Kodak M580

 
Kodak EasyShare M580 front
 
  • 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
  • Alternatives
Portability
90
Imaging
38
Features
33
Overall
36

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 #95 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #881 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can try out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Kodak-EasyShare-M530 front thumbnailKodak M530
M580 vs M530
36-108mm
F
12MP1/2.3"2010
Kodak-EasyShare-M550 front thumbnailKodak M550
M580 vs M550
28-140mm
F
12MP1/2.3"2010
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Kodak-EasyShare-M580 front thumbnailKodak M58028-224mm
F
14MP1/2.3"2009

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.

built-in flash
does have HDMI out
good zoom range (28-224mm 8.0 x zoom)
great maximum aperture (f)
great min ISO (80)
has image stabilization (Optical)
nice screen size (3")
relatively wide (28mm)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
manual mode not possible
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no external mic support
no headphone support
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW format
no shutter priority
no Time Lapse mode
screen does not articulate
screen has low resolution (230 thousand dots)
small sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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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.

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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.

Kodak EasyShare M580 sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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The following is a pic of the Kodak M580 alongside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Kodak EasyShare M580 dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button design on the M580.

Kodak EasyShare M580 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Following is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the strongest battery life:

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 29 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.

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good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support

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.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

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.

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good MP (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (28mm)
good maximum aperture (f)
lack of Time Lapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly

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.

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decently wide (28mm)
great maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording

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.

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relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing external microphone jack

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Kodak
Model type
Kodak EasyShare M580
Class
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2009-07-29
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW images
Max native ISO
1600
Lowest native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-224mm (8.0x)
Macro focusing range
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3"
Display resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/1400 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
150 grams (0.33 lb)
Physical dimensions
101 x 59 x 56mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 2.2")
Other
Battery ID
KLIC-7006
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots
1
Retail pricing
$169