Kodak Sport overview
Kodak Sport is Kodak's Waterproof camera originally revealed on January of 2011. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The Sport places at #75 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all around #1211 out of 1453 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal criteria.
Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Kodak Sport Gallery
You can view the Sport from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Kodak Sport Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of good and bad points of the Kodak Sport based on factors that are usually seen as crucial in a camera.
Kodak Sport Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor on the Kodak Sport is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 1250. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the Sport's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Sport sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is showcased in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Kodak Sport dimensions
Kodak Sport is 0.39 pounds (175 gr / 6.17 oz) and features external size of 147mm x 58mm x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 195 gr and the Kodak Sport is lighter compared to its competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Below is a visual of the Kodak Sport beside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the Sport.
Kodak Sport Lens features
The Sport includes a fixed lens giving a constant focal length of 35mm which means you don't have the flexibility to zoom.
At it's widest 35mm, it will have an aperture of f3.0 which is quite sluggish and not ideal in low light situations and you may find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will probably also have to up your ISO setting resulting in noisy photographs.
Kodak Sport Connectivity
The Sport has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and usually adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Kodak Sport Video features
The highest video resolution on the Kodak Sport is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is awful by today's requirements. You really should target a minimum FUll HD resolution for good video. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone socket which means that you have got zero control over your sound. It is probably best to buy an alternative camera should you want better sound in your video clips.
Kodak Sport Weather Sealing
Kodak Sport features environment sealing which makes it a good candidate to use in tough places. This can be particularly helpful any time you are not sure about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Kodak Sport Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak Sport is equipped with a 2.4 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 112 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Kodak Sport are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather helpful.
Kodak Sport Shutter features
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400s.
Kodak Sport Flash and Hot shoe features
Kodak Sport boasts just built in flash with missing external flash ability.
Kodak Sport Autofocusing features
Kodak Sport boasts only Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.
Kodak Sport has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good in low light situations or you require more precise control on depth of field.
Kodak Sport Battery life
The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 comes with the highest (380) battery life in this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Waterproof cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Kodak Sport for various types of photography
The following bar chart provides a overview of the Kodak Sport for various types of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Kodak Sport as a Portrait photography camera
The Kodak Sport receives a points total of 27 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really good to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the ability to work with external flash.
Kodak Sport as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a decent score of 52, the Kodak Sport is somewhat adequate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Kodak Sport as a Sports photography camera
A lousy sports photography points tally of 24 suggests the Kodak Sport is not really good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Kodak Sport Travel photography factors
Weight is very crucial in picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Kodak Sport gets a reasonable 57 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively acceptable to buy for your travels.
Kodak Sport as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Kodak Sport and it's lousy rating of 27 for a landscape camera is not really good compared to its competitors.
Kodak Sport Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Kodak Sport is not really good as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy score of 25.
Kodak Sport Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the Sport, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall under the family of Waterproof.
The diagram underneath gives you an overview of the Sport compared to it's top rated rivals shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may view as alternatives. To see a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.