Kodak Mini summary
Kodak Mini is Kodak's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on January of 2011. It has got a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3640 x 2736.
The Mini stands at #141 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1214 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
Below is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.
Kodak Mini history
The Kodak Mini comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and current models alongside important features.
Kodak Mini Gallery
You can look at the Mini from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Kodak Mini Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Kodak Mini based on things which are usually considered crucial in a digital camera.
Kodak Mini Sensor features
The sensor dimension on the Kodak Mini is 4.8mm x 3.6mm (1/3"). The 17 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3640 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 1000. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath displays the Mini's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Mini sensor comes with a crop factor of 7.5 and is displayed in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Kodak Mini dimensions
Kodak Mini has a weight of 0.22 lbs (99 grams or 3.49 ounces) and the physical size of the camera is 86mm x 53mm x 18mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Kodak Mini is less heavy as compared with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a picture of the Kodak Mini next to a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view under will illustrate the button layout on the Mini.
Kodak Mini Lens features
The Mini is equipped with a fixed lens having a focal range of 29-87mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't really ideal but it will definitely be convenient in some cases.
At it's widest 29mm, it offers an aperture of f3.0 making it fairly sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also need to raise your ISO which causes noisy images. Towards the long end, 87mm comes to f4.8 which is pretty slow and you may have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Kodak Mini Connectivity
The Mini has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer images and in some cases change camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Kodak Mini Video features
The max video resolution on the Kodak Mini is 640 x 480 and it can record in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You should really aim for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps best to find another model in case you want better audio in your videos.
Kodak Mini Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Kodak Mini so you have to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Kodak Mini Screen and Viewfinder
The Kodak Mini has got a 2.5" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Kodak Mini are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Kodak Mini Shutter features
The max shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Kodak Mini Flash and Hot shoe features
Kodak Mini includes just in-built flash with missing external flash support.
Kodak Mini Autofocusing features
Kodak Mini includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it useful for portrait photography.
Kodak Mini does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode can be good in low light or you require more accurate focusing control.
Kodak Mini Battery life
The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the maximum (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Kodak Mini for various forms of photography
The following diagram displays a outline of the Kodak Mini for various forms of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Kodak Mini Portrait photography features
The Kodak Mini has a score of 25 which is bad, and means the camera is not really appropriate to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files plus the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Kodak Mini
Getting a reasonable rating of 48, the Kodak Mini is reasonably acceptable to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Kodak Mini
A bad sports photography points total of 16 indicates the Kodak Mini is not really appropriate for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Kodak Mini as a Travel photography camera
Size is very critical when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Kodak Mini gets a modest 52 as a travelling camera which is relatively acceptable to take with you on your journeys.
Kodak Mini Landscape photography features
When you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most significant factor is going to be image quality. The Kodak Mini and it's bad rating of 22 as a landscape camera is not really appropriate among its competitors.
Kodak Mini as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering everything, the Kodak Mini is not really appropriate for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 25.
Kodak Mini Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the Mini, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The graph underneath provides you an overview of the Mini vs it's highest ranked competitors suggested above.
There are more cameras you may look into as alternate options. To go through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.