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 #50 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and over all #925 out of 1428 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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Kodak Touch Gallery
You can check the Touch from several angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Kodak Touch besides a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the Touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.