Kodak M590

Kodak M590 front
  • 14MP - 1/3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • ()mm (F) lens
  • n/ag - 97 x 58 x 15mm
  • Launched August 2010
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #104 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #1135 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.

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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.

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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.

built in image stabilization (Optical)
good maximum aperture (f)
good min ISO (100)
has built in flash
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
can't change focal length (()mm)
cannot use external flash
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
does not have phase detect auto focus
does not have RAW support
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of external mic jack
lack of HDMI support
lack of headphone jack
lack of manual focus
lack of Time Lapse function
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,400 seconds)
no aperture priority
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/3")
tiny screen (2.5 inch)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a pic of the Kodak M590 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.

Kodak M590 dimensions scale

The top view below will show you the button layout on the M590.

Kodak M590 topview buttons dials

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.

Photography Glossary

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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    good MP (14MP)
    manual focus not available
    can't use external flash
    sensor size is very small (1/3")
    doesn't have RAW support

    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.

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    has image stabilization (Optical)
    fixed screen
    tiny sensor (1/3")
    does not have RAW support

    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.

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    has image stabilization (Optical)
    MP count good (14 megapixels)
    fixed focal length (()mm)
    maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,400s)
    tiny sensor (1/3")
    lacks phase detect auto focus

    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.

    Photography Glossary
    decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
    flash built-in
    very good maximum aperture (f)
    lack of Timelapse mode
    does not feature selfie friendly screen

    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.

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    very good max aperture (f)
    has image stabilization (Optical)
    sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
    focusing manually not possible
    can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
    focal length is fixed (()mm)
    tiny screen (2.5")
    sensor size is small (1/3")
    lack of RAW files
    lack of Timelapse function

    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.

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    fast max aperture (f)
    has image stabilization (Optical)
    does not posses selfie friendly display
    video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
    doesn't have microphone socket

    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.

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    General Information
    Model type
    Kodak M590
    Body design
    Sensor Information
    Sensor type
    Sensor size
    Sensor dimensions
    4.8 x 3.6mm
    Sensor surface area
    Sensor resolution
    14 megapixels
    Anti alias filter
    Highest resolution
    4320 x 3242
    RAW photos
    Highest native ISO
    Minimum native ISO
    Focus manually
    Autofocus touch
    Continuous autofocus
    Autofocus single
    Autofocus tracking
    Autofocus selectice
    Autofocus center weighted
    Autofocus multi area
    Live view autofocus
    Face detect autofocus
    Contract detect autofocus
    Phase detect autofocus
    Lens support
    fixed lens
    Lens zoom range
    Crop factor
    Display type
    Fixed Type
    Display diagonal
    2.5 inch
    Resolution of display
    230 thousand dot
    Selfie friendly
    Touch display
    Viewfinder Information
    Viewfinder type
    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
    Manual exposure
    Exposure compensation
    Change white balance
    Image stabilization
    Built-in flash
    Hot shoe
    Auto exposure bracketing
    WB bracketing
    Multisegment exposure
    Average exposure
    Spot exposure
    Partial exposure
    AF area exposure
    Center weighted exposure
    Video features
    Video resolutions
    1280 x 720
    Highest video resolution
    Video data format
    Mic input
    Headphone input
    Environment seal
    Water proofing
    Dust proofing
    Shock proofing
    Crush proofing
    Freeze proofing
    Physical dimensions
    97 x 58 x 15mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
    Time lapse recording
    Storage slots
    Price at launch