Kodak Touch

Kodak EasyShare Touch front
  • 14MP - 1/3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F) lens
  • 150g - 101 x 58 x 19mm
  • Released January 2011
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Kodak Touch summary

Kodak Touch is Kodak's Ultracompact camera initially launched on January of 2011. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216.

The Touch is placed #44 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #926 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Advanced camera search to get camera results based on your custom factors.

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Below is a diagram of multiple factors used in the rating system.

Kodak Touch Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of good and bad points of the Kodak Touch based on criterias that are generally regarded as essential in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
decently wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f)
good megapixels (14MP)
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
includes HDMI socket
nice screen size (3")
offers face detect autofocus
touchscreen functionality
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
does not offer selfie friendly display
external flash not possible
heavier than average (150g)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of headphone socket
lack of manual focus
lack of mic socket
lack of Time Lapse recording
manual exposure not possible
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW format
no shutter priority
screen has low resolution (460 thousand dots)
sensor is tiny (1/3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Kodak Touch Sensor specifications

The sensor dimension in the Kodak Touch is 4.8mm x 3.6mm (1/3"). The 17 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

Photography Glossary

The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the Touch's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Touch sensor comes with a crop factor of 7.5 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak Touch dimensions

Kodak Touch weighs about 0.33 lb (150 grams / 5.29 oz) and features outside dimensions of 101mm x 58mm x 19mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Kodak Touch is weightier in comparison with other competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Kodak Touch besides a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Kodak EasyShare Touch dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the Touch.

Kodak EasyShare Touch topview buttons dials

Kodak Touch Lens specifications

The Touch features a built in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which won't be huge however it may be useful in some situations.

At the widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f and that is helpful in low light events and getting a shallow depth of field. It would also make it easier to go with a lower ISO to produce cleaner photographs.

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Kodak Touch Connectivity

The Touch has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Some applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Kodak Touch Video specifications

The highest possible video quality in the Kodak Touch is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should really shoot for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to order another camera in case you require better sound in your video clips.

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Kodak Touch Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing in the Kodak Touch so you need to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.

Kodak Touch Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak Touch has got a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460 thousand dots.

Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to adjust focus point plus adjust settings by using your fingers.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Kodak Touch are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are pretty useful during bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Kodak Touch Shutter specifications

The max shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.

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Kodak Touch Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Kodak Touch boasts only in-built flash with no external flash support.

Kodak Touch Autofocus specifications

Kodak Touch boasts just Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is handy for people photography.

Kodak Touch does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing is useful during low light conditions or you want more precise focus control.

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Kodak Touch Battery life

The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the best (320) battery life within this type of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Ultracompact cameras which have the highest battery life:

Kodak Touch for specific forms of photography

The following diagram provides a summary of the Kodak Touch for specific forms of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.

Kodak Touch Portrait photography features

The Kodak Touch gets a points tally of 33 which is subpar, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the potential to utilize off-camera flash.

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MP count decent (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/3")
lacks RAW format

Street photography with Kodak Touch

With a modest points total of 48, the Kodak Touch is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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no moving screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than competitors (150g)

Kodak Touch Sports photography details

A subpar sports photography points tally of 28 suggests the Kodak Touch is not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.

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good MP (14MP)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
sensor is small (1/3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

Kodak Touch as a Travel photography camera

Weight is pretty crucial when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Kodak Touch gets a above average 68 as a travel camera which is a good choice for your travels.

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decent MP (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competition (150 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen

Kodak Touch Landscape photography features

When you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Kodak Touch at it's subpar rating of 42 for a landscape camera is not appropriate amongst it's rivals.

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rather wide (28mm)
very good maximum aperture (f)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
does not have image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse function

Kodak Touch Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Kodak Touch is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar score of 31.

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relatively wide (28mm)
good max aperture (f)
touch screen
features face detection autofocus
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack
heavier than competition in class (150 grams)

Kodak Touch Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the Touch, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall under the class of Ultracompact.

The chart just below gives you an overview of the Touch compared to it's highest ranked competitors shown earlier.

Here are a handful of other cameras you might look at as alternate options. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Kodak EasyShare Touch
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
4.8 x 3.6mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW files
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
Display resolution
460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Display technology
TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/1600 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.20 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
150 gr (0.33 lbs)
101 x 58 x 19mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 0.7")
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
MicroSD/MicroSDHC card, Internal
Card slots
Pricing at release