- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-224mm (F) lens
- 150g - 101 x 59 x 56mm
- Introduced July 2009
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Kodak M580 overview
Kodak M580 is Kodak's Small Sensor Compact camera initially revealed on July of 2009. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The M580 is positioned #107 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #947 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Kodak M580 family
The Kodak M580 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can identify all older and the latest models as well as key features.
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Kodak M580 Gallery
You can see the M580 from various angles in the gallery below.
Kodak M580 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Kodak M580 based on factors that are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Kodak M580 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor in the Kodak M580 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic below displays the M580's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The M580 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak M580 dimensions
Kodak M580 weighs around 0.33 lb (150 gr / 5.29 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 101mm x 59mm x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Kodak M580 is lighter compared with other rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The following is a pic of the Kodak M580 alongside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show you the button design on the M580.
Kodak M580 Lens specifications
The M580 includes a built in lens and a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which may not be very good nevertheless it might be very helpful in certain situations.
At the widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f which is wonderful for low light circumstances and capturing a shallow depth of field. It will also enable you to set a lower ISO to capture clearer files.
Kodak M580 Connectivity
The M580 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Kodak M580 Video specifications
The highest video quality in the Kodak M580 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should try to get a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone port so you have no control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another camera in case you require decent sound for your video clips.
Kodak M580 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Kodak M580 so you need to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Kodak M580 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak M580 has got a 3 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder details for Kodak M580 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy in bright outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Kodak M580 Shutter specifications
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Kodak M580 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Kodak M580 comes with only in-built flash with no external flash ability.
Kodak M580 Autofocusing specifications
Kodak M580 comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
Kodak M580 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option is useful in low light occasions or you want to have more exact depth of field control.
Kodak M580 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Kodak M580 for various types of photography
The following illustration provides a overview of the Kodak M580 for various types of photography. To read more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Kodak M580 as a Portrait photography camera
The Kodak M580 receives a score of 28 which is low, meaning that it is simply not acceptable for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support along with the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Kodak M580 Street photography details
Coming in at a decent points tally of 55, the Kodak M580 is relatively adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Kodak M580 Sports photography details
A low sports photography points total of 35 indicates the Kodak M580 is simply not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera should have fantastic autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Kodak M580 Travel photography info
Weight is pretty crucial when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Kodak M580 gets a nice 70 as a travel camera which is a fine option to take on your travels.
Kodak M580 as a Landscape photography camera
When you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Kodak M580 with it's moderate rating of 46 as a landscape camera is fairly acceptable in the current market.
Vlogging with Kodak M580
A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Kodak M580 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it comes to a low score of 31.
Kodak M580 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the M580, here is a list of the top placed cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph listed below gives you a summary of the M580 versus it's highest scored rivals shown earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.