Kodak Sport

Kodak EasyShare Sport front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.4" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1250
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 35mm (F3.0) lens
  • 175g - 147 x 58 x 23mm
  • Introduced January 2011
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 1465 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your personal criteria.

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Below is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.

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.

environment proofing
flash built-in
good min ISO (80)
provides face detection focus
can't change focal length (35mm)
cannot use external flash
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone jack
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have Timelapse mode
lack of manual focus
lack of phase detect auto focus
lack of RAW format
lack of shutter priority mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low max ISO (1,250)
low resolution screen (112 thousand dot)
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
megapixel count low (12MP)
no aperture priority
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
no manual control
screen is somewhat small (2.4")
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a visual of the Kodak Sport beside a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

Kodak EasyShare Sport dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button arrangement on the Sport.

Kodak EasyShare Sport topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 26 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.

Photography Glossary
has face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual control
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

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.

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environment proofing
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
maximum ISO low (1,250)

Kodak Sport as a Sports photography camera

A lousy sports photography points tally of 23 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.

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weather proofing
fixed focal length (35mm)
low max shutter speed (1/1,400s)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF

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.

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weather proof
built-in flash
does not have Timelapse mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.0)

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.

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weather proofing
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
tiny screen (2.4")
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
max ISO too low (1,250)
lack of RAW files
lack of Time Lapse mode

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.

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includes face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
video res low (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack

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.

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General Information
Model type
Kodak EasyShare Sport
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW support
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
35mm (1x)
Maximum aperture
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
Display resolution
112 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display tech
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
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
Lowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/1400 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
2.40 m (@ ISO 360)
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
640 x 480 (30fps)
Max video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
175 grams (0.39 lb)
147 x 58 x 23mm (5.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
Battery ID
2 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage slots
Retail pricing