Kodak M590 overview
Kodak M590 is Kodak's Ultracompact camera initially announced on August of 2010. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4320 x 3242.
The M590 ranks at #105 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #1137 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your custom factors.
Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Kodak M590 family
The Kodak M590 is part of a family of products. You can see the full list below.
Kodak M590 Gallery
You can view the M590 from several angles in the gallery below.
Kodak M590 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Kodak M590 based on factors that are normally seen as crucial in a camera.
Kodak M590 Sensor specs
The measurement of the sensor in the Kodak M590 is 4.8mm x 3.6mm (1/3"). The 17 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3242 pixels . The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.European Users Can Now Disconnect Accounts to Comply with EU Regulations
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the M590's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The M590 sensor has a crop factor of 7.5 and is showcased in green.Jaw-Dropping Space Capture Exposes Earth's Mesmerizing Golden Luminescence
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Kodak M590 dimensions
Kodak M590 weighs about 0.00 lb (g / 0.00 oz) & has outside proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 15mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Kodak M590 is lighter compared to other rivals.L.A. Times slashes over 100 newsroom jobs
Listed below is a pic of the Kodak M590 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the M590.
Kodak M590 Lens details
The M590 is equipped with an inbuilt lens giving a fixed focal length of ()mm meaning that you don't have the luxury to zoom.
At it's widest ()mm, the lens has an aperture of f and that is good for low light circumstances and capturing a shallow depth of field. It is going to also make it easier to choose a lower ISO and get crisper photographs.
Kodak M590 Connectivity
The M590 has the following connectivity:
Cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can send photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Kodak M590 Video details
The highest video quality in the Kodak M590 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in H.264 format. 720p is low for today's standards. You really should go for a minimum FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket which means that you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to have a look at a different camera in case you want better sound for your video clips.
Kodak M590 Weather Sealing
Kodak M590 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions might damage the camera.
Kodak M590 Display and Viewfinder
The Kodak M590 has got a 2.5 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The ViewFinder specs for Kodak M590 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be quite valuable.
Kodak M590 Shutter details
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400s.
Kodak M590 Flash and Hot shoe details
Kodak M590 has just built in flash without external flash ability.
Kodak M590 Autofocusing details
Kodak M590 has not got Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & exact compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Kodak M590 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing mode is good in low light occasions or you require more precise control on focus.
Kodak M590 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this category of cameras.
Below is a collection of Ultracompact cameras with the best battery life:
Kodak M590 for varying types of photography
The following bar chart shows a overview of the Kodak M590 for varying types of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Kodak M590 Portrait photography factors
The Kodak M590 has a points tally of 29 which is terrible, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to use external flash.
Street photography with Kodak M590
Having a modest points tally of 59, the Kodak M590 is somewhat adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Kodak M590 Sports photography details
A terrible sports photography points total of 34 indicates the Kodak M590 is just not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Kodak M590
Weight is super crucial when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Kodak M590 gets a above average 70 as a travelling camera which is a good pick to buy for your vacations.
Landscape photography with Kodak M590
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor will be image quality. The Kodak M590 and it's terrible grade of 39 for a landscape camera is just not acceptable in the current marketplace.
Kodak M590 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Kodak M590 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a terrible score of 31.
Kodak M590 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the M590, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Ultracompact.
The line graph down below shows you an overview of the M590 compared to it's highest scoring competitors listed above.
These are various other cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To look at a complete comparison, click the "compare" link.