Kodak Mini

Kodak EasyShare Mini front
  • 10MP - 1/3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1000
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 29-87mm (F3.0-4.8) lens
  • 99g - 86 x 53 x 18mm
  • Revealed January 2011
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #1239 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our database. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Kodak-EasyShare-Mini front thumbnailKodak Mini29-87mm
Kodak-M590 front thumbnailKodak M590
Mini vs M590
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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.

built in lens has zoom (29-87mm 3.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
offers face detection focus
very good minimum ISO (100)
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
external flash not possible
lack of image stabilization
lack of manual exposure
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW support
low max shutter speed (1/1,400s)
manual focus not available
maximum ISO low (1,000)
missing external microphone port
missing HDMI port
missing headphone port
missing Timelapse recording
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority mode
pixelated screen (230 k dot)
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is small (2.5 inches)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
slow max aperture (f3.0)
sluggish at long end (f4.8)
small sensor size (1/3")
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
wide angle not great (29mm)
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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.

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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.

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To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Underneath is a picture of the Kodak Mini next to a soda to help you have a sense of its size.

Kodak EasyShare Mini dimensions scale

The top view under will illustrate the button layout on the Mini.

Kodak EasyShare Mini topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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supports face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
very small sensor (1/3")
doesn't have RAW format

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.

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no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/3")
lacks RAW files
low maximum ISO (1,000)

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.

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low max shutter speed (1/1,400 seconds)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/3")
lacks phase detect auto focus

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.

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has built in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (10MP)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)

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.

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no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
small screen (2.5")
no manual mode
no image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/3")
low maximum ISO (1,000)
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode

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.

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comes with face detection focusing
wide angle not the best (29mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not contain selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port

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.

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General Information
Kodak EasyShare Mini
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
4.8 x 3.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
3640 x 2736
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
29-87mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.5 inches
Resolution of screen
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Screen tech
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
Max shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
3.50 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions
640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
99 gr (0.22 lb)
Physical dimensions
86 x 53 x 18mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.7")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Launch cost