in flash without external flash support.
Kodak M530 Autofocusing details
Kodak M530 boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and accurate as compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Kodak M530 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good in low light occasions or you need more precise control on focus.
Kodak M530 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life in this category of cameras.
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Kodak M530 for various styles of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Kodak M530 for various styles of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Kodak M530 Portrait photography information
The Kodak M530 has a rating of 21 which is horrible, and means the camera is not suitable for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support along with the flexibility to utilize off-camera flash.
Kodak M530 Street photography info
Coming in at a moderate points total of 47, the Kodak M530 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Kodak M530 Sports photography details
A horrible sports photography rating of 17 means the Kodak M530 is not suitable for shooting sports. A camera needs very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Kodak M530 Travel photography factors
Weight is really important in choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Kodak M530 gets a moderate 58 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suited to take with you on your holidays.
Kodak M530 Landscape photography info
If you find yourself planning to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Kodak M530 with it's horrible grade of 27 as a landscape camera is not suitable in the current market.
Kodak M530 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Kodak M530 is not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 25.
Kodak M530 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the M530, below is a collection of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The diagram just below will give you an overview of the M530 compared to it's top rated competitors listed above.
Following are several cameras you may check out as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.