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Kodak S-1

 
Kodak Pixpro S-1 front
 
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 290g - 116 x 68 x 36mm
  • Launched June 2014
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  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ
Portability
88
Imaging
53
Features
61
Overall
56

Kodak S-1 summary

Kodak S-1 is Kodak's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially introduced on June of 2014. The camera comes with a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4640 x 3480.

The S-1 is placed #77 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & overall #360 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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Here is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

Kodak S-1 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Kodak S-1 based on factors which are oftentimes considered essential in a camera.

built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good battery pack (410 shots)
includes face detect focusing
includes tracking focus
manual focus
nice clear screen (920 k dots)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not have phase detect AF
does not offer selfie friendly display
lack of HDMI out
lack of headphone support
lack of mic support
lack of Time Lapse recording
slow fps (5.0 frames/s)
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Kodak S-1 Sensor info

The sensor spec in the Kodak S-1 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4640 x 3480 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 200 - 12800. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider margin for error.

The image underneath displays the S-1's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S-1 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Kodak S-1 dimensions

Kodak S-1 is 0.64 lb (290g or 10.23 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 116mm x 68mm x 36mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.4"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329g so the Kodak S-1 is less heavy compared with its rivals.

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Here is a image of the Kodak S-1 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Kodak Pixpro S-1 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button layout on the S-1.

Kodak Pixpro S-1 topview buttons dials

Kodak S-1 Lens info

The S-1 fits the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses currently available. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the S-1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tamron-14-150mm-F3.5-5.8-Di-III-Micro-Four-Thirds lensTamron 14-150mm F3.5-5.8 Di III14-150mmf/3.5-5.8 285g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-Vario-14-140mm-F3.5-5.6-II-ASPH-Power-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Power OIS14-140mmf/3.5-5.6 265g
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Panasonic-Lumix-G-20mm-F1.7-ASPH lensPanasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH20mmf/1.7 100g
Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-ED-8mm-f3.5-Fisheye lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye8mmf/3.5 485g
Samyang-MF-14mm-F2.8-Mk2--Rokinon-MF-14mm-F2.8-II-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSamyang MF 14mm F2.8 Mk214mmf/2.8649g
Rokinon-35mm-f1.4-Four-Thirds lensRokinon 35mm f1.435mmf/1.4 660g
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Panasonic-Leica-DG-Nocticron-42.5mm-F1.2-ASPH-OIS lensPanasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH OIS43mmf/1.2 425g
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Kodak S-1 Connectivity

The S-1 has the following connectivity:

  • Wireless Yes

Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy photos and in some cases change camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Some applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.

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Kodak S-1 Video info

The max video quality in the Kodak S-1 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance for quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to crop. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone socket which means that you have no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to find an alternative model should you want good audio for your video clips.

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Kodak S-1 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing on the Kodak S-1 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.

Kodak S-1 Display and Viewfinder

The Kodak S-1 comes with a 3" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 920k dots.

Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Kodak S-1 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are really useful for sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.

Kodak S-1 Shutter info

Kodak S-1 has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Kodak S-1 Flash and Hot shoe info

Kodak S-1 has external flash support but with no inbuilt flash.

Kodak S-1 Autofocus info

Kodak S-1 has just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect making it helpful for portraits.

It comes with 25 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Kodak S-1 comes with manual focus in case it is required for low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focus.

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Kodak S-1 Battery life

The battery pack (LB-070) on the Kodak S-1 is built to last for 410 shutters as per the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual for its class. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has got the maximum (750) battery life for this type of cameras.

Below is a number of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the highest battery life:

Kodak S-1 for different kinds of photography

The following illustration displays a outline of the Kodak S-1 for different kinds of photography. To read more, browse to the specific section underneath.

Kodak S-1 Portrait photography info

The Kodak S-1 has a score of 71 which is above average, meaning that it is a good option for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & potential to work with external flash.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
offers face detect autofocus
exports RAW files

Kodak S-1 Street photography advice

With a tremendous score of 85, the Kodak S-1 is a excellent choice for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of image quality and portability.

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tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files

Kodak S-1 as a Sports photography camera

A nice sports photography points tally of 62 indicates the Kodak S-1 is a fine option for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
great battery (410 shots)
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
has no phase detect AF

Travel photography with Kodak S-1

Size is very crucial when choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Kodak S-1 gets a nice 65 as a travel camera which is a fine pick to take on your journeys.

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good battery (410 shots)
decent megapixels (16MP)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly

Kodak S-1 Landscape photography factors

For those who are looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Kodak S-1 and it's above average score of 74 as a landscape camera is a fine option amongst it's competitors.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (410 shots)
does not have Timelapse recording

Kodak S-1 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Kodak S-1 is just not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 34.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
provides face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone support

Kodak S-1 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the S-1, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The line graph just below shows you an overview of the S-1 vs it's highest ranking competitors mentioned previously.

Following are additional cameras you may see as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Kodak
Model
Kodak Pixpro S-1
Type
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched
2014-06-24
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
4640 x 3480
RAW data
Highest native ISO
12800
Min native ISO
200
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points
25
Lens
Lens mounting type
Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses
107
Crop factor
2.1
Screen
Display type
Tilting
Display diagonal
3 inches
Display resolution
920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate
5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash options
Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync+ Red-Eye Reduction
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps)
Highest video resolution
1920x1080
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
none
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
290g (0.64 lbs)
Dimensions
116 x 68 x 36mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.4")
Other
Battery life
410 photographs
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery model
LB-070
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Retail pricing
$250